As a SMITH intern, you’ll have opportunities to write for the site, generate ideas for new projects, and participate in as much or little of the making of an online magazine as you desire. There’s some grunt work (spreadsheets, mailings, working the table at our events), but what you’ll mainly be doing is getting hands-on, practical experience at the ground level of a hot storytelling community. We will ask you to research, copyedit, and spread SMITH stories across the Net to appropriate sites and you’ll be working on our daily newsletter. You should be very interested in social media and be ready to immerse yourself in our Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Tumblr worlds. You’ll be working with people with years of experience at some of the top spots in the industry from Wired to ESPN to Tumblr and Salon—and making friends.
Who We’re Looking For: Editorial Interns
College students or recent graduates who can work 10-15 hours a week either virtually or in our Manhattan office for a minimum of three months. You need to be smart, creative, self-motivated, professional, and have a passion for storytelling and a penchant for social media. The well-intentioned but ultimately unreliable really should not apply. You should know Wordpress and Excel, or be willing to learn both right away. And seriously, do a gut check—we work too hard to have time for flakes.
How to apply:
Send an email to: “news [at] smithmag.net” with your resume and a short cover letter telling us why you’re interested in a SMITH Magazine internship. And complete these three assignments, with #4 as a bonus:
Who We’re Looking For: Design Interns
SMITH Magazine design intern be doing things as un-glamorous and basic as updating our media kit and other company materials. At the same time, if you’re psyched, motivated and in sync with what SMITH Magazine is all about, you could be working on things as cool as creating artful presentations of Six-Word Memoirs, designing T-shirts, working on invite and on-site visuals for live events, and helping up develop our audio and visuals projects across SMITH’s online and offline platforms.
Requirements: In-Design & PowerPoint (both a must); Wordpress (not required by recommended); a calm, flexible demeanor.
How to apply:
Send an email to: “news [at] smithmag.net” with your resume and a short cover letter telling us why you’re interested in a SMITH Magazine design internship and we’ll take it from there.
The ideal candidates are students or recent grads who can work five to eight hours a week either virtually or in our very fun Manhattan office (near Union Square) for a minimum of three months. You need to be smart, creative, self-motivated, professional, and have a passion for storytelling. The well intentioned but ultimately flaky should not apply.
No pay for the first six weeks, then a $50 a month stipend if you’re still with us. If you’re motivated and reliable you’ll also see the occasional bonus.
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please send attachments in Word or Rich Text format.