Interested in interning at the Texas Observer? Our interns assist in every part of the magazine process, from on-the-ground reporting to attending our weekly editorial meetings and monthly story meetings. They also assist in research for staff writers, helping with information requests, interviews etc. With a small staff like ours, interns quickly become part of the team and have a tremendous amount of flexibility to shape their experience at the Observer based on their own interest. Interns are free to pitch their own ideas for stories and online features. While there’s no guarantee of writing, almost all of our interns leave with clips. Many become freelancers for the magazine.
Ideal candidates have journalism experience, a basic knowledge of Texas politics and some familiarity with social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) Any experience with computer programming or multimedia production is plus. While the internship is unpaid, we pay a freelance rate for those items appearing in the magazine. Intern hours are flexible, through no less than 15 hours per week. We are more than happy to help arrange academic or work-study credit when possible.
Our internships, roughly correspond with the school year—fall and spring semesters and the summer. We will happily take internship applications at any time, however we prefer to receive applications by the following deadlines:
Fall Semester: Aug 22
Spring Semester: Nov 28
Summer: April 30
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and two to three clips to Abby Rapoport at firstname.lastname@example.org