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Description: Print editorial interns at Tikkun gain hands-on experience in magazine editing. At Tikkun?unlike at many other national magazines, where interns often find themselves fetching coffee and making photocopies?editorial interns play a central role in evaluating submissions and proofing each issue of the magazine. Editorial interns review every submission that comes in, bringing promising articles to the attention of the editorial staff. They also write teasers for the table of contents and for our featured stories on our online blog. This internship is very selective and has the potential to launch students into careers in magazine journalism. Editorial interns may have the opportunity to publish an article, but we make no guarantees?interns' submissions are subjected to the same strict standards as any other submissions to the magazine. Editorial interns with strong writing skills and professionalism will be asked to write monthly profile pieces for our multimedia blog site, Tikkun Daily.
Length of Internship: three months to one year
Requirements: Candidates for this position must be familiar with Tikkun magazine and interested in its coverage of politics and spirituality. They must be hawk-eyed proofreaders with an obsessive attention to detail, a professional work ethic, and a willingness to study the Chicago Manual of Style and Tikkun's in-house style guide.
Location: Berkeley, CA
Application Due Date: April 1 for summer internships
August 15 for fall internships
December 15 for spring internships
Payment: unpaid
How To Apply For This Internship: Email a self-revealing cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to In your cover letter, describe your background in journalism and editing and explain why you are capable of doing first-rate work in this capacity. If we are interested in your application, we will contact you and ask you to complete an additional assignment. NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.
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