For over 50 years, the American Society of Magazine Editors has sponsored the Magazine Internship Program—a ten-week program for rising college seniors at magazines in New York and Washington. Since the program was founded in 1967, 2,000 college students have worked as ASME interns. Nearly 500 have gone on to successful careers in print and electronic journalism.
Only 10 percent of all Magazine Internship Program applicants are accepted. ASME interns have distinguished academic records and usually have extensive experience working on city and regional magazines as well as college publications.
ASME interns participate in a two-day orientation program and learn the fundamentals of reporting, fact checking and copy editing. Over the course of the summer, ASME interns attend special events in New York and Washington and meet regularly with top editors.
ASME interns report, edit, fact-check and copy-edit for print and online publications. They may sometimes interview celebrities, attend press conferences and work the red carpet—but most of the summer they do the un-glam but essential work of magazine journalism.
For more information, or to apply, visit asmeinternship.org.
American Political Science Association – Congressional Fellowship, Washington, D.C. Deadline: Early December for the following fellowship year
American Society of Magazine Editors, New York/Washington, D.C. Deadline: Dec. 1 for applications for the following summer
Asian American Writers’ Workshop, New York
Association for Women in Sports Media, Norcross, Georgia. Deadlines: Mid-year for following summer
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta, Georgia. Deadline: Oct. 1
The Baltimore Sun Mary J. Corey Journalism Internship, Maryland. Deadline: Oct. 15
Bloomberg Deadline varies; see website
The Boston Globe, Boston. Deadline: Early November for following summer
Business Press Educational Foundation Various deadlines
Buzzfeed, New York. Deadline: Rolling
CBS News, New York, D.C., Los Angeles. Deadline: End of February
Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow Program Deadline: Before Dec. 1
Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago. Deadline: April 15
Chicago Tribune, Chicago. Deadline: Nov. 1 for summer
Chips Quinn Scholars, Washington, D.C. Deadline: Oct. 1
The Christian Science Monitor, Boston. Deadline: Early January
The Courier-Journal, Louisville, Kentucky. Deadline: Early November for the following summer
The Dallas Morning News, Dallas/Washington, D.C. Deadline: Late October or early November
The Daniel Pearl Investigative Journalism Initiative, Washington, D.C. Deadline: Varies
The Denver Post, Denver, Colorado. Deadline: Late October or November
Dow Jones News Fund. Deadline: Early November / Test given at UConn
Metpro Internship Program at Los Angeles Times or Chicago Tribune. Deadline: Early February
Miami Herald, Florida. Deadline: Oct. 31
NPR, various cities. Deadline: Early March
New York Times, N.Y. Deadline for summer: Mid-December
Orlando Sentinel Editorial Internship, Florida. Deadline for summer: March 1
Pulliam Journalism Fellowship, Indianapolis. Deadline: Nov. 1
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, Washington, D.C. Deadline: Jan. 31
Slate Editorial Intern, N.Y. or D.C. Deadline: Feb. 1
Sports Journalism Institute, ASU, Arizona. Deadline: Nov. 1
The Washington Post, D.C. Deadline: Early October for following summer