1. "Despite lawsuits, the unpaid internship has come to seem like an inevitable fact of life. Some entry-level jobs, we hear, are too glamorous to pay. We learn that most young people, while eager, just aren’t prepared for the workforce. We are led to believe that the economy is still too weak to hire them; businesses want to pay, but budgets simply have no room.

    These three givens are actually myths, understandably embraced by employers, yet, more mysteriously, accepted as fact by the rest of us. So allow me to dispel them one by one.

    Phoebe Maltz Bovy, in The 3 big myths propping up unpaid internships

     


  2. We’re hiring interns!

    Seeking: 2013 summer editorial interns

    The Week magazine is seeking driven, enthusiastic web editorial interns to work out of our Manhattan office for two days a week starting in May or June. The ideal candidate is a bright graduate or undergraduate student pursuing a career in journalism who possesses solid research and writing skills and a knack for all things web. Interns will gain hands-on experience in a digital newsroom by assisting The Week’s team of editors in researching, pitching, writing, and promoting stories. Other responsibilities include moderating comments, building articles in the CMS, and other aspects of basic web production.

    Qualifications:

    • Excellent communication skills and editorial judgment
    • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced news environment where multitasking is a must
    • Familiarity with Wordpress, Moveable Type, or any other type of content management system
    • Enrollment in an accredited college or graduate program with the ability to gain credit for the internship
    • Digital experience and basic understanding of HTML and coding a plus

    Please send a cover letter, resume, availability, and two writing samples to Rollins@theweek.com with the subject line “WEB EDITORIAL INTERNSHIP.” This internship is unpaid, and candidates should be eligible for university credit, and be able to commit to working two eight-hour shifts per week.

     


  3. Announcements!

    Hi Tumblr! We have two announcements to share with you.

    • First and foremost, we are looking for some serious interns to join our team. If you are a news junkie with a strong web presence and an interest in learning how news and social media are colliding, we want to hear from you. Here is the full description. Note: The internship is for students only.

    Carry on!

     


  4. Are you a news and media junkie? Do you have a strong presence on various social sharing sites (particularly Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, StumbleUpon, Fark and the like)? Are you interested in helping our humble publication grow, and learning about the world of online news? Do you have a background in communications and/or journalism?

    You should apply for our social media internship! Mention that you saw this on Tumblr, let us know a bit about yourself with a snazzy cover letter, and shoot us a resume. If possible, point us to your website, Twitter, Tumblr, and other accounts. Here’s how to apply.

    We look forward to hearing from you!