Internships at the Village Voice

How to get an internship at the Village Voice
  1. Disregard all listings of Voice internships at non-Voice websites. Most are hopelessly out of date.
  2. Make sure you understand which internship/fellowship you're applying for.
  3. Make sure you send your application to the right person.

Here's the rundown of editorial opportunities at the Voice:

    Arts Internship
  • Throughout the year, Angela Ashman employs a part-time intern to help administer our theater, books, dance, and art pages. She typically takes applications three times a year coinciding with the school seasons (send a cover letter, resume and clips to culture editor Angela Ashman, Village Voice, 36 Cooper Square, New York, NY, 10003).
    This is a three- to four-month, unpaid position, and requires that you are getting college credit for the internship.

    Mary Wright Minority Fellowship — calling all journalists of color!
  • [Fall fellowship filled. We'll start taking applications for the Winter/Spring fellowship in January.]
    This is a three-month, paid fellowship ($500/week), and is a full-time position. Mary Wright fellows work like staff writers, reporting and writing cover stories and shorter pieces for the Runnin' Scared blog. We're most interested in recent college graduates who have impressive clips. Daily reporting experience is very helpful. Applications, including a cover letter, resume, and clips, should be sent to editor-in-chief Tom Finkel (

    Photo Internship
  • Every semester, the Village Voice offers photography internships to students seeking hands-on experience within the art department. Voice photography interns shoot a variety of editorial slideshows and blogs each week. Slideshow subjects include: concerts, art walks, cultural festivals, rallies, conventions and other news events. Shots from slideshows and blogs may also appear in the print edition. We encourage interns to present ideas that could be used for slideshows and other presentations on the web. Interns may also be invited to attend feature and cover shoots. Interns work closely with the art department to receive feedback on their work. Applicants should have a working knowledge of Photoshop and must be available to work at least 15 hours per week. The internship is credit-based only. Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume, and examples of work to:

    Multimedia Internship
  • Village Voice multimedia interns produce video content for the publication’s website to accompany its print features and online reporting. They coordinate with the editor, reporters, web editor and art director to produce two brief segments each week, as well as two long-term projects over the course of the semester. (S)he must have excellent communication and organizational skills, well-developed creative and production skills, and be comfortable working independently and juggling several projects on tight deadlines. Interns are reimbursed for mileage and assignment expenses. Candidates must be proficient in Apple Final Cut Pro X and Compressor, with some knowledge of Apple Motion as well as any editing software the intern may own. The internship is for academic credit only. Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume, and examples of work to:

    Voice Media Group Fellowship
  • We start taking applications in the fall and spend months narrowing down applicants for various newspapers in our company (Applications should be sent to Andy Van De Voorde at 969 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203).
    This is a six-month, paid fellowship ($500/week), and is a full-time position. VVM fellows work like staff writers, and have a longer time to prove that they're worthy of consideration as permanent employees. VVM fellows tend to have post-graduate degrees and impressive clip files.