Internships

Editorial Internship Program

Philadelphia magazine offers editorial internship opportunities for undergraduate college students.

Our interns receive intensive training in both print and digital media. Typical duties include researching and fact-checking articles, transcribing interviews, reporting articles for both the website and magazine, resizing photos and creating slideshows, updating online content, writing event listings, and posting content to social media. Interns have daily interaction with our editorial staff and the many facets of the publishing industry.

We request a minimum of 20 hours per week over three days in the office during spring and fall internships and 30 hours per week over four days during summer internships. Internships are unpaid and must be used to receive academic credit. Interns must be enrolled in an undergraduate program at a postsecondary academic institution; high school students, rising college freshman, recent graduates, and graduate students are not eligible to apply.

The Fall 2018 application cycle has closed. We are currently accepting applications in the form below for Spring 2019 and Summer 2019. The spring application period will close on November 1, 2018.


Editorial Internship with Creative Services

As a creative services summer intern, you will have the opportunity to learn about content marketing in the magazine industry. Duties include researching and fact-checking articles, transcribing interviews, resizing photos and creating slideshows, updating online content, and writing copy for social media.

This is a unique opportunity to work with a small group of media professionals and contribute to a vastly growing aspect of the media industry. You will work with both our both print and digital platforms. Additionally, this is an excellent opportunity to work with the many facets of the publishing industry. Besides creating content for Philadelphia magazine, the Creative Services team also produces magazines for the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board and the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau. Creative Services is a new and growing department, therefore, we are looking for interns who can demonstrate that they take initiative and who come with ideas. 

Job Requirements:

An internship with the creative services department is unpaid and requires a minimum of two days a week (from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or the equivalent hours over a three day period. Students currently enrolled in a Journalism, English, Communications program or a related field are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have knowledge of A.P. Style and content management systems, preferably WordPress. Interns should have some experience working for a college publication, another internship, or blog.

We request a minimum of two days a week (from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or the equivalent hours over a three day period. Internships are unpaid and must be used to receive academic credit. Interns must be enrolled in an undergraduate program at a postsecondary academic institution; high school students, rising college freshman, recent graduates, and graduate students are not eligible to apply.

To apply for the Fall 2018 internship, please send a résumé, cover letter and writing samples to Chrissy Kopaczewski by August 1, 2018.


Graphic Design Internship

As a designer within the Creative Services department, you would help to sculpt the overall brand of the company through work on editorial pieces, in-book marketing and advertising sections, digital initiatives, and event branding and promotion! You will be an integral part of the design team, learning about publishing design from a full 360° perspective.

This opportunity will give you hands on experience at an award-winning magazine that is undergoing rapid growth as well as the ability to be on the ground of floor of our newest initiative, City Studio, an in-house creative and content agency aimed at creating custom programs and campaigns for our clients and advertisers. Nowhere else can you get the professional experience that combines both a publishing and agency environment in such a way.

Job Duties

  • Incorporate creative skills, commercial/advertising awareness, and proficient knowledge of design software (specifically including Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator) to develop materials for clients and company projects
  • Deliver projects to Editorial, Sales and Marketing Departments based on pre-established workflow process (ie: Job jackets and project schedules)
  • Projects include but are not limited to E-blasts, microsites, editorial and marketing in-book sections, event promotions and signage, banner ads, logo creation, event branding and more. Our day to day is never the same so we need to be prepared for anything.

Job Requirements
An internship with the design department is unpaid and requires 20 hours per week minimum, schedule to be determined.

Skills/Qualifications
Graphic Design Skills, Attention to Detail, Deadline-Oriented, Layout Skills, Creative Services, Customer Focus, Creativity, Flexibility, Team Mentality, Desktop Publishing Tools, Working knowledge of HTML/CSS (You will be working with code!)

Contact
Brooks Robinson, Assistant Art Director, brobinson@phillymag.com

Applications are now being accepted for Fall 2018.


Consumer & Events Marketing Internship

Philadelphia magazine offers Consumer & Events Marketing internship opportunities for undergraduate college students.

Our interns serve as a member of the Consumer & Events Marketing team in a dynamic, bottom-line driven environment. Intern assist in all manners of tasks, helping with the overall brand and supporting marketing processes of the magazine and its ancillary publications. Some of these tasks include the planning and execution of all Philadelphia magazine events, helping to prepare media kits for Philadelphia magazine advertising sales representatives, proofing/copyediting and fact-checking special sections, helping to create post-event recaps, creating content for the @PhillyMagEvents social media platforms, concepting and copywriting for promotional material and more! Interns have daily interaction with our marketing and sales staff allowing for great experience in the publishing industry. View the full job description.

We request a minimum of 20 hours per week over three days in the office over the course of an internship. Internships are unpaid and must be used to receive academic credit. Interns must be enrolled at a postsecondary academic institution; high school students and rising college freshman are not eligible to apply.

Applications for the Fall 2018 semester are currently open. To apply, please send your résumé to Stepfanie McCaffrey, Manager of Consumer & Events Marketing, at smccaffrey@phillymag.com.