The Black Snob is growing FAST and I’m looking for three intrepid, motivated college students or high school seniors entering college looking for reporting and editing experience. This would not be a fixing me coffee and brushing my hair. You will get assigned stories. You will report. I will coach and edit you. You will learn. You will get fun things to do. You will get an actual beat and by the end of the summer you will learn some of the finer points of internet reporting, reporting ethics, investigative reporting and creative commentary.
Sadly, this is a free internship. The Black Snob is not rolling deep quite yet, BUT all swag I get is your swag and I will reimburse some items for special occasions. I’d also like it if the interns could accompany me to the Blogging While Brown conference this June in Chicago.
Interns would also get to help out with the development of several creative projects I am currently working on and some multimedia enterprises, including a novel, a short story series, a musical, a TV show pilot and several screenplays.
I would prefer if at least one intern is from the bistate, St. Louis/Illinois region. The rest can do their work remotely, but the STL intern will get more assignments by virtue of proximity.
Interested applications should send a cover letter, resume, at least two references and three writing samples to Danielle C. Belton, firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants with skills in editing, html/css, Flash/animation, layout and design and previous reporting experience will get extra consideration, but I am willing to train a motivated grunt!
All applications are due by May 30!
(If you’re interested in writing contributions, but too old for an internship also send your info and story idea to Danielle C. Belton, email@example.com.)