Internships - The Bend Magazine

We are currently accepting internship applications for the fall 2024 semester. There are two positions we’re looking to fill. Each internship position includes the opportunity to build or enhance a professional portfolio, inclusion on the magazine’s masthead page and the ability to network with the magazine’s staff.  For more information, see below. 

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DIGITAL MEDIA INTERN

The Bend Magazine is looking for a qualified intern to join our team for the fall 2024 semester. We are seeking a proactive intern who is adept at problem-solving and exudes confidence and positivity in all aspects of work life. The digital media intern should have a foundational knowledge of managing a brand’s social media platforms and experience with CMS. Interns are full-time students who can work unpaid for credit through their individual institutions. The ideal candidate would be physically located in the Coastal Bend for the duration of the internship. If you wish to be considered for this role, email your resume and a portfolio with any related work to kylie@thebendmag.com.

The digital media intern will be responsible for several assignments, including but not limited to:

  • Assist in managing online content on thebendmag.com
  • Learn how to best utilize the content management system, WordPress, with best SEO practices in mind
  • Craft supervised social media content for distribution on various platforms
  • Engage with the brand’s social media audience and help monitor inboxes
  • Attend photoshoots, community events, etc. to capture video content for Instagram Reels
  • Organize and maintain additional tasks given by the leadership team

Skills/Qualifications:

  • Must be able to work an average of  10-20 hours a week (flexible scheduling/hybrid work environment)
  • Ideally enrolled in an accredited university/college program to receive credit (optional)
  • Proficient technological skills, including Google Suite, Instagram and Facebook
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-directed and able to work with limited supervision
  • Energetic and eager to take on new projects
  • Capable of taking direction and asking questions to encourage collaboration

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EDITORIAL INTERN

The Bend Magazine is looking for a qualified intern to join our team for the fall 2024 semester. The Editorial Intern should have great verbal and written communication skills and have confidence in pitching and writing stories for thebendmag.com. Interns are full-time students who can work unpaid for credit through their individual institutions. The ideal candidate would be physically located in the Coastal Bend for the duration of the internship. If you wish to be considered for this role, email your resume and two or three writing samples to kylie@thebendmag.com.

The editorial intern will be responsible for several assignments, including but not limited to:

  • Pitch and write articles for thebendmag.com weekly
  • Aid in uploading articles to thebendmag.com with best SEO practices in mind
  • Assist in fact-checking print and digital stories
  • Maintain the website’s community event calendar

Skills/Qualifications:

  • Must be able to work an average of  10-20 hours a week (flexible scheduling/hybrid work environment)
  • Ideally enrolled in an accredited university/college program to receive credit (optional)
  • Proficient technological skills, including Google Suite and WordPress
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-directed and able to work with limited supervision
  • Energetic and eager to take on new projects
  • Capable of taking direction and asking questions to encourage collaboration