Posted On: February 25, 2020
Paid Journalism Internship
Media Organization: Medium
Medium’s mission is to help people deepen their understanding of the world and discover ideas that matter. We are building a place where ideas are judged on the value they provide to readers, not the fleeting attention they can attract for advertisers. We are creating the best place for reading and writing on the internet—a place where today’s smartest writers, thinkers, experts, and storytellers can share big, interesting ideas!
At Medium, we foster an inclusive, encouraging, fun yet challenging team environment. We value having a team that's made up of a diverse set of backgrounds and respect the healthy expression of diverse opinions. We embrace experimentation and the examination of all kinds of ideas through reasoning and testing. Come join us as we continue to change the world of digital media. Medium is an equal opportunity employer.
Medium is expanding its editorial team. Summer 2020, we are looking for a critical addition to the editorial staff of our publication focused on science-backed health and wellness—an intern who will work closely with the team in growing and evolving Elemental as a brand. We want someone who has a keen eye for emerging trends and ideas in health and its related fields, and who can ask the right questions to guide coverage across diverse topic areas, from nutrition and fitness to neuroscience and psychedelics.
Provide support to Elemental's team of editors.
Participate in brainstorming sessions around content creation.
Write, research, and report.
Produce and post stories to the website.
Analyze and report data.
What We Look For
Interest in entering the field about journalism with curiosity about the work we do.
Passion about health, science, and wellness.
Detail-focused, hard-working, curious, and collaborative mindsets.
Passion about world-class content and making sure it reaches the right people.
Self-starter attitudes; you can take an assignment and run with it.
Ability to communicate ideas clearly and effectively.
Comfortable working in a startup environment, where speed, flexibility, and experimentation are part of the day-to-day.
What’s In It For You
Opportunity to work with a great team that is passionate about the same thing you are.
Practical experience in a newsroom.
Shadowing, mentoring, and training opportunities with knowledgeable professionals.
There’ll be opportunities to participate in networking events and company meetings.
Developing your skills in reporting, digital storytelling, news gathering, and headline hashing.
About Our Summer Intern Program
Our internships are paid.
This intern doesn't have to be a college student/have to have attended college to apply.
This internship is approximately 40 hours/week Monday-Friday.
Internships begin on or around June 7, 2020, and will last for 10 weeks.
This intern will be working out of our NY Office. Located in Union Square.
Start and end dates are flexible within 1-2 weeks should your university schedule interfere with our dates).
This position is based in New York.
Please apply to the link below
How to Apply
In your application, please include: your résumé, a cover letter describing yourself, why Medium, and what you can contribute to the Elemental team, links to any writing clips, audience campaigns or other previous work you’ve done. and your social handles (If applicable).
Candidates that are selected for interviews will be contacted on a rolling basis. All decisions are expected to be finalized by April 2020. This is a paid internship!