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.
Summer: April 1st | Fall: August 1st | Spring: December 1st
Applications received after the deadline will be kept on file, but won’t receive priority consideration.
Internships are available in:
Graphic Design | Photography | Editorial | Sales & Marketing | Circulation & Audience Development
Milwaukee Magazine, one of the nation’s finest city and regional publications, offers editorial internships. The internships require 15 to 20 unpaid hours a week at the magazine office and must be taken for college credit.
Internships last for one semester or summer. Interns will work at our Historic Third Ward offices. You should have experience working in a journalistic environment, be it a professional or a student publication. You’ll be doing plenty of fact-checking and copyediting. You’ll write for our print editions and our website, milwaukeemag.com. You’ll be involved with larger research projects and editorial brainstorming sessions.
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.
To apply, submit a cover letter along with a resume and three writing clips. No phone calls please. Please apply online and address applications to Daniel Simmons, Managing Editor.
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. The internships require 15 to 20 unpaid hours a week at the magazine office. Internships last for one semester or summer.
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 assist in keeping track of invoices and updating other spreadsheets.
Interns must be a junior or senior from a two or 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. 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 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. Responsibilities include taking photos for the magazine, color-correcting photos, resizing photos, attending photoshoots and working on photo illustrations.
Interns 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. You must be able to take this internship for college credit (no exceptions).
SALES & MARKETING INTERNSHIP
Milwaukee Magazine’s sales and marketing department is looking for an energetic and hard-working student at our downtown location.
The internships require 15 to 20 unpaid hours a week at the magazine office and must be taken for college credit. Interns must be a junior or senior currently attending a four-year degree program in Marketing, Communications, Journalism or related communications field.
Responsibilities vary from gathering research analysis, developing client proposals and presentations, updating media kits and creating advertising boards. Creative writing with experience in writing press releases preferred. 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 submit your application online.
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. Specific responsibilities 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.
Requirements: Interns must be a junior or senior currently attending a degree program in Business, Marketing or Mathematics. Preferred Qualities: 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.