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Tikkun's internships are an excellent opportunity for students and recent graduates to gain significant experience in magazine editing, image research, reviewing submissions, and proofing. Interns can choose to specialize in any of the following areas: print editorial, art and image research, web editorial, outreach/publicity, social networking, web analytics, rebuilding our online archive, or the publishing business side. Most internships last a minimum of three months, and we generally ask for a minimum of 15-20 hours per week. We are currently seeking interns for Fall 2015.
Tikkun Magazine offers a quarterly critique of politics, spirituality, and culture and is based in Berkeley, California, near the downtown BART stop. It covers the intersection of politics and religion in the public sphere, paying special attention to the work of spiritual progressives and the "Religious Left."
Here are more detailed descriptions of some areas of specialization:
Interns who specialize on the print editorial side gain hands-on experience in magazine editing. At Tikkun -- unlike at many other national magazines -- editorial interns play a central role in evaluating submissions and proofing each issue of the magazine. Editorial interns review every submission that comes in, bringing promising articles to the attention of the editorial staff. They help brainstorm authors to commission, fact-check, brainstorm illustration ideas, and prepare articles for publication. Editorial interns may have the opportunity to publish an article, but we make No guarantees -- interns' submissions are subjected to the same strict standards as any other submissions to the magazine. Editorial interns with strong writing skills and professionalism will be asked to write monthly profile articles for our multimedia blog site, Tikkun Daily. Candidates for this position must be hawk-eyed proofreaders with an obsessive attention to detail, a professional work ethic, and a willingness to study the Chicago Manual of Style and Tikkun's in-house style guide.
Interns who specialize on the web editorial side scour the blogosphere for posts to which they think Tikkun's daily site should respond. They play a central role in finding and managing the content on the magazine's multimedia blog site, Tikkun Daily (www.tikkun.org/daily). To support our efforts to recruit a team of professional bloggers, Web editorial interns become intimately familiar with the world of spiritual and political journalists, academics, and bloggers. Web editorial interns with strong writing skills and professionalism may be asked to write monthly profile articles for our multimedia blog site, Tikkun Daily. Those Web interns who are familiar eNough with the magazine to have fully grasped its worldview and who demonstrate outstanding reporting and writing skills may eventually be invited to blog more regularly, as well.