Now Accepting Applications For 2022 Swimming World Summer Internship Program

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Apply to be a Journalism or Social Media Intern

Swimming World Magazine, as part of the International Swimming Hall of Fame, is seeking a gifted group of writers and content creators for the summer of 2022 who are interested in enhancing their journalism and social media skills, while building valuable experience to add to their resumes. Our successful internship programs have connected interns with jobs in related fields across the country!

Please note this will be a remote internship, and is open to college students and beyond. This program is conducted via email and Slack, meaning all work can be done remotely.

If you are interested in enhancing your skills in journalism, communications, marketing, social media, business, sports, public relations, blogging, writing, graphics design, or web content writing, please apply. We are seeking interns from all areas of aquatic sports – swimming, diving, water polo, synchronized swimming, and open water swimming.

Journalism Internship

Our journalism interns will learn the ropes from our senior writers by assisting them with a variety of journalism projects. Their work will be valuable as Swimming World looks to provide its readers with content that explores multiple layers of the sport. By ensuring the sport is covered through multiple lenses and angles, Swimming World is looking to maintain the momentum that has established new records for its readership.

The program may cover the following:

  • Gathering information and research (and learning about aquatic sports in the process)
  • Prioritizing and understanding how you fit into a news desk and wider news operation
  • How to write a news story
  • How to write a feature
  • Writing for digital media
  • Shorthand/recording and how they apply in law
  • Understanding media law
  • Legal and ethical considerations
  • Using social media in journalism
  • Technology tools for journalists

A large percentage of Swimming World’s most-read online content has been written by our stellar interns.  Our cohort of interns significantly improves our ability to cover aquatic sports and events and engage the worldwide community of athletes, coaches, fans, and enthusiasts.

Social Media Internship

Social media is a widely relied upon source for news, entertainment, and connection for people all over the world.  At Swimming World and the International Swimming Hall of Fame, we use social media as a way to extend the reach of our news stories. In this internship, you will have the opportunity to create original content for a variety of social platforms.

We also use it to provide stories about people in the aquatics community, share photos and videos of events, re-share engaging content we find, give inspiration for athletes at all levels, celebrate the heroes of aquatic sports, and much more.

As a social media intern you will learn about:

  • Guidelines and ethics for using social media on a professional level
  • How to cover remote events via social media as needed
  • Working with influencers and brands
  • Creating original content
  • Using a variety of technology platforms
  • Attention to detail
  • Opportunities to create and execute social media campaigns

If you are interested in either of these internships, we invite you to apply here. Applications are due March 28. You will hear back by April 11 if you have made it to the final round. You will be notified if you have been accepted into the program on May 2nd. The internship will start on Monday, June 6.

If you have any subsequent questions please email