Our award-winning subscription travel newsletter Dream of Italy is looking for at least one editorial intern and one photo editing intern for the spring semester. Interns should be current college/grad students or recent college graduates who are passionate about Italy and equally passionate about journalism and online media. Preference will be given to those intern candidates who can speak or understand at least some Italian or who have studied in Italy or traveled there.
Interns can work virtually and set up their own schedules with a minimum commitment of 10 hours per week, for at least 12 weeks. Interns will be paid a small stipend (or we can work with your college for you to get credit). Former interns have gone on to great careers in journalism and public relations and the editor/publisher is very happy to mentor interns in all facets of travel writing, journalism and the publishing industry. Interns will gain an insider’s view of how a travel Web site works.
Overview of Dream of Italy Editorial Intern Tasks:
• Research article ideas, fact- check completed articles.
• Write short articles for print newsletter and e-mail newsletter.
• Locate sources for Italian travel news and write short blog posts.
• Update previously published stories with new information.
• Research events in Italy for our online calendar.
Skills needed for editorial internship: Obviously excellent writing and research skills are essential. Strong Web skills – such as basic knowledge of HTML (and use of Dreamweaver and equivalent) and a basic understanding of search engine optimization – are desirable. Also looking for interns who are not shy about reporting and reaching out to sources. Must be a self-starter who works with minimum supervision.
Overview of Dream of Italy Photo Editing Intern Tasks:
• Source and edit photos to add to 850-plus Web pages.
• Source high-resolution photos for print newsletter and iPhone apps.
• Organize Dream of Italy photos on Flickr and start new groups.
• Assist with running photo contest for readers.
Skills needed for photo editing internship: Strong eye for photography. Strong knowledge of Photoshop and Flickr. Understanding of different requirement for Web photos vs. print photos. Strong understanding of rights and Creative Commons. Must be a self-starter who works with minimum supervision.
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume ASAP to Editor and Publisher Kathy McCabe at firstname.lastname@example.org For either internship, please detail exactly how your experience matches our needed intern tasks. For the editorial internship, please include links to several writing samples on travel or more specifically Italy. For the photo internship, please include links to your photos or photos you have edited.