School of Journalism and New Media

The University of Mississippi

Various Internships, Starnes Publishing

Posted on: November 29th, 2016 by jheo1

Starnes Publishing produces monthly community newspapers in the metro Birmingham area. Our publications include Iron
City Ink, 280 Living, The Homewood Star, Hoover Sun, Vestavia Voice, Village Living and Cahaba Sun. We are looking for interns with a variety of skills and a passion for hyperlocal community journalism. Interns will have the opportunity to work closely with our small staff in ways that impact the production process. Paid and unpaid positions for fall, spring and summer are available, as well as those for class credit. For more information about our publications, visit and find our papers on Facebook.

Interns will work with the editorial staff to craft news stories and features for our different coverage areas for both print and online. Interns will cover community events and pitch story ideas. Photography and videography skills are an added bonus.

Interns will assist with pagination throughout the production cycle. Interns will be able to design sections of the paper or special features, including infographics and illustrations. Experience with Adobe InDesign and Photoshop is required.

Interns will help maintain the websites for our publications. This will include transferring print stories to the web, updating the homepages and writing brief stories for the web. Interns will also help coordinate a schedule for our daily newsletters.

The deadlines to apply are NOV. 15 for a 2017 spring internship and MARCH 31 for a 2017 summer internship. Email the following items to
• A cover letter outlining your reasons for wanting the internship, your availability, your experience and qualifications and the area(s) in which you desire to work.
• Your current resume
• Three writing or design samples. Consider also sending examples of photography or videography work.