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Editorial Internship Programs at DC Life Magazine

Company: Mestizo Media Group, Inc.

Address: 718 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Location: Washington, DC

Application Deadline: Rolling basis

Positions: Part-Time, Unpaid (College Credit Available)

Timeframe: (Dates Flexible)

Editorial internships are available at DC Life magazine throughout the year, and require a minimum commitment of 20 hours per week. Internships generally last for six months and openings occur approximately every three to four months. Internships are unpaid, but academic credit is available.


Standard Editorial Internship at DC Life Magazine

Our interns gain hands-on experience working closely with top editors in an environment that is both creative and collaborative. As an intern, you will be an integral part of the team responsible for researching, writing and editing this premier monthly publication.

A positive attitude and a willingness to learn are the most important prerequisites needed to apply.

Interns help us to connect more intimately with our audience by observing life in and around the city. Throughout D.C. interns will be our eyes, ears and feet of the magazine. You will work on an array of projects, from fashion photo shoots to charity fundraisers. Interns will be assessed and graded openly by their level of contribution. Top assignments and rewards are based on your strengths and your initiative to produce relevant content. Typical intern projects include: proofreading articles, fact-checking stories, researching writing, conducting interviews and investigations, attending concerts, parties and social events, restaurants reviews, nurturing potential story leads, uploading artwork, and email newsletter design.


Advanced Writing Internship Program at DC Life Magazine

This is an opportunity for an experienced writer with some professional writing experience who is interested in a career in magazine journalism. Writing interns can expect to receive one-on-one coaching from DC Life magazine editors and will be given several longer assignments that will be published in the magazine. Candidates must submit published writing samples with their application, to be considered for this internship. There is flexibility in the length of this internship.


Online Production Internship Program at DC Life Magazine

DC Life magazine is looking for an intern to help produce web content for Washington DC’s most searched city magazine. This is a fast-paced internship that requires focus, organization and flexibility. DCLifemagazine.com editorial assistants must have strong writing skills as well as a familiarity with content management programs. This is an unpaid 20-hour a week internship that lasts six months. Academic credit is available.

Typical Web intern projects include:

  • Importing/entering/formatting Datebook entries, Calendar events, Charitable events, Special Dinner and Wine events; other events as needed.
  • Help build the online issue of the quarterly magazine.
  • Use Adobe CC/Photoshop to crop and re-size photos for the web.
  • Re-write headlines to Web-friendly standards.
  • Write blurbs, decks and credits for stories from the print edition and for Web articles.
  • Compose credits for exclusive videos and edit original video footage into short web clips using video editing tools.
  • Write short stories and blogs as needed for the web.
  • The ideal web intern has the following skills/knowledge/ideas:
  • A sincere interest in the internet; blogs, podcasts and social networking.
  • Basic knowledge of SEO and keyword strategy.
  • Basic Photoshop skills.
  • Basic editing skills.
  • Attention to detail and established formatting standards.
  • Creative writing skills, ideas and innovation.
  • An ability to work in a fast-paced environment.


** Access to Internet and software is required as this is a virtual position.

Please send your resume with a brief description of your objectives and expectations of the internship in relation to your educational and professional goals (careers@dclifemagazine.com).




Social Media Internship Program at Mestizo Media Group, Inc.

Company: Mestizo Media Group, Inc.

Address: 718 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Location: Washington, DC

Application Deadline: Rolling basis

Positions: 3 Part-Time, Unpaid (College Credit Available)

Timeframe: (Dates Flexible)

Industries:

Administrative/Clerical, Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations, Business Development/Sales, Consulting, Customer Service, Education, Internet, Management/Support, Nonprofit/Social Services, Printing/Publishing/Media

Description:

Mestizo Media Group, Inc.is a local advertising agency specializing in brand management, marketing, and promotions. Our team provides one-on-one counseling services to small businesses in Washington, DC. Interns will have the opportunity and experience in an advertising agency. By the end of the semester, the intern will be guaranteed hands-on experience in their field, exposure to networking events and workshops and a strong reference and/or letter of recommendation.

Mestizo Media Group, Inc. is currently looking for Social Media Interns with strong knowledge and understanding of the digital media landscape, including various social media websites. The intern hired or this position will need strong critical thinking skills in order to integrate into our vibrant and passionate team who are very excited to share this exciting launch with an intern hoping to gain a ton of great online experience. Our objectives for the intern by the end of the semester include to help students develop contacts and interact with professionals in their major via networking events and workshops and to create opportunities for students to engage with their communities. This internship will last 4 months, 10-15 hours per week and it will be held on location throughout the Washington, DC area. Please contact the academic office at your university to determine whether this internship qualifies for college credit.

Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to website redesign project in various ways
  • Website data and presentation quality control
  • Monitor and post on blogs, forums, and social networks
  • Online outreach and promotion using various social media platforms
  • Social media marketing
  • Website and social media optimization
  • “White-hat” Search Engine Optimization
  • New product profile creation and optimization
  • Product Feed Optimization
  • Keyword analysis
  • Cost/benefit analysis
  • Public relations and press release creation
  • Reputation management

Requirements:

Students applying for this internship should be Marketing/Business or Language majors, with 3 years of experience on the Web and a solid understanding of youth markets. Interns must be involved in the organization and events, so they should enjoy social interactions and opportunities to meet people. Interns should have polished communication skills, enthusiasm, have some knowledge of social media and must be personable. Interns are required to sign release for reality television show pilot.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Expertise with web design including HTML, Web browser capabilities, Photoshop, InDesign, Office Suite, Google apps preferred.
  • A command of typography, color, composition, hierarchy design elements.
  • Experience observing user research and translating user research into design decisions
  • Excellent project management skills: able to work on multiple projects as needed, and consistently deliver on time.
  • Flexible, highly organized, and able to recommend priorities for projects.
  • Retail/E-commerce background is preferred
  • Analytics experience (Google Analytics)
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.


Spring positions open. Send interest letters and sample work to Gigi Smith at careers@dclifemagazine.com.