Gimmee MORE Internships! And More…And More…And…

24 10 2008

Hey everyone,

Sorry if I’ve off the radar for a few days. We did finally get our lovely redesign done on http://www.quarterlife.com/intern so get excited for the black and tan pages that you are about to see! I just updated the site with even more internship opportunities. The good news ? You don’t even have to wait for Spring to apply – these internships are available now!

  • CARO MARKETING INTERNSHIP (Los Angeles Internship)
  • FILM 44 INTERNSHIP (Yes, this is Pete Berg’s company !!) (Los Angeles)
  • VENDOME PICTURES (Credits include: Little Miss Sunshine!!) (Los Angeles)
  • PORTS 1951 LUXURY FASHION/PR INTERNSHIP (New York)
  • NJN PUBLIC TELEVISION INTERNSHIP (Trenton, New Jersey)

So you all know how it works. Go to http://www.quarterlife.com/intern and email me with your resume and exactly which companies you’d like me to send your resume in for. I want to make sure that I do some Q & A with you all today…so here goes..

Q: Hi Lauren! I am new to the Quarterlife website. In regards to internships, how does the application process work? I see that we are supposed to email our resume to you. Is that all there is to it? What happens afterwards? I’d like to thank you by the way for your great advice on your internship blog!

Thanks,
Angela

Intern Queen: Hey Angela ! I’m so glad you like the site and my blog. The application process works like this:

  1. Go to http://www.quarterlife.com/intern
  2. Click on the internship that interests you and read the description
  3. If you would like to apply click “Apply Now” and an email will automatically pop up in your email browser. If for some reason this does not happen, just shoot me an email at internqueen@quarterlife.com and copy/paste your resume in the body of the email. I take the resume and send it in for you and then you will get a message from me that says I’ve sent it along 🙂
  4. I suggest that students apply for at least 5 internships for the fall and spring semesters and at least 10 internships for the summer. Internships are getting extremely competitive so I’m glad you are jumping on the Internship Train right now! After I respond to your email with your resume, I suggest following up with me in two weeks if you don’t hear anything. If you don’t hear anything back – not to worry – we will send it to more people. We are going to do everything we can do get you a GREAT internship.

Q: Hi Lauren,

I’m a recent college graduate and frantically on the lookout for a job implementing my degree in journalism whether it being magazine writing, advertising or public relations. I’ve accepted the fact that many magazine publications offer internships first with room to grow within the company, but it has been difficult finding them. I understand that you specialize in internships specifically for students, but was wondering if you knew of any for college graduates. It would also be helpful if you knew of any in the Las Vegas area…I’m open to transfer especially to Los Angeles, but for the time being on the search for Las Vegas openings. Any information/feedback/advice would be greatly appreciated! Thank you for your time. I look forward to hearing from you!  – Bobbie

Intern Queen: Bpbbie ! I’m so glad you found my site and reached out to me. We are in the process of expanding the internship database to a variety of cities but unfortunately, we haven’t reached the Las Vegas area …yet. I do have advice for you. Many companies DO allow students that have already graduated to participate in their internship programs. The other good news is that you should contact your school immediately and see if you can get any sort of “transcript recognition” about the internship if you decide to do it. There might be some sort of “internship recognition” your school can provide. I suggest you do the following:

  1. Make a list of all of the potential magazines/companies/websites that you would like to work at in Las Vegas.
  2. Put this into an Excel document and add in their phone numbers. Note: Yp.yahoo.com is a great resource
  3. Call these companies and ask to speak with their human resource departments. Tell them you just graduated and you are interested in job opportunities and you’d love to email in your resume. They will either say YES or NO so it’s worth a try. When you send your resume ask if you can set a general interview with that person – this is a sneaky way to get one foot slowly in the door !
  4. Good luck and keep me posted !
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Q & A With the INTERN QUEEN!! – New Questions, New Answers.

9 10 2008

Hi Lauren,

Absolutely love this idea and the industry you’ve formulated out of this idea. However, I do have one qualm, now, as a recent journalism graduate of May ‘08 and having some intern experience on my own, I’m having some trouble breaking into the world of entry level or mid entry level jobs, any advice? Maybe you could branch off and offer some postings/offerings for recent graduates? It still is in the same arena, and now being post internship yourself I think this would be a great idea. I’ve had previous internship experience with public relations and regional magazines and am now currently trying to break into the editorial industry. Thoughts?

– Samantha

Hey Samantha ! I’m so glad you are reading my blogs and you’ve reached out to me. I’m extremely familiar with the editorial/journalism industry because in college I was a part-time freelance writer for publications like Seventeen, Nickelodeon, etc. No matter how many internships you’ve had that deal with that industry you really need clips. I would go back through any old internship files you might have saved. You want to print out any press releases that you wrote, or articles that you wrote at those internships and start your portfolio. If you have no published clips you need to start local. I would reccomend getting another job so you can start building your clips in the meantime. It’s extremely difficult to break into the freelance writing/editorial business. Build up a portfolio and then start pitching magazines as a freelance writer. Pitch them an idea – if they decline, pitch them right back with another. One site that you will find extremely helpful for entry level journalism jobs and advice and news in that industry is ed2010.com – so check that out. Hope this helps a bit. Best of luck ! You might also want to check out some of the editorial internships on my site. Some of the companies pay and take students post-graduation 🙂

Lauren Berger, The Intern Queen, www.quarterlife.com/intern

Dear Intern Queen,

Hey I have started my Fall Internship that I got a cool production company through you.  It’s been hardwork – a lot of office duties less creative stuff. What should i be expecting to get out from these internships? 

-Chris, Los Angeles

 

Chris  ! It is OK to be bored at your internship. In fact, many internships can be really boring. Once I was told to stand at a copy machine for 10 hours. Another time I was sent to archive tapes at NBC in the basement for 8 hours. This is completely normal. The important part is that you ALWAYS are the first to volunteer for whichever task is requested of you. This shows you are dedicated and loyal. Try having a chipper attitude no matter what you are doing. You want to be known as reliable, excited, and passionate at your internship. This makes you stand out. There is nothing worse than watching some ungrateful interns who have gloomy faces. Stay positive. Everyone starts somewhere – this is your time to start climbing the ladder. Meet as many different people as possible – make as many relationships as you can. As they say – It’s all about who you know 🙂

Hang in there and I’m so proud of you for interning in the first place – that shows lots of initiative !

Best,

Lauren Berger, The Intern Queen, www.quarterlife.com/intern





Internship News ! Heads Up Potential Interns !

8 10 2008

1:25 AM. Time to watch THE DAILY SHOW on tivo. I love this time of night 🙂 It’s also time to update you all on the latest and greatest on www.quarterlife.com/intern. I just added internships at ROBERT CORD PRODUCTIONS – Yes, they did Mr. Holland’s Opus !!!! I also added a Spring Internship at YES Network in New York City for all of you sports fans. I’m trying to build up that section for all of you.  LIVESTRONG.com is also on the lookout for interns to start ASAP in Los Angeles. Go to www.quarterlife.com/intern to view all of the listings !!  Keep in mind that PLENTY of companies are still looking for great entertainment interns – WAM Films Internship, Berman Braun Internship, Senator Entertainment Internship, DarkTrick Films Internship – These are all available !! So what are you waiting for ? Log on and check them out 🙂

ALL SET FOR FALL INTERNS

I just got word from my lovely editor’s at SEVENTEEN Magazine, GQ Magazine, and MEN’S VOGUE Magazine that they are all set for Fall Interns. So if you were banking on one of those internships – try one of our other journalism NYC internships listed on www.quarterlife.com/intern. APA Agency in Los Angeles is also full for interns for the Fall Semester. ABE NYC is also set for interns.

IN FUN NEWS…

I’m expanding to IOWA ! Yes, a little random – but IOWA is where it’s at for the Intern Queen. I’ll actually be visiting IOWA and some schools there the week of October 27th so I want to go there with some great local opportunities. If you know anyone in IOWA – send ’em my way !





Good Morning Interns. Internships for Fall Still Available.

1 10 2008

9:16 AM. Good morning. I’m on the computer and back at work – paving the internship world so that all of you have the best opportunities at the best companies possible. Today I’m adding the Hollywood Reporter Internship to our list. If you are into Hollywood and into journalism – this could be the perfect fall internship for you. I also recently added Original Film (Entertainment Internship) – a very wellknown production company in Hollywood.

We are currently placing 20 percent of our interns – which I think is great for just launching August 5th. I conducted a survey and I’m happy to report that I’ve placed interns at LionsGate, VH1, JInks/Cohen, Silver Pictures, Dangerbird Records, Universal Music Group, and more ! Great job everyone !

I was recently asked how you find the MOST RECENT internships on my site, www.quarterlife.com/intern. Here is the deal. All of the new internships I load into the system should appear at the top of the site. So when you open the page, the first listings you see are the most recent. Very Important: ALL of the internships listed on the site are still in need of interns. Once the positions fill up, I take the listing down. So any company on the site – is available and you can send me your resume for the company.