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The American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME), founded in 1963, is the main organization for magazine journalists in the United States. Members of ASME include editorial leaders from most major print and digital magazines. Currently, the organization has over 400 members. ASME sponsors the National Magazine Awards, also known as the Ellies, in association with the Columbia Journalism School. ASME began its Magazine Internship Program in 1967. Since then, over 2,000 college students have worked as ASME interns, and nearly 250 have gone on to work in journalism, both print and digital. This summer, the program is celebrating its 50th anniversary.
All the interns meet at the beginning of the summer to participate in a three-day orientation, where they learn the fundamentals of reporting, fact-checking and copy editing. Throughout the summer, they attend lunches at different publications to ask questions and hear top editors speak, as well as special events in New York and D.C. While some days may include interviewing celebrities, covering the red carpet and representing the magazine at press conferences, most of the work will take place in the office, whether it’s writing articles or researching for the next issue.