Digital Editorial, Digital Design and Beauty Interns
Although Nylon (a contraction of NY and the abbreviation of London, who knew?) has only been around since 1999, it certainly has built up quite a reputation as being the master of all things cool. Nylon is a mag that deals with art, beauty, music, design, celebrities, technology and travel–plus it’s the perfect source when it comes to street style and the freshest trends. Internships are only available to residents and students of NYC who are able to commute to SoHo easily.
What it’s actually like
Nylon describes their internships as being “f–king cool” and honestly, that’s about right. You’ll get to work in their legendary SoHo offices and work on editorial or design work while being surrounded by the coolest people in the biz. What could be better?
Cool stuff you get to do
Not only will you get exclusive access to exclusive events around the city (rooftop parties, anyone?), but you also may be able to interview your favorite artists/musicians/actors/activists—you name it! As a digital editoral/design intern, you’ll working to help make Nylon online the best it can be by editing articles, writing your own pieces, or using graphic design and digital art to beautify Nylon.com.
What you’ll learn
You’ll get the perfect experience to put on your resume, plus you get school credit. Actually, you must be able to receive school credit; they want this internship to count. And no they can’t pay you in free Alexander Wang clothes (I already checked). The biggest part of this internship is the opportunity to further build your portfolio. While you already need an awesome one to apply with, your portfolio will grow exponentially and only get better with Nylon.
How to prepare for your application
Sound good so far? Here’s what you’ll need to apply: most importantly, a portfolio. You need to have previous design/editorial experience, but as Nylon said, “that can either with another publication or just your own zine.” Show ‘em what you’re made of. As I already mentioned, you must be able to receive school credit and live in NYC, and therefore go to school in the greater NYC area; this isn’t just a summer fling, it’s a loving commitment. You’ll also need to be well versed in all things Nylon. They probably won’t quiz you on who was on the Oct 2003 cover—cough Zooey Deschanel cough—but you should know what they do and be able to name a few favorite articles and features. Lastly, you need to know the scoop, or as they phrase it, you need to be willing to “share all your hush-hush finds with us.” Like that basement party your mysterious neighbor invited you to that might have the Sprouse twins in attendance.
Skills that impress them
Initiative! Whether that be creating your own zine to boost your portfolio, asking that cool girl on the street corner where she got her purse, or presenting new, up-and-coming ideas to editors.
Because you’ll get to work at the Nylon offices, there’s no doubt that you’ll get to run into actors, musicians, designers, and stylists. With a mag that has had Liv Tyler, The White Stripes, Blake Lively, M.I.A., Drew Barrymore, Christina Aguilera, Katy Perry, and Chloë Grace Moretz on its cover, you know you’ll be surrounded by fame and glory every day. Plus (rumor has it) you’ll get access to “tons of free makeup, concert tickets, and film screenings.”
Ready? Then send a resume, cover letter and portfolio in a PDF to [email protected] with the position you’re applying for in the subject line. After that they’ll follow up if they’re interested. Then you’ll get amazing, unlimited bragging rights that you work for Nylon.
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