Applications for the Winter/Spring 2024 session are now open!
The Nation Fund for Independent Journalism Publishing Internship aims to identify and nurture the next generation of non-profit and publishing change-makers. Working one at a time on a full-time basis, publishing interns gain marketable knowledge of the magazine’s business operations working cross-departmentally with a range of Nation publishing professionals including those in ad sales, communications, direct-marketing, fundraising and special projects.
Recent college and graduate school aspirants will experience a comprehensive immersion into the business operations of The Nation by assisting publishing professionals with a range of hands-on tasks supplemented by educational seminars and participation in staff meetings and strategy sessions, all virtual at the moment. Work will include developing donor prospect research, assisting with small-batch personalized cultivation packages, researching, maintaining, and curating media contact lists and databases, assisting with PR social media campaigns (Instagram, Press Room Twitter account), assisting with customer service issues, creating direct mail campaign binders, participating in event strategizing and preparation, letter-writing, help with prospecting potential advertisers and preparing sales packages.
Interns can expect a ground-floor introduction into many of the publishing operations that comprise a magazine, including ad sales, subscription acquisition, direct marketing, small-donor cultivation and solicitation, communications and messaging and public events. In all instances, the aim will be to contextualize intern work, to explain how small, discrete tasks fit into the larger whole and to instill a range of marketable skills and publishing experience over the course of the intern sessions.
Intern will be supervised by Associate Publisher Peter Rothberg and will work with a range of experienced Nation publishing professionals.
Please note that due to Covid, this internship has been previously remote. In accordance with our return-to-office policy, interns in the 2024 sessions will be expected to come into the office two days a week. While we will consider applications from candidates who prefer to work remotely, we will give preference to those able to be in the New York metropolitan area during the internship. Upon acceptance, applicants may discuss their work options with the program director.
Compensation and Credit
The internship is full-time, five days a week. (Interns work 35 hours weekly.) Interns are paid $18 per hour, $630 per week. Whenever possible, The Nation will assist interns in arranging for academic or work-study credit. Interns will receive three paid vacation days and three paid sick days.
Applicants must submit the following:
1. A cover letter that explains why you want this internship;
2. A resume;
3. One letter of recommendation with contact information for the referees included. Letters may be mailed directly by recommenders, or may be included with the rest of your application materials.
4. All application materials should be submitted electronically to email@example.com.
Incomplete applications will not be considered. All application materials become the property of The Nation Fund. Please address all queries to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please.
Deadlines and Program Duration
Application deadline: November 26, 2023
Notification deadline: December 12, 2023
Program duration: January 8, 2024 – June 28, 2024
The Nation Fund for Independent Journalism is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome all applicants, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We conform to the spirit as well as the letter of all applicable laws and regulations.