I get asked a lot how I broke in to working in magazines. The obvious answer is INTERNSHIPS!
I interned in the photo department at Maxim Magazine in Fall 2006, and after one semester was able to get hired freelance at other magazines like Country Living, More, Page Six Magazine, and Cosmopolitan. I’ve been on countless photo shoots, met celebrities, and have had my own work published!
The best advice I can give anyone wanting to work in this industry is to intern. And do it early, and often. I have friends who started interning at 17, and now have more experience than some 25 years olds working in the same departments. If you’re still in school, try to intern at least twice before you graduate. You can never have too much experience!!
Here is a round up of some of the best Photo, Fashion, and Design/Production Fall Semester internships just waiting to be filled! All listings via the best internship site out there– Ed2010.com!
VOGUE Fashion Editorial Internship
New York, NY
Vogue is looking for motivated interns to work in the Fashion Editorial
Department for the fall semester of 2009. Interns must commit 3-5 days a
week, starting as soon as possible and ending in December. You MUST be
enrolled in college and be able to receive academic credit for this
Contact: Please send your resume and availability for the fall to: email@example.com
Glamour Magazine Fall 2009 Fashion internships
New York, NY
Glamour Magazine’s Fashion Dept. is looking for fall 2009 interns.
You MUST be available AT LEAST 2-3 FULL days/week & currently enrolled in college to
be eligible per company policy! Please do NOT respond if you don’t meet
these requirements. We’re looking for ambitious, responsible, & organized
interns who love fashion & are excited about the industry, willing to work
hard, & eager to learn.
Interns work directly w/ fashion editors & assistants, gaining experience
with loaned samples, making inspiration & story boards, picking up from
designer showrooms, & helping prepare for photo shoots. Occasionally,
interns go on photo shoots to assist the stylist & sittings assistants.
Fall interns start in mid-late August & end in mid-late December. If it
works out well, we will ask you to return for the next semester or happily
refer you elsewhere. The internship pays $12/day.
Please email us ASAP at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will call you, if we’re interested, for an interview.