Rural America In These Times Editorial Internship

  • Intern/Fellowship
  • Chicago, IL
  • Applications have closed

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In These Times, an independent, nonprofit magazine, is dedicated to advancing democracy and economic justice, informing movements for a more humane world, and providing an accessible forum for debate about the policies that shape our future.

Depending on experience, responsibilities include:

  • Researching and fact-checking articles for In These Times and, especially for the online Rural America blog
  • Participating in submissions meetings
  • Writing web stories on issues affecting rural communities
  • Writing regular short features in the print magazine including Louder Than Words, Blueprints, and Art Space sections
  • Pitching longer stories for print or for, while receiving guidance from ITT editors in crafting pitches and pursuing story ideas
  • Prepping stories for the website, including proofreading and photo research publishing and fundraising tasks.

Interns will develop fact-checking, research and writing skills that will come in handy in any journalism or research career; they’ll also develop a sizable knowledge base on rural issues. In addition, interns will get the chance to work in an office and be part of a team, contributing creatively to group efforts. Interns will get at least one website clip.

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  • Hours/week: 16+ (optionally up to 40)
  • Start and end dates: Flexible
  • How to apply: We prefer summer applications by March 1, fall applications by July 1, and winter/spring applications by November 1. Send a resume and cover letter to Writing samples encouraged but not required.
  • Payment: We cover all interns’ transportation, and offer a limited number of needs-based stipends.