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An Intern’s Guide To: Interning

Yesterday I turned 19. Meaning today it has officially been one year since I claimed the title of intern. That’s one year of intern knowledge, and then some, that I would like to share with you. 

Let’s begin with a bit of background. I lost my intern virginity last summer. I started applying in spring and, to my surprise, heard back from all the magazines I applied to - bar one. But their Twitter pic hasn’t changed in a year so I’m not quite sure what’s going on there. I ended up becoming an editorial intern at two magazines. Both of different genres - I figured it’d be beneficial to  get a diversity of experience. The first was a fashion magazine and I absolutely loved it. It was the first magazine I set eyes on and I even modelled my entire CV around one of its covers (more on that later.) I enjoyed it so much that I re-arranged the dates of my next internship just so I could stay longer. I woke up every morning last summer looking forward to what my day had to offer. Even though I struggled to afford travelling into London everyday, and got achey eyes from hours in front of a laptop screen, I began each day with a flurry of butterflies in my stomach because I loved writing for them so much. It felt like the right fit from day one. Despite arriving 2 hours late on day one that is.

I was given so much freedom to write exactly how I wanted to — much different to my next internship, where despite the fact it was a much younger magazine, had a more traditional approach with its interns. Everything would get sent back with highlighted notes and once it was finally published, lost all remnants of its initial vitality, but in turn gained the slick and polished voice of an edited feature.  I did learn a lot from all that editing. Things they’d usually teach you in journalism school like “numbers under ten are expressed in words.” Not only did I learn a lot but met some really wonderful people.

Despite each internship’s differences, both editors seemed happy with my work and expressed they wished I could stay longer! I now write for the first magazine, which is beyond what I could’ve imagined when I began applying last year (have a read of my elated response to first-time publication here.) I’d like to stress that I had no contacts nor family members who have a clue about this industry. If I can do it, you most definitely can too! So from me to you, here’s how to become an intern.  

Find Your Own Experience.

High-key every intern’s #goals

Before writing your CV you need relevant things to fill it with. Instead of waiting for opportunity to knock on your door, why not make your own? With the Internet at your fingertips there is no excuse. Gaining experience and building a portfolio is as simple as e-mailing your favourite blog and asking to contribute an article. Starting your own blog and making sure it’s in tip-top shape when future employers decide to Google you, and sincerely reaching out to growing online platforms asking to write for them. In the beginning I built my portfolio through Twitter search. I would search key phrases like “bloggers wanted” or “writers wanted” and volunteer my services (@UKFashionIntern is fab for this). You’d be surprised how far a well-composed e-mail can get you! Experience wise, you really don’t need anything fancy, you just need to show employers that you’re competent in the basics. So e-mail the editor of your local paper and ask to shadow someone for a week, or get down to your local radio and volunteer your time for a few days. If you’re at school or university make use of all the opportunities to write for the magazine or paper. This is all classed as experience, will build your portfolio and get you suited for an internship.

Stand Out.


I think this is most important. Especially if you’re lacking in the experience department. It’s imperative to set yourself apart from all the other candidates who have the same or more experience than you. Two ways to get your application an eyebrow raise are your e-mail subject line and the aesthetic of your CV. Editors’ inboxes are filled with hundreds of e-mails a day so use your subject line to stand out from all the other intern e-mails. Make it short, concise but interesting so they have to read it. I’m not sure where I came up with mine, but I definitely did a ton of research, looked at lots of examples and steered away from the conventional. Think of it like a headline, but always ensure it’s appropriate. 

Don’t be afraid to get creative with your CV. Fashion and media are industries where creativity is celebrated after all, so you can afford to push boundaries with your application (although as was suggested to me by Heat’s Senior Editor, simplicity is often better). It’ll make you memorable and give you a chance to show your personality and how badly you want that internship. Think of the dozens of black and white word documents an editor receives then *boom* in comes your creative piece of curriculum vitae. At one of my internships, the editor showed my CV to the entire office and asked how I created it. I used photoshop (good way to showcase photoshop skills) in order to create an infographic CV. Infographics are a succinct means of getting your experience across, way more visual and fun to look at, and a great way to play on human psychology (psych student coming thru). Who wants to read through dozens of identical applications when you could present the same information through image, colour and an attractive aesthetic. Chances are they won’t be glossing over your CV. It’s different to the usual application so they’ll take note. If you dont know how to use photoshop - like me pre-CV - just google everything. Google is your friend.

Be as modest or as extra as you please

For infographic inspo I did a Google and Pinterest search for creative CVs. I saved my favourites and used them for inspiration on how to design my own. As mentioned in the intro, I based the colour scheme of my CV on the cover of the first magazine I applied to. Partly because the colours were soo beautiful, and because I wanted to impress them. I literally used a colour code finder to find the exact colours. If that doesn’t show how bad you want that internship I don’t know what could! A strong subject line and a pretty CV are bound to give you a good footing in the application process.

Here’s a buzzfeed link to CV ideas you could use for any job, not just creative ones

Use your Initiative/Be a Ninja.

Once you’ve got through the prelims and finally land that internship, it’s time to be on your A-game and stay on that A-game. Bring a notebook so you can take note of instructions, feedback and stay on track. It also makes you look like an eager beaver who’s ready to work. It’s important not just to do what you’re told, but to go beyond that. Do things that your editor didnt even ask or expect you to do. Make everyone’s life as easy as possible by doing more than you have to. So if you’re asked to write an article for online, write the tags and social media posts for it too. If you’re asked to research an interviewee organise your research in an easy-to-read format and suggest interview questions - even if you weren’t asked to. You must always be one step ahead. It’s important to be quick but not to sacrifice quality. So edit, edit, edit. You better be the most helpful and competent ninja that office has ever seen.

Be Present.

Carrie started as an intern. Who wouldn’t want to be Carrie?

Don’t be scared to contribute to discussions. An intern is still a part of the team so offer your ideas and when asked - dont be a neutral party - give your opinion. Be sure to make the most of your time at a publication and get to know people. A good conversation starter is to ask them questions about themselves. Like how they came to work there or any advice they could give you. Dont be a silent voice in the background, you’ve got to be a helping hand and a smiling face. Remember, these are the people giving you references and everyone seems to know each other in fashion, so they could recommend you to someone or even offer you a job based on how lovely you were during your stay.

Be a Nice Human.

UAL produced McQueen and Phoebe Philo. Their word is golden. 

This is integral in any field. Be nice and respectful to any and everyone you meet. I can’t tell you how many people I’ve met and googled when I got home only to realise how major they were. These are the people you could be working with one day or the key to your next opportunity. You need to be remembered as a pleasant and competent person because in order to advance, it really can be about who you know. So greet and say hello to everyone. Even if you’re shy and really awkward, you have to do it! Try to get as many contacts as you can and keep in touch. Whether that be e-mailing them for advice once, thanking them for your experience or offering your time to help them (I recently did this and ended up working at Topshop’s flagship for a few days - score!) This includes fellow interns. A lot of people in the industry started as interns - look at where they are now? Who’s to say that intern on the Mac next you won’t go on to work at a PR firm that might just be hiring, or recommend you when a last minute stylist assistant is needed? Just leave a good impression on everyone you meet, k?

In summary, get off your bottom and seek experience whether that be online or in your local area, get creative with your e-mail, cover letter and CV, always be one step ahead of your editor’s needs and treat everyone with upmost respect. Fashion and the media aren’t as mean as TV and film make them out to be. People tend to be very helpful. The opportunity is there you just have to be willing to go for it!

Now you’re equipped, go get that internship!

Yours truly,


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Name: Koehn
Age: 15
Country: Iowa, USA

My name is Koehn, I’m fifteen years old, and I come from an the Iowan version of the “big city”. I’m currently working on an internship writing articles and taking photos for a magazine. I love painting and writing. I’m trans (FTM), but I’m cool with both they and he pronouns. Some shows and books I’m into are Haikyuu!!, BnHA, Doctor Who, Sherlock, PJO/HoO, HP, and Night in the Woods. I love history, music, and YouTube as well.

Preferences: While I’d prefer somebody in America, I’ll take a pen pal from anywhere! Please be within the age range of 14-16, however. Any gender, sexuality, race, etc. is perfectly fine with me. I’d love a pen pal who’s in the LGBTQ+ community. I’d like to talk on Skype, Tumblr, or iMessage-anything but Kik or Snapchat works, though.

The Entertainment Weekly Internship Program (PRINT)


Our summer program is open to undergraduates (rising seniors and graduating seniors) and to recent graduates. Our internship is designed for applicants who can work a five-day, 35-hour week. As you might imagine, we’re looking for applicants with strong writing and reporting skills who are passionate about entertainment. Though you don’t need a journalism degree, you must have a proven commitment to pursuing a career in journalism—and  you must have writing experience, whether through collegiate publications or professional internships.


June through August (application deadline: February 20)

To make internships available to as many as possible, we limit participants to one term. If you apply, you’ll be notified about your application status about a month after the deadline passes.


Currently, we pay interns $10 per hour.


What do EW interns do? For sure, the usual entry-level stuff, like organizing and opening mail. In addition, we use interns to maintain our databases of forthcoming entertainment events and products, to answer reader mail, and to research and report forthcoming articles. Interns also contribute blog posts, reported items, interviews, and recaps to—and many of them end up with bylines in the magazine, too.


To apply, simply send a cover letter, a copy of your résumé, and four or five previously published clips to: 

Tina Jordan
Entertainment Weekly Internship Program
135 W. 50th St., 3rd Floor 
New York, NY 10020

Applications must be mailed in—they will not be accepted via email and there will be no exceptions to the deadline. Unpublished clips, like school papers, can be submitted, but they won’t hold nearly as much weight as published items of a journalistic nature.

If you have any other questions please contact internship coordinator Stephan Lee at 212-522-4098 or

annoyinprophet  asked:

Hi Tanisha. I've followed your blog for a while, and know that you're very helpful in terms of giving advice to those interested in the fashion industry. I'm a junior, and I'd like to intern for a fashion magazine, but I don't know where I should start to look for internship postings. I just read an article that mentioned ed2010, but that's the only resource for fashion internships I have so far. Do you know where I could start looking? Thank you for your time.

heeeey ! ya i always say ed2010, fashionista’s career page, and

those are all great resources, and i’ve used them all to get internships/freelance jobs, but (and i’m ***NOT*** trying to be condescending at all) really google is your best friend. when i was in college i would just look up “fashion magazine internships” and look around on magazines career/contact pages. thats how i found information about paper magazine’s internship program + sent an email as directed on the site. that was my first fashion mag internship. it’s actually the same right now, paper is looking for fall interns and they give you the updated contact and all the information right there! 

sometimes you really have to dig and get creative. i would read mastheads in my favorite magazines, google those peoples names, send 1000 cold emails a night. i probably heard back from like 2. you just have to be scrappy and persistent. 


hi Kids. I haven’t really been on Tumblr in the past few weeks because of my (MAGAZINE !!!) internship, but I just wanted y’all to know I am, indeed, alive & well. I’m also tired. Very tired. I guess my working-girl life is finally getting started. Be my friend on Instagram @parissdb.

We’re hiring paid web interns!

The Week magazine is seeking driven, enthusiastic web editorial interns to work out of our Manhattan office for 2-3 days a week for the summer (end of May through August). The ideal candidate is a bright undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a career in journalism who possesses solid research and writing skills and a knack for all things web.

Interns will gain hands-on experience in a digital newsroom by assisting The Week’s team of editors in researching, pitching, writing, and promoting stories. Other responsibilities include selecting photos and arting articles, building articles in the CMS, and other aspects of basic web production.

Please send a cover letter, resume, availability, and two writing samples to with the subject line “WEB EDITORIAL INTERNSHIP.”

The internship pays 8.75/hour, minimum wage in New York.

Good luck!

Stranger - Part 6

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5

After making two cups of coffee you returned back to your living room, where your friend Sunmi was already waiting for you to join her. She was sitting on the couch, cross-legged, with her laptop on her lap. She was your partner for the university magazine and one of your closest friends in Seoul. You had to finish two articles, before the publication of the next issue and frankly you two were behind time.

„So, his name is Beenzino?“ She asked while typing in his name into the search engine. Actually she wasn’t here to do some research about him, but curiosity got the better of her and she couldn’t focus on work


„Yeah, his real name is Lim Sungbin,“ you told her and put her cup down onto the coffee table.

 Filled with excitement she searched the internet for information and you had to admit you heart did beat faster. You were torn between curiosity and sense of moral. You wanted to know everything about him, but was this the right way?

„There indeed isn’t much about him,“ she let out a sigh and shook her head in disappointment, reaching out for the cup of coffee, which was still warm.

„Well, he is new in the scene,“ you sad and plopped down onto the couch, taking a glance at the screen of her laptop.

„No rumors? No gossip?“ She asked in disbelief while scrolling through every page.

 You shook your head and chuckled at her behavior.

„Hold up!“ She squeaked in delight when she stumbled upon something interesting.

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Do you stay up late waiting for recaps of Game of Thrones or The 100 or The Mindy Project to go online? Do you love taking a deep dive into weekend box-office figures? Are you still, in your 20s, completely obsessed with Harry Potter? We’re all entertainment geeks here at EW, so as you might imagine, we’re looking for recent graduates who are passionate about pop culture and well-versed in at least two of the areas we cover (books, music, movies, TV). Daily responsibilities do include some usual entry-level tasks, such as opening mail and maintaining our databases, but a motivated intern can dispatch those in short order and move on to more exciting tasks: writing blog posts and TV recaps, reporting stories, learning our rigorous fact-checking procedures, attending movie screenings, and so on. Interns are completely integrated into daily life at EW—they attend our daily morning editorial meeting and are free to attend the section meetings (TV, movies etc.) if they would like. They are expected to pitch stories for dotcom, the print magazine, and other EW platforms; it’s rare that an intern leaves without a fistful of bylined pieces in the magazine.

This isn’t an internship for someone who thinks they might be interested in entertainment journalism; it’s an internship for someone who lives and breathes pop culture. The ideal candidate will have impeccable research, reporting, and writing skills and will already have completed at least one magazine internship.

Think that’s you? Get application details after the jump! 

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anonymous asked:

i think i'm losing my shit in this fandom. i've just realized that my 'travelling the world with the boys as a part of my rolling stones magazine internship during their otra tour, becoming really good friends with them and sharing an unforgettable summer love with niall and him writing a song titled 'summer love, endless love' after i leave and it becoming the biggest hit of their 5th album' dream, really is a dream. it is something that will never happen. i'm tearing apart right now.

Huh? I’m confused..!

BlackEnterprise Magazine: Internship

BLACK ENTERPRISE is the premier business, investing, and wealth-building resource for African Americans. Since 1970, BLACK ENTERPRISE has provided essential business information and advice to professionals, corporate executives, entrepreneurs, and decision makers.

They are currently looking for a marketing intern in the New York City area who is currently in college looking to only receive college credit working 3 days a week for a minimum of 21 hours in our office. This internship will be for BlackEnterprise.Com


- Good understanding of search engines [Google, Bing, Yahoo]

- Experience with Powerpoint and Excel

- Team Player

- Familiar with editorial process (not required but a plus)

Please send your resume and cover letter to