D Magazine Partners offers a variety of internships each semester (fall, spring, summer). If you are looking to gain invaluable real-world media industry experience, you’ve come to the right place. Each internship position is a different learning experience, but nevertheless, what you will gain from working with our company is a road map for your future career endeavors.About our program
Working in the media industry is a fast-paced environment. Qualified candidates for our program must be able to work under demanding deadlines in a fast-paced environment, as well as possess excellent computer, communication and organizational skills. The D Magazine Partners internship program is highly competitive, and our interns are held to a high standard. Candidates must be available to work anywhere from 12 to 24 hours a week and commit to the full term of the semester. You must be at least 18 years old to apply. The D Magazine Partners Internship program is unpaid.
The spring internship application deadline is Friday, December 1. The internship program will start Wednesday, January 17 and end on Wednesday, May 8.
If you have any question please contact Rachel Gill ([email protected]). No phone calls, please.
Please choose one area of interest on your application. Within each area, there are multiple internships available. When applying, you will not choose a specific internship, but the descriptions are listed below to help you better understand each area.
ADVERTISING/SALES INTERNSHIPSD Magazine Partners Ad Sales Intern
Our advertising team is looking for an enthusiastic self-starter who can put the client’s needs first. As an intern in the advertising department, you will gain first-hand experience in the industry by working alongside our ad directors and executives on client services and business development initiatives for all our publications, including D Magazine, D Home, D Weddings, D CEO and D Online. This internship works closely with marketing and brand departments for special sections and event sponsorship opportunities. Opportunities for this position include: attending planning meetings and networking events, accompany ad directors on sales calls, research/prospect clients, and aid in maintaining client relationships. There will be an opportunity to help operate our online directory listing system and assist in cultivating reports.. Qualified candidates should have a background in advertising, marketing, or corporate communications and an interest in client services and account management. This internship offers a great opportunity to network with professional leaders in the community! D Magazine Partners is one of the most well known brands in Dallas, and we hope you will consider joining our professional, diverse, and driven advertising team!
Responsibilities include monthly mailers, updating account information, follow up calls, production instructions, and learning a broad understanding of the D sales process, as well as all of the steps taken to put every issue together.D CEO Ad Sales Intern
Our advertising team is looking for an enthusiastic self-starter who can put the client’s needs first. As an intern in the advertising department, you will gain first-hand experience in the industry by working alongside our ad directors and executives on client services and business development for the DCEO Publication. This internship works closely with marketing and brand departments for special sections and event sponsorship opportunities. Opportunities for this position include: attending planning meetings and networking events, accompany ad directors on sales calls, research/prospect clients, and aid in maintaining client relationships. Qualified candidates should have a background in advertising, marketing, or corporate communications and an interest in client services and account management. This internship offers a great opportunity to network with professional leaders in the community! D Magazine Partners is one of the most well known brands in Dallas, and we hope you will consider joining our professional, diverse, and driven advertising team.
Responsibilities include assisting with business development for the new special sections with in the publication along with helping with all DCEO events including Women’s Leadership Symposium, Power Brokers, Commercial Real Estate Awards ect.
ART/PRODUCTION INTERNSHIPSD Magazine Partners Production/Art Intern
Learn how we make those glossy magazine pages look so good and get practical experience along with some great samples for your portfolio. You will be working closely with production and art teams on design, management of assets, color correction and prepress. This is a great opportunity for a designer to see how it takes more than a good eye, to get the job done. Interns will assist in photo research, page layout, and ad creation. Excellent computer skills and knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite is required.
Responsibilities include working on PDFs for all special sections in D, for sales, creating ads for each publication, and helping with the work flow of the Production Team, e.i. helping create dummies, reflow pages.D Magazine DRC Publications Photography Intern
The Dallas Regional Chamber Publications team of D Magazine Partners publishes several products in partnership with the Dallas Regional Chamber:
FW Real Estate Review
Dallas Region Relocation & Newcomer Guide
Dallas Economic Development Guide
Web: Dallas Innovates
We’re looking for a photography intern; preferably a student who is interested in a career as a photographer. Assignments will consist of typical news photography (portraits, events, etc…), as well as “lifestyle” photography that depicts Dallas neighborhoods and beautiful and magical. Flexible schedule.
Responsibilities include scheduling and arranging photoshoots and building your photography skills.People Newspapers, Production Intern
The ideal candidate will assist the Production Manager and other personnel with a wide-variety of projects including newspaper layout, website management, and photography. Exceptional communication and team-driven abilities required. Must have a strong background working with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc. WordPress experience is a plus.
Responsibilities include actively contributing to our print and online products, assisting production and other departments with web content and maintenance, and photographing various events within our community.
EDITORIAL/JOURNALISM INTERNSHIPSD Magazine Editorial Intern
TIf glossy magazines give you a thrill, this is the internship for you. D Magazine editorial interns are smart, reliable, detail-oriented, talented, and curious. We’re looking for good writers and reporters who aren’t afraid to pick up the phone. Interns work closely with print staff to make every issue as perfect as possible, and primary responsibilities include fact-checking articles, covering local events, blogging, and working on projects for other departments and publications as availability and interest permits. Especially successful candidates will have an interest in pitching and writing for the front of the book section. You’ll discover the glamorous—and sometimes not-so-glamorous—side of publishing, and gain tons of real-world magazine experience along the way.
Responsibilities include fact checking for various issues, writing for online and print, and research/contributions to the 50 Things Every Dallasite Must Do cover feature and the travel issue.D CEO Editorial Intern
Are you looking for real-world journalism experience? Do you follow multiple news sources daily? Do you want to learn about the fast-paced world of business journalism and collect bylines at the same time? The award-winning business division of D Magazine Partners—which includes D CEO (print and online), D CEO Real Estate, D CEO Healthcare, the Dallas 500, and D Real Estate Annual—is looking for talented, organized, and committed interns. You will have the opportunity to build your portfolio and resume by writing magazine stories for print, as well as online news reports covering a variety of industries. You’ll also gain invaluable fact-checking and proofreading experience, perform editorial research, attend issue planning meetings, and work on other editorial tasks.
Responsibilities include online coverage via D CEO Healthcare, D CEO Real Estate, and D CEO, print stories, as well as copy editing.D Home & D Weddings Editorial Intern
We need an energetic, smart, organized, reliable, and creative intern with an interest (or experience) in design, fashion, and weddings. If you have an interest in blogging, even better. The intern’s primary responsibilities include: writing, pitching ideas, and taking photos for our two blogs; fact-checking copy for our magazines; uploading events and trunk shows to the events section of the website; picking up and dropping off items for photo shoots; assisting editors with photo shoots; and writing small blurbs and entries for our magazines. There is a good amount of fact-checking, so the intern must be comfortable with making phone calls.
Responsibilities include fact checking for both home and weddings print products, writing and pitching ideas for both blogs, and assisting on photo shoots for D Weddings print product.D Custom Editorial Intern
Content may be king, but we made content before it was a thing. Blogs, social media, podcasts, video, magazines — you name it. D Custom, an award-winning content marketing agency, is in need of a detail-oriented, energetic editorial intern. You’ll play a key role in producing a variety of content for a client base consisting of major global brands. If you’re looking to hone your editorial skills in pioneering ways across new media, this is the place to do it. Innovation, fresh approaches, and consistently upending the status quo define our work. Through this internship, you will learn the cutting edge of content creation and brand marketing, as well as old-school writing and editing skills. You’ll be a critical part of a hard-working team fueled by snacks and caffeine — and end up with some great samples of work to add to your portfolio.
Responsibilities include brainstorming, writing, editing, research, proofreading, and fact-checking. Projects will include execution and implementation of digital programs and management of editorial initiatives. The intern will have the opportunity to write clips for use in portfolios.D Magazine Online Editorial Intern
You will write about the news and subjects that have Dallas talking for dmagazine.com. You’ll be encouraged and prodded to develop and pitch your own stories, but we have plenty of ideas to get you started. We cover a little bit of everything, with room for short news pieces, long features, funny columns, and anything else that fits with our editorial voice and coverage. You will get plenty of published clips to show your journalism professors/prospective future employers, and will learn about the new dynamics of digital media.
Responsibilities include writing stories on any number of subjects, working on one longer feature story, and helping with various projects/story assignments as needed.Dallas Innovates Editorial Intern
Are you in love with words as much as you are with starting new projects? Then we need your vision. We’re continuing to grow a new website called Dallas Innovates, which has a mission to promote the region as a hub of innovation. A collaboration of the Dallas Regional Chamber and D Magazine Partners, the site covers everything innovative in social, creative, education, startups, enterprise, and inventions. Our intern will be writing posts, attending events, helping with social media, attending video interviews, and searching for content. He or she will also help with the technical side of things (uploading posts, resizing photos, and a little editing). We’re looking for a writer who loves telling stories about the people and companies who are new, now, next. We need someone who takes direction well, keeps organized, and takes the initiative on projects. And since we’re a startup, we’re looking for that creative individual who can adapt as we grow.
Responsibilities include writing briefs and feature stories for Dallas Innovates website, establishing relationships in the community to deepen source network, and providing research, proofing and other editorial support tasks for Dallas Innovates.People NewspapersEditorial Intern
People Newspapers is looking for interns willing to juggle multiple assignments and take responsibility for a variety of projects, including editing police blotters, proofreading, writing blog posts, pitching story ideas, and writing stories. We need applicants with a love for the AP Stylebook and a desire to learn what makes a community special. In addition to the editorial side of things, you will help promote our brand through social media strategies, looking for potential clients, and maintaining existing client relationships. You will attend a variety of Dallas society events, so you must be outgoing and respect social etiquette.
Responsibilities include writing blurbs, articles, and promoting three special Society sections, and coming up with story ideas, making deadlines, and seeing how everything comes together before publish date.SideDish Intern
If you like food and, most importantly, writing about it – this is probably your dream internship. We’re looking for a top-notch writer for SideDish, D Magazine’s popular food news blog. You must be organized, self-motivated, and interested (or have experience) with food blogging. Photography skills are preferred, but not an absolute must. You’ll be spending most of your time entering dining events into our directory system, covering some of those events, writing at least two blog posts per week, interviewing chefs/restaurant industry people/etc., and helping us out with small projects as needed. It’s a lot of work, but by the time your internship is over, you’ll know Dallas’ food scene better than you thought possible.
Responsibilities include blog posts, updating online restaurant directories, and assisting the dining editor with gathering information for special projects.
MARKETING/BRAND INTERNSHIPSD Magazine Partners Marketing Events Intern
The marketing department is looking for interns interested in event planning, promotions, and media marketing. An ideal applicant will be detail-oriented, creative, organized, and self-motivated. As a marketing intern you will observe, plan, and execute events, assist with data entry, research, mailings, and promotional materials. Interns will gain hands-on experience in a dynamic and fast-paced sales and marketing environment. Knowledge of Adobe creative suite is a plus. Must be willing to dedicate office hours as well as evenings to assist on the execution events.
Responsibilities include assisting in the planning and execution of marketing events, create event photo galleries for the D Magazine website, and assisting the Marketing Events team in procuring event materials as well as brainstorming new and innovative event ideas.D CEO Marketing Intern
The marketing department is looking for interns interested in event planning, promotions, and media marketing. An ideal applicant will be detail-oriented, creative, organized, and self-motivated. As a marketing intern you will observe, plan, and execute events, assist with data entry, research, mailings, and promotional materials. Interns will gain hands-on experience in a dynamic and fast-paced sales and marketing environment. Knowledge of Adobe creative suite is a plus. Must be 21 to apply. Must be available to work evening events.
Responsibilities include assisting with working multiple events through the year.D Weddings Brand Intern
Are you obsessed with fashion, weddings, and all things Dallas? D Weddings is looking for a social media intern who can assist in growing our digital presence. In this role, you will be out and about in Dallas, attending wedding-related events while producing content for our many channels. You will develop and fine-tune marketing strategy while tending to day-to-day social media maintenance. Social media experience, good writing skills, and organizational skills are a must. A keen eye for detail is also key! If you like working with fun, creative people and can manage an internship that offers no pay but great experience, this is the role for you. Must be 21 at time of internship to apply.
Responsibilities include growing our social presence and following, attending or visiting events, shops, etc. for blog/social content, and helping project manage our content output.
D Custom Marketing Intern
A new marketing phenomenon is sweeping the nation! Content marketing is the name and driving consumer action through engaging, high-quality content is the game. Want to be a part of this innovative and effective marketing approach? D Custom is looking for a creative, independent, and curious intern to assist on multiple projects. At our award-winning content marketing agency, you’ll play a vital role in making content move from a concept to a full-fledged campaign all while gaining experience in a fast-paced agency environment (and indulging in the snacks hidden around the office). Strong writing and editing skills, great research abilities, and the ability to quickly switch gears is a must.
Responsibilities include writing posts for the D Custom blog, assisting in marketing initiatives and campaigns, conducting research, preparing sales materials, curating and developing social media, and assisting in the creation of marketing collateral.People Newspapers Marketing Intern
People Newspapers is looking for interns willing to juggle multiple assignments and take responsibility for a variety of digital tasks and marketing strategies. You will learn how to promote our brand on a daily basis via web and social media platforms. This includes e-newsletters, advertising e-blasts, social media advertising campaigns, and more. We also require looking for potential clients, and maintaining existing client relationships. You will attend a variety of Dallas society events, so you must be outgoing and respect social etiquette.
Responsibilities include with researching and implementing ways to increase brand exposure and bring in customers, and assisting with organizing trade, promotions and sponsorships.
DRC Publications Media Development Intern
The Media Development intern will assist in the print and digital launch of a new group of business publications published by D Custom, and will play a role in the development and implementation of its marketing, business development, and public relations plan. This internship will give you a real “lay of the land” view of the publishing world. Thinking like an entrepreneur is a large part of this internship, which feeds on multiple tasks and projects. You will have the opportunity to help research, evaluate, and implement new business ideas. It’s a chance to experience how new ventures, ancillary products, special sections and sponsorship opportunities are developed — from pitching the idea, to follow through and end product. Interaction is with all departments, and will include some vendors and advertising clients. We require innovative thinking, an outgoing personality, great attention to detail, strong organizational and collaboration skills, and the ability to meet deadlines.
Responsibilities include assisting with business development, coordinating marketing materials, creating advertising logs, research and analysis, and keeping up with media industry news and local competitors. Other duties are varied and may include participating in events and attending trade shows. Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, Excel and PowerPoint is required.