Internships

The UCI literary journalism program offers students the opportunity to propose independent study projects, for course credit, that involve working as unpaid interns at local publications. The internships are for one quarter--ten weeks--and students will usually work about ten hours a week, often two five-hour days. Most students who wish to make use of this opportunity will find it best to seek and arrange these internships on their own. From time to time, though, we will post internship possibilities.

Please note: If you get the internship, you still need to submit a proposal for an independent study project if you desire course credit. Visit our FAQs page for more information.

Note: Click on an internship name to view the detail.

Local Internships

» AIDS Services Foundation/ Oral History Project

Payment Status: Contact Company
Contact Name: Carolyn Spivak
Contact Phone: (949) 809-5771
Email: cspivak@ocasf.org
Instructions:

» Coast Magazine

Payment Status: Contact Company
Contact Name: Justine Amodeo, Editor-in-Chief
Email: justine@coastmagazine.com
Instructions:
To apply, please send an e-mail with three clips and your contact information to Justine Amodeo.

» Echo Media Group

Payment Status: Contact Company
Contact Name: Vivian Chan-Slater
Contact Phone: (714) 573-0899
Email: vivian@echomediapr.com
Instructions:
Echo Media Group is a full service public relations and social media agency based in
Tustin. Echo is interested in interns who are available two to five days a week during
business hours. There is a possibility to receive either course credit or pay. Contact
Vivian Chan-Slater for more details.

» Entrepreneur Magazine

Payment Status: Contact Company
Contact Name: James Park
Email: JPark@entrepreneur.com
Instructions:
Please attach your resume to an email to James Park.
Internships are available year-round; applicants should have
some experience in writing or working for a print/web
publication and should be ready to provide clips. Entrepreneur
inters are required to work 16 hours/3 days a week
minimum. No calls please.

» Los Angeles Magazine

Payment Status: Contact Company
Contact Name: Eric Mercado
Email: emercado@lamag.com
Instructions:

» OC Weekly

Payment Status: Contact Company
Contact Name: Gustavo Arellano
Email: GArellano@ocweekly.com
Instructions:
Applications should be sent via e-mail to Gustavo Arellano.

» Orange Coast Magazine

Payment Status: Contact Company
Contact Name: Astgik Khatchatryan, Associate Editor & Intern Coordinator
Contact Phone: 949.648.5961
Email: akhatchatryan@orangecoastmagazine.com
Instructions:
Orange Coast Magazine seeks student interns.  Interested students should contact the Intern Coordinator at the email address listed above.

» The Orange County Register

Payment Status: Contact Company
Contact Name: Dennis Foley, Internship Recruiting and Training Coordinator
Contact Phone: (714) 796-6011
Instructions:
Applicants: Juniors and Seniors with publication experience (campus pubs. o.k.). E-mail transcript, cover letter describing what applicants would gain from the internship, and up to 10 writing samples.

» The Surfer's Journal

Payment Status: Contact Company
Contact Name: Scott Hulet, Editor
Contact Phone: (949) 361-0331
Email: scott@surfersjournal.com
Instructions:
The Surfer's Journal seeks editorial interns. Contact the Editor for more information.

» Tiger Beat and BOP Magazines

Payment Status: Contact Company
Contact Name: Tiffany Tse, Staff Writer
Contact Phone: (818) 291-8408
Email: tiffany@laufermedia.com
Instructions:
Interested students should contact Tiffany Tse by e-mail to inquire about openings and how to apply.

National Internships

» Dow Jones Newspaper Fund

Payment Status: Contact Company
Contact Name: Various
Instructions:
Visit the website for details.

The fund provides opportunities for students to intern at several major newspapers across the country. 

» Harper's Magazine

Payment Status: Contact Company
Contact Name: Various
Contact Phone: (212) 420-5720
Instructions:
Visit the website for details.

» National Student News Service

Payment Status: Contact Company
Contact Name: Leah Pine, Organizer
Contact Phone: (312) 291-0360
Email: leah@nsns.org
Instructions:
Interns can gain experience writing, editing,
and doing investigative work.
They help to produce the NSNS news feed,
write feature articles, attend weekly classes,
and complete training by phone. All work is
done over the phone and Internet. Contact
Leah Pine for more information on how to apply.

» Sierra Magazine

Payment Status: Contact Company
Contact Name: Elisa Freeling, Managing Editor
Email: elisa.freeling@sierrraclub.org
Instructions:
Available Jan.-Apr., May-Aug., and Sept-Dec. $600 stipend. Send letter describing qualifications and interests, resume, and brief writing sample demonstrating research to: Sierra, 85 Second Street, Second Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105.

» The Atlantic Monthly/ Atlantic Online

Payment Status: Contact Company
Contact Name: http://www.atlanticmedia.com/careers/
Instructions: