Editorial and Social Media Internships at The Human Experience

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The Human Experience, a queer publication that fosters inclusivity and is focused on showcasing the diversity of queer identity and the human experience, has 3 openings for editorial interns and 4 openings for social media interns. Each social media intern will focus exclusively on one social media platform, either Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or YouTube.

Editorial Internship:

We’re looking for a few good candidates committed to queer or feminist publishing and interested in the queer community in general. Applicants should be incredibly strong writers with clips showing experience, meticulous fact-checkers willing to spend the time to get it right and strong proofreaders with an eye for detail. Also very important, a positive attitude, confidence and someone who takes initiative and doesn’t need a lot of guidance, a sense of humor is a plus. Passion is required.

You will be expected to pitch and write daily short articles, as well as longer pieces on topics ranging from queer entertainment and pop culture to health and politics. You’ll be writing in a variety of formats, i.e. narrative interviews, Q&As, top 10s.

Having basic HTML and WordPress knowledge is preferred, but it’s something that can be learned.

Your main responsibility will be writing, but you’ll also be doing some fact-checking, proofreading and transcribing.

Resulting from my mentorship, one of my former interns has a job with Diva Magazine. Another former intern has her on blog on HuffPost Gay Voices, and I have helped many of my former and current interns get published with other publications, including Curve Magazine, both print and online.

The position is unpaid, except for all-you-can request references, an amazing virtual team environment and a great learning experience. In the past, T.H.E. Team volunteered together at the OutMusic Awards, which included 4 nights free lodging in Las Vegas, plus free tickets to all of the OutMusic Awards events.

We require a four-month commitment at 20 hours a week, though we are somewhat flexible about scheduling. This is a virtual internship. You can work from anywhere. All that is needed is a laptop and strong wifi connection.

Please email your resume, clips and a cover letter telling us why you want to join T.H.E. Team and why you’re a perfect fit for this position to Emelina Minero, emelina@the-humanexperience.com.

Before you submit your application, get to know T.H.E. Read our mission. Read through our articles. Check out our I Am The Human Experience campaign. Read through our blog posts. Check us out (and follow us) on social media: Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube. Meet T.H.E. Team. Get to know us and what we’re passionate about.

T.H.E. Volunteers:

If you’d like to be a part of T.H.E. Team, but you can’t make the time commitment that we’re asking for in an internship, you can volunteer! We’re always looking for people to volunteer with writing, editing and live social media coverage. We also have a T.H.E. Street Team, which consists of us sending out an email once a week with a simple social media action you can take, like sharing an article on your Facebook wall, RTing a tweet and so forth. We’d love to have you join T.H.E. Street Team!

Social Media Internships:

We’re looking for a few good candidates who are passionate about social media and who like to use social media to foster community, strengthen relationships, spread awareness and bring people together. We also want people who are passionate about the queer or feminist community.

We have 1 opening for a Facebook intern, a Twitter intern, a Pinterest intern and a YouTube intern. Photo editing skills are preferred. For Pinterest, strong photo editing and creation skills are required. You’ll be creating a lot of custom images and infographics. With YouTube, you’ll be making a lot of videos and doing a lot of filming and editing.

Applicants should be strong writers and great communicators. You must be passionate. Passion is one of the most important requirements.

If you’re a Twitter, Facebook or YouTube intern, you’ll be going out in the community a lot, doing live social media coverage. Our YouTube intern will do a lot of in-person video interviews, as well as virtual live video interviews via Google Hangout.

A huge part of the social media internship is relationship building, networking and collaborating, both online and offline. We see social media as a means to foster community. An aspect of the internship will be posting T.H.E. articles and blog posts, but the largest part of it will be community building. It will be your job to educate yourself on what’s going on in the queer community, locally and globally, and to share that. It will be your job to get to know the community on a one-on-one level, to get to know what people are doing, support them and bring people together.

Your social media internship will consist of posting T.H.E. content, creating social media campaigns and events, relationship building, collaboration and live social media coverage.

T.H.E. interns are expected to take initiative. We want someone who doesn’t need a lot of guidance and who isn’t afraid to come up with a lot of great ideas and then make them happen. A positive attitude and confidence is a must, a sense of humor is a plus.

Resulting from my mentorship, one of my former interns has a job with Diva Magazine. Another former intern has her on blog on HuffPost Gay Voices, and I have helped many of my former and current interns get published with other publications, including Curve Magazine, both print and online.

The position is unpaid, except for all-you-can request references, an amazing virtual team environment and a great learning experience. In the past, T.H.E. Team volunteered together at the OutMusic Awards, which included 4 nights free lodging in Las Vegas, plus free tickets to all of the OutMusic Awards events.

We require a four-month commitment at 20 hours a week, though we are somewhat flexible about scheduling. This is a virtual internship. You can work from anywhere. All that is needed is a laptop and strong wifi connection.

Please email your resume, clips, links to your online projects and social media profiles and a cover letter telling us why you want to join T.H.E. Team and why you’re a perfect fit for the position you’re applying for to Emelina Minero, emelina@the-humanexperience.com.

Before you submit your application, get to know T.H.E. Read our mission. Read through our articles. Check out our I Am The Human Experience campaign. Read through our blog posts. Check us out (and follow us) on social media: TumblrFacebookTwitterPinterestYouTube. Meet T.H.E. Team. Get to know us and what we’re passionate about.

T.H.E. Volunteers:

If you’d like to be a part of T.H.E. Team, but you can’t make the time commitment that we’re asking for in an internship, you can volunteer! We’re always looking for people to volunteer with writing, editing and live social media coverage. We also have a T.H.E. Street Team, which consists of us sending out an email once a week with a simple social media action you can take, like sharing an article on your Facebook wall, RTing a tweet and so forth. We’d love to have you join T.H.E. Street Team!

I look forward to hearing from you.

Cheers!

– Emelina Minero, T.H.E. Founder & Editor-in-Chief

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