Internship Opportunities

Madison Magazine is always looking for smart, motivated students and recent graduates to participate in our various internship programs. For all of our internships, the ability to juggle multiple projects and meet deadlines is crucial. We offer the following internships:

Editorial 
Editorial-Web 
Community Relations
Photography

MADISON MAGAZINE COMMUNITY RELATIONS INTERNSHIP

Date: May 2014-May 2015

Madison, Wisconsin’s award-winning lifestyle and business publication serving more than 127,000+ readers throughout the region is looking for an energetic, self-motivated, hands-on leader to develop, coordinate and manage our important and growing relationships with area nonprofit organizations.

Duties include:

  • Manage the online, searchable events calendar to area nonprofits
  • Develop and maintain online databases
  • Coordinate the nonprofit events pages in the print publication
  • Produce all print and online editorial, advertising, marketing and social media products that support our work with area nonprofits
  • Work on TV, radio, print and other promotions
  • Perform public relations tasks, such as writing press releases, newsletters and developing strong relationships in the community
  • Assist in event planning and marketing, and attend Madison Magazine and other special events
  • Assist with graphic design for promotional material

This is a premier internship opportunity where a motivated individual will have the unique opportunity to work directly with the magazine’s editor and marketing director as well as collaborate with other team leaders in sales, marketing, design, circulation and business, learn about media convergence in broadcast and on the web, and explore his or her particular interest areas.

Hours: 12 hours per week minimum
Credit: Academic credit for undergrad/graduate students (optional)
Deadline: March 15th, 2014
Applicants MUST be familiar with Madison Magazine when applying for this internship! Applicants must also be a student for the duration of the internship and be available Friday afternoons.

Please send a resume, cover letter and three clips, class projects, or work samples you are extremely proud of to:
Emily Lawless
Website & Special Event Coordinator
7025 Raymond Rd.
Madison, WI 53719
608-270-3631
elawless@madisonmagazine.com


MADISON MAGAZINE EDITORIAL INTERNSHIP

Madison Magazine interns gain valuable experience in the journalism field. Interns write, edit, fact-check and work on special projects with our editorial staff. Past Madison Magazine interns have gone on to work for newspapers, trade publications, UW–Madison, American Girl, freelance for national publications and work for our very own Channel3000.com website as news editor.

The ideal candidate would be a student or recent graduate in the field of journalism, communications, English or a related field. Editorial interns must possess strong writing skills and the ability to work independently and efficiently. Prior experience at a publication of some kind is strongly recommended.

We want you to get as much experience in the magazine publishing business as possible, so as an editorial intern, you will:

  • Assist the editors with special projects. Recent examples include our annual Best of Madison awards, Top Docs and Best Places to Work.
  • Write articles that will get published in the magazine and online
  • Fact-check articles for publication
  • Maintain the online restaurant guide

In addition, motivated interns will have the opportunity to learn about media convergence in broadcast and on the web, and explore their particular interest areas.

Hours: 12 hours/week
Pay: $8/hr
Deadline: Spring: December 1; Summer: April 1; Fall: August 10. All application materials must be received by 11:59 p.m. Applications are accepted in the six-week period before the applicable deadline. Any applications submitted more than six weeks ahead of the deadline will not be considered. 

Interns MUST be familiar with Madison Magazine when applying for this internship!

Please send a resume, cover letter and three clips or work samples (preferably published; if you don't have published work, please send appropriate samples to demonstrate your writing ability) via email to:

Katie Vaughn
Managing Editor
kvaughn@madisonmagazine.com
(608) 270-3625


MADISON MAGAZINE EDITORIAL WEB INTERNSHIP

The Editorial Web Internship at Madison Magazine brings together traditional magazine journalism with the ever-expanding possibilities of the web. As an editorial web intern, you will assist the web editor in posting content online using our content management system, create original content for blog posts and event listings, upload multimedia projects such as videos and image galleries, write copy for our various social media accounts, execute social media projects across multiple platforms, and assist with web-related administrative tasks. Outstanding interns may also have the opportunity to write pieces for the magazine. 

The ideal candidate would be a student or recent graduate in the field of journalism, communications, English or a related field. Web interns must possess strong writing skills and the ability to work independently and efficiently. Prior experience with web publishing (e.g. blogging) and content management systems is helpful but not required. Basic HTML and CSS knowledge is recommended. 

Madison Magazine interns gain valuable experience in the journalism and online publishing field. Interns write, edit, fact-check and work on special projects with our editorial staff. Past Madison Magazine interns have gone on to work for newspapers, trade publications, UW–Madison, American Girl, freelance for national publications and work for our very own Channel3000.com website as news editor.

Hours: 12 hours/week 
Pay: $8/hr
Deadline: Spring: December 1; Summer: April 1; Fall: August 10. All application materials must be received by 11:59 p.m. Applications are accepted in the six-week period before the applicable deadline. Any applications submitted more than six weeks ahead of the deadline will not be considered. 

Interns MUST be familiar with Madison Magazine and madisonmagazine.com when applying for this internship!

Please send a resume, cover letter and three clips or work samples (preferably published; if you don't have published work, please send appropriate samples to demonstrate your writing ability) via email to:

Grace Edquist
Associate/Web Editor
gedquist@madisonmagazine.com
608-270-3627


MADISON MAGAZINE PHOTOGRAPHY INTERNSHIP

We're Madison's monthly lifestyle and business magazine, and we're looking for interns to join our team. Photography Internship:

  • You will work directly with the Art Director on a wide variety of photo assignments, big and small for print publication including portraiture, architecture, food and product, fashion and photojournalism.
  • You may have the opportunity to attend photo shoots with some of our seasoned stylists and photographers to assist or observe in the studio and on location.
  • You will receive hands-on experience, tear-sheets and portfolio building skills.
  • Candidates should have an expressed interest shooting editorial, magazine-style work.
  • A 2–4 year degree in photography is a plus, but not required.
  • Access to lighting equipment and digital camera is a must.
  • Candidates must be proficient in Photoshop and color correction and should be able to present final files digitally.

Hours: 8 hours per week minimum
Credit: Academic credit for undergrads

Please send a resume and work samples (or web links) to be considered for a portfolio review.
Tim Burton
Art Director
7025 Raymond Rd.
Madison, WI 53719
608-270-3600
tburton@madisonmagazine.com


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