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American Society of Magazine Editors - Magazine Internship Program

The American Society of Magazine Editors sponsors the Magazine Internship Program—a ten-week program for rising college seniors at magazines in New York and Washington. ASME interns are working journalists. ASME interns are temporary employees of the magazine they are assigned to and are paid a minimum of $350 a week before deductions.  ASME interns are responsible for their own travel, housing, meals and personal expenses. ASME interns report, edit, fact-check and copy-edit for print and online publications. They may sometimes interview celebrities, attend press conferences and work the red carpet—but most of the summer they do the un-glam but essential work of magazine journalism.
Track: 
News and Information
Type: 
Award
Qualifiers: 
Undergraduate
GPA minimum
Deadline: 
Friday, December 1, 2017
Award: 
Paid Internship
Application Instruction: 

Applicants must complete their junior year before June 2018 and expect to graduate in June 2019. Only full-time students with a grade point average of at least 3.0 will be considered for an internship. Your application must include:

  • A completed application
  • A one-page cover letter (addressed to Nina Fortuna, Director, ASME) explaining why you are interested in magazine journalism; why you want to participate in the Magazine Internship Program; and what qualifies you to be an ASME intern. The selection committee wants to know how your course of study has prepared you to be an ASME intern and how you plan to use the skills and insights you gain from participation in the Magazine Internship Program not only to advance your career but to benefit the publications where you work your senior year 
  • A one-page letter of recommendation from an educator who can attest to your abilities and experience
  • A one-page letter of recommendation from an intern supervisor or employer who can attest to your abilities and experience
  • A current resume
  • No more than 10 clips from a college newspaper or magazine or from a newspaper or magazine where you have interned or worked that demonstrate reporting skills as well as an interest in and knowledge of a range of topics
  • A nonrefundable processing fee of $40