Editorial internships–High Country News

Posted on January 22nd, 2010

Editorial intern at High Country News, published twice-monthly in Paonia, Colo. HCN is an award-winning nonprofit newsmagazine “for people who care about the West.” We reach 25,000 subscribers — an estimated 50,000 readers — including grassroots activists, public land managers, tribal officials, government policymakers, educators, students and interested citizens. We also have a Web site, hcn.org, that draws 50,000 visitors per month.

Every year, High Country News offers six internship positions, each six months long. Three new interns join us each June and January; we provide free housing and a $170-per-week stipend. To help defray moving costs, an additional $500 travel stipend is available.

For each internship session, we hire three Editorial Interns. Our interns are a key part of the HCN team; aside from a few minor tasks such as sorting the mail and answering phones, interns spend most of their time researching, interviewing, writing, and developing content, both written and multimedia. We pride ourselves on fairness, accuracy and good writing, and we expect no less of our interns.

For all of our internship positions, some prior journalism experience and/or education is preferred. We also prefer applicants who are familiar with High Country News and who have lived in the West and are familiar with its environmental and community issues. We strongly encourage Native American, Hispanic, and applicants from other under-represented backgrounds.

For application details see hcn.org/about/internships