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Editorial & Nutrition Internships

 
There are three editorial & nutrition internship sessions per year:  fall semester, spring semester and summer. There are up to four internship positions available per session, and potentially more, depending on interest and the editors' time--typically two to three editorial interns and one to two nutrition interns. The positions are for college credit and are unpaid (but rewarding). The program is designed to provide local opportunities for college juniors and seniors and graduate students who are eager to gain hands-on experience working for a national magazine and website. Location: Shelburne, Vermont.

Scroll down for more information and a link to the application. Contact: Wendy Ruopp, Managing Editor: wendy@eatingwell.com.

 

Overview

EatingWell Media Group is a fast-growing communications company, now part of Meredith Corporation, producing an award-winning national consumer magazine, high-quality food- and nutrition-related books, a content-rich website, e-mail newsletters, and serving content to strategic partners with other electronic media. Our flagship publication, EatingWell Magazine, Where Good Taste Meets Good Health, has a paid circulation of 500,000 (as of the January/February 2012 issue) and an estimated audience of more than 1.8 million North American readers per issue. It is published bimonthly (six times per year).

EatingWell Magazine is a tool designed to guide people passionate about eating more healthfully and joyfully in times when nutrition guidelines are ever-changing and when food is at the center of society-wide controversy and health concerns. EatingWell has a well-earned reputation for delivering cutting edge, authoritative, science-based nutrition articles and delicious recipes that represent a fusion of good taste and good health.

 

Requirements

An interest in a career in journalism or publishing (or related fields); writing skills; computer skills. Preference will be given to candidates who have an interest in food, cooking, health, nutrition. Candidates should be analytical, accurate, flexible, efficient, reliable; have the ability to follow directions and work within a team (as well as independently) while maintaining a creative mindset. Successful applicants must coordinate with their school to receive credit for the internship.
At the end of the internship, interns will write up a summary of their experience, including observations and reflections on the editorial process at EatingWell.

 

Description

The EatingWell editorial internship gives students the opportunity to use the research of food and health to develop writing skills while also learning the ins-and-outs of producing a national publication. Covering everything from food writing to factchecking to layout and design, the internship provides an inside look at a career in the magazine business.

Although the main focus of the internship will be working with the magazine’s editorial team, interns will also gain experience in other areas, including art and production, marketing, advertising, nutrition and the Test Kitchen. They will be expected to follow company factchecking and style guidelines. They will keep track of their hours and accomplishments. They will conduct themselves in a professional manner.

Nutrition interns will be supervised by the nutrition editor and/or associate nutrition editor and will have the same opportunities as editorial interns, but will be given nutrition-related projects to focus on.

 

Program Details

Location: Shelburne, Vermont.
Sessions: Fall: Sept. through Dec. (14-15 weeks) Spring: Jan. through April (14-15 weeks) Summer: Flexible start (sometime between mid-May and early June) through mid- to late August (8-15 weeks)
Exact dates can be determined with each accepted intern.
Hours: At least 2 days a week, for at least 10-15 hours a week; schedule to be determined. Longer internships can sometimes be arranged.
Compensation: Unpaid (but often fed; free magazines). Credit to be arranged through your school.

 

Application Procedures:

1. Complete the application form.
Editorial Internship Application (pdf format)
2. Mail the following materials to Wendy Ruopp, Managing Editor, EatingWell Magazine, 120 Graham Way, Suite 100, Shelburne, VT 05482. Or e-mail them to wendy@eatingwell.com:
* Completed application form
* 1-page cover letter explaining your interest in the internship and why you should be chosen
* Resume
* 1-2 letters of reference
* Brief writing sample (5 pages maximum).
3. Interviews for selected applicants.

 

Application Deadlines:

Summer 2012: March 21, 2012 Fall 2012: July 16, 2012 Winter/Spring 2013: Nov. 14, 2012

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