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When I told you that APW editor Lauren was spreading her wings and leaving APW last month, a few of you emailed me right away to find out if we were taking new APW interns. And while the first project underway was bringing Maddie on as the APW submissions editor, we are in, in fact, taking on a new APW intern for 2012. Whee!

We’re looking for something very specific: a person who is in the middle of wedding planning, will be getting married in mid/late 2012 or early 2013, and is interested in writing about planning for us twice a month in the coming year. This is an unpaid position, but you’ll be joining an awesome team and you’ll get to learn a whole ton about online writing and publishing. In fact, if you’re interested in learning more about the business, let us know. The job is open to people who just want to write, but also to people that want to learn the ropes of working in social media and what goes on behind the scenes. (Up to five hours per month. This part of the internship is fully optional, so just let us know if it’s something you’re interested in!)

We’re accepting applications till December 1st (so you can work on them over Thanksgiving), and we’ll be offering slots by Christmas. Then, come next year, all of you will get to meet the new intern! You can email applications to team at apracticalwedding dot com. We can’t wait to read them. Now. The details.

The Job:

  • This is an internship position for someone who is in the trenches of wedding planning, who is getting married in mid/late 2012 or 2013, who wants to write about it.
  • The intern will be responsible for two posts on wedding planning a month and will need to meet deadlines and accept edits with grace.
  • We expect you to understand, and be on board with, the APW voice and mission. Bonus points for writing that is both funny and deep.
  • That said, you can be dyslexic! You don’t have to be a crack copy editor! You just have to be a good writer.
  • You’ll be responsible for tying in the APW book to your posts now and then, as you work through the process. That said, you’ll get an extra-special signed copy of the book, and our gratitude.
  • There is the chance to learn some of the back-end of the business of blogging, if you so choose (not mandatory!)
  • This is an unpaid internship and won’t necessarily result in a paid position.

What we’re offering:

  • A chance to work with the (awesome) APW team for a year. You will love them.
  • Opportunity for APW to promote your writing.
  • Opportunity to learn about the business of online publishing, and build your social media resume.
  • Any perks we can throw at you. Staff parties. Cocktails. Trips to the zoo. (Ok, the last one was a lie).

What you need to include in your application:

  • Please include in your cover letter:
    • A Twitter handle, if you have one
    • Your Blog URL, if you have one (Don’t worry! You don’t have to have one!)
    • Your wedding date and a 3-4 sentence description of your wedding
    • What you hope to learn from the experience
    • If you are interested in doing any work for the site beyond writing (optional, so please be frank)
    • Your relationship with APW
  • A resume
  • Two writing samples of posts you would write on wedding planning (These can include posts you’ve already written for APW.)
  • Links to any past APW posts, if you’ve written any (again, not mandatory)

We’ll be looking over the writing samples, cover letters, and resumes, and will contact a handful of people to interview in mid-December. I can preemptively say that it breaks our hearts not to be able to offer a slot to everyone who applies, but we can’t wait to meet the new intern, whoever they are. Let’s do this!

Photo of the APW Team by Emily Takes Photos

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