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Writing Intern - Fall 2017

Reports To: Editor-in-chief

Overview: We’re looking for an experienced writer to a) write articles about DoSomething.org campaigns for publications like Huffington Post and TeenVogue.com, b) manage our blog, and c) write emails to our 2.4 million email subscribers.

This intern will be required to work 12 hours per week from September 11-December 14. We are able to sign off on school credit hours for this internship.

For more information on our internship program including dates and compensation, please visit our internships page.

What You’ll Do:

  • Write campaign round-ups, member stories, and celebrity Q&As
  • Manage the DoSomething.org blog
  • Write broadcast emails promoting our campaigns and announcing our scholarship winners

What You’ll Learn:

  • How to write professional quality content online
  • How to generate and pitch compelling story ideas
  • How to manage a Medium publication
  • How badass DoSomething.org members are

What We’re Looking For:

  • Strong writing and reporting skills
  • Excellent copy editing skills and attention to detail (have I made any typos here? Likely!)
  • Creative and compelling story ideas
  • A strong understanding of the DoSomething.org brand, our campaigns, and our blog content
  • Timeliness, professionalism, and the ability to work independently
  • Photoshop experience (not required)

Applying:

  • Any application that doesn’t follow directions will be immediately disqualified. (Harsh, right?)
  • Your resume should be no longer than 1 page
  • Your cover letter should be no longer than 250 words and should showcase a) your best writing ability and b) why you’re uniquely qualified for the position
  • In the space allotted, please submit one piece of published writing, whether a news story, feature, column, essay, or editorial. (No poetry or fiction, please.) Submissions should be a link to an online story or a public Dropbox file of a print piece.

Please, no calls. 

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