For over 50 years, the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) 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.
ASME interns have distinguished academic records and usually have extensive experience working on city and regional magazines or websites as well as on college newspapers and magazines.
ASME interns participate in a three-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.
HOW INTERNS ARE CHOSEN
Besides overall academic performance, criteria used to select ASME interns include:
- Academic training in journalism (but students shouldn’t be afraid to apply for an ASME internship if their school doesn’t offer journalism courses or if they’re not majoring in journalism)
- Experience in campus journalism, preferably as a reporter or editor on a newspaper, magazine or website
- Previous internships or employment at city, regional or national newspapers, magazines or websites
For additional information, please visit the ASME Internship website.
ASME is accepting applications for students who will be rising college seniors in Summer 2018. The deadline to apply is Friday, December 1, 2017. To apply, click here.