Since its founding in 1972, Ms. has been reporting and truth-telling from the front lines of the fight for women’s equality, both in the U.S. and globally. Ms. covers a range of issues, including women’s and girls’ legal, political and social rights; gender-based violence; racial justice; environmental justice; health; LGBTQ equality; media representation; women’s history and more—all through a feminist lens.
Ms. interns work closely with the digital editor and social media editor to assist in daily maintenance of and produce content for MsMagazine.com. The internship offers plentiful opportunities for interns to build a writing portfolio and learn more about both feminism and digital journalism. Past interns have run dedicated columns; researched and reported features; adapted reported articles into shareable and engaging social media content; interviewed thought leaders, lawmakers and activists; made lifelong connections with feminists; and more.
Ms.’s internships range from five to 30 hours a week and coincide with academic semesters (spring, summer and fall) with the opportunity to extend the period if the intern wishes. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Experience necessary: Qualified candidates will be strong writers and avid news consumers who care about feminist issues. College students and recent graduates are recommended to apply. Journalism and public writing experience is a bonus, but not required. Ms. internships are unpaid but we encourage interns to seek course credit and/or outside compensation through universities and other grantors.
Ms. headquarters are in Los Angeles, Calif., but interns can be based anywhere. When possible, interns are welcome to join staff in-person at our office.
A Ms. intern can expect:
- To pitch, write and edit content—from researched and reported pieces to reviews, regular columns and more—for MsMagazine.com (learn how to edit for word choice, angle, flow, Ms. and AP style, and more)
- To assist in daily administrative activities including communications and research
- To fact-check (Ms. will provide an intensive training)
- To assist with social media production and promotion, including creating content for Instagram, Twitter, TikTok and more
- To assist with design/visualization for both social media and editorial
- Monthly one-on-one check-ins with internship coordinator
- To gain a real understanding of how nonprofit feminism journalism works
We strongly believe that diversity strengthens a publication and we encourage interns of all backgrounds to apply.
How to apply: Send a resume and cover letter to email@example.com. Include up to three writing samples, either as links or attachments.
Co-founded by Gloria Steinem in 1972 and published by the Feminist Majority Foundation since 2001, Ms. magazine has been a trusted, popular source for feminist news and information in print, online and on air for nearly 50 years. Ms. magazine’s time-honored traditions of an emphasis on in-depth investigative reporting and feminist political analysis have never been more relevant, bringing a new generation of writers and readers together to create the feminism of the future.