We Are Looking for Writing Interns

If you are a college student majoring in journalism or another writing-intensive field who lives in or near anyone of our top 60 college towns, we are interested in your talents! Below is the intern description for a writing internship that will give the prospective intern a chance to develop the site and give it its own voice to represent that specific college town. 

Company: Collegetownnetwork.com, LLC.

Title: Writing Intern

Reports to: Editor

Based at: State College, PA (Writers work from home)

About College Town Network:

The College Town Network is a division of Affinity Connection Inc., a State College, PA, based firm with a 40-year history of serving the marketing and fundraising needs of alumni and membership organizations and non-profits across the country. "The College Town Network caters to those planning a good time in American college towns. We offer the inside scoop on local events and attractions. Our strong suit is the convenience factor in helping users find out about the best available leisure activities around here -- what's happening, and when, where, and how much it costs," says Affinity Connection CEO Greg Woodman.

Job purpose:

To create and write fun, engaging articles related to the specific College Town Network site.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Write 2-3 articles per week about the college town you live in by describing upcoming area events, top places to eat or watch a show, and ways visitors to the area can generally have fun.

2. Update the calendar of events page with local community events such as plays, festivals, sporting events and more.

3. Report weekly updates by email or video conferencing to College Town Network editors.

4. Occasionally take photographs of events or business in town to post on the website.

5. Encourage user-generated content and community involvement.

6. Assist with the creation and launch of the specific College Town Network’s Site Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Skills/Qualifications:

Strong writing skills and firm grasp on writing with AP Style.

Joomla Content Management System (preferred).

Requires considerable initiative, creativity and independence.

Previous experience of at least two semesters at a student media program or internship preferred.

Students majoring in communications-related field such as Journalism, Public Relations or English preferred but we will consider all majors.

Compensation: This is an unpaid internship. However, the intern may receive college credit.

Applicants should send a cover letter, two to three links to writing samples and resume to Jake Burns, editor, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Kevin Byrne, Assistant Editor at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it