Become a Women's eNews Intern

Women's eNews is the premier non-profit Internet-based news gathering service covering issues of particular concern to women. We are not interested in fashions, horoscopes or diet tips and that is probably why we have won 32 journalism awards. We are interested in electoral politics, court decisions, pay equity and reproductive health. Interns work with our team in our offices near City Hall in New York City, easily accessible by all mass transit in the region.

Testimonial

 Being a Women's eNews intern was a wonderful experience that taught me so much about reporting in the city. As an eNews intern, I was able to report from the United Nations and cover meaty topics like domestic violence and family courts. It was a great way to learn about intensive, investigative reporting and a chance to cover important topics not addressed elsewhere.


-- Alison Bowen

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Editorial

The Sy Syms Journalistic Excellence Program

Women's eNews will select two applicants per quarter (four times a year) as participants in the Sy Syms Journalistic Excellence Program, funded by the Sy Syms Foundation.

Successful applicants will work as journalists two or three eight-hour days each week for 12 weeks at Women's eNews office in downtown Manhattan. Participants will receive transportation stipends. A Sy Syms Program participant will be expected to:

Sy Syms Journalistic Excellence Program participants work closely with Women's eNews editors and benefit from one-to-one coaching on news writing and careful editing. The final product, a Women's eNews feature, is distributed to every major media outlet in the U.S. and to readers in more than 90 nations.

Qualifications: Strong news writing skills, knowledge of AP stylebook, at least three years of college, interest in current events, familiarity with women's issues.

To apply: Send cover letter with story ideas, resume and writing sample to editors@womensenews.org. Write "internship" in the subject line.

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Development

Development interns learn the inner workings of a non-profit, working closely with the editor in chief and director of operations to develop special projects, track grants and regular donations made to Women's eNews and assist with event preparation. We also ask our interns to assist in some organizational tasks--fact-checking, mass mailings and photocopying, for example--but you will find you leave this position with much more than an intimate relationship with the office printers.

Qualifications: At least three years of college, strong writing skills, interest in current events, familiarity with women's issues.

To apply: Send cover letter, resume and writing sample to editors@womensenews.org. Write "development internship" in the subject line.

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Marketing

Marketing Interns must embrace every aspect of the busy office turning at times to writing, fundraising and event planning. Marketing interns are responsible for the weekly press release detailing Women's eNews' daily stories, assisting in social network updating and search engine optimization, researching new contacts for partnerships and advertising and working on Women's eNews special projects. We also ask our interns to assist in some organizational tasks--fact-checking, mass mailings and photocopying, for example--but most interns can expect to have worked on several projects, if not reached a project outcome in their 10-week stint.

Interns work closely with the director of marketing and other Women's eNews staff.

Qualifications: At least three years of college, strong writing and communication skills, interest in current events, familiarity with women's issues

To apply, send cover letter, resume and writing samples to: editors@womensenews.org. Write "marketing internship" in the subject line.

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Web Development

Web development interns must not be afraid of a little code. Intern will learn how to use HTML, CSS, metadata, WordPress and Drupal CMS. Photoshop will also be explored, as will photoediting. Interns will work closely with the Web Director and other Women's eNews staff.

Qualifications: Interest and proficiency in HTML.

To apply, send cover letter and resume to: ariel@womensenews.org. Write "Web development internship" in the subject line. Must be available Wednesdays.

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