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Tikkun magazine and the Network of Spiritual Progressives
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Posted: March 10 2016
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DescriptionINTERNSHIPS WITH TIKKUN MAGAZINE
For such an internationally well-known magazine, with such high production values, Tikkun has a surprisingly small paid staff. This means that there are excellent opportunities for interns to get significant experience in print and online magazine production and business. The following internships have been identified and may or may not be available at any given time. Please note that interns may be periodically pulled away from the jobs outlined below to help with special projects initiated by head editor Michael Lerner.
All internships with Tikkun are unpaid and typically last six months to a year. We prefer applicants who can work at least ten hours a week, preferably more. We are currently accepting applications.
Print editorial interns at Tikkun gain hands-on experience in magazine editing. At Tikkun—unlike at many other national magazines, where interns often find themselves fetching coffee and making photocopies—editorial interns play a central role in evaluating submissions and proofing each issue of the magazine. Editorial interns review every submission that comes in, bringing promising articles to the attention of the editorial staff. They also read articles from past issues of Tikkun and summarize these pieces in short "teasers" that are published as part of the magazine's online archive. This internship is very selective and has the potential to launch students into careers in magazine journalism. Editorial interns may have the opportunity to publish an article, but we make no guarantees—interns' submissions are subjected to the same strict standards as any other submissions to the magazine. Editorial interns with strong writing skills and professionalism will be asked to write monthly profile articles for our multimedia blog site, Tikkun Daily. Candidates for this position must be hawk-eyed proofreaders with an obsessive attention to detail, a professional work ethic, and a willingness to study the Chicago Manual of Style and Tikkun's in-house style guide.
Web editorial interns at Tikkun scour the blogosphere for posts to which they think Tikkun‘s blog site should respond. They will be asked to promote Tikkun’s ideas and articles on a wide range of sites, responding to existing articles or even trying to get your own article printed elsewhere to promote Tikkun’s positions. They play a central role in finding, managing, and proofing content for the magazine’s multimedia blog site, Tikkun Daily (www.tikkun.org/tikkundaily). Web editorial interns become intimately familiar with the world of spiritual and political journalists, academics, and bloggers. They spend hours searching the Web for articles and videos about “tikkun-ish” topics to which our site should link. They also update our own social media sites and send out tweets about our articles and perspectives. Web editorial interns with strong writing skills and professionalism will be asked to write monthly articles for our multimedia blog site, Tikkun Daily. Those Web interns who are familiar enough with the magazine to have fully grasped its worldview and who demonstrate outstanding reporting and writing skills may eventually be invited to blog regularly, as well.
ART AND IMAGE RESEARCH
Art interns at Tikkun engage deeply with the question of how to illustrate articles about politics, social change, and spirituality. They work on our national magazine and on our website, generating illustration ideas and conducting image research. They play a central role in finding imagery for use on our new multimedia blog site, Tikkun Daily, which features regular photo essays and art galleries.