If you've always wanted a brief and payless career in The Stranger's newsroom, this may be your moment. We have an opening for one or two interns in our news-'n-politics section.
Ideal recruits are available for about 20 hours a week (in the office) and for a few hours on weekends (blogging from home or wherever). The internship lasts about three months. You must be fairly informed on current events, generally interested in local politics—the legislature will be in session—and a pleasant, not-too-chatty presence in the newsroom. Interns also need to bring strong writing and analysis skills, of course, and be capable of conducting meticulous research with little assistance.
Here's what you'll do: write up police reports, write Slog's morning news on weekends, comb legislative and campaign records, help conduct research, compile an event calendar, cover media events, pitch your own story ideas, and do miscellaneous stuff as needed.
Interns get paid absolutely nothing. But they do get to write for an actual audience and work with full time writers, who, even if we are lackadaisical sons of bitches with less talent than Nancy Grace, will still be supportive instructors in your writing/reporting and occasionally feed you lunch. Pizza! Pizza! Pizza!
Apply by sending an e-mail here—with the subject line "News Internship"—that includes a brief description of why you're qualified, a resume, and a couple brief clips of relevant writing. Thank you!