Are you interested in writing, social media, public relations, advertising or marketing?
Do you need to gain professional experience and build your resume?
Would you like to have FUN this summer with an amazing professional team?
If you’ve said YES to any of the above questions, the College Lifestyles™ Summer 2015 Internship Program is for you.
We are seeking:
- Pitch article topics for editorial calendar development
- Write 1+ article per week
- Learn/develop WordPress skills
- Learn/develop AP Style, grammar and magazine writing skills
- Promote work on social media
- Develop editing skills
- Learn to work on an editorial team
- Network with other writers and editors from college campuses across the U.S. and abroad
Social Media Gurus
- Promote CL articles on social media
- Promote/forecast trends on social media
- Analyze social media statistics
- Learn/develop Facebook skills
- Learn/develop Twitter skills
- Learn/develop Pinterest skills
- Learn/develop Tumblr skills
- Learn/develop Google+ skills
- Learn/develop LinkedIn skills
- Develop writing skills
- Network with other social media professionals from college campuses across the U.S. and abroad
Public Relations, Advertising and Marketing Pros
- Promote CL to high schools
- Promote CL to colleges
- Promote CL to corporations
- Develop CL outreach materials
- Learn/develop marketing research skills
- Develop writing skills
- Network with other PR professionals from college campuses across the U.S. and abroad
All CL team members participate in a shadowing week to prepare for the internship the week of May 7, learn about CL policies and procedures during a 40-minute orientation Skype the week of May 15, submit monthly goal sheets, participate in weekly social media promotion, participate in team bonding and development sessions, check weekly memos from staff members and are excited to be part of an amazing team!
Note: this is not a “make copies and get coffee” internship. This is a hands-on experience that gives students REAL experience in the world of online journalism and public relations, adds to their resumes and builds their portfolios.
See what former interns had to say about their experiences:
A Day in the Life of a CL Writer
A Day in the Life of a CL Social Media Guru
A Day in the Life of a CL Marketing/Advertising/PR Pro
We are specifically looking for students majoring in journalism, communications, new media, creative writing, English, public relations, advertising and marketing, or participate in a related editorial section (ex: nutrition, fashion merchandising, interior design, RA, Greek life) who are dedicated, have excellent time-management skills, can bring fresh ideas to the table and are serious about a career in media communications or a related industry. In other words, if you color code your planner, update the calendar app on your smart phone, are incredibly self-motivated with a positive attitude toward working hard and manage a full schedule with an impressive GPA – this internship is for you!
Want to know more about what it’s like to be on our team? Check out 10 things you need to know about being a College Lifestyles™ intern.
Want to know what College Lifestyles™ Founder and CEO Shelly Marie Redmond has to say about the CL Internship Program? Check this out!
Have questions? We have answers!
Q: The internship sounds great, but will it require me to relocate?
A: No! This is a virtual internship – you can work from just about anywhere with Wi-Fi.
Q: Will I get paid interning for CL?
A: No, this is an unpaid internship, we do not give you money; BUT, this isn’t an internship where you’ll run around doing silly errands or tasks at the whim of the CL staff. This is an internship where you will gain REAL experience in writing, editing, social media and marketing. The pay-off is education, experience, stats, clips for your portfolio and a fabulous line on your resume. We also may give out prizes for internal contests from time to time.
Q: I’m a guy. Can I intern for/participate with CL?
A: Absolutely! We are mainly focused on female students right now, so that’s who/what the majority of our articles relate to, but we welcome the male perspective.
Q: I’ll be abroad this summer. Can I apply for the internship?
A: Absolutely. We have worked with interns abroad in the past. As long as you’re willing to dedicate the time and make it work, we’re willing to be flexible.
Q: I’m pretty busy this summer, but I’d like to try and make the internship work. How many hours a week would I be expected to dedicate to the CL internship?
A: Good question: it depends on how much you’d like to be involved. We ask that interns dedicate a minimum of FIVE (5) hours a week to the internship. That’s the minimum and you’d be doing the minimum amount of work asked of you. BUT, we always have those shining stars who are willing to take time and mentor their buddies, do extra promotion, tackle extra articles and even ask for more work from the staff or volunteer for staff projects. These folks end up working between FIVE (5) and TEN (10) hours a week.
Q: I really want to be involved with CL, but I don’t think I’ll have time for the internship. Is there another way to get involved?
A: Don’t think you can tackle an internship this summer? Not to worry: you can still write for CL. Check out our Campus Correspondent Program to get started.
Q: The internship sounds great, but I don’t see any editor positions listed. How can I edit for CL?
A: Our editor positions are reserved for those who have completed at least one semester of the CL internship already, the reasons being they know our rules and guidelines, they understand our editorial process and they are incredibly dedicated to our brand. If you are interested in more of an editor/leader position NOW and think CL is the best thing since sliced bread, then the College Lifestyles™ Campus Satellite Program is for you. Check it out here.
What are you waiting for?
Apply now for the College Lifestyles™ Summer 2015 Internship Program. This internship begins on May 7, 2015 and ends on August 15, 2015.
Additional questions? Please email Shelly at firstname.lastname@example.org AND email@example.com in regard to the PR internship and general internship inquiries, Managing Editor Debra Schreiber at firstname.lastname@example.org in regard to the writing internship or the Campus Correspondent Program, Social Media Manager Alli Heitzenrater at email@example.com in regard to the social media internship or Campus Satellite Coordinator Emily Lamielle at firstname.lastname@example.org in regard to the Campus Satellite Program.
Please allot one hour to complete the application. You will be required to PASTE your resume and cover letter into the application field. (Writer applications) You will be required to PASTE an original article for College Lifestyles™ (to be published by our staff on our site if you are accepted to phase two of the application process). Basic AP style questions are asked in the application, as well as questions on social media, professionalism, teamwork and time-management.
Once exited, you cannot go back and make any changes, so please make sure you have ample time, a good Internet connection and no distractions. We highly recommend pulling your information, resume, cover letter and any other documents together BEFORE you start this application. Incomplete applications will be tossed out. If you need to start over, please clear your browser history before you begin again.
You will be contacted within seven business days if your application is accepted to round two of the application process. Applications close on 4/1/15 at 8 p.m. EST with no exceptions.
Click here to begin your application.