We’re now accepting applications for our 2024 spring internships in NYC! We’re looking for some bright, motivated writers and photographers to join the team as interns. Untapped New York interns get to do it all: writing published articles from day one, planning photoshoots, and exploring the city. As an Untapped New York intern, you can learn how a web magazine and tour company works, pitch your ideas, have your work published within your first week, and, of course, re-discover the city you love.
Editorial Internship: The editorial interns will work directly with Untapped New York’s Managing Editor to determine the publication schedule, pitch new pieces, and write articles. Our editorial interns work on a full range of pieces from features and news articles, to list stories. As an editorial intern, you will also gain experience with writing for search engine optimization and using social media to promote your own work and the work of the site. You don’t need to be a journalism major, as long as you’re a strong writer and can come ready with ideas for content.
Photography Internship: Photography interns work on assignments across all of our businesses: editorials, tours, and memberships. You will be out and about in the city documenting current events and press walkthroughs, Untapped New York tours, Insider experiences, and more.
Social Media/Tiktok Internship: This new internship position will help Untapped New York define its presence on Tiktok and grow its audience. You will be writing scripts, capturing footage, editing videos, recording narration, and posting to Untapped New York’s Tiktok account.
Internship Perks: All interns will receive a free 1-year annual membership to Untapped New York’s Insider program, granting you access to member-exclusive virtual and in-person experiences. Interns are also welcome to join any of our Untapped New York Walking Tours for free with a guest. All travel costs related to work done for the internship will be paid for.
How to Apply: We are currently accepting applications for remote and NYC-based spring internships. The application cycle is rolling. All internships are for school credit only. Email your applications to nicole [at] untappedcities.com with the information included as stipulated below:
For Editorial Internship applicants: Apply by emailing your resume, 3 writing samples in subjects ideally relevant to Untapped New York’s reporting, and a list of 5 new topic ideas. Accepting remote applicants.
For Photography Internship applicants: Apply by emailing your resume, photography portfolio (can be a link or a document), and a list of 5 places you are interested in photographing for Untapped New York. Must be located in New York.
Social Media/Tiktok Internship: Apply by emailing your resume and a list of 5 Tiktok video ideas related to Untapped New York’s coverage and tours. If applicable, please share a link to your own Tiktik account or video portfolio. Must be located in New York.
For applicants we have selected to continue the interview process, we will be in touch by email regarding the next steps.
Next, check out some pieces written by former Untapped New York interns:
- NYC Photographer Captures Life at the End of Every Subway Line
- What Happened to NYC’s Audubon Ballroom, the Site of Malcolm X’s Assassination
- Wild Postings: The Origins of NYC’s Guerrilla Street Advertising
Not a student but still want to get involved with Untapped New York? We’re always looking for New Yorkers with a passion for the city and a story to tell. Drop us a line at contact [at] untappedcities.com.