Sampsonia Way Internships

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Sampsonia Way is online magazine dedicated to fostering freedom of expression around the world and supporting the work of persecuted poets and writers around the world. Our internships offer students a unique opportunity to learn about online publishing in an interactive and highly educational environment. Interns do hands-on work, experience copy flow, professional edits, and conduct social media outreach. You will gain valuable experience working on interviews with noted journalists, writers, musicians, and filmmakers from around the world, as well as collaborating with diverse publications and organizations.

Our office is House Poem, which is located on Sampsonia Way in Pittsburgh’s Northside neighborhood.

Sampsonia Way is currently interviewing editorial, marketing, and video interns for the Winter 2015 term.

Editorial Internship

Internship activities and duties

  • Assist editors in proofreading and editing text in magazine, blog, interviews, excerpts, etc.
  • Interview local and international writers
  • Help contribute research for blog articles and write said articles
  • Collaborate with marketing efforts using social media
  • Contact bloggers and websites to provide material for Sampsonia Way
  • Contact writers

Internship benefits

  • Build resume
  • Gain professional experience in proofreading and marketing strategies
  • Exposure to international community of writers
  • Future letters of recommendation and references upon successful completion
  • This is a primarily unpaid internship, but we do provide compensation for travel and academic credit

Requirements

  • 10-15 hours a week & reliable transportation to our Northside office
  • Current junior or senior enrolled in a University’s English Program
  • Able to provide writing samples
  • Must be organized, independent, and posses proficient computer skills
  • Extensive proofreading skills or experience (*experience preferred*)

Preferred Requirements

  • Familiarity with Gmail, Social Media, and SEO
  • Knowledge of writing for advertising
  • Understanding of the international community and issues with freedom of expression around the world

Send both a cover letter and resume to joshua@sampsoniaway.org

Online Marketing Internship

The internship requires knowledge of online marketing, social media, blogging, search engine optimization, site architecture, web usability, link building, and copy-writing. We are looking for energized people who are able to work under instruction, are organized, and are active team players.

Internship benefits

  • Build resume
  • Gain professional experience developing online marketing strategies and working in online publishing
  • Exposure to international community of writers, journalists, and organizations
  • Future letters of recommendation and references upon successful completion
  • This is a primarily unpaid internship, but we do provide compensation for travel and academic credit

Requirements

  • 10-15 hours a week
  • Current junior or senior enrolled in an English or Communications program
  • In-house with some telecommuting hours
  • Some experience with WordPress (or similar content management system), Google Analytics, and Photoshop
  • Understanding of the international community and issues with freedom of expression around the world

Please submit cover letter and resume to michael@sampsoniaway.org

Video Internship

Duties

  • Filming and editing writer interviews for “The Writers’ Block” video series
  • Filming upcoming City of Asylum events
  • Designing text and title screens for the videos
  • Archiving video footage.

Requirements

  • 10-15 hours a week and reliable transportation to our Northside office
  • Current junior or senior enrolled in a Film or Video Arts program
  • Experience with Final Cut, Photoshop
  • Attention to detail

Please submit cover letter and resume to olivia@sampsoniaway.org