Westword is looking for writing, photography and web interns for 2013

Do you enjoy writing, brainstorming, working online, taking photos or any combination of these items? Do you want to do these things professionally -- without the added drag of getting coffee for your superiors or using the stapler for more than three hours a day? Then we've got an offer for you: Apply to become an editorial intern at Westword. At our 24/7 website and alt-weekly magazine, you'll get a vast (and wild) variety of experience in your area of interest. Continue reading for more information about the gig -- and how to apply.

First things first: You must be able to receive class credit for the internship. And while we can't promise paychecks, we can offer hands-on training from editors and fellow staffers, as well as the bylines and real-life lessons you won't get in class.

Every semester, Westword hires several editorial interns who assist us with our news, food, arts and music blogs on a daily basis. Are you a news junkie? Pick a beat, such as sports, and pitch us your best ideas. Enjoy writing about rap? Review an A$AP Rocky concert or interview Action Bronson. Have a soft spot for the fine arts? Cover opening nights, new companies and the biggest names and pieces around the city. Are you more of a visual person? Take photos for Westword at concerts, festivals, openings and closings.

Depending on your schedule, we can be flexible on your hours and time in the office -- but you must be a currently enrolled college student who lives in the Denver metro area and is both hard-working and open to new experiences. (Trust us: You'll get a lot of them during your time here.)

If you're interested, please send a resume and three samples of your work to [email protected]

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