The web/e-publishing intern is actively exposed to the production process of the digital renditions of a magazine from initial concept to final product. Skills to be learned will include: how to build web pages with our content management system; how to convert text and pages from the print edition to a digital replica for tablets; and how to create an interactive tablet edition of the magazine. Research classes, library seminars, staff meetings, and more hands-on experiences will add depth to this learning experience.
- Learn to create, edit, and publish web content through observation and hand-on instruction.
- Receive supervised hands-on training of specific digital production tasks -- e.g., creating XML documents and metadata, proofreading and checking interactive elements of the magazine.
- Participate in digital strategy meetings.
- Attend research classes, library seminars, staff meetings, brown bag lunches, management one-on-one sessions, and other training programs to learn the ins and outs of magazine publishing.
Related Field of Study Required
Junior or senior undergraduate or graduate student studying journalism, new media, or other related field.
Additional Knowledge and Skill Requirements
Excellent writing and verbal communications skills, acute attention to detail, and a desire to learn. Knowledge of XML, HTML, and InCopy or InDesign is helpful.
The internship is offered during the spring (January through May), summer (late May through August) and fall (September through December) semesters, to coincide with university schedules. School credit must be obtained for this internship, and there is no pay. Please ask your academic adviser to verify that this internship would qualify for credit hours.
Please include cover letter with résumé.
Send Applications to:
Attention: Web Internship
National Geographic Traveler
1145 17th St. NW, 4th floor
Washington, D.C., 20036
Or apply online here.
Click on "Career Opportunities." Use search term: Traveler