Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Philadelphia City Paper Spring 2012 A&E Internship



Interested in expanding your portfolio, improving your writing skills and gaining invaluable experience outside your college paper? The Philadelphia City Paper is searching for ambitious, dedicated, creative, witty writers who want to make an impact at Philadelphia's premier alternative publication.

The City Paper is currently accepting applications for Spring 2012 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 their listings database and writing weekly entertainment-oriented pieces for their 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 various blogs
  • Fact checking
  • Proofreading blog posts
  • Developing and pitching your own story ideas 
Participants should preferably be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program, but recent graduates may also apply. All majors are welcome, but candidates with a background in journalism, communication or English have a leg up. The City Paper is more than willing to work with your school in regards to college credit. All internships are unpaid; they are flexible about when you can start and end, but preference will be given to those who can begin early-January and stay through the May.

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 SPRING 2012 APPLICATIONS IS WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21, 2011.

Josh Middleton
Associate Editor
Philadelphia City Paper
123 Chestnut St., Third Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19106

E-mail: josh.middleton[at]citypaper[dot]net

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