As a Six-Word Memoirs® from SMITH Magazine intern, you’ll have opportunities to be part of a small, smart, and intensely driven team building the world’s largest short-form storytelling community. You need to be sharp, creative, self-motivated, professional, and have a passion for storytelling. The well intentioned but ultimately flaky should not apply. And seriously, do a gut check—we work too hard to have time to reign in unfocused members of our small and intensely driven team.

Six Words (Six-Word Memoirs®) Editorial Internship

You’ll write for the blog, generate ideas for new sections, interact with schools and organizations, and participate in the growth—online and offline world—of the internationally known Six-Word Memoir project. This internship involves some grunt work (spreadsheets, mailings, working the table at our events), research, and regular blog postings. You’ll mainly be obsessively reading and curating submissions that come in every day to SIXWORDMEMOIRS.COM as you spot trends, feature amazing memoirs (and their backstories) and interact and engage with our passionate community of storytellers.

Who We’re Looking For: College students or recent graduates who can work approximately 10-12 hours via a combination of coming in to our Manhattan office (near Union Square) and working virtually, for a minimum of three months. You should know WordPress and Excel, or be willing to learn both right away.

Responsibilities:

  • Updating the Six-Word Memoirs® from SMITH Magazine “Editor’s Picks”
  • Creating Six-Word challenges to drive on-site interaction
  • Developing blog entries based on upcoming events on the Six Words editorial calendar
  • Writing articles about schools and organizations participating in the Six-Word Memoirs® community
  • Observing trends on sixwordmemoirs.com

Requirements:

  • Proficiency in WordPress and Excel
  • Strong creative writing skills
  • Ability to work under deadlines
  • Great communication skills
  • An interest in storytelling and current events
  • A calm, flexible demeanor

HOW TO APPLY

Include your resume, a writing sample, and a short cover letter telling us why you’re interested in an internship with Six-Word Memoirs® from SMITH Magazine.

*Candidates for an editorial internship must complete the following assignments:

1. Look through recent Six-Word Memoirs® (sixwordmemoirs.com) and tell us which 10 among the last 100 that have been submitted you think should be featured as “Editor’s Picks.”

2. Suggest three Six-Word prompts or challenges for a forthcoming SixContest

3. Login to the site, create a profile and share at least six Six-Word Memoirs®.

4. Suggest three interesting people whose Six-Word Memoir you would like to try to get, and think you could realistically track down (i.e. don’t suggest Oprah, Gaga, or Tom Hanks).

Small monthly stipend after 4-6 weeks. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please send attachments in Word or Rich Text format.

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Six Words (Six-Word Memoirs®) Social Media Internship

Social media interns will work with the team on social media outreach and community development.

Who We’re Looking For: College students or recent graduates who can work 10-15 hours per week remotely and in our Manhattan office (near Union Square) for a minimum of three months. You should be very interested in social media and ready to immerse yourself in our Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, and Pinterest worlds on a daily basis. And seriously, do a gut check—we work too hard to have time to reign in unfocused members of our small and intensely driven team.

Responsibilities:

  • Curating Six-Word Memoirs® content for use across all social media platforms
  • Maintaining proper crediting of images on social media accounts
  • Researching new social media marketing ideas and opportunities
  • Building relationships through the Six-Word Memoirs® social media profiles
  • Observing trends on social media outlets to incorporate into the Six-Word Memoirs® community

Requirements:

  • Proficiency in Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, Pinterest, and third-party social media applications
  • Strong creative writing skills
  • Ability to work under deadlines and juggle multiple initiatives at the same time
  • Great communication skills
  • An interest in storytelling and current events
  • A calm, flexible demeanor

HOW TO APPLY

Include your resume, a writing sample, and a short cover letter telling us why you’re interested in a social media internship with Six-Word Memoirs® from SMITH Magazine.

*Candidates for a social media internship must complete the following assignments:

1. Pitch six ideas for on-brand tweets you would send from the @sixwords Twitter handle.

2. Suggest six thoughts/ideas on things you would do if you were running the Six-Word Memoirs® social media pages.

3. Login to the site, create a profile and share at least six Six-Word Memoirs®

Small monthly stipend after 4-6 weeks. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please send attachments in Word or Rich Text format.

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Who We’re Looking For: Design Interns
Six-Word Memoirs from SMITH Magazine design intern be doing things as un-glamorous and basic as updating our media kit and other company materials. At the same time, if you’re psyched, motivated and in sync with what Six and SMITH are all about, you could be working on things as cool as creating artful presentations of Six-Word Memoirs, designing T-shirts, working on invite and on-site visuals for live events, and helping up develop our audio and visuals projects across our online and offline platforms.

Requirements: In-Design & PowerPoint (both a must); WordPress (not required by recommended); a calm, flexible demeanor.

How to apply:
Send an email to: “news [at] smithmag.net” with your resume and a short cover letter telling us why you’re interested in a Six-Words from SMITH Magazine design internship and we’ll take it from there.

The ideal candidates are students or recent grads who can work five to eight hours a week either virtually or in our very fun Manhattan office (near Union Square) for a minimum of three months. You need to be smart, creative, self-motivated, professional, and have a passion for storytelling. The well intentioned but ultimately flaky should not apply.

Small monthly stipend after 4-6 weeks. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please send attachments in Word or Rich Text format.