Are you passionate about sustainability and looking for a way to get involved in Philadelphia? Grid, Philadelphia’s leading sustainability magazine, is looking for eco-minded individuals interested in an editorial internship during the summer. Internships at Grid provide an experience for current or recent students to learn the ins and outs of what it takes to put out a free monthly niche magazine.
Interns work closely with the managing editor and are an integral part of the process, learning how to improve his or her writing skills, manage our burgeoning events calendar, fact-check, blog and use social media skills, and occasionally help us table events. The position requires strong writing skills and a well-rounded awareness of environmental issues. The internship is 12 to 20 hours per week and very flexible and typically last 10 to 12 weeks, but can be extended. The positions are unpaid, with the option of receiving school credit. Internship lengths mirror semesters and are broken into three parts: spring (January through April), summer (May through August) and fall (September through December).
Internship applicants should email a cover letter describing their qualifications, including how Grid interests them and what they’d like to learn during an internship, along with a resume and any recent writing clips (no class papers, please) to firstname.lastname@example.org. In general, the most helpful writing samples show your ability to research facts, organize information, and interview a variety of sources.
Applicants should indicate which internship period they prefer. The deadline for application is March 12 for the summer period, July 16 for the fall period, and Nov. 1 for the winter/spring period. No phone calls please. We only meet in person with applicants under serious consideration for the internship.