AlterNet Intern (Paid)

Posted On: March 8, 2017

Paid Journalism Internship

Media Organization: AlterNet / Independent Media Institute

Company Description, a project of the Independent Media Institute, is a high-trafficking news and information website, in existence since 1997. Our aim is to produce and gather the best journalism, investigations, and opinion writing on a wide range of topics and deliver it to broad audiences by publishing more than 200 articles a week. AlterNet has averaged more than 6 million unique visitors per month, putting it among the top 500 websites in America. Our Facebook (950,000 followers) and Twitter (130,000 followers) add a robust social media presence to AlterNet’s email marketing reach of more than 300,000 people.

AlterNet is an equal-opportunity employer. We value diversity.

Job Description, a leader of independent news and information on a wide range of progressive topics, is now accepting applications for general interns. AlterNet internships may be full-time or part-time, depending on your stated interest. Our mission is to help students, as well as college and university graduates early in their careers, gain entry-level skills and experience in a fast-paced digital news environment, with interest in text- and video-based content.

Requirements: Qualified candidates must have:
• A background in newswriting/nonfiction essay writing and/or video creation and editing
• A burning interest in social justice & progressive issues that AlterNet covers: race, sexuality and gender, the environment, civil liberties, economic and world affairs

Deadlines and Duration of Program for 2017
Summer/Fall 2017:
Application deadline: April 20, 2017
You will receive notice of an interview request by: May 1, 2017

AlterNet internships last a minimum of 8 weeks and are based in our New York City office. Internships are offered on a rolling basis—please specify in your application when you would like to participate (i.e., the dates you can begin and end an 8-week period, and if you wish to state a preference for full-time or part-time).

Compensation and Credit: AlterNet will assist interns in arranging for academic or work-study credit, as needed. We offer a stipend of $400/week for full-time interns (or $12/hour for part-time interns).


To Apply

Applicants must submit the following:
•A resume.
• A cover letter that explains why you think AlterNet would be a good fit for your early professional development, and an explanation of your interest in independent and progressive media.
• A letter of recommendation with contact information.

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