Work at C-VILLE
C-VILLE Weekly offers several internships throughout the year in a variety of departments. Although our internships are unpaid, we offer college credit where applicable, and the opportunity for you to get real-world journalism experience—no coffee runs for you, unless of course you WANT to bring us coffee, for which we will be eternally grateful. We’re also partial to pie.
Several of our interns have transitioned into freelance writers once their internships have ended; our goal is to cultivate great writers who understand our voice and viewpoint in the local community.
Think you’re the right fit for one of the internships below? Send a note to Editor Jessica Luck at firstname.lastname@example.org, and include your résumé and three to five clips.
News reporter intern
As a News section intern you will be responsible for contributing story ideas at our weekly meeting, producing stories for publication on our website and in print, covering news events/attending meetings as needed and gathering data for/helping report on long-term projects.
Arts & Living writing interns
Arts & Living section interns work with a team of editors who produce the paper’s coverage of art, music, film, theater, books, food and drink, health and city culture.
These internships are geared toward the individual intern’s interests and knowledge, but involve a variety of subjects and tasks. Interns write short-form previews, maintain and edit online and print calendars, write articles for both print and online, contribute content to special issues of the paper, help upload print content online, etc.
It’s the digital age, and we’re looking for an intern who is a one-stop shop: someone who knows how to set up a shot, capture compelling video, including B-roll, and edit everything seamlessly into a great package. We are looking for a self-starter who has his or her own ideas, as well as someone who can recognize great video opportunities across all of our sections, from news events to feature stories to our C-VILLE Live sessions.
Special publications intern
In addition to the weekly newspaper, C-VILLE publishes seven magazine titles throughout the year: Weddings, Knife & Fork, Abode, Village, Best of C-VILLE, 434 and Holidays. We’re looking for a jack of all trades who’s interested in learning the ins and outs of magazine publishing. The ideal intern for the special pubs has an approachable, conversational writing style; isn’t afraid to get on the (gasp!) phone to call sources; respects deadlines; has great taste, an eye for details and a sense of humor.
The special publications intern might be asked to…help maintain a master list of chefs and restaurant managers in the area; provide research for stories and a list of story ideas for each magazine; perform quick interviews and write short pieces; create a calendar of events; help upload magazine content to the website; contribute to the social media strategy for each publication and then some.
When applying for a magazine internship, help us get to know you better by sending us links to relevant Pinterest boards of things you like (photography, products, fashion, food, etc.).
About C-VILLE Weekly: C-VILLE Weekly, Charlottesville’s News & Arts Weekly, has been the alternative voice of the community since 1989. Well known for its leading journalistic and creative sensibility, C-VILLE is enjoying its 28th year of strong revenue and circulation growth. Located directly on the historic pedestrian mall in downtown Charlottesville, the heart of the city, ours is a professional work environment that is energetic, passionate, dedicated, and fun. C-VILLE offers excellent benefits including health care, dental, simple IRA, gym reimbursement and parking. C-VILLE is always on the look out for creative, intelligent, and outgoing individuals to join our team. We might not have an opening for you currently, but if you feel you have something to offer, go ahead and send a letter and/or resume: email: aimee [at] c-ville.com; snail-mail: C-VILLE Weekly, 308 E. Main St., Charlottesville, VA 22902.
Equal Employment Opportunity C-VILLE Weekly is committed to being an equal opportunity employer and makes all employment-related decisions based on job-related criteria only. This means that C-VILLE Weekly does not discriminate and will not allow discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex (gender), sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, and/or any other legally protected status. Our policy of equal employment opportunity applies to applicants, current staff members, and past employees. It applies to all aspects of the employment relationship, including but not limited to applications and initial employment, promotions and transfers, demotions, termination, compensation and benefits, and training opportunities.
Individuals with Disabilities Regarding equal employment, please note that C-VILLE Weekly strongly supports the policies contained in the rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veteran’s Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), and other state and federal laws on the subject of disabilities in the workplace setting.