Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Intern(et) at Talking Points Memo

Thanks to Professor Sousa for the tip:

TPM interns are vital to our operation and have a hand in everything we do. They work alongside our reporters to write and break stories, help our editors keep a finger on the pulse of the news day, and produce all kinds of digital media from youtube clips to mash-up photographs. Some of our interns have gone on to jobs here at TPM, others have moved on to jobs in new and old media alike, working for Think Progress, The Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, The New York Sun, The Washington Post and more.

To learn more about what we do at TPM and what we've accomplished in the last year, see these news reports on TPM from 2007.

Because each intern is encouraged to work in multiple parts of our operation, it's important that applicants have a basic understanding of new media technologies (blogging, youtube, etc.) and a desire and ability to learn quickly.
Video Intern

We are looking for one intern who is video specific. This person should have a working knowledge of Final Cut, and be ready and excited to dive into the world of TPMtv.
Publishing Intern

We're putting out a special call for a publishing intern. We're looking specifically for someone with some nice design and tech skills to work with us creating special projects and helping us out with site development. Ideally this candidate will be an html and css ninja, have some Photoshop and Flash chops and maybe have dabbled in javascript or php and/or the Movable Type publishing platform.

To apply for any of our internships, send an email to talk at with a cover letter, resume and two references. If you're interested in video or publishing, please specify that in your cover letter. Include in the email subject "TPM Video Internship," "TPM Publishing Internship" or "TPM Internship" for all non-video/publishing interns. All internships are unpaid and based in TPM's New York City office.
Winter 2008/09 Internship

Our Winter Internship runs from December Through February. We will be accepting four or five full time interns. Part-time interns will not be considered.

Applications are due November 7th at noon.

Rolling Internships (Intern now!)

At any given time, it is always possible that we could use a smart person in the office to replace a lost intern or help us manage the ever-growing mountain of muck and news. If you're available to come in sooner than the beginning of the next internship cycle begins, let us know.