Boston magazine Internships
Boston magazine offers internship opportunities for the fall, spring, and summer semesters. During their time at the magazine, our interns gain real-world experience in the industry by working on timely projects in various departments.
Universal Internship Requirements
Internships are unpaid. All interns must be current college/university students and be able to receive academic credit.
General Application Deadlines (unless otherwise specified below):
Spring session: November 15
Summer session: March 15
Fall session: June 15
Editorial Internship Coordinator: Madison Kahn
Boston magazine offers three sets of 4- to 5-month editorial internships throughout the year: Spring (Jan-May), Summer (May-August), Fall (Sept-Dec). Boston‘s editorial interns work closely with our editorial and digital staff to produce one of the top city magazines in the country. Duties include fact-checking, research, archiving, transcriptions, and various other administrative tasks for the editorial department. Interns have the opportunity to blog and write online stories, and occasionally get the chance to write short pieces for the magazine’s front of book.
We’re looking for hard-working, detail-oriented individuals with a serious interest in magazine journalism. We find that our best interns are enrolled in journalism programs and/or have already had some experience interning at a print/digital media organization. (However, this is not a requirement.) Interns often commit 2-3 days per week to the magazine, though we can be somewhat flexible with class scheduling. We ask that our interns treat this internship as they would any job, and, therefore, expect a certain level of professionalism and independence.
This internship is unpaid. Applicants must be eligible to receive academic credit (undergrad or grad), or must have an academic adviser sign a letter (which we provide) that states the candidate is in agreement with our program and will benefit from the experience.
To Apply: Send a cover letter, resume, and three PUBLISHED clips to email@example.com. Please specify which type of internship in the subject line (editorial, online, art, etc.). Mailed applications will not be considered, nor will applications that do not specify internship target in subject. No phone calls.
Responses may take 3-4 weeks.
Deadlines for Applications: Summer: March 1; Fall: August 1; Spring: November 10.
*We also offer a 6-week internship during December and January for students who live in the greater Boston area. If interested, please use the standard procedure to apply. Deadline is December 1.
DIGITAL EDITORIAL Internship
Digital Internship Coordinator: Kaitlyn Johnston
Objective: The goal of the Boston magazine digital internship program is to fully immerse students in a digital magazine environment. All digital editorial interns will work on writing, shaping, and promoting the daily editorial content of bostonmagazine.com.
Curriculum: Specific internship requirements can be tailored to suit individual interests and academic pursuits. Some general assignments can include:
- Pitching and writing stories for bostonmagazine.com blogs;
- Researching and writing content for social media networks, like Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest;
- Learning to write content for search engine optimization.
Summary: College student studying journalism, digital media, communications or a related field required. Basic knowledge of Adobe InDesign and Photoshop preferred.
To Apply: Submit your cover letter, resume, up to five writing samples, and other samples of your digital work (photography, Twitter, Facebook, tumblr, Pinterest, etc.) to Kaitlyn Johnston, digital editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadlines: Summer: March 15; Fall: July 15; Spring: November 1.
Photo Internship Coordinator: Scott Lacey
Objective: As the photography intern at Boston magazine, you will act as a freelance intern with the Art and Online departments on all three publications (including Boston Home magazine and Boston Weddings magazine).
Curriculum: Assist on a variety of photo shoots such as: Small product shots, photography for online slideshows, street and event photography, feature and Department stories, stock images, photo editing, and research.
Summary: Candidates must have previous photography and studio lighting a plus. Candidates must be enrolled in a full-time program, have their own camera, basic light set-up.
To Apply: Send a cover letter and resume, plus EITHER electronic samples of your work (must be under 5 MB) OR a link to an online portfolio, to email@example.com. Specify in subject line which application you are applying to. Mailed applications will not be considered, nor will applications that do not specify internship target (editorial, online, etc.) in subject line. No phone calls.
Art/Design Internship Coordinator: Liz Noftle
Objective: You will be an integral part of the team, working closely with designers and art directors on all three publications (including Boston magazine, Boston Home magazine, Boston Weddings magazine).
Curriculum: Prepare and ship high resolution art for our production office, photo research, attend photo shoots, and assist with administrative department work.
Summary: We are looking for eager candidates who are willing to dedicate time and energy to the internship. Strong organization and great communication skills are essential. Candidates who have previous experience with publications will be strongly considered.
To Apply: Send a cover letter and resume, plus EITHER electronic samples of your work (must be under 5 MB) OR a link to an online portfolio, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Specify in subject line which application you are applying to. Mailed applications will not be considered, nor will applications that do not specify internship target (editorial, online, etc.) in subject line. No phone calls.
Marketing Internship Coordinator: Rachel Carlucci
Objective: The goal of the Boston magazine marketing internship program is to fully immerse students in a Marketing and Event Planning magazine environment. All Marketing interns will work closely with the Marketing and Sales team on a daily basis, with focus on marketing copy, event preparation, prospecting, and event execution.
Curriculum: Specific internship requirements can be tailored to suit individual interests and academic pursuits. Some general assignments will include:
- Event Preparation and Execution
- Maintaining presence on Social Media by researching and writing content
- Creating and distributing internal office newsletter
- Maintaining and managing marketing inventory and supplies
- Assisting sales and marketing team in fact-checking ads and documents
- Researching and building database lists
Summary: Marketing interns must be detail oriented, organized, and enthusiastic while working events. Interns must also be available to attend multiple events outside of normal working hours, including nights. We are looking for hard-working and outgoing candidates who are able to work independently and demonstrate strong organizational and communication skills. Past event and/or marketing experience is helpful.
To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com and specify in the subject line that you are interested in the Marketing department. Mailed applications will not be considered. No phone calls please.
GRAPHIC DESIGN Internship
Marketing Internship Coordinator: Andy Long
Objective: The goal of the Boston magazine Graphic Design internship is to provide interns with hands on experience and the opportunity to create materials and collateral for both the Sales and Marketing team. You will be an integral part of the team, creating brand-worthy materials for all three publications (Boston magazine, Boston Home, Boston Weddings).
- Create Sales and Marketing materials
- Assist Senior Graphic Designer with ad/material creation
- Collaborate with Marketing team in executing event and program materials
Summary: Graphic Design interns must be creative and organized as they will be working on multiple projects simultaneously. Interns must be detail-oriented to be sure brand guidelines are adhered to and willing to dedicate time and energy to the internship. Strong organization and great communication skills are essential and candidates with previous experience with publications will be strongly considered.
To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume, plus EITHER electronic samples of your work (must be under 5 MB) OR a link to an online portfolio, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please specify in the subject line that you are interested in the Graphic Design internship. Mailed applications will not be considered, nor will applicants that do not specify internship target (editorial, online, etc) in subject line. No phone calls.