Summer Food 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

PEOPLE magazine is looking for a food intern to work closely with its food and lifestyle editors. The ideal intern is a resourceful, independent person who jumps right in and becomes part of the staff—an aspiring food writer with a passion for and at least some expertise in the culinary industry. 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 and/or in a food-related field—and 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 feel comfortable using Twitter, Facebook and Instagram as reporting tools.
Because of the nature of news, some late evening and weekend work may be required on “closing” days. This is a full-time internship opportunity open to current students and recent grads who are able to dedicate 40 hours/week to the role.

To Apply

Send your resume, cover letter and writing samples to Kalina Ollinger at with the subject line, “Summer Food 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.