Gain literary publishing experience.
Image Journal, founded by Gregory Wolfe, has been publishing the best art and writing that engages with faith and mystery for 25 years. In addition to publishing a quarterly journal, we now host two summer arts workshops, online writing classes, a daily blog, an online newsletter of book reviews and arts news, and more. Since the year 2000, we’ve been based on the campus of Seattle Pacific University, on the outskirts of Seattle's Queen Anne neighborhood.
We're looking for people who share our vision for the place art has in the life of faith, and who are also diligent, meticulous, and responsible about the daily details. Just like the editors, our interns have a balance of grunt work (daily processing) and glory work (more interesting ongoing projects). Grunt work includes tasks like sorting the mail, responding to emails, and sending out book orders. The glory work for next year’s interns includes things like choosing images for our daily Good Letters blog; reading back issue content in order to tag it for our redesigned website; creating original graphics for our social media; and content writing for our online newsletter ImageUpdate, social media, or our website.
Since we’re a small operation, our interns have the chance to build experience with many different software programs and skillsets: basic HTML, ConstantContact, Salesforce, Causeview, Fulco Circulation Manager, WordPress (and other content management systems), Adobe Creative Suite, and more, in addition to gaining insight into a field in which proficient writing skills and an aesthetic sense are essential. (Past interns have told us that the number of proficiencies they’ve added to their resumes were crucial to future employment opportunities.)
The internship is open to all undergraduates (with occasional post-grad exceptions), and we prioritize humanities majors and Seattle Pacific University students. The internship is unpaid, and at this time, we are only interested in candidates who can join us in our Seattle office. We offer three intern enrichment sessions per quarter (on topics like the editorial selection process, event planning, and the aesthetic behind Image), as well as quarterly reviews to give you feedback on your performance.
We ask for a three-quarter commitment of 10 hours per week (5 during finals). Hours are very flexible. We have filled all available positions for the 2013-14 school year, but candidates interested in interning over summer 2014 or the 2014-2015 school year can email Taylor Olsen at firstname.lastname@example.org with their current resume, a cover letter detailing why you’re interested in the internship, and two writing samples (creative writing preferred). Summer 2014 candidates will be contacted around the new year, and school year candidates around the end of April. Skype interviews are possible as long as you have guaranteed residency in Seattle for the time of your potential internship.