We are now accepting applications for our Spring/Summer 2023 internships!
Sass Magazine (Frederick, MD) is a women’s lifestyle and professional magazine in Frederick, Maryland and surrounding regions. Our goal is to empower women in business and life.
We are currently looking for a part-time intern to help with various digital, print, and event duties. This is an unpaid position for school credit only. It’s a great opportunity for someone interested in getting behind the scenes of a local publication.
Sass internships are filled with detailed educational sessions directly with our owner and publisher, fantastic networking opportunities, writing/editing potential, and an array of other relevant hands-on experiences. This is NOT a coffee-fetching position. We value our interns as an equal part of the Sass team. You will gain first-hand knowledge and experience of what it takes to publish, maintain and grow a small business and magazine publication.
We admire teamwork, attention to detail, efficiency, and above all else, a passion for providing resources to our niche female readership.
If you’d like to apply, please read the position details and responsibilities thoroughly.
Position: Internship for Sass Magazine
Sass Magazine seeks an energetic, organized, detail-oriented, and creative individual to join our team. This position is ideal for a college-aged individual or recent graduate.
The role requires interaction with Sass advertisers, readers, and local community members. Strong communication and writing skills are a must. Our ideal candidate would be familiar with Mac computers and have a basic knowledge of WordPress, and social media platforms, as well as Gmail, and Google Drive. (We’re happy to teach, but require quick learners!) Copy editing experience and an eye for good design are also a plus!
As our intern, you will be a representative of what Sass stands for. Read through our print magazines and website before applying and familiarize yourself with our tone and audience.
This is a part-time, unpaid position based in our historic downtown Frederick, Maryland office. The position ranges from 10-15 hrs per week, depending on scheduling and school credit needs. This position is mainly virtual, though availability for in-person meetings, tasks, and event setup is required. We prefer that you provide your own computer, but we can discuss other options if needed. Internship hours and schedule are flexible, based on your class schedule.
Internship Responsibilities Include (but are not limited to):
SOCIAL MEDIA & COMMUNICATION DUTIES
- communication and outreach to writers and photographers
- source outreach & coordination
- photoshoot scheduling, coordination, and on-site assistance
- communication and outreach to advertisers
- interact & engage with social media followers
- promote giveaways and Sass advertisers
- help organize and brainstorm content
- help manage affiliate links and ads
- contribute to our website as a web writer (optional)
- select and resize photography for our website
- SEO and website backend cleanup
- set up digital issues
- help with magazine distribution and subscriptions
- mail out merch and online sales purchases
- mail print issues to subscribers
- organize and track distribution locations
- organize Sass Spotlight nominations
- event planning & coordination
- attend/work events
- attend Sass weekly status meeting (virtual)
- occasional misc. errands
How to Apply for the Sass Internship:
Think you have what it takes to be a Sass intern? Here’s what we want to see from you:
- Send us a cover letter, telling us why you want to work for our small, niche women’s magazine. Include information about how you stay organized as well as how a Sass intern can help you with your career path.
- Include your current resume with your contact information.
- Email all materials in one email to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the Subject Line: Sass Internship
Interested in other open positions with Sass Magazine! Check out the full list here.
What Our Previous Sass Interns Have to Say…
“As the editor in chief of an on-campus fashion and lifestyle magazine at my university, I was super excited for this opportunity to learn the ins and outs of running a successful publication first-hand. I was able to use what I have learned from my personal experience and apply it to a “real world” job! I have gained a plethora of new skills including improving my writing and communication skills. The SASS office is a constant positive environment with never a dull moment! My favorite part about my time with SASS is learning from strong, successful, independent women and hearing their success stories! Interning at such a well-rounded company such as SASS, is an opportunity any young woman should take!”
— Brianna Fay, Sass Summer 2019 Intern
“I’ve had experience with magazine publication on my college campus, but being privy to the workings of a new publication with a high readers base was invaluable to me. I really enjoyed having the freedom to be creative with my pitch ideas, with coordinating sources, and even with my captions for Facebook posts. I always want to learn more about everything there is to be learned, so being able to pick up new skills (such as Photoshop and Mailchimp) was really appreciated. It was such a wide array of experiences, I was never bored; no one day was alike. On top of that, I was able to forge connections with some really down-to-earth, amazing women, which was just awesome in itself alone. Everyone in the office is super friendly and dedicated to their work, and it was great getting to work in tandem with them. 10/10 would recommend to aspiring interns!”
– Maddie Liotta, Sass Summer 2017 intern
“I had not worked for any sort of publication of this type before coming to work for SASS. My experiences were primarily working in the sports information business where Information has to be turned around quickly and accurately with little time for creative input or artistic flavor. Working for SASS has given me a new appreciation for the more personal and innovative approach to journalism and to publications of this type; publications whose sole purpose is to invigorate and stimulate the creative, artistic, and personal attributes of our readers. SASS provided me with the opportunity to broaden my journalistic knowledge and to expand my vision of how publications like SASS can create excitement and a “rebirth of self” in their readers.”
— Brigid Ayer, Sass Fall 2017 Intern