The Believer, an eight-time National Magazine Award finalist, is a bimonthly literature, arts, and culture magazine based at the Beverly Rogers, Carol C. Harter Black Mountain Institute, a department of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. In each issue, readers will find journalism, essays, intimate interviews, an expansive comics section, poetry, and on occasion, delightful and unexpected bonus items. Our poetry section is curated by Jericho Brown, Kristen Radtke selects our comics, Daniel Gumbiner is our managing editor, and Joshua Wolf Shenk is our editor-in-chief. All issues feature a column by Nick Hornby, in which he discusses the things he’s been reading, as well as a comedy advice column.
The Believer is an arts and culture magazine published by the Beverly Rogers, Carol C. Harter Black Mountain Institute, a literary arts center within the UNLV College of Liberal Arts. This autumn, we're offering a limited number of paid internships. If you want to learn more about the publishing industry or try your hand at supporting great art, apply here.
Interns at The Believer undertake tasks that are essential to the magazine’s success, and they have the opportunity to learn about whatever aspects of magazine publication they’re most interested in.
Interns report directly to The Believer’s internship coordinator and can complete their work remotely and on their own time, so long as they meet deadlines. Interns are also required to attend regular meetings via Google Meet; these occur about once a month and feature occasional guest speakers.
This internship position involves the following responsibilities:
- Fact-checking print issue content
- Proofing print issue content
- Other sporadic projects such as transcription, fact-checking and proofing web content, copyediting, formatting for Wordpress, marketing assistance, and more.
Here are some things you won’t be asked to do: fetch coffee, alphabetize old invoices, forgo a life outside of work, or kill time with a task that doesn’t actually need to be done, like alphabetizing old invoices.
This internship program is intended to further the professional development of those who are interested in publishing, creative writing, editing, marketing, graphic design, and more. We understand that some applicants may not hold degrees in journalism, English, or other such fields—so we welcome applicants of varying educational and professional experience.
The personal qualities required for this position include:
- Attention to detail
- The ability to communicate clearly and promptly
- A self-motivated drive to get things done
- The desire to treat other people with kindness and respect
- A love of bimonthly arts and culture periodicals
All interns of The Believer receive an hourly wage. Work responsibilities will fluctuate between 5–10 hours per week, depending on the needs of the magazine.
To apply for an internship with the Believer, please submit:
- A résumé or CV, detailing your qualifications and relevant experiences
- A brief letter of interest explaining why you feel drawn to The Believer, what makes you well-suited to work at the magazine, and/or how working at The Believer would help advance your professional goals
Review of applications will occur on a rolling basis, with August 9, 2021 as the final day to apply. Materials should be addressed to Tamar Peterson (Black Mountain Institute’s Donald Barlow Fellow) and are to be submitted online via Submittable. Applications will not be accepted via email.
Applicants residing outside the US are eligible for this position.
Any questions about the application process can be directed to Tamar Peterson at email@example.com. Please use "Fall Intern Application Query" in the email’s subject line.