Join MNN’s Student Correspondent Program

April 14, 2009

Welcome to the Mother Nature Network, a new environmental site founded by Chuck Leavell, keyboardist for the Rolling Stones. As part of our launch, we’re selecting student interns from across the country to be the Mother Nature Network student correspondent for their campus for 2009. We’ve just launched MNN Local, and we’re eager to hear from you. Read the details below, check out the other students who have already been selected, and then submit a resume and cover letter to contact@mnn.com

This is an ideal internship for anyone interested in a career in writing, editing or environmental issues as this will be hands-on, real-life experience. MNN combines unconventional and lively original content alongside breaking environmental news from around the web. From wilderness issues to green technology, from politics to sustainable living — if the topic is of interest to people who love the environment, chances are, we write about it. We want interns with the right combination of talent, interest and commitment, whether they are students or post-students. Because you’ll be working from your campus, the system allows for a lot of flexibility around scheduling (including the ability to do some of your work from the road).

We’re looking for great applicants across the country.

What will I do?

MNN student bloggers and videographers are vital to our operation and will have a hand in everything we do. They work (virtually) alongside our reporters as they write and break stories, help our editors keep a finger on the pulse of the environmental day, and produce all kinds of digital media from YouTube clips to slideshows. In addition, our bloggers will have their own channel at MNN … allowing them to report and analyze the top environmental stories in their area.
This experience can be great for journalism, environmental studies and active students who want a résumé-building experience that might lead to a great job in new or old media.

The Particulars

• The internship is for 2009 and will – in general – require 5 to 10 hours weekly, scheduled at times that are convenient for you (though we welcome correspondents who can contribute more hours).
• The internships are run from your campus and you will be both given assignments and encouraged to come up with your own topics to cover.
• Every participant is part of his or her own state channel at the Mother Nature Network where your résumé-building work can be followed by millions of people interested in the environment.
• While the internships are unpaid, we do plan to reward our top performers at the end of the year.

Just submit a resume and cover letter to contact@mnn.com and specify your interests. If you’re applying as a videographer, you can post your work at our YouTube channel www.youtube.com/MNN and then send us the note.

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