A Call for Journalist and Social Media Interns

Swimming World Magazineas part of the International Swimming Hall of Fame is seeking another gifted group of writers for the school year who are interested in enhancing their journalism skills and garnering valuable experience to add to their resumes.

The recent summer ‘18 intern class submitted stories every two weeks and delved into feature writing, race analysis, training studies and event coverage. A large percentage of Swimming World’s most-read online content was written by our stellar interns. Our army of interns significantly improved our ability to cover swimming and diving events worldwide!

This school year, we are looking for writers eager to report local swimming happenings, help with event coverage, hone their feature writing skills and dive into historical reference from the International Hall of Fame. This past college season presented some thrilling storylines, and we’re sure this '18-'19 season will be no different.

The Journalist Application Process

If you or someone on your team – athlete, manager, grad assistant – is interested in gaining exposure and journalism experience this season, please submit the following to Kristy Kinzer at kristyk@swimmingworld.com

  • A brief bio including name, school, conference, major, and class.
  • An aquatics-related writing sample. This may be an analysis piece, a feature story, or a training-specific article. Be sure to edit this story thoroughly. Look through our website to see examples of our intern's stories!
  • Please have applications sent to Kristy no later than Friday afternoon, September 7.

*We will be accepting applications starting on Friday, August 24. Applicants will be notified of their selection by Monday, September 10. Selected applicants will begin training for the internship onTuesday, September 11, 2018and start publishing on Monday, September 17. The internship will conclude Friday, March 29, 2018.

Social Media Application Process

If you or someone on your team – athlete, manager, grad assistant – is interested in gaining exposure to social media and journalism experience this season, please submit the following to Diana Pimer at DianaP@SwimmingWorld.com.

  • A brief bio including name, school, conference, major, and class.
  • Screenshots, written work, or links to previous work in social media. This does not have to be aquatics related, as personal accounts are acceptable.
  • Please have applications sent to Diana no later than Friday afternoon, September 7.

*Applicants will be notified of their selection by Monday, September 10. Selected applicants will begin training for the internship onTuesday, September 11, 2018and start publishing on Monday, September 17. The internship will conclude Friday, March 29, 2018.

The Nitty-Gritty

Do you like working from a coffee shop or from home? As long as you have access to email and WiFi, you can work for us! This internship is conducted via email – all work can be done remotely.

Stories will be submitted and published on a biweekly schedule for the journalism portion, and each intern will receive individual feedback throughout the internship to build writing and reporting skills. If this opportunity makes you excited about representing the best sport in the world, then apply now!