Our interns don’t fetch coffee! An internship here is a relatively independent position and we definitely rely heavily on our interns. Interns work on assignments for both Chapel Hill Magazine and Durham Magazine and are responsible for a lot of fact-checking and uploading print content online, as well as writing blogs about local topics and event roundups. We occasionally send interns — when it doesn’t interfere with their schedule — with one of our cameras to cover local fundraisers and events. There are opportunities to draft tweets, write short print pieces like calendars, weddings and engagements and contribute to the weekly Our Latest Obsessions and Stuff We Like posts. The week any of our publications are “on the wall” — when every page including ads are print out and hung up — we want our interns’ input and eagle eyes on every page.
For the spring, we are looking for a few interns who are available for 10-15 hours per week. Specific days and hours are flexible depending on each intern’s schedule and availability. Ideally the internship will run from the first or second week of classes in January through the last week of classes in April. Unfortunately, we do not pay our interns. Some interns drive to our office at 1777 Fordham Blvd. (behind the SunTrust bank), but others prefer to take the bus — there’s a stop right outside our office.
The ideal intern will be creative, organized, self-motivated and detail-oriented with a passion for the communities we represent. We appreciate when interns are proactive in asking for more assignments or help and are good communicators. We don’t mind if you want to change up your hours one week so you can make a study session or study for a big midterm— we just want some notice if possible and ask that you make up the hours another day. We love when interns ask us questions and write down instructions! The internship is a great opportunity for interns to learn a lot. We’re a small crew around here so if you have blog ideas, we’re open to hearing them and to helping you get exactly what you want out of the internship.
- Writing and blogging skills.
- Knowledge of AP Style and strong grammar and editing skills
- Strong organizational and time-management skills.
- An obsessive attention to detail and commitment to high quality and accuracy.
- A familiarity with our publications.
- Previous internship or college publication experience preferred.
How to apply:
If you’ve got questions, reach out to to Assistant Editor Jessica Stringer at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’re ready to apply, send a cover letter, resume and a few clips to her BY DECEMBER 1 and make sure to tell her why you’d make a great intern for us!