What advice would you give young applicants hoping to score an internship with Time, Inc.? ESPECIALLY Entertainment Weekly?
As a former intern, I’d say that experience is key — get involved with your school newspaper or magazine or blog, and have clips that show off all the work you’ve done. Having had experience as an intern at another publication or website is also a major plus.
I think it also helps to be very specific about why you want to intern at EW and what you hope to gain from that experience. It’s easy to tell when a cover letter has been used over and over again, with only a sentence or two changed; if you can be very particular about what, exactly, you love about our magazine and why, exactly, you want to work here, your application should stand out.
Hope this helps!