Internships & Jobs

Associate Editor

In These Times is looking for an associate editor to shape and implement the magazine's big-picture editorial strategy, in collaboration with the rest of In These Times' print team. The position involves shepherding news and feature stories through all phases of the editorial process; thus, candidates should have a proven ability to manage writers and deliver clean copy in a deadline-driven environment. In These Times is home to the Goodman Institute for Investigative Reporting, and for the right candidate there is an opportunity to lead our investigative work.

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Development Internship

The Development Intern supports the work of the In These Times’ development and publishing teams. This is an opportunity for an intern to gain first-hand experience with donor relationship management including prospecting, event planning, stewardship, and other donor outreach activities.

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INTERNSHIPS AT IN THESE TIMES

If you have a strong interest in progressive politics and independent publishing, and can work at least two days a week in our Chicago office, why not volunteer at In These Times?

Interns at In These Times gain insight into every step that goes into the production of an award-winning monthly magazine and website. Former In These Times interns have gone on to work at In These Times, The Nation, The Huffington Post, The American Prospect, Truthout, Buzzfeed, Salon, Rolling Stone, International Business Times, and many other publications.

All internship programs follow the dates below. (Note: While we adhere to the deadlines below, applications for internships in the fall, winter and spring can be made at any time.) :

FALL INTERNSHIPS:
Interns who wish to be considered for stipends must apply by August 18. Applications after this date will be considered on a rolling basis, but we cannot guarantee the availability of funding.
Interviews conducted in August
Internship runs from late August/early September to December holidays (commensurate with Fall semesters)

WINTER/SPRING INTERNSHIPS:
Application deadline is November 1
Interviews conducted in November
Internship runs from early January to mid-May (commensurate with Spring semesters)

SUMMER INTERNSHIPS:
Priority application deadline is March 1. We will continue accepting applications through March 24.
Interviews conducted in mid-March
Internship runs from late May to mid-September

(Note that start and end dates of the internship are flexible.)

All interns receive a $250 per month stipend, and the program provides a thorough hands-on experience in learning how a growing independent publication works from every angle.

Our interns are also encouraged to apply for outside scholarships, including but not limited to the following:

Intern Service Award. Amount: $1,000. Deadline: Dec. 31st annually. Open to all interns at non-profit organizations. Apply Asia Times.
Women's Leadership Scholarship. Amount: $1,000. Deadline: March 31st annually. Offered to high-achieving women, working in a non-profit internship. Apply AirSafe Research.
EU International Intern Scholarship. Amount: $1,000. Deadline: Dec. 31st annually. Open to U.S. and international students, at non-profit internships. Apply EU Business.
Minority College Scholarship. Amount: $1,000. Deadline: March 15th annually. Available to minority students with GPA above 3.0, pursuing non-profit internship.Apply PakTribune.

EDITORIAL INTERNSHIPS

Our volunteer editorial interns help produce both In These Times and our website, InTheseTimes.com. Depending on experience, interns fact-check, proofread, research articles, find photos, prep stories for web, post to social media and write. As much as possible, we tailor responsibilities according to the individual’s interests.

Responsibilities include:

  • Researching and fact-checking articles for In These Times and InTheseTimes.com
  • Participating in submissions meetings
  • Writing timely web stories
  • Writing regular short features in the print magazine including “Act Now,” “Blueprints” and “Art Space” sections
  • Pitching longer stories for print or for InTheseTimes.com, while receiving guidance from ITT editors in crafting pitches and pursuing story ideas
  • Producing stories for InTheseTimes.com, including html formatting and photo research
  • Assisting the web editor in content promotion, social media and traffic-tracking duties

Since In These Times is a nonprofit magazine, all volunteers will very occasionally be asked to help with publishing and fundraising tasks.

Applicants should have a strong interest in politics and independent media. Previous editorial and/or web experience is a plus but is not required.

When applying, please indicate when you are able to start and when you would want your internship to end. (Note that start and end dates of the internship are flexible.)

Applicants should e-mail a cover letter and résumé to Joel Bleifuss ([email protected]) , with the subject line EDITORIAL INTERNSHIP APPLICATION. Writing samples are encouraged, and these may be sent as attachments if they are in a .doc format.

RURAL AMERICA IN THESE TIMES INTERNSHIP

If you are interested in making the issues that rural America is grappling with part of the nation's discourse, consider applying for the Rural America In These Times (RAITT) internship. The RAITT intern's primary responsibility is to write articles for Rural America. The volunteer RAITT intern also juggles a mix of traditional editorial (proofreading, fact-checking, editing) and web (content production/promotion, blogging, tagging, traffic tracking) duties.

This position is perfect for someone who has a passion for the agricultural economy, the rights of indigenous people, the environmental impact of extractive industries, conservation of our natural world, the community rights movement and preservation of the rural way of life. RAITT interns are required to work from In These Times' Chicago office at least two days each week.

When applying, please indicate when you are able to start and when you would want your internship to end. (Note that start and end dates of the internship are flexible.)

Applicants should e-mail a cover letter and résumé to Joel Bleifuss ([email protected]), with the subject line RAITT INTERNSHIP APPLICATION. Writing samples are encouraged, and these may be sent as attachments if they are in a .docx format.