Journalism Jobs & Internships

Editorial Intern

California magazine is seeking a full-time intern to work on its award-winning quarterly publication and daily news website from July to September 2018. Interns typically gain a solid understanding of magazine production, with experience in researching, writing, editing, and fact-checking articles and multimedia stories that cover the critical challenges of the state, nation, and world. Past interns have gone on to write for such publications as the Atlantic, New York Times, Mother Jones, Buzzfeed, Wired, and Nature. Applicants should be prepared to track down hard-to-find information, juggle deadlines, and take on a variety of journalistic challenges. Please visit our website at to view recent issues and web-exclusive content.

Editorial duties:

  • Write short science articles about research at UC Berkeley as well as sidebar stories to accompany features.
  • Pitch, report, and write news, multimedia stories, and feature articles for California Online.
  • Attend weekly editorial meetings to evaluate and offer detailed critiques of articles submitted to the magazine and pitch web and magazine ideas. Participate in planning future coverage.
  • Fact-check articles: Call sources, locate primary source documents, and evaluate sources while working closely with the story editors and writers.
  • Chase down photo leads and/or shoot photographs, assemble, and prepare photos and artwork for layout.
  • Assist the editors with other duties, including page proofing, in order to ensure the timely and smooth production of the magazine.
  • Finding and using the best possible promotion channels on social media sites, such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Reddit.

Compensation: The internship lasts three months and pays a monthly stipend of $800.


SALARY: $800/month
TYPE: Internship
DURATION: Temporary




Qualifications:  Successful candidates will be inquisitive, well-informed college graduates pursuing careers in journalism and publishing, with excellent critical thinking, reporting, writing, and editing skills; good computer skills; social media expertise; and the ability to work well both cooperatively and independently. Knowledge of UC Berkeley and previous journalism experience preferred.


Deadline: June 18, 2018

To apply: No phone calls, please. Send your resume, cover letter, and three writing samples (non-academic preferred) by email to with “editorial intern” in the subject line.