Summer Internship Program with ABP

internshipprogramABP is looking to offer a 10-week internship program (although possibly running longer for interested candidates) for two to three writers. I’m looking for people who have some experience with dance (but all levels are welcome) and are interested in blogging and journalistic writing (no experience necessary!).

Responsibilities include:

  • Pitching, researching and writing at least one article a week (how-tos, interviews, roundups).
  • Taking photos for articles or finding photos via Creative Commons or other stock services.
  • Creating social content for a variety of platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram) for your own posts.
  • Reaching out to professionals, instructors and adult ballerinas for interviews.

Possible additional tasks (if interested):

  • Participating (and/or helping to host) 1-2 Twitter chats over the summer if interested in gaining social media experience.
  • Helping manage additional social media for Adult Ballerina Project.
  • Writing one or more “blog” style posts a month detailing personal dance experience.

Criteria to apply:

  • Dance experience (preferably ballet) of any level, from absolute beginner to experienced.
  • Experience with WordPress and Google Docs is a plus, but not necessary.
  • Open to undergraduate students, graduate students or recent college grads ages 18-26. All majors are welcome. (Those who are looking to contribute but are out of this age range should check out our contributors’ page — we’re actively looking for people who are interested in all of the above!)

What’s in it for you:

  • writing, interviewing and social media experience
  • flexible, remote internship (perfect for combining with another job/internship)
  • possible college credit (depending on your college’s requirements)

Please note this is an unpaid internship, and you should expect it to not fill up more than 4-5 hours a week. Currently, I expect to make posts due on a weekly basis by Fridays at 5 p.m. eastern time, although changes can be made depending on your schedule.

If interested, please email your resume, a writing sample, and a brief email explaining why you are interested in an internship (no cover letters please!) with ABP to aballerinaproject@gmail.com. Interns will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Adult Ballerina Project Ballerina Writer Program

Up until now, I haven’t really had a formal contributors program, I’ve just had people submit ideas via email when they think of them. We’ve gotten a lot of great pieces this way and I’ve had quite a few regular contributors write for the blog over the past couple of years.

However, I’m looking develop even more of a base of regular writers.

Like all of the other writing for Adult Ballerina Project, I still, unfortunately cannot pay for submissions from contributors (I don’t make any money myself on this project).

How The Program Will Work

About once a month, writers will receive an email from me asking for pitches on future posts for Adult Ballerina Project. As long as the idea fits with the blog and hasn’t been done before, I’ll ask you to write a post about it.

I don’t expect everyone to pitch or write every month, but my hope is that these writers can make a very loose commitment to writing about every three months (I’ll of course, be very happy if you can write more than that!).

However, you won’t get kicked from the writers group if you don’t submit something once every three months.

Who Can Join?

Anyone! Writers who haven’t yet been interviewed for an ABP profile will be asked to do so. You’ll also get a bio and description on the contributors page. Fill out this form to sign-up.

Not interested in the program, but still have an idea you want to write about? Send me an email at adultballerinaproject@gmail.com.

We’ll also potentially have a formal internship in the summer for ten weeks (details still to come). However, if you’re interested in doing an internship in the spring or summer, send me an email at adultballerinaproject@gmail.com.

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