INTERNSHIPS AT WILLAMETTE WEEK
Willamette Week offers three month, unpaid internships to
qualified candidates throughout the year. To find out more about our internship programs and how to apply, please see below.
WW offers three-month news internships throughout the year. The news internships are unpaid and require a time commitment of 20 hours a week. In the belief that experience is the best teacher, the internship provides opportunities to write for both wweek.com and the print edition.
To apply for a news internship, send your resume and three news clips (or writing samples) to managing editor for news Brent Walth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for considering an Arts & Culture internship at Willamette Week. It’s our goal to
provide smart, curious people who have an interest in journalism some
experience in the fundamentals of our craft. As an Arts & Culture intern,
you will work with section editors in the preparation of listings, reviews
and previews for the weekly paper and wweek.com, as well as guides and
special sections. You may also have the chance to work on longer, more in
depth stories like culture features as your internship progresses.
You are expected to contribute to the paper in the following ways:
• Writing listings
• Reviewing concerts, performances or books
• Writing live reviews and reporting on breaking news for wweek.com
• Working with publicists
• Surveying news releases and other publications
• Transcribing taped interviews
• Contributing to planning and production of special sections
• Selected errands
tasks to aid editors in planning, reporting, writing, thinking
and editing that goes into the preparation of listings, features and
Internships, which are unpaid, require a three-month commitment. Interns
are required to work at least 20 hours per week.
We ask that you send us a copy of your resume, at least 3-4 published
clips, answer the questions below and pen a sample arts listing in order to begin the intern
Please send all materials to email@example.com.
_How'd you get interested in journalism?
_What do you hope to get out of an internship here?
_What do you want to be doing in 10 years?
_Which Arts & Culture subjects interest you most?
_Which of your writing samples are you proudest of, and why?
--What kind of experience do you have blogging, creating websites or
working with other multimedia?
_When could you start?
_Would you be able to commit to 20 hours a week?
SAMPLE LISTING DIRECTIONS & FORMAT
Please write a 75-100 word preview of an upcoming concert, reading,
gallery opening or film. It doesn't matter what it is. Just pick something happening in Portland
within the next three weeks and write a short, descriptive listing that
introduces readers to it and tells them why— or why not—they should check
it out. PLEASE FOLLOW THE FORMAT OF THE EXAMPLE BELOW.
Henry the Fifth
The young king of England, played with remarkable vigor by
the aptly leonine Leif Norby, goes wife-hunting in France with an army at
his back and kills anything that moves. Grant Turner's shoestring,
black-turtleneck production is refreshingly free of Bardolatry, and the
mostly amateur cast does a fine job wrestling with one of Shakespeare's
more ungainly plots. A few less-than-stellar performances bog down
incidental scenes, and ringside seats in the tiny Shoe Box Theater are
uncomfortably close to the sword-swinging action, but the king is the
thing here, and he is magnificent—fighting and flirting with equal zeal.
Wacky William may not have known whether the story was a gut-buster or a
tear-jerker, but, hey, that's why we call it history. BEN WATERHOUSE.
Northwest Classical Theatre Company at the Shoe Box Theater, 2110 SE 10th Ave., 262-5503. 7 pm Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 pm Sundays. Closes March 11. $12-$18.