Editorial Internship, Boston
Her Campus is an online community for college-aged women. HerCampus.com is on almost 300 campuses and features content ranging from news to beauty and relationships to career. Their internship opportunities cover a wide range of interests and skills, and getting involved on your campus is easier than spotting a PBR at a frat party.
What It’s Actually Like
Editorial interns work closely with HC’s editor-in-chief. Interns focus on all things editorial: writing, editing, social media and working on content partnerships with other publications.
Cool Stuff You Get to Do
Working with Her Campus guarantees you national exposure. Your articles are seen by collegiettes™ all across the country. As an editorial intern, you get to work with The Huffington Post and other nationally recognized publications, gaining valuable experience in the world of journalism. “I gained a lot of useful clips to use in the future — nearly anything you apply for will ask for non-academic samples,” said former Her Campus Boston College team member Meaghan Leahy. And she’s right; writing samples are the Kryptonite of the journalism world.
What You’ll Learn
Deadlines are super important at a publication like Her Campus. “As long as you write two or so articles a week and turn them in by deadline, you can fit it in to even the busiest of schedules,” said Leahy. You’ll learn the ins and outs of working in online journalism, including the secrets of social media and content calendar planning.
How to Prepare for Your Application
Make sure you’ve perfected your writing sample: it’s crucial to your application. A resume packed with writing experience and a passion for Her Campus’s mission — they’re committed to providing a guide for collegiettes™: “college women who are on top of their game — strategically career-minded, distinctly fashionable, socially connected, academically driven and smartly health-conscious, who endeavor to get the most out of their college experience on every level” (AKA a mouthful) — is a guaranteed step in the right direction.
Skills that Impress Them
Her Campus wants interns that are basically Hermione: organized, passionate, creative and energetic. Editorial experience is a plus, though definitely not a necessity. Show them who you really are with your writing sample — your personality will make you stand out from the crowd.
The Her Campus team is constantly showered with goodies. “Once I got a bunch of Chipotle coupons, free and cute underwear, hair accessories, a planner and a $50 gift card to a store that usually sells $150 ballet flats!” said Leahy. In addition to the physical treats, the treat of national exposure and experience is invaluable.
Full- or Part-Time, flexible hours
Unpaid, but can be worth academic credit
Available year-round and acceptances are handed out on a rolling basis, so apply ASAP for this awesome opportunity.
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