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Want a Paid Editorial Internship in NYC? Business Insider Is Hiring

October 13, 2015
by Susan Shain
Senior Writer
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Are you a college student who lives and breathes personal finance? Do you have excellent writing skills? Do you want to spend a semester in NYC?

If so, we may have found the perfect internship for you!

Digital media behemoth Business Insider (BI) is hiring a paid editorial intern for their personal finance vertical.

Interested? Here’s what you need to know:

The Details

You’ll spend six months working full-time at BI headquarters in Manhattan. Though the position was posted in August, don’t worry; we checked with the author, and because they accept interns on a rolling basis, you can still apply.

BI declined to tell us the position’s pay range, but minimum wage is New York State is $8.75 an hour — and according to changes in the Fair Labor Standards Act, “interns in the ‘for-profit’ private sector who qualify as employees rather than trainees typically must be paid at least the minimum wage and overtime compensation for hours worked over forty in a workweek.”

The Duties

You’ll spend your time “researching, writing, pitching and producing features,” says BI.

Bonus? You’ll get a byline on every piece you write. (Talk about padding your portfolio!)

In addition to writing multiple stories per day, BI would encourage you to build “your own audience and personal brand through social media.”

The Requirements

Great writing? Check. Obsession with digital media? Check. Research skills? Check.

You should also be “ambitious, smart, funny, fast” and “genuinely interested in the day-to-day handling of money, from figuring out how to get good deals on groceries to learning the basics of investing for retirement.”

Though they don’t require any special qualifications, BI says experience in the following arenas is helpful: journalism, copy editing, social media, light HTML and Photoshop.

The Application

The application process is straightforward: You simply need to submit a cover letter and resume through their jobs portal.

If you’re interested in a writing or publishing career, we think this is a fantastic opportunity. After all, BI is clearly a growing influencer in the digital media space — it was just valued at $442 million.

Your Turn: Do you read Business Insider? Would you like to intern there?

Susan Shain, senior writer for The Penny Hoarder, is always seeking adventure on a budget. Visit her blog at susanshain.com, or say hi on Twitter @susan_shain.

by Susan Shain
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