AP Internships

+ INTERNSHIP FAQ

Thanks for inquiring about AP internships. We offer unpaid internships to students who are looking to gain college credit or to fulfill course requirements through outside experience. The typical internship is 20 hours per week and we can work with your schedule as long as the hours you keep are fairly consistent. We accept applications year–round. However, during the summer we receive a lot of applications and those spots fill up fast. Finally, you have to be living in Cleveland in order to intern at AP. It’s a great, cheap town to live in, even if only temporarily.

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
FALL 2014: Deadline 09/30/14
SPRING 2015: Deadline 11/28/14
SUMMER 2015: Deadline 04/03/15


EDITORIAL >>>
A sample of duties and requirements:
• Light copy editing
• Assist with news gathering
• Write ancillary pieces/reviews for the magazine and altpress.com
• Assist with a variety of editorial tasks daily
• Posting web news – basic HTML knowledge a plus

 

To apply for this position, please send your resume, cover letter and writing clips to:

 

AP EDITORIAL INTERNSHIPS

1305 West 80th Street, Suite 214
Cleveland, Ohio 44102-3045
Or you can send your resume (in Word format) to internships@altpress.com. In the subject line, specify the title of the internship you are interested in.



ART/PRODUCTION >>>
A sample of duties and requirements:
• Page layout & advertising/promotional design
• Knowledge of all or some of the following: Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator.
• Prepare mailings
• Content preparation for digital magazine editions
• Online design skills a plus

 

To apply for this position, please send your resume and a cover letter to:

 

AP ART/PRODUCTION INTERNSHIPS

1305 West 80th Street, Suite 214
Cleveland, Ohio 44102-3045
Or you can send your resume (in Word format) to internships@altpress.com. In the subject line, specify the title of the internship you are interested in.



DIGITAL/WEB PRODUCTION >>>
A sample of duties and requirements:
• Update content and promotional areas
• Create new pages/sections from templates and mobile devices
• Create online banners & images
• Assist in designing projects and issues for tablets 
• Must have working knowledge of Adobe Dreamweaver & Photoshop. Basic HTML knowledge needed. Any programming/scripting/CSS skills a plus.

 

To apply for this position, please send your resume and a cover letter to:

 

AP DIGITAL/WEB INTERNISHIP

1305 West 80th Street, Suite 214
Cleveland, Ohio 44102-3045
Or you can send your resume (in Word format) to internships@altpress.com. In the subject line, specify the title of the internship you are interested in.



MARKETING >>>
A sample of duties and requirements:
• Monitoring and posting to all AP social network sites
• Research marketing tools, advertising plans for AP events
• Work directly with Marketing Department on campaigns
• Assist with managing nationwide street team
• Maintain shared calendar with all marketing objectives
• Must have basic knowledge of social network outlets - Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Spotify, etc.
• Must be organized

 

Marketing interns work in tandem with AP marketing team, helping plan monthly activities, working with The AP Tour(s), sitting in on meetings, etc. We encourage interns to voice their opinion, provide input on projects and use their creativity throughout their internship.

 

To apply for this position, please send your resume and a cover letter to:

 

AP MARKETING INTERNSHIPS

1305 West 80th Street, Suite 214
Cleveland, Ohio 44102-3045
Or you can send your resume (in Word format) to internships@altpress.com. In the subject line, specify the title of the internship you are interested in.

 

ADVERTISING  >>>
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR ALL 2013 SEASONS.
A sample of duties and requirements:
• Assist with client and market research
• Solicit and secure new small business advertising accounts
• Assist with a variety of advertising department tasks daily

 

To apply for this position, please send your resume and a cover letter to:

 

A.P. ADVERTISING/MARKETING INTERNSHIPS

1305 West 80th Street, Suite 214
Cleveland, Ohio 44102-3045
Or you can send your resume (in Word format) to internships@altpress.com. In the subject line, specify the title of the internship you are interested in.

 

 

GENERAL INTERNSHIP FAQ
 


How do I get an internship at AP?

AP offers quarterly internships in a variety of departments. For more information on opportunities and how to apply, please visit our Intern page.

 

What materials should I submit?

You can find specific details on our Internship page, but please submit a resume and cover letter expressing your interest for all departments. Include clips or samples for editorial and art internship applications.

 

Do I need to live in Cleveland to intern for you?

Yes. At this time, it is necessary for our interns to live in Cleveland (or be coming home to Cleveland during a summer break from a college outside the area).

 

Are internships at AP paid?

No. We do not offer paid internships. However, we do insist you be able to take our internships for college credit. (And you will get a few free CDs and concerts out of the deal, too.)

 

Do I need to be able to take the internship for credit?

Yes. You must be able to supply us with your school’s internship-for-credit requirements. We will then work with you to ensure all of your requirements are met and all of the proper paperwork is completed to make it official.

 

When are internships offered?

We typically offer internships during both the fall and spring semesters, and also in the summer. Internships can last as long as necessary within those parameters to meet individual internship requirements.

 

How many hours a week do I work?

We do not schedule interns for more than 20 hours a week. Days, hours and shifts are all flexible, depending on your school’s internship requirements and the departments’ needs.

 

EDITORIAL INTERNSHIP FAQ

Do I need to be studying journalism or English to get an internship in the editorial department?

Even more important than the courses you take in school is your command of the English language. If you can put cohesive thoughts down on paper, edit for proper grammar and spelling, and fact-check your work, you are already ahead of the game. Any English, writing, journalism, communication and music appreciation courses you can take definitely won’t hurt, but our editors and freelancers come from a wide variety of educational backgrounds, so don’t pigeonhole yourself.

 

What are some things I can do to get music journalism experience?

Start your own webzine or a music blog to showcase your work. Be aware of the scene you enjoy, and soak up any knowledge you can about new bands. The better you understand your source material, the better your writing will be.

If you are in high school or college, join the newspaper staff or campus magazine, and be willing to take a beat outside of music and entertainment if you have to at first. Clips and experience count. Research the submission policies for your local alt weekly newspaper and submit show or album reviews. You might not get paid, but you will get experience.

Most importantly, keep writing constantly. Even if no one but you or your blog followers see your concert reviews, the more you learn to express your opinions via writing, the better your clips will be when you get a chance to publish an article.

 

I have some clips already and now I want to write for AP. How should I go about doing that?

Send clips or links to your work to editorial@altpress.com (or send hard copies to 1305 W. 80th St. Ste. 2F, Cleveland, OH 44102 ATTN: Editorial). If we’re into it, we’ll be in touch.

 

I take pictures of bands. How do I get my work into AP?

Send and e-mail to publisher@altpress.com letting us know where you’re based, and include three samples at 72 dpi. If we’re into them, we’ll be in touch.

 

ART INTERNSHIP FAQ

Do I need to be studying art or graphic design to get an internship in the art department?

Yes. It’s important that you have both a passion for art and design, plus a working knowledge of computer-aided design software.

 

What else can I do to make my application stand apart?

Applications who design their own promotional site often stand out. If you have a personal promotional site the highlights your experience and samples of your work, please include the link in your application.

 

MARKETING/ADVERTISING FAQ

Do I need to be studying marketing or advertising to get an internship in the advertising department?

Yes. It is important that you are interested in marketing concepts and have had some classes covering marketing, advertising and communication basics. This internship requires contact with clients, so strong communication and marketing skills are a must.