Intern at Milwaukee Magazine
Milwaukee Magazine is looking for enthusiastic, determined, creative thinkers and hard working students who can spend 15-20 hours each week at the magazine for a semester or a summer.
Internships are available in:
Graphic Design | Photography | Editorial | Sales & Marketing | Audience Development
Milwaukee Magazine, one of the nation’s finest city and regional publications, offers paid editorial internships. The part-time positions carry no college credit requirements, so graduates are as welcome to apply as current students.
We seek journalists with a commitment to accuracy and detail as well as a knack for telling Milwaukee’s stories to our 200,000-plus readers. You’ll be doing plenty of fact-checking and copyediting. You’ll balance that with some writing for our print editions and our website, milwaukeemag.com. You’ll be involved with larger research projects. You’ll sit in on brainstorming sessions that help decide the direction of the magazine’s editorial content. And the only coffee you’ll get is your own. This is a professional role.
We take pride when former interns, having honed and expanded their skill set here, move on to full-time positions at newspapers, magazines or other communication jobs. In many cases, they’ve returned to our offices for full-time jobs or become regular freelance contributors.
Interns will work 20 hours a week at our Historic Third Ward offices in downtown Milwaukee. You should have experience working in a journalistic environment, be it a professional or a student publication. You should never assume the facts are correct and be comfortable in verifying them. You should know AP Style, and if you’re not familiar with our magazine, you should rectify that soon.
To apply, submit a cover letter explaining what sets you apart from the field along with a resume and three writing clips. Send pieces that display your style and versatility. Finalists will be contacted for an interview. No phone calls please. Check the bottom of this page for application deadlines.
Editorial internship applications should be sent via traditional mail to:
Howie Magner, Senior Editor
126 N. Jefferson St., Suite 100
Milwaukee, WI 53202-5802
Or via email to: Howie.Magner@milwaukeemagazine.com
GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERNSHIP
Milwaukee Magazine's design department is looking for enthusiastic, creative, hard-working students who aspire to be a top designer or art director. This is an excellent opportunity for a student to gain experience for a resume or portfolio.
The internships require 15 to 20 unpaid hours a week at the magazine office. Internships last for one semester or summer. Interns should be able to work both independently and on a collaborative team. Candidates must be self motivated, show initiative, be able to jump right into a project, be able to take direction and accept constructive criticism. If you have these traits you will fit in well and we encourage you to apply.
Internship responsibilities include: assisting at photoshoots, concepting, helping with photo research, laying out pages, scanning images and attending press checks. The intern will also assist in the creation of ads and promo pieces for the sales department, as well as updating data on circulation spec sheets. In addition, interns will also assist in keeping track of invoices and updating other spreadsheets.
Interns must be a junior or senior from a four-year degree program and must be enrolled in a graphic design or related major. You should have an interest in magazine design and working knowledge of InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop on the Mac OSX platform.
Please send your resume and a website or link to your work to email@example.com. Do not submit CDs, DVDs, or Flash Drives. No calls please. You must be able to take this internship for college credit (no exceptions).
Milwaukee Magazine is seeking an intern to assist the staff photographer with editorial projects. This is an excellent opportunity for a student to gain experience for a resume or portfolio.
This internship requires 15 to 20 unpaid hours a week. Hours can be completed in a combination of on-location photoshoots, at a home computer or at the magazine's office.
Internship responsibilities include taking photos for the magazine, color-correcting photos, resizing photos, attending photoshoots and working on photo illustrations.
Interns must be a junior or senior from a four-year degree program and must be pursuing a photography (or related) major. You should have an interest in magazine design and working knowledge of InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop on the Mac OSX platform.
Please send your resume and a website or link to your work to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do not submit CD's, DVD's, or Flash Drives. No calls please. You must be able to take this internship for college credit (no exceptions).
SALES & MARKETING INTERNSHIPS
Milwaukee Magazine's sales & marketing department is looking for an energetic and hard-working student at our downtown location. This is an excellent opportunity for a student to gain professional experience to put on his or her resume.
The internship requires 15 to 20 unpaid hours per week. Internships last for one semester or summer and are for school credit. Interns should be able to work both independently and collaboratively. Candidates must be self motivated and show initiative as well as take direction and accept constructive criticism. Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and problem solve a plus. If you possess these traits you will fit in well and we encourage you to apply.
The Sales intern will learn to perform day-to-day duties that include interacting with a variety of business owners, advertising agencies and Milwaukee Magazine staff. Responsibilities vary from gathering research analysis, developing client proposals and presentations, updating media kits and creating advertising boards. Other responsibilities include updating Web content on milwaukeemag.com. Additional duties include assisting advertising sales with client correspondence (via telephone, fax, e-mail, bulk mail etc). Creative writing with experience in writing press releases preferred. Interns must be a junior or senior currently attending a four-year degree program in Marketing, Communications, Journalism or related communications field. Must be proficient with the following programs: Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook and Internet Explorer. The ideal candidate will possess a strong work ethic as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills. Organizational skills are essential.
If you have a willingness to actively contribute to a team environment and a passion for sales and marketing, please send your cover letter and resume to Erin Vollmer at email@example.com.
CIRCULATION & AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT INTERNSHIP
Milwaukee Magazine has an internship available in an audience development role for a media-savvy student to help manage the marketing and fulfillment of the magazine’s paid subscriber base and newsstand distribution. In addition, this position will develop and execute subscription promotions, including direct mail campaigns and online outreach (e-mail marketing, social media).
Specific responsibilities will include processing orders, payments and renewals, monitoring distribution and reports, updating web information, developing and executing strategic marketing plans for on-site event opportunities and much more. An interest in data and trend analysis is a plus.
Interns must be a junior or senior currently attending a degree program in Business, Marketing or Mathematics. Strong competency in Microsoft Office, especially Excel, is preferred.
Top candidates for this internship will have experience in direct response marketing, excellent customer service skills, experience in a high volume, rapidly changing environment and proven reliability and flexibility.