Sactown, the largest and most award-winning magazine in the Sacramento region, offers editorial internships for qualified college students and recent college graduates.
Our winter/spring internship runs from mid-January to mid-May.
Our summer internship runs from June to mid-September.
Our fall internship runs from mid-September to mid-January.
Each internship spans two issues of this bimonthly magazine. There may be flexibility based on school schedules.
Interns will receive practical experience in reporting, writing, research and fact-checking, and will learn the art and mechanics of a creating an award-winning magazine, both for print and online. The editors have extensive national publication experience (The New York Times, InStyle, Entertainment Weekly, Money, etc) and so interns in this program will learn to produce a local magazine, but with national standards. This will be a great first step in a journalism career. The internship is unpaid. School credit may be available.
The position requires 16-24 hours of work per week (full days are preferred whenever possible, although partial days can work, too). Preference will be given to candidates who have worked on or contributed to a school or consumer publication. Please ONLY apply if you have some form of print journalism experience, either with a college publication or a consumer newspaper or magazine. Class papers, even for journalism classes, don’t count.
If you are ambitious, creative, hardworking and a self-starter, we'd love for you to apply to our program. Please send a resume, a cover letter about why you'd like to be an intern at Sactown, and links (no attachments please) to three published, reported articles (no essays or opinion pieces, please).