Want To Be an Intern?

Learn about our editorial, photography, and design internship programs.
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If you're a motivated and self-directed college or grad-school student, we want you to join our editorial team in Boulder, Colo. Our 10-to 15-week internships offer a glimpse into the inner workings of the highest circulation ski publication in the country: SKI Magazine. You give us hard work, and we'll make you an integral part of a close-knit family.

Editorial Internship

If you're a motivated and self-directed college or grad-school student, we want you to join our editorial team in Boulder, Colorado. Our 10- to 15-week internships offer upcoming reporters and editors a glimpse into the inner workings of the best ski publication in the country: SKI magazine. You give us hard work, and we'll make you an integral part of a close-knit family.

You'll work directly with the small group of SKI editors and walk away with clips from SkiMag.com as well as in print. You'll also conduct interviews with athletes, be involved in gear write-ups, work on photo projects and see how two of the most respected skiing publications come together.

DUTIES:
Duties may include: fact-checking, researching, reporting, writing, proofreading and editing articles, calling in products and gear for testing, gathering and shooting photos, participating in editorial meetings, developing multimedia packages for the web, brainstorming story ideas, planning events and editing basic html. Don't worry, we try to keep the coffee-getting to a minimum.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Interns must be willing to adapt to the ever-changing world of a trusted ski publication while being reliable and not afraid to bring ideas to the table. Previous journalism experience—either with a local publication or a student newspaper—is preferred. Knowledge of, and an interest in, skiing is required.

DEADLINE TO APPLY:
1 p.m., Monday, July 30 (for Fall/Winter editorial internships)

START DATE:
TBD

All internships are unpaid. Interns must receive school credit.

Please send resume, cover letter and no more than three writing samples to Samantha Berman, sberman@aimmedia.com. Please indicate in the email subject line that you are applying for an editorial internship.

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Digital Content Internship

Do you foresee the future of SEO and Social Media? We need your help. SKI is looking for digital content interns with writing chops and a passion for skiing. Duties for this 10-15 week internship include building web articles with your own design prowess, SEO optimization, gear testing, writing articles for SKImag.com and possibly print, and getting a in-depth look at the perpetually changing world of the ski industry and its relationship to the internet. You might meet a few pro athletes, too.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Interns should be working towards a major or a minor in digital studies, communications and/or a similar field of studies. They will need to be self-starting, strong writers, and willing to say "no" if they are asked to get coffee for the nearby Backpacker Magazine staff (SKI would never ask that of their interns).

DEADLINE TO APPLY:
1 p.m., Monday, July 30 (for Fall/Winter editorial internships)

START DATE:
TBD

All internships are unpaid. Interns must receive school credit.

Please send resume, cover letter and a writing sample to Jon Jay, jjay@aimmedia.com. Please indicate in the email subject line that you are applying for an digital content internship.

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Photography Internship

You’ll work closely with the Director of Photography and editors through day to day interaction and weekly meetings. You’ll communicate with dozens of ski industry professionals, including photographers, athletes, resorts, and brands. And, in the end, you’ll get to see your work, and name, appear in print and on skimag.com.

DUTIES MAY INCLUDE:
Accepting, archiving, and reviewing photographer submissions, photo research, obtaining photo caption and credit information, formatting files for print and digital output, prepping files for imaging specialists, assisting with product shoots in the studio, and even shooting some product on your own. Don't worry, we try to keep the coffee-getting to a minimum.

QUALIFICATIONS:
We’re looking for students* who are driven, dedicated, conscientious, and fun-loving, with a career interest in photography and a passion for skiing. A strong foundation in the Adobe Creative Suite, especially Photoshop and Lightroom, is preferred. *Internships are unpaid. Interns must receive school credit.

DATES OFFERED: 
Summer: late May-August, for about 15 hrs/week, 150 hours total
Fall: Sept-mid Dec, for about 15 hrs/week, 150 hours total  

HOW TO APPLY:
Please send resume, cover letter and portfolio to kbascetta@aimmedia.com. Please indicate in the subject line that you are applying for a photography internship and specify whether you're applying for summer or fall.

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Outdoor Group Design Internship

Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Active interest Media’s Outdoor Group covers everything from mountain recreation to outdoor industry news. Our brands consist of SKI Magazine, Backpacker Magazine, Climbing Magazine, Warren Miller Entertainment, AIM Adventure U, Outdoor Retailer Daily, National Park Trips, Outdoor Guide and SNEWS.

These 10-to 15-week-long internships are based at our editorial headquarters in Boulder, Colorado. Duties include working directly with art directors, photo editors, and editors of each brand on the development of pages from inception to final production, designing and flowing text in a number of our department and feature pages both for print and tablet. Interns may also occasionally work on marketing material such as in-house ads or branding creative for web and print.

Our staff is small and interns will get an intimate knowledge of the day-to-day cycle of publishing national magazines and various digital products. We work with the Adobe Creative Suite. InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator are all used on a daily basis. A high level of proficiency in InDesign is critical. A passion for the outdoors helps.

All internships are unpaid and must be for school credit. Please email resume, cover letter, and portfolio or link to online portfolio to jmccaffrey@aimmedia.com. Please indicate in the subject line that you are applying for an design internship.

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