Internships

Richmond magazine accepts applications for unpaid editorial, marketing and photo internships in the spring (January through May), summer (June through August) and fall (September through December). All interns must receive credit from their school for the internship. The deadline for spring applications is Dec. 23, summer applications are due May 1 and fall applications are due Aug. 25.

EDITORIAL

This is a great opportunity to go "behind the scenes" at a magazine while doing a little bit of everything, from writing short features, researching and fact checking to helping out with photo shoots and events. Internships are not paid; we require that interns receive academic credit from their degree-granting institutions. Interns also are acknowledged on the magazine's masthead, and we try to make sure that all of our interns leave with several published clips for their portfolios.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate would be an upper-level journalism student with an interest in magazines who's willing to commit two to three days a week to the internship, for a total of about 10 hours a week. We will consider any candidate with a strong work ethic, experience in the basics of reporting and writing, and a desire to learn more about magazine publishing and journalism.

Applying: Please do not submit marketing, poetry or fiction samples. Applicants should mail or email three to five published writing samples, a resume and a cover letter to:

Tina Eshleman, Executive Editor

tinae [at] richmag [dot] com

Richmond magazine

2201 W. Broad St., Suite 105

Richmond, VA 23220

If you have any questions, please call Tina Eshleman at 804-355-0111, ext. 315.


MARKETING

Interns will gain firsthand experience in the promotion of Richmond magazine. Interns may be asked to do research, assist in setting up and staffing promotional events, work with our circulation and event director, and help out with other office duties.

Qualifications: A background in marketing, public relations or communications; must be well-organized, reliable and resourceful; must be computer-proficient in Word, Excel and Internet Explorer. A three-month commitment of 20 hours minimum per month is required.

Applying: Interns must receive college credit and will be acknowledged in the magazine's masthead. If you're a quick learner, enjoy a fast pace, like to pitch in whenever and wherever, and can manage a variety of tasks while being diligent about the details, please mail, fax or email your resume and cover letter to:

Catherine Wolfe, Circulation and Event Director

catherinew [at] richmag [dot] com

Richmond magazine

2201 W. Broad Street, Suite 105

Richmond, VA 23220

Fax: 804-355-8939

No phone calls, please.


PHOTO

Interns will assist with photo shoots, take photographs in both a studio setting and on location, and help with photo retouching and color correction.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be a college student studying photography or related field with an interest in editorial photography. A commitment of at least 10 hours a week is required for this internship. We prefer students who have their own digital SLR but will consider any candidate with a strong work ethic and a desire to learn more about photography in a magazine setting.

Applying: Interns must receive college credit and will be acknowledged in the magazine's masthead. This is an unpaid internship and credit hours earned through your academic program are required. Applicants should email a cover letter, resume and three to five low-res images or a link to samples of your work to Print Art Director Sarah Barton: sarahb [at] richmag [dot] com.

No phone calls, please.


GRAPHIC DESIGN

Do poor typesetting choices make you twitch? Do you love white space? Do you know Adobe keyboard shortcuts like the back of your hand? Are you a quick learner and detail-oriented? Richmond magazine design interns will jump right in to the art department, collaborating with other designers and art directors in the production of magazine department pages, ads, marketing collateral and even feature spreads.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be a college student studying graphic design or a related field with an interest in design and layout. A commitment of at least five hours per week is required for this internship. Experience in Adobe InDesign is required, and Photoshop and Illustrator experience is preferred. Bonus points for publication experience, and for designers with additional illustration skills. We will consider any candidate with a strong work ethic and a desire to learn more about editorial layout and graphic storytelling. Candidates must be able to travel to our West Broad Street office and work in house. 

Applying: Interns will be acknowledged in the magazine's masthead. This is an unpaid internship, and credit hours earned through your academic program are required. Applicants should email a cover letter, resume and three to five links to your work to Online/Digital Art Director Sarah Lockwood: sarahl [at] richmag [dot] com.

No phone calls, please.


VIDEO

Do you thrive behind a (video) camera? Do you lose hours splicing video clips together? Are you a go-getter? Independent worker? Open to critique? Are you eager to improve your craft and gain valuable hands-on video experience and published portfolio clips? Richmond magazine video interns assist with shooting, editing and producing online videos published on social media and richmondmag.com. These can include feature videos, short informational segments, behind-the-scenes highlights, Facebook Live posts and animated graphics. Candidates should be prepared to work collaboratively on some projects and produce at least one video project independently with guidance.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be a college student studying film, video journalism or a related field with an interest in filmmaking or multimedia content. A commitment of at least five hours per week is required for this internship. For video internships, we prefer students who own a video camera or DSLR with video capabilities. Experience in Adobe Premiere Pro preferred, though Final Cut aficionados with their own computers and software are welcome as well. Bonus points for experience with audio capturing and editing or After Effects animations. We will consider any candidate with a strong work ethic and a desire to learn more about editorial filmmaking and storytelling in a digital format. Candidates must be able to provide their own transportation to shoot locations and work in the office as needed.

Applying: Interns will be acknowledged in the magazine's masthead and in video credits for all projects to which they contribute. This is an unpaid internship, and credit hours earned through your academic program are required. Applicants should email a cover letter, resume and three to five links to your work to Online/Digital Art Director Sarah Lockwood: sarahl [at] richmag [dot] com.

No phone calls, please.


SOCIAL MEDIA & DIGITAL CONTENT

Social media and digital content interns will assist with writing, editing and publishing of online content to richmondmag.com and Richmond magazine’s social media channels (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be a college student studying journalism, English, social media or a related field with an interest in digital communications. A commitment of at least 10 hours a week is required for this internship. Proficiency in website and social media writing and editing is required, and experience in coding languages and with Photoshop (or other photo editing software) are welcome. The candidates we’re seeking must possess a strong work ethic and a desire to learn more about the editorial process and storytelling in a digital format.

Applying:Interns must receive college credit and will be acknowledged in the magazine's masthead. This is an unpaid internship, and credit hours earned through your academic program are required. Applicants should email a cover letter, resume and three to five links to your work to Online Editor Mandy Loy: mandyl [at] richmag [dot] com.

No phone calls, please.

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