Fall 2011 A&E Internship:
Interested in expanding your portfolio, improving your writing skills and gaining invaluable experience outside your college paper? Philadelphia City Paper is searching for ambitious, dedicated, creative, witty writers who want to make an impact at Philadelphia's premier alternative publication.
We are currently accepting applications for Fall 2011 intern positions. This internship requires a familiarity with the Philadelphia area and an interest in contemporary arts and culture. Primary responsibilities include keeping up with weekly beats for our listings database and writing weekly entertainment-oriented pieces for our paper and A&E blog, Critical Mass. Interns typically put in anywhere from 10 to 20 hours per week (scheduling is flexible).
Other duties include:
* Pitching/writing short pieces for the weekly agenda/arts sections
* Pitching/writing features for the arts, music and food sections
* Pitching/writing content for our various blogs
* Conducting research
* Transcribing interviews
* Fact checking
* Developing and pitching your own story ideas
Participants should preferably be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program. Recent graduates may also apply. All majors are welcome, but candidates with a background in journalism, communication or English have a leg up. We are more than willing to work with your school in regards to college credit. All internships are unpaid. We are flexible about when you can start and end, but preference will be given to those who can begin late-August and stay through the December holidays.
To apply, email a cover letter, résumé and three relevant clips (no more, no less) to the address listed below. Also, include when you can begin and end. No phone calls, please. Act fast, because these positions don't stay open for long.
DEADLINE FOR FALL 2011 APPLICATIONS IS MONDAY, August 22, 2011.
Philadelphia City Paper
123 Chestnut St., Third Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19106