On behalf of the American Society of Magazine Editors, I want to welcome you to the Magazine Internship Program. When ASME was founded in 1963, one of the goals of the society was to attract talented, young journalists to magazine journalism. For that reason, ASME established MIP in 1967. Now in its 57th year, the program places interns at media organizations primarily in New York and Washington.
This summer 10 undergraduates will participate in MIP. ASME intentionally selects interns from across the country. Some are enrolled at small liberal-arts colleges where there may be no journalism program at all; others study at large universities that boast highly specialized academic tracks in magazine journalism. But each applicant has shown the skills and enthusiasm that are prerequisites for successful careers in print and digital media.
Your summer kicks off with a three-day orientation program that begins on Wednesday, May 31. During your orientation, top editors and publishing executives will provide an overview of the magazine business, and former interns will talk to you about their experience in MIP. You will begin work at your magazines on Monday, June 5.
During the course of the summer, you will have virtual and in-person visits with editors at leading magazines and websites. Each of you will also be assigned a mentor—a member of ASME NEXT, a former ASME intern or a young industry professional—who will be there when everybody else has gone to the beach. By the end of the summer, you will have gained hands-on experience and a greater understanding of magazine journalism.
More than 2,000 students have participated in MIP and more than 230 magazines have hosted ASME interns. Hundreds of alumni of the program now work for media. All we ask of you this summer is to work hard and ask questions—lots and lots of questions.
Director of Operations
American Society of Magazine Editors