Untapped New York Internships and Job Opportunities

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Join Our Team

Untapped Cities is a community of over 600 contributors uncovering the best of urban life from cities around the globe. We have many exciting opportunities to get involved, and we’re always looking for great talent.


Are you interested in how it all comes together? Journalism, photography, social media, advertising, web design, business development? You’ll also get exclusive access to events we host and cover.

For over a decade, we’ve welcomed bright, motivated student journalists, photographers, and history buffs to join the team for a semester (or longer). Our interns get to do it all: writing published articles from day one, getting sent on assignment, managing their own columns, exploring the city, and covering events. As an Untapped New York intern, you can learn how the business of a web magazine really works, pitch your own ideas, have an article published within your first week, and, of course, re-discover the city you love. If you go to school in New York City, or if you’re just looking for journalism experience, we’re currently accepting applications to join our internship class!

Editorial Internship:  

The editorial interns will work directly with Untapped New York editors on determining the publication schedule, proposing new articles, and writing their articles. Our editorial interns work on a full range of pieces including features, news articles, and list articles. 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, are ready to take on challenges, and can come ready with ideas for content.

Photography Internship: 

Photography interns work on assignment across all of our businesses: editorial, tours and memberships. You will be out and about in the city documenting events, press walkthroughs, street photography, and more.

All internships are for school-credit only.

How to Apply:

We are currently accepting applications for the summer 2023.

For Editorial and Photography Internship applicants: Apply by emailing [email protected] your resume, short cover letter, 3 writing samples or 10 photographs in subjects relevant to Untapped New York’s reporting, and a list of 5 topic ideas for list articles or events pieces.

For applicants we have selected to continue the interview process, we will be in touch by email on the next steps.


Are you a writer, photographer, or passionate local New Yorker?

You don’t have to be a journalist or professional photographer. Our contributors are residents, experts, tourists, students, and anybody who loves cities. Contact us using the form below if you’re interested in contributing as little as one article or becoming a columnist or city correspondent.

Tour Guides

Are you passionate about NYC? Ready to share your obsession with others?

We’re always excited to meet other passionate New Yorkers and would love to hear more about your experience, expertise, and what you’d like to share about our city. Please email [email protected] with your experience and why you’re interested in becoming a tour guide for Untapped New York.