Mediaite is now accepting intern applications for our Spring 2017 semester, beginning in January. The ideal candidate is a current college or graduate student looking for hands-on writing and research experience at a news and politics site, gaining crucial experience in the process.
Mediaite is one of the leading voices in politics, media, entertainment, and everything in between. In a 24-hour span, we give readers everything from an Obama gaffe to an Anderson Cooper interview to a recap of Game of Thrones. We’ve been featured on all the major cable news networks, and they get mentioned daily on Mediaite. We interview political candidates and stars of Discover card commercials with the same detail to attention, excitement, and level of interest.
As an intern, you’ll be doing some of the typical tasks that you’d expect from an editorial internship of any kind: deleting unsavory comments from our site, adding technical elements to stories, and transcribing interviews. But you’ll also be contributing to stories for our site that literally millions of people will see, so English, Journalism, or Political Science degrees are especially encouraged to apply. You’ll be collecting bylines and padding a portfolio of writing samples, learning from our top team of talented writers and editors. The ideal candidate has a strong passion for headlines, politics, media, cable news, and the wide intersection of all the above.
Spring interns will begin in mid/late January and be with us until May; we are currently looking for candidates who can work out of our Herald Square offices in New York City 1-2 days per week. These are unpaid, FOR CREDIT intern positions, and yes… several of our full-time editors over the years began in the intern program!
To Apply: Please attach ALL of the following documents to your application email to firstname.lastname@example.org:
1) A resume or CV.
2) A cover letter briefly outlining why your experience, knowledge, and personality make you the ideal intern for Mediaite.
3) A writing sample from anything you’ve worked on relating to news, politics, or media. It could be a article for a school paper or a piece you’ve written for a personal blog, as long as it demonstrates your strength as a writer and type of topic you like writing about. Mediaite covers a wide range of topics!