The Presbyterian Outlook is looking for remote-working interns for the summer of 2023 who are interested in writing, editing, digital marketing, design, website management fundraising, and/or project management. The 10-week, remote, paid internship would begin in May 22 and end July 28 with an average 10-hour/week commitment.
This internship is an opportunity to learn from various perspectives how an independent magazine like Presbyterian Outlook is run. Interns will meet with each member of the Outlook staff to learn about their roles and work. After these meetings, the intern will present a major project to their supervisor based on an area of their interest. Projects could include a social media campaign, writing a feature-length op-ed article, a series of news articles, a collection of posts to optimize SEO, or worship resources, creating a new product for our store, recruiting and editing content, a fundraising campaign etc.
In addition to their major project, interns will be assigned other minor tasks based on their interests and the Outlook’s need. Tasks may include copyediting for the magazine, posting content to the website, posting content to social media, organizing the backend of the website, attending Outlook-hosted webinars, editing video, building email campaigns, reporting on PC(USA) meetings, organizing digital archives, etc. Interns will also have a weekly meeting with their supervisor to discuss their assignments and to process their experience — how do they understand their gifts, what is God calling them to do in the world? They will also be expected to attend some staff and marketing meetings.
We are writing this internship description with college and seminary students in mind, but we welcome all applicants. You do not need to be Presbyterian to apply, although knowledge of the structure and Reformed theology of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) would be helpful in the work. Interns are expected to be effective writers and communicators as well as self-motivators. Deadlines will be agreed upon by the student and their supervisor with the expectation that the intern will meet those deadlines.
Interns will be paid $15/hour, with their payment being capped at $1,500. We hope to have a cohort of three interns. Applications are due by Feb. 15 with the goal of extending offers to interns by mid-March.
Applications must include a cover letter describing the applicant’s interest in the position, qualifications, and what they could contribute to the Outlook’s mission and ministry. Applications should also include a resume with three references. Depending on the interests of the applicant, writing samples may be requested. Please submit materials as a .pdf to firstname.lastname@example.org.