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 a minimum of 12 hours a week and commit to the full term of the semester. The D Magazine Partners Internship program is unpaid.
The summer internship application deadline is Friday, April 21. The internship program will start Wednesday, May 24 and end on Wednesday, August 9.
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
- Art / Production
- Editorial / Journalism
- Marketing / Brand
EDITORIAL/JOURNALISM INTERNSHIPSD Magazine Editorial Intern
If 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.D Magazine Business Editorial Internship
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 Real Estate Daily, D Healthcare Daily, 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.D Home and 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.D Magazine Food and Dining Intern (Online Editorial)
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.People Newspapers Editorial
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.D Magazine Research Intern
The research department is looking for an organized self-starter to assist in the planning and execution of D Magazine‘s Best programs like Best of Big D, Best Doctors, Best Lawyers, and many others. You will be exposed to numerous departments at D Magazine including editorial, marketing, sales, and design. Primary responsibilities include fact-checking information by phone, email or Internet, researching and analyzing data, and working within data collection platforms. Experience with Excel, Survey Monkey, or Wufoo is preferred. If you have great time management skills, enjoy working on many different projects, and have fun fresh ideas, then you will make a great addition to our research team.DRC Publications Editorial Internship
We are looking for a talented individual with an passion for business journalism for an editorial internship at D Custom, the agency division of D Magazine Partners. You would contribute to the production of DC’s newest magazines, the Dallas Regional Chamber publications. The DRC publications include the newly launched Dallas-Fort Worth Real Estate Review, the Dallas-Fort Worth Relocation + Newcomer Guide, and the Dallas Economic Development Guide. This internship is a real opportunity to participate in the launch of new publications and gain a lay of the land view of the publishing world. This intern will have the opportunity to build a portfolio by writing stories for print and web, as well as gain invaluable transcription, fact-checking, and proofreading experience. There may be opportunities to perform editorial research, attend planning meetings, lay out magazine components within an established template, and work on other editorial and administrative tasks. You’ll need excellent writing and proofreading skills, the ability to work effectively on a team, and strong research skills. Knowledge of Excel and the Adobe Creative Suite is a plus. This intern will get real world experience, and have a chance to work with an experienced and knowledgable team. We hope you’ll consider joining us.D Magazine FrontRow Editorial Intern (Online Editorial)
Here are the three most important things we need to know about you. One: you can write, really well. Two: you love all things entertainment, especially music, movies, art, and theater. Three: you’re familiar with the thing called the Internet. That’s it. But maybe you’re also funny, hard working, organized, and an all-around go-getter. D Magazine‘s online arts section is looking for an inquisitive, creative, reliable, and organized intern who can hit the ground running. Primary duties include writing event listings, blogging, and fact-checking articles through phone calls. Generally, you’ll help generate content for and support D Magazine’s FrontRow blog. You’ll learn the ins-and-outs of web publishing while gaining tons of writing experience.DMagazine.com Web Editorial Intern
If you like multitasking and having the opportunity to delve into different topics, then this internship is for you. We need a smart, reliable, detail-oriented self-starter, who’s not afraid to pitch story ideas. An interest in health and fashion is preferred but not necessary. Web editorial interns work closely with the online managing editor to produce content for DMagazine.com’s Be Well and StyleSheet blogs, as well as the occasional FrontBurner post. Research and writing are major components of this internship; however, interns also assist the web editorial team in updating the site’s directories. Through this internship, you’ll learn the ins and outs of web publishing, while gathering clips.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 launching 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.
ART/PRODUCTION INTERNSHIPSD Magazine Art/Production 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 art and production teams on design, photo shoots, and prepress. Interns will assist in photo research, page layout, and archiving magazines. Excellent computer skills and knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite are preferred.People Newspapers Art Intern
Our interactive team is looking for an aspiring photojournalist to take and edit photos. They will have the chance to shoot assignments, create photo layouts for Park Cities People and Preston Hollow People, create web galleries, and post to our Instagram. The intern will also assist with set up and execution of photo shoots for Society Magazine, ads, and the papers. Familiarity with the Adobe Creative Suite and WordPress is highly preferred.D Magazine Web Photography Intern (Online)
As the web photographer for dmagazine.com, you’ll get to take photos for all of D’s online communities (SideDish, FrontBurner, and more). This includes visiting some of the newest restaurants around town, events/parties, and historical Dallas landmarks. The ideal candidate for this position is flexible, organized, responds quickly to emails and text messages, and able to travel to multiple locations in DFW throughout the week. You do have to be open on some weekday evenings and weekends. Turning in your work on tight deadlines is a must. Generally, you’ll be helping us fill our directories, photograph new restaurants/shops, and capture the atmosphere at events. The more available you are, the more your credited photographs will show up on D Magazine‘s website.DRC Publications Photography Intern
The DRC Publications team of D Magazine Partners—which includes the Real Estate Review, the Relocation Guide, and the Economic Development Guide—needs a talented photography intern to go out and shoot various locations within the Dallas-Fort Worth region. Our goal is to highlight the positive benefits of living in this area. That means we’re looking for shots of community events, landmarks, and other quality-of-life elements. Please provide portfolio samples.
MARKETING/BRAND INTERNSHIPSD Magazine Brand Intern
This position focuses on marketing D Magazine editorial content, company/brand news, seminars, and events. Responsibilities will include developing contact lists, working with outside media, fact-checking data, assisting the marketing team with events, and developing creative promotional ideas. Additionally, and most importantly, the brand intern will help manage our social media strategy. Social media experience, good writing skills, and organizational skills are a must. If you like the pace of a political campaign and like working with young, fun, creative people and can manage an internship that offers no pay but great experience, the brand team may be for you. Must be 21 at time of internship to apply.D Magazine 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.
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. Special digital projects will include: helping with directory listing and reporting, monitoring ad campaigns in Google DFP, Analytics, and Adwords. 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!
D Magazine Partners Digital Advertising Intern
Assist the digital advertising associate in monitoring inventory of online ads, pulling traffic reports, and managing all advertorial content on the website. If you like computers and consider yourself a digital techie and want to learn invaluable skills in a growing industry, this is the internship for you!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 abilit y to meet deadlines. Daily 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.People Newspapers Sales/Marketing Intern
Interns will be exposed to all facets of the advertising/marketing efforts of the newspapers: completing special projects for Advertising Account Executives including gathering materials to provide to clients, cold calling to update/maintain client databases, phone prospecting, updating sales tools/marketing collateral, creating logs of advertisers in competitor publications, and assisting the Publisher in event planning/execution. A great introduction into the publishing world, and includes opportunities to interact with all departments, not just advertising/marketing. Get ready for a fast-moving and dynamic semester!
D CUSTOM INTERNSHIPS
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.
Daily 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.
- Develop a strong, varied collection of clips across digital and print media for future use.
- Acquire a working knowledge of current best practices, cutting-edge trends, and uses of content marketing to put toward potential employment.
- Greatly strengthen writing and editing skills through practice and constructive feedback.
Account Services Intern
An account connoisseur, a client’s best friend, everyone’s go-to guy or gal — whatever you call an account services manager, we’re looking to add you to the list. D Custom is looking for a creative and hard-working intern who wants to gain account management experience. The ideal candidate must be an organized multi-tasker, possess impeccable verbal and written communication skills, and be eager to learn the art of wearing many hats — not to mention willing to drink copious amounts of coffee. If you’re looking to gain agency and management experience in a creative and fast-paced environment, then D Custom is for you.
Daily responsibilities include assisting with clients’ daily needs, managing projects both day-to-day and long term, and proofreading and editing content. Through this internship, you will learn how to manage both internal and client needs to get work done and create content.
- Gain experience as a liaison between the agency and its clients in order to effectively fulfill their needs.
- Hone your editing, proofing, and revision skills.
- Learn how to organize and handle managing multiple accounts.
D Custom Social Media Intern
Do you put your heart into crafting the perfect 140 characters or getting that Instagram filter just right? Do you take pride in a perfectly polished post? Are you pining to be pinning? If so, our social media internship is calling you! We’re looking for a fast-thinking go-getter to join our award-winning content marketing agency. You’ll be creating and scheduling social media content for a variety of clients, so strong writing skills and social media experience with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Pinterest are a must. If you want to experience the agency lifestyle, including the dynamic office environment, collaborative work style, and all the free caffeine we have to offer, D Custom is the place for you.
Daily responsibilities will include posting blogs, scheduling content, proofreading, researching, learning and implementing SEO, conducting analytics reports, and brainstorming ways to improve clients’ digital presence through social strategy. Through this internship, you will walk away with experience in all aspects of social media, social media management, SEO, and analytics across social channels.
- Be a part of improving and implementing our clients’ digital presence through social strategy.
- Gain proficiency in social media platforms and analytics.
- Improve writing skills and gain experience across a variety of content channels.
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. Experience in design and layout (namely Photoshop and InDesign) is a major plus.
Daily responsibilities include writing posts for the D Custom blog, assisting in marketing initiatives and campaigns, conducting research, preparing sales materials, curating social media, and assisting in the creation of marketing collateral and/or infographics.
- Gain strong working knowledge of what it takes to develop a content strategy.
- Hone research and editing skills.
- Be a part of a growing and creative open-office environment.