We’re Looking for Summer Interns

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Feb. 25 2013 4:11 PM

We’re Looking for Summer Interns

If you love Slate, maybe you should apply.

Intern for Slate

Slate's New York office is looking for interns for the summer to help with the magazine's culture section, with the photo and art department, and to contribute to our news blog, “The Slatest.”

Candidates for the culture section must be available at least four full days per week. They must be highly organized, have a proven interest in the arts, and be very familiar with Slate. They must also be able to work quickly, efficiently, and without much supervision. For the right candidate, there may be an opportunity for occasional writing. Candidates must be full-time students (in college or graduate school).

To apply, email a cover letter that clearly outlines your availability and cultural interests, a résumé, a short critique (no more than 300 words) of any "Culturebox" from the past year, and three clips or writing samples (links are fine, but no PDF files) to slatecultureinternship@gmail.com. Please use the subject line "Slate Culture Internship." The deadline for summer internships in New York is March 15.

Slate's Washington, D.C., office is also looking for interns. The description for New York applies, although the internship in D.C. is focused on politics rather than culture. Candidates must be full-time students (in college or graduate school).

To apply, email a résumé; a 300-word critique of any Slate story from the past year relating to politics, policy, the law, or other Washington-related topics; and three clips or writing samples to slatedcinterns@gmail.com. Please use the subject line "Slate D.C. Internship." The deadline for receipt of applications is March 15.

Slate’s New York office is looking for applicants for an internship with the photo and art department. Interns will gain hands-on experience editing photos, producing slideshows, and selecting art. Applicants must be matriculated students, available at least two full days a week for 10-12 weeks starting this fall. They should be highly organized visual thinkers who are comfortable working efficiently and without much supervision. This is an editing—not shooting—internship; however, there are ample opportunities for motivated interns to work on special projects and publish their work. This internship is unpaid. To apply, email a cover letter that clearly outlines your availability, a résumé, and links to visual works online (no PDF or attachment files please) to vivian.selbo@slate.com by March 15.

Slate's New York office is also seeking highly energetic, self-starting individuals who have a nose for news, along with sharp and quick writing skills, to contribute to our news blog, The Slatest. Applicants should be tech-savvy and have great editorial judgment. Previous reporting experience is a plus, and the ability to write clean, quick, and clear copy is a must. This position is unpaid, and candidates must be currently enrolled in college or grad school to apply. This internship is part-time, four full days a week, starting this summer. Applicants must be able to work out of Slate’s New York office. Please send a résumé and very brief statement of interest to slatestjob@gmail.com. Deadline is March 15.

Slate's Washington, D.C., office is looking for an intern to work on data reporting, data visualizations, and interactives with our interactives editor. Candidates must be full-time students in college or graduate school who are available at least two full days per week. This is a position for journo-geeks with sharp news judgment, keen math and writing skills, and interest in computer science and its applications to journalism. The intern will be responsible for pitching story ideas; hunting down, structuring, and manipulating data; testing and critiquing new productions; writing data stories; and producing his or her own interactives and visualizations. Candidates must know how to use Excel and have a solid grasp of modern HTML. Skills in Javascript, JSON, XML, jQuery, graphic design, statistics, computer science, and FOIA requests are all a plus.

To apply, email a cover letter that clearly outlines your availability; a resume; and links to writing samples, interactives, graphics, etc. to chris.kirk@slate.com by March 15.