magazine/ web internship (berkeley)

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compensation: $700 per month stipend

non-profit organization

California magazine and California Online, publications of the Cal Alumni Association of UC Berkeley, are seeking a full-time intern to work on their award-winning quarterly magazine and their daily news website starting immediately. Interns typically gain a solid understanding of magazine production, with experience in researching, writing, editing, and fact-checking articles that cover the critical challenges affecting the state, nation, and world. In addition, they get experience in reporting and producing breaking news and features for our website, which posts daily original content, and promoting it through social media channels. Some of our past interns have gone on to write for such publications as the New York Times, L.A. Times, Mother Jones, Buzzfeed,, and Nature.

You should be prepared to track down hard-to-find information, juggle deadlines, and take on a variety of journalistic challenges. Please visit our website at to view recent issues and web-exclusive content.

Editorial duties:
-Write short science articles about research at UC Berkeley for the front of the book.
-Pitch, report, and write news and feature articles for California Online.
- Research story ideas and write short magazine pieces, both stand-alone and as sidebars and boxes.
- Attend weekly editorial meetings to evaluate and offer detailed critiques of articles submitted to the magazine and pitch web and magazine ideas. Participate in planning future coverage.
- Fact-check articles: Call sources, locate primary source documents, and evaluate sources while working closely with the story editors and writers.
- Chase down photo leads and/or shoot photographs, assemble, and prepare photos and artwork for layout.
- Assist the editors with other duties, including page proofing, in order to ensure the timely and smooth production of the magazine.
- Finding and using the best possible promotion channels on social media sites, such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Reddit and Flipboard.

The internship lasts three months and pays a monthly stipend of $700.

Successful candidates will be inquisitive, well-informed college graduates pursuing careers in journalism and publishing, with excellent critical thinking, reporting, writing, and editing skills; good computer skills; social media expertise; and the ability to work well both cooperatively and independently. Knowledge of UC Berkeley and previous journalism experience preferred.

To apply:
No phone calls, please! Send your resume, cover letter, and three writing samples (non-academic preferred) by email to with "editorial intern" in the subject in; by fax to 510.642.6252; or by mail to Wendy Miller, 1 Alumni House, Berkeley, CA 94720.
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