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Magazine Internship, New York and Washington


Magazine Internship Program, June 6 to August 10, 2012

E-mail to learn how to participate.


The American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) sponsors a ten-week program for college seniors at magazines in New York and Washington.


ASME interns participate in a three-day orientation program and learn the fundamentals of reporting, fact checking and copy editing.  ASME interns also attend special events in New York and Washington and meet for lunch with top editors.


How to Apply

Applicants must have completed their junior year of college by June 2O12. Only full-time students with a grade point average of at least 3.0 within their major will be considered for an internship.


Potential applicants should review the application requirements at Applications must include:

• a completed application form (application forms can be downloaded from

• a letter of recommendation from an educator who can attest to the applicant’s abilities and experience

• no more than five clips from a college newspaper or magazine or from a newspaper or magazine where the applicant has interned or worked

• a nonrefundable processing fee of $25


Applications should be sent to Magazine Internship Program, American Society of Magazine Editors, 81OSeventh Avenue, New York, NY 1OO19. Applications must be postmarked on or before December 1, 2O11.


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


Applicants will be notified by e-mail of the selection committee’s decision in

mid-March 2O12.


What Schools Should Do

Journalism departments and career-guidance offices are asked to recommend no more than two students for the Magazine Internship Program. (Students do not need to be nominated by a college or university to apply.) Letters of recommendation should be included in each student’s application package. To ensure geographic diversity, only one student is usually accepted from any college or university.


Internship Dates

The Magazine Internship Program Orientation begins on Wednesday, June 6, 2O12, at ASME in New York. All ASME interns are expected to attend orientation, including interns assigned to magazines outside New York. Orientation concludes

on Friday, June 8.

• ASME interns begin work at their assigned magazines on Monday, June 11; the Magazine Internship Program concludes on Friday, August 1O.


Finances and Housing

• ASME interns are temporary employees of the magazine they are assigned to. ASME interns are paid a minimum of $350 a week before deductions.

• ASME interns are responsible for their own travel, housing, meals and personal expenses. ASME arranges group housing at New York University dormitories. Most interns live at NYU, but some stay with family or friends. ASME also provides housing information for students assigned to magazines in Washington.  Housing costs for the length of the Magazine Internship Program are approximately $2,800 at New York University (costs are

comparable in Washington). A three-week deposit is required when housing is reserved for the summer; payment must be made in full before the scheduled move-in date.


For a complete list of application materials and to download application forms, go to:


Applications should be sent to:

Magazine Internship Program

American Society of Magazine Editors

81O Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 1OO19


The American Society of Magazine Editors is the principal organization for magazine journalists in the United States.  The 700 members of ASME include the editorial leaders of most major consumer and business magazines published in print and online.  Founded in 1963, ASME works to defend the First Amendment, protect editorial independence and support the development of journalism. ASME sponsors the National Magazine Awards in association with the

Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.


Applications must be postmarked on or before December 1,2O11.






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