Summer Editorial Intern

Posted On: March 16, 2022

Paid Journalism Internship

Media Organization: PEOPLE

Company Description

PEOPLE revolutionized personality journalism in 1974; today it is the world’s most successful and popular magazine. Each week, the PEOPLE brand brings 96 million consumers the latest news, exclusive interviews and in-depth reporting on the most compelling people of our time. In addition to unparalleled access to the entertainment community, the stories of real-life “Heroes Among Us” remain an essential component of PEOPLE’s editorial approach. is the premier web destination for celebrity news, photos, style and entertainment coverage.

Job Description

The ideal PEOPLE intern is a resourceful, independent person who jumps right in and becomes part of the staff—someone with more than a passing familiarity with the lives of famous people, as well as an interest in current events and social issues. The pay is $18/hr.

The intern will report and quickly write digital stories—and fact check and research stories for the weekly magazine, often under intense deadline pressure.

The intern should have worked at a campus publication or as an editorial intern—and should be a creative thinker, a self-starter, professional, resourceful and a team player. Strong writing skills are a must. The intern must also be enthusiastic and see the big picture but pay close attention to detail, too—a thinker and a doer. He/she must also like working in a fast-paced, news-driven environment and should feel comfortable using Twitter, Facebook and Instagram as reporting tools.

Because of the nature of news, some late evening and weekend work will be required on “closing” days. This internship opportunity is open to college juniors, seniors, grad students and recent grads.


To Apply

Send your resume, cover letter and writing samples to Kalina Ollinger at with the subject line, “Summer Intern Application.” Deadline for applying is April 15.
Please note: No follow-ups, please! If you are chosen for an interview, you will be notified.