Join GameSkinny for the 2015 Journalist Training Program Internship Sessions!
The GameSkinny Journalist Training Program Internship (JTP) is accepting applications for 2016 - click here for the updated 2016 posting!
This program is looking for applicants who want to gain real experience in games journalism online publishing. Participants will work in an online newsroom environment in two-month increments. JTP members who complete one session are allowed to continue on and complete additional JTP sessions.
What do I get out of this?
College students may use the JTP as an internship for credit and the program is suitable for listing as professional experience on a resume. Please note that the JTP is not a paid program and is 100% remote work.
- A professional referral from the editor in charge of the Journalist Training Program for use on resumes and job applications.
- The Journalist Training Program qualifies as a college internship for credit. Please indicate your intent to complete the program for credit during your application so we can help you work with your college advisor.
- The option to apply for a leadership role in the Journalist Training Program in order to earn managerial experience.
- Consideration for current openings at GameSkinny when applicable.
- Earn money for views with our new GameSkinny Bounty Program.
- Write 5 articles per week
- Submit weekly reports of your activity
- Meet deadlines
- Help generate interesting and engaging content ideas
- Interact with the community
- Work with and encourage other interns
- Distribute content and help build our (and thus your) audience
- Communicate with editors and learn how to effectively listen to feedback
- Be a part of the GameSkinny team!
- Don't be a jerk - professionalism is one of the skills you are required to learn and practice in this program
Here's how to apply, and what being a member of the JTP will require from you.
- All applicants are required to fill out an application survey, located at the bottom of this page
- 15-20 hour time commitment each week for 9 weeks
- A positive attitude
- An understanding and love of the Oxford comma (We kid... mostly. The Oxford comma is pretty awesome!)
- Strong written communication skills
- The ability to self motivate and work independently & remotely
- A drive to improve your own abilities
Preferred, but not required:
The following qualifications are great to have, but not required to participate. You do NOT need to be a current or former college student in order to join the JTP.
- Gaming experience and knowledge of the games industry
- Degree (working on or completed) in Journalism, English, Communications, Media Criticism, Game Design, or other related field of study
- Previous writing experience is a huge bonus
- Writing sample published here on GameSkinny
All Program Dates for 2015
You can fill out an application for any of the upcoming sessions, so long as the application deadline has not yet passed. Each session is named alphabetically (like hurricanes!) and applications are accepted on a rolling basis for each 9-week session. Depending on how many spots we have each session, you might not be accepted into the program until a week before!
- January 5th - March 6th, [Dodo] Session
- Application Deadline: January 1st
- March 16th - May 18th, [Emu] Session
- Application Deadline: March 10th
- May 25th - July 24th, [Fox] Session
- Application Deadline: May 11th
- August 3rd - October 2nd, [Ghost] Session
- Application Deadline: July 27th
- October 12th - December 11th, [Heron] Session
- Application Deadline: October 2nd
Further questions? Email Auverin at Auverin[at]GameSkinny.com with "[JTP]" in the subject line. Do NOT send applications to this email address.
"Not gonna lie, it’s a pretty great feeling to see something you’ve written published online. It’s an even better feeling when that published something is on the front page. That’s the awesome part about GameSkinny – people actually read your stuff.
"Sure, I have a personal blog and sometimes I write things there, but on GameSkinny, I’m a *real* writer with a real audience. That exposure comes with perks too. Since I started writing for GameSkinny, my Twitter following has grown and I’ve been asked to participate in things like podcasts and streams."
- Lauren Puga, Former JTP Intern, Freelancer at IGN