501 Life Magazine: Writer

Description

501 Life501Life, a print magazine covering life in the 501 zip code, seeks writing interns for a special collaborative internship opportunity.

Selected students have the opportunity to work with the magazine’s editor, generate ideas for articles, engage in editing sessions with fellow interns, and produce work for possible publication in the magazine.

Students may earn up to three hours of elective credit for the successful completion of this internship.

Work Schedule

The work schedule for this internship is flexible and consists of meetings and workshops set up as the semester progresses.  A majority of the work will be individualized and set by magazine deadlines.

Selection & Qualifications

The internship is competitive, with selection based on an application portfolio highlighting solid writing skills and creative talent.

To be eligible for an internship, students must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 and a 3.25 in their degree program.

At a minimum, applicants should have completed at least nine hours of writing courses at the 3000-level.
Application Process and Deadlines

To apply, submit an application package that includes:

  • A cover letter describing why you are interested in and qualified for this internship in publishing and editing.
  • Two writing or editing samples
  • The names, phone numbers, and email addresses of two references who know your writing, design, and/or editing abilities well.

Applicants are required to submit their application materials to Dr. Kyle Mattson, Internship Coordinator, for review by a selection committee. Top candidates will be invited by the editors to interview for the position.

Internship Credit

Students may earn up to three hours of elective credit for the successful completion of this internship.

To be eligible for internship credit, students must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 and a 3.25 in their degree program. In addition, applicants must have completed at least nine hours of writing courses at the 3000-level.

Enrollment in WRTG 4385 requires approval by Dr. Kyle Mattson, Internship Coordinator.

What Students Say About This Internship . . .
"My experience at 501 Life Magazine was not only a phenomenal resume boost, but a fun and in-depth editing and writing experience as well. I learned what it takes to compose professional quality magazine articles. Seeing my byline in the publication was rewarding; and so was hearing about the readers' feedback. The experience also helped me land a summer internship in a New York book publishing house. My internship at 501 looked appealing on my resume, and it gave me real world experience (how to interact with professional editors, how to dress and behave appropriately in editorial meetings, etc.) that I applied in New York."

 ---Ian Emery

"I really enjoyed the internship, and it was nice to be able to do work outside of a regular classroom environment. Aside from showing me a taste of what writing for the "real world" is like, it gave me experience that graduate schools and future jobs are looking for. Besides that, it was just really fun!"

--Kelsey Fox