Palm Beach Media Group, the publisher of Palm Beach Illustrated, Naples Illustrated, Fort Lauderdale Illustrated, Jupiter and Stuart magazines, Florida Design, and several trade publications, is always looking for enthusiastic undergrads with a passion for magazines to work with our editors during the winter/spring, summer, and fall semesters.
Our ideal candidates are motivated, creative multitaskers with excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong fact-checking abilities. We’re looking for driven students who carry themselves in a professional manner and require little supervision. Sound like you?
Along with your resume and a couple writing samples, please send us a cover letter that tells us about yourself, what you’re looking to get from interning at Palm Beach Media Group, and why you’d make a great candidate!
Please email them to Executive Editor, Mary Murray at firstname.lastname@example.org
(No phone calls please.)
How long do the programs run?
Internships are scheduled to coincide with students’ academic school year. For example:
Fall (early September through late December)
Winter/Spring (early January through early May)
Summer (mid to late May through mid-August)
Do I need to have any previous magazine/editorial experience internship to be considered?
While experience is always helpful, it’s not a requirement for interns. However, we are interested in applicants who have prior involvement with websites, blogs, and/or school publications. Writing samples, whether formally published or not, should demonstrate a journalistic style of writing.
Can I intern at Palm Beach Media Group if I’ve already graduated from school?
Unfortunately, our internships are only open to undergrad students who are eligible to receive college credit. Grad school applicants will not be considered.
Please note that all Palm Beach Media Group internships are unpaid.
Are there any availability requirements?
Yes. We require that Palm Beach Media Group interns are able to work in our West Palm Beach office, Monday through Friday. The commitment is not full-time, and the hours are dependent upon the number of hours an intern’s school requires in order to receive credit. We are very flexible with intern work schedules.
What is a typical day like?
There’s really no such thing as a “typical day” here at Palm Beach Media Group, but intern responsibilities can include:
- Assisting editors with researching and fact-checking
- Writing print/online content
- Updating our social media sites
- Providing administrative support to staffers
- Assisting on photo shoots
Can a Palm Beach Media Group internship turn into full-time job?
While we cannot guarantee an internship will transition into a paid position, we do encourage our interns to apply to employment opportunities as soon as they become available.