Thank you for your interest in our internship program. We are always looking for bright, energetic, hard-working students who are interested in the field of magazine publishing.
The intent of our program is to give students a taste of magazine life. Some of our former interns have gone on to full-time jobs in magazine publishing, armed with the research, writing, and reporting skills they honed during their time with us.
The primary areas of responsibility during the four-month internships are:
1) Fact checking. Every story that appears in the magazine is checked for accuracy, making fact checking the number one priority in our publishing process.
2) Research/reporting. Interns will be expected to help out on the research—and possibly reporting—for our larger feature packages (i.e., Best of the City, Travel, food features, etc.) as well as our editorial Web content.
3) Completing short writing assignments. While fact checking is the number one priority in our internship program, we also encourage interns to research and pitch story ideas that would be appropriate for our readership. We guarantee that interns will get one clip for their portfolios, but additional opportunities to write for publication depend on the initiative students show on non-writing assignments.
4) Staff participation/interaction. Part of successfully completing an internship with us means that you have attempted to become a part of our staff. We expect interns to be proactive in asking questions, providing editorial input when requested, and seeking out the answers they need.
This is not a writing internship, however, the research and fact-checking responsibilities interns have at our magazine are very similar to tasks that many would take on in entry-level magazine jobs.
To apply, you must be an undergraduate or graduate student who has completed one or more years of college. The internship should be part of an undergraduate or graduate program that provides credit for internships or fulfills a curriculum requirement.
Our internships are unpaid and we require a 12-15 hours per week in the office (times and days vary depending on class/work schedules). If you are interested, please email your resume, cover letter and clips to our Associate Editor Patrick Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail them to: Cincinnati Magazine, Editorial Internship Program Carew Tower, 441 Vine St., Suite 200, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Summer internship – May to August
Application deadline: March 15 (postmarked)
Notification: March 30
Fall internship – late August to mid-December
Application deadline: July 15 (postmarked)
Notification: July 31
Spring internship – January to April
Application deadline: November 15 (postmarked)
Notification: November 30