Women’s Running is the only women’s-‐specific running magazine, with more than 200,000 readers for 10 print issues per year, 400,000 monthly unique visitors to womensrunning.com, and nearly 600,000 Facebook followers.
WR is accepting applications by college students for internships for credit. The unpaid internships will consist of writing projects for potential posting on our website. (In-office internships are possible for students in the San Diego area.)
During the semester—summer internships start June 1 (flexible based on your school’s calendar)—interns will create a diverse set of entries to gain experience with various styles of journalism. Assuming an intern works 10 hours per week, we expect two or more posts per week (this can vary based on the school’s requirements). Initially, interns will submit three ideas and will get the go-‐ahead for one. After completing an entry, interns will submit three more ideas, and so on.
Interns should take responsibility for completing each of the following styles:
- Event coverage
- News article
- Research-driven piece
- Photo essay
- Personal essay
- Product article/review
- Top 10 list
- School-specific piece (cross country, track or other running story)
Interns will work with WR staff to get feedback on entries and to develop ideas and improve their writing. At the conclusion of the internship, students will write reviews of the internship, evaluating strengths and weaknesses of the intern program, working with the WR staff and their own performance. Internships will not take place in the WR offices in San Diego if students can work remotely wherever they live. Interns are responsible for supplying their own computers and necessary office supplies.
If you’re interested in applying for the Women’s Running Remote Editorial Interns Program, please send the following in one email to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Cover letter and résumé
- School, where you live and anticipated hours
- Your interest and experience in running
- Your interest and experience in journalism
- Whether you have secured an internship for credit through your school yet (this is required; note some schools do not allow remote internships but you can share this information sheet with your advisor.)
All internships must comply with course curricula and university guidelines. Proof of enrollment in an internship class and a syllabus must be submitted prior to acceptance.