Summer Internships Available in Washington DC through BPEF program!
The Business Press Educational Foundation announces new summer internship openings in Washington DC. The openings, at b-to-b media leader Hanley Wood, focus on five functional areas: editorial, web production and design, data, video and marketing. BPEF is looking to fill these positions immediately.
Each position will offer 30-40 hours per week – specific hours are flexible within Hanley Wood’s core business hours (8:30AM – 5:30PM). Each intern will be paid $12 per hour.
Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree in Journalism, English, Art, Marketing or a related field required. Recent college graduates preferred. College seniors will also be considered for the program.
The openings are:
Editorial & Content Aggregation Intern
The Editorial & Content Aggregation intern should possess exceptional writing and editing skills and strong analytic skills. Meticulous attention to detail and factual accuracy are crucial skills in this role. Responsibilities will include compiling and writing news stories and profiles, researching story leads, writing, fact-checking, copyediting, and reviewing editorial submissions and correspondence.
This individual should also have experience using blogs and social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. He/she may also be responsible for generating traffic, increase loyalty, encourage word of mouth promotion, and make connections with online audience.
Web Production & Interactive Design Intern
The Web Production & Interactive Design intern will support the design team in the production of graphic design material and editorial layouts. Program participants will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite 6 (CS6), especially Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. This individual will participate in development of new e-mail newsletters, special projects, and implementation of new Web technologies. Candidates should be currently pursuing a degree in graphic design or comparable field.
Data & Infographics Intern
The Data & Infographics intern will work with our Interactive Design team to help produce online and print design pieces. This individual must be familiar with Adobe Creative Suite and will be expected to contribute creative and well-thought out design projects.
The Video intern will work on projects that supplement our print and online text content and enhance the audience experience. Program participants should be interested in shooting, producing and editing video as well as understanding the role video plays on effective news and information sites.
The Marketing Internship is an opportunity to gain meaningful experience in a corporate marketing environment. The selected intern will work alongside a seasoned group of marketing professionals and will learn and become involved in marketing principles and practices for a national top 10 B2B media company. Hanley Wood Interns will be exposed to many aspects of our business and play a meaningful role in the marketing operations.
How to Apply
To apply, click here and fill out the online application for the BPEF program (please specify which internship you wish to apply for). Please note relevant experience and any proficiency with Adobe CS6. Candidates must have housing in Washington DC.
What is B-to-B media?
B-to-B media is critical to how business professionals make decisions, buy products, set strategies and more. In an ABM video, veteran b-to-b journalist Matthew Weinstock says, “This is a way to sink your teeth into a subject matter, and become a subject-matter expert, and then learn how to craft that into a story that really impacts the reader.”
Alaric DeArment, associate editor at Lebhar-Friedman’s DrugStore News Group, started out in the company as a BPEF intern.
“The BPEF’s internship program was a welcome addition to my journalism education and laid a strong groundwork for my subsequent career, providing me with valuable insights about journalism in general and business journalism in particular,” said DeArment.
The Business Press Educational Foundation (BPEF) internship program gives college students the chance to work at business media companies, in either editorial or non-editorial roles. The program was established in 1985 by Harold W, McGraw, Jr., chairman of The McGraw-Hill Companies and is associated with ABM, the association of business information and media companies.
Since its founding, BPEF has placed over 700 students in internships at leading media companies, and, at the same time, has actively promoted business media. Interns are placed in a variety of areas critical to modern b-to-b media businesses — including content, design, audience development and e-media — working for credit or for pay.
For more information about BPEF, including example publications, click here.