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 email@example.com.
Arts & Culture interns work with a team of four editors producing the print paper’s food, music, film, theater and books sections as well as blog posts and our special sections.
Internships are geared toward interests and knowledge, but involve a wide variety of subjects and tasks. A&C interns work closely with staff editors on short-form previews, reviews and blog posts, and may work on longer features after they’ve demonstrated aptitude, work ethic and familiarity with the paper’s standards and voice. A&C interns are generally also asked to take on one large data collection and organization project, organize food and drink tastings, do occasional transcription, help with fact-checking and perform minor errands.
Internships are unpaid and require a three-month commitment. We are happy to do whatever is necessary to get you college credit, if relevant. Interns must work at least 20 hours per week. The schedule is flexible other than required Wednesday afternoon staff meetings. In general, we’re here to help you learn about journalism and will work to see that you take away far more than you give.
We ask that you send us a copy of your resume, three published clips, answer the questions below and write a sample food, music, performance or movie listing. Please send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
_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.
You like movies and alcohol, right? Now, let’s say the movie is a documentary about mezcal and the alcohol is mezcal—both of which are being served up at Experience Mezcal. In fact, I’m drinking mezcal right now, which is why this reads like it does. Anyway, this event sounds a bit like a marketing effort from Big Mezcal, but we’re assured there’s “zero brand sponsorship” of the documentary, and the trailer looks terrific. Remember how I said I’m drinking mezcal right now? It’s smoky and rich, and way more interesting than tequila. Even on a Monday. JORDAN GREEN. Monday, September 23, 7 pm. $50 includes screening, Q&A with director and tasting flight. Red Star Tavern & Roast House, 503 SW Alder St. 222-0005, redstartavern.com.