Wanted: Swimming World College Interns

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Swimming World Magazine is seeking another gifted group of writers interested in enhancing their journalism skills and garnering valuable experience to add to their resumes.

The Swimming World interns from the summer 2017 season submitted stories bi-weekly and delved into feature writing, race analysis, training studies and event coverage. By the numbers, 50 percent 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!

We are looking for writers eager to report local swimming happenings, help with event coverage, and hone their feature writing skills. This summer’s World Championships presented some thrilling storylines, and we’re sure the college season will be no different.

If you have someone on your college team — athlete, manager, grad assistant — interested in gaining exposure and journalism experience this season, please have them submit the following to Annie Grevers at annieg@swimmingworld.com by Monday, September 25.  

  •  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. Please shoot for between 600 and 800 words and abide by AP Style rules.

Swimming World will also accept a few interns who want to learn more about and work within social media. If interested strictly in the social media aspect of journalism, please submit your age, major, and what you hope to learn from this opportunity to Diana Pimer at dianap@swimmingworld.com by Monday, September 25.

This internship is conducted via email– all work can be done remotely.

*Applicants will be notified of their selection by Monday, October 2. Selected applicants will begin the internship Monday, October 9, 2017 and conclude Friday, March 30, 2018.

9 comments

  1. Hope Bennett Toney

    Garrett Simpson thought of you! You did such a great job with us last year!

  2. Lynn Pittenger Oliver

    Maddie Oliver I know you are busy but could be fun.

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    Love it! It’s a great thing for the swimming community and these talented writers! Thanks for opening this opportunity up to the family!

    Brian Goodell