Dear would-be arts journalists and critics: We want you.
SF Weekly seeks two interns for its print calendar section (Night+Day), its online calendar, and this very arts blog (The Exhibitionist). Each position begins with data-entry but quickly moves to writing. The educational value will come in numerous ways. You'll get to know the various sectors of arts and culture in San Francisco through collecting data, interviewing performers and artists, attending events, and conversing with veteran journalists. You'll also learn a complex web content management system and work on various sets of deadlines that will transfer to any publishing job.
You'll also develop your writing skills. All items written will be subject to extensive feedback, editing, and rewrites. Eventually this could lead to a paid freelance arrangement for print and online. Our writers contribute some photographs as well, so it's a big plus if you're good at that, even if it's with your smartphone.
The internship requires 12 to 15 hours per week and will earn three credits over the course of the spring semester.
Sectors we cover include theater, books and literature, stand-up comedy, alt-sexuality, fashion, film, visual art, storytelling, performance art, sports, queer culture, bicycle culture, and lots of other things that would take way too long to include here. In fact, you have the opportunity to add things we've not yet covered and maybe haven't even thought about. (To those who cover music or food exclusively: We love you, but there are different SF Weekly sections and blogs for those.)
In the past year and a half we've had several calendar interns from SF State who've worked out exceptionally well, but we're open to students from any college who can get credit for their time here, whether through a journalism program or another department.
Send a cover letter, resume, and relevant clips or URLs to Anna Pulley, Arts and Culture Editor, at anna.pulley [at] sfweekly [dot] com.