Reporting and Editing Internship

YES! Magazine is looking for talented reporting and editing interns—next internship starts in July 2017. Anticipate an early May deadline for applications.

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YES! Magazine Reporting and Editing Internship

Do you love research, writing, and editing? Do you care deeply about the state of our world and want to put your skills to work for social change? Come work with the editors at YES! Magazine, a nonprofit, independent media organization based near Seattle. Our 14-person team publishes daily at the fast-paced Additionally, we publish an award-winning national print magazine that takes its solutions journalism deep into issues of climate justice, economic inequality, racial justice, and democratic reform. When we won the Utne Media Award for General Excellence, judges called our unique approach to solutions journalism “inspiring and essential.” If you are seeking a career in journalism or communications and you are passionate social justice, then this is the internship for you.

What you’ll be doing:

YES! editorial interns are key members of the editorial team. Interns receive guidance and hands-on training in all aspects of publishing at a national news magazine, including research, reporting, editing, print and digital publishing, and social media. Interns have many opportunities to report and write and acquire clips (Many of our most popular articles were written by our interns). Interns will focus on either our climate justice beat or our finance beat, and leave the program with a wide range of essential skills for the rapidly evolving media world. 

What we offer:

YES! offers free housing walking distance to our Bainbridge Island office in a furnished five-bedroom house. Five interns live there at any one time. Past interns have said that living in the intern house gave them instant friendships and encouraged exploration of the vibrant Seattle city scene.

YES! offers ferry passes for occasional trips into the city.

This not a paid internship.

What we ask:

Editorial internships are six months. This duration takes an intern through two print magazine cycles. 

This is an intensive, immersive internship and requires an in-office time commitment of 30 hours per week. We can be flexible about when those hours occur.

Who we want:

Most successful applicants have a BA in journalism or a related field. Most successful applicants also have experience writing about or have fluency in the topics we cover, including climate justice, economic inequality, racial justice, democratic reform. Most successful applicants will be familiar with YES! Magazine’s unique perspective, and why Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman says “YES! Magazine is a vital voice among independent media.”

We are looking for interns with:

Strong research and writing skills and attention to detail and accuracy.

Previous experience in publishing a plus.

Excellent self-starter with the ability to work effectively independently.

Excellent communication skills for a team environment.

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, two writing samples, and two references to internships [at] with “Internship” in the subject field. 

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