Sick of internships where opening the mail is considered a privilege, or where doing the reporting may mean someone more experienced gets the byline? The Riverfront Times is looking to hire editorial interns this fall, and while the jobs are not paying, the RFT promises plenty of mentoring and the chance to do real journalism.
The RFT is flexible on most details, including working hours and the kinds of stories covered. (Interns are sought for both the news and music teams.) There are requirements, however: interns must live in the St. Louis area, they must be enrolled in a college or university willing to give course credit for the experience, and they must be outgoing enough to pick up a phone and talk to people. Those best suited for the job are willing to laugh at themselves and their coworkers.
Anyone who’s interested should send a few samples of recent work via email, along with a letter explaining personal awesomeness, to managing editor Sarah Fenske atÂ firstname.lastname@example.org.