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In These Times, an independent, nonprofit newsmagazine and website based in Chicago, is seeking editorial interns for our Spring 2013 internship session. Interns at In These Times participate fully in the editorial process and gain insight into every step of the production of an award-winning monthly magazine and website. Former In These Times interns have gone on to write for or work at The Nation, The Huffington Post, The American Prospect, Truthout, Buzzfeed, Salon, Yahoo! News and many other publications.

ABOUT IN THESE TIMES

In These Times is a nonprofit and independent newsmagazine committed to political and economic democracy and opposed to the dominance of transnational corporations and the tyranny of marketplace values over human values. In These Times is dedicated to reporting the news with the highest journalistic standards; to informing and analyzing movements for social, environmental and economic justice; and to providing an accessible forum for debate about the policies that shape our future.

Over the last 36 years, In These Times has distinguished itself by producing high-quality journalism that treats women, communities of color, working people and other groups ignored by the mainstream media as legitimate audiences, sources and subjects for the news. Over the years, In These Times has published the work of a wide range of noted writers, including fiction by Alice Walker and Kurt Vonnegut; reporting by Clinton speechwriter David Kusnet, blogger Andrew Sullivan, and Salon Editor-at-Large Joan Walsh; and political commentary by former presidential candidate George McGovern, environmentalist Sandra Steingraber, the late Democratic Sen. Paul Wellstone of Minnesota, novelists Barbara Kingsolver and Dorothy Allison.

Responsibilities

Editorial interns help produce both In These Times and our website InTheseTimes.com, and we seek to tailor responsibilities according to the individual's interests.

Responsibilities include:

--Fact-checking articles for In These Times and InTheseTimes.com

--Writing blog posts for InTheseTimes.com blog The ITT List

--Participating in all editorial meetings

--Writing regular features in the print magazine, including "Act Now," "Blueprints" and "Art Space" sections

--Pitching longer stories for print or for InTheseTimes.com, while receiving guidance from ITT editors in crafting pitches and pursuing story ideas

--Copy-editing the print magazine and website

--Producing stories and blog posts for InTheseTimes.com, including formatting and photo research

--Assisting writers and editors with research for stories

--Assisting the web editor in content promotion, tagging and traffic-tracking duties

Since In These Times is a nonprofit magazine, all interns very occasionally will be required to help with publishing and fundraising tasks.

Requirements

Applicants should have a strong interest in politics and independent media. Previous editorial and/or web experience is a plus but is not required.
Applicants should e-mail a cover letter, résumé and two writing samples to Joel Bleifuss: Internships@InTheseTimes.com, with the subject line EDITORIAL INTERNSHIP APPLICATION. Writing samples may be included as attachments or as links in the body of the email.
The editorial internship is unpaid, and interns are expected to work in our Chicago offices at least two full days a week. We have immediate openings for Winter interns and are also considering applications for Spring. The Spring internship session runs from early January to mid-May, commensurate with Spring semesters. Exact start and end dates for the internship are flexible. Please indicate when applying your desired start and end dates.

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