The WSJ. Magazine internship program is aimed at undergraduate and graduate students who intend to pursue a career in magazine journalism. This is a paid summer internship that lasts for 10 weeks. The summer internships generally take place over June, July and August, though start dates can be flexible in certain circumstances.
The screening process puts heavy emphasis on magazine journalism experience. Most of those chosen have had prior internships with other magazine publications as well as experience on a campus publication or as a freelancer. Include a cover letter, resume and up to five published samples of your work in your application, which is due no later than midnight Eastern time on Jan. 1, 2018. Only finalists will be contacted.
Interns will work closely with various departments within the magazine including features, photography, design, research and web. Responsibilities may include but will not be limited to: completing additional story and photography research, transcribing interviews, contributing to editorial meetings, fact-checking, assisting with web and social media coverage and more. Ideal candidates will possess:
Sharp instincts for feature and lifestyle coverage
Interest in and appreciation of photography and design
Familiarity with frequent WSJ. Magazine writers, photographers, stylists
Strong communication and organizational skills
A positive attitude and a drive to complete work quickly and efficiently on short deadlines
Familiarity with social-media platforms and web analytics
WSJ. Magazine interns should be self-starters who understand the needs of our growing audience on various platforms. Dedication to high journalism standards, excellent writing and organization skills, and attention to detail are required. Candidates should have prior magazine experience with a demonstrated interest in WSJ. Magazine’s coverage areas, including fashion, design, art, architecture, entertainment, technology, philanthropy, and more, as well as the ability to work independently under deadline pressure.