2019 MACKINAC ISLAND INTERNSHIP
Mackinac Island Town Crier
The Town Crier is the newspaper serving Mackinac Island, covering its government, events, and major issues.
The Mackinac Island Town Crier internship is a unique opportunity for a hands-on course in journalism. Interns are involved in every aspect of the newspaper, with emphasis on writing, photography, and involvement in the community.
Students who excel are those who approach the program as a valuable opportunity to expand their learning beyond the university setting and who actively work to apply these lessons to improve their work during the course of the summer.
The internship is 15 weeks long and priority will be given to students who can work one of the following sets of dates: from Wednesday, May 8, to Wednesday, August 21, or from Wednesday, May 15, to Wednesday, August 28. So that participating interns can commit all of their energy and attention to the program, it is required that they not have other school or work commitments taking place concurrently. The program is open to graduate and undergraduate college students who are good writers and are interested in the relationship between a newspaper and the community it serves.
Two interns are hired for the summer. They are paid and are provided a shared apartment and office on Mackinac Island. They must supply their own bicycle.
The Town Crier is published weekly for 18 consecutive weeks during the summers, from mid-May to mid-September, and once in October, December, February, and April. Subscribers live throughout the country.
Applications are being taken until Monday, February 4, and personal interviews with selected candidates will be scheduled at The St. Ignace News office in St. Ignace during February and early March.
Back issues of the Town Crier can be accessed free in the archive section of our website, www.mackinacislandnews.com.
To apply, please provide:
1) cover letter to include your interest in journalism and what you hope to learn from the internship.
3) two academic and/or professional letters of reference
4) three writing samples (published or unpublished)
Application materials can be uploaded via our Google Form or can be sent by e-mail to The St. Ignace News editor Ellen Paquin at email@example.com or by mail in care of The St. Ignace News, PO Box 277, Saint Ignace MI 49781. Questions can be directed to Mrs. Paquin by calling (906) 643-9150 or by e-mail.