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Fall 2021: Girls' Life Digital Writing Remote Internship

If you're a creative, insightful, detail-oriented and enthusiastic self-starter who gives top-notch advice and is passionate about all things writing and media, our remote fall internship could be the perfect fit for you. Open to high school and college students and eligible for course credit, the GL remote internship program is an ideal fit within your busy school schedule. You'll get digital bylines, pitch *all* your best ideas and work closely with editors and mentors to achieve your writing goals. Keep reading for *all* the info you need...

Who can apply?

Any current high school or college student (recent grads considered) based in the United States. 

What's the time commitment? 

It depends on how fast you pick up the details and how fast of a writer you are! Our typical successful writing intern commits around 10-12 hours a week, though it can vary. The commitment is a bit heavier in the beginning to accommodate training. A lot of our communication takes place over chat, with most non-training Zooms optional, so we can accommodate a variety of time zones and scheduling concerns. 

What do interns do?

In this particular internship semester, digital writing interns will focus on pitching, brainstorming, structuring, writing and editing posts for our website. Interns also have the opportunity to pitch and collaborate on print articles (independently and collaboratively), create social media posts and receive mentorship and support to achieve their individual goals at GL. Note: If you are more interested in a social media or marketing-specific internship, stay tuned! 

What are the dates? 

The digital writing internship program begins Monday, September 13, 2021 and ends Friday, December 17, 2021. If you have a specific time block that's needed outside of these parameters, please specify in your application.  

How do I apply? 

Send a resumé, cover letter and two writing samples (anything you feel is representative of your best work—from an English paper to a personal essay to the types of articles you see on our website) to Katherine Hammer at katherine@girlslife.com. Strong applicants will receive an interview request and a writing assignment to complete. Our interns are accepted on a rolling basis, so apply early if you can! 

What do past interns have to say about the program? 

"My internship with GL has been such a positive addition to my life. It's provided me with much-needed knowledge about the world of media and journalism. Through hands-on experiences I've learned so much about what it's like to write and work for a magazine. I've immersed myself in so many areas and gotten exposure to writing for print and digital, peer editing, working in social media, interviewing influencers and so much more. These experiences, combined with the excellent support from Katherine, have really helped improve my writing skills. I really value the collaboration with the other GL interns and employees. Everyone is so hardworking and driven to always do their best." - Hayley M., 2020 Intern

"One thing you can expect in this internship is a collaborative work environment. I always feel that I can reach out to any of the girls and they'll be so helpful—whether I need help with one of my Girls' Life assignments or just professional or personal advice." - Claire H., 2020 Intern

"My summer as a GL intern was one of the coolest opportunities I've had as a student. I was able to work with other interns across the country and create work I'm really proud of for a magazine I love. You really get the chance to try out a lot of different things, from editorial to social media, and you're encouraged to branch out of your comfort zone. No matter what, you'll finish the program knowing you gained an experience I don't think you could find anywhere else." - Erin S., 2020 Intern 

"You can expect to meet tons of rockstar girls and women! Everyone involved with my GL internship has become an awesome role model and a great friend." - Elina G., 2020 Intern 

Check back soon for details on even more internship postions this fall. Email Katherine Hammer at katherine@girlslife.com with any additional questions.

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