Dissent’s office in Manhattan has three 18-week internship programs each year: Spring (January to May), Summer (May to September), and Fall (September to December). Editorial interns at Dissent work closely with the staff and assist with the entire range of magazine work—copyediting, researching, formatting articles, fundraising, producing events, participating in editorial meetings, and so on.
Our interns have gone on to work everywhere from human rights organizations to literary agencies. If you have a particular interest, we encourage you to let us know.
If you would like to apply to intern with Dissent, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a cover letter explaining why you would like to work at the magazine and why you would be a good fit, a résumé, and a one-page response to a Dissent article (online or in print) of your choice. The deadlines for applying are as follows: July 15 (fall), November 15 (spring), April 15 (summer). The internship pays $2,500 per 18-week semester, spanning early September–late December; early January–mid May; and mid May–early September. We expect 16 hours/week.