Employment & Internships

Employment Opportunities

Happenings is seeking responsible, deadline- and detail-oriented writers who wish to contribute consistently to Happenings Magazine. Candidates must have excellent writing, researching and interviewing skills and must be able to follow detailed instructions. Contributors will work on a freelance basis with one or multiple stories per month.

To Apply: Email resume and writing samples to Managing Editor Barbara Toolan with “Freelance Contributor Application” in the subject line.
Email: Barbara Toolan, [email protected]

Please check back for updates on additional opportunities.
If you would like Happenings to keep your resume on file for other positions for up to one year, please email it to [email protected] with “Resume” in the subject line.


Internship Opportunities

Growing your skills and putting your classroom knowledge in practice is an essential part of your education. Find out more about the exciting world of magazine production through a Happenings Magazine internship!

Why should you apply for a Happenings Internship?

  • Happenings Interns get valuable hands-on learning at a working magazine and ad agency to build their skills and what they’ve learned in the classroom.
  • Employers look for more than just classroom experience. Having a Happenings internship on a resume can give interns the edge.
  • Happenings Interns can meet valuable business and professional contacts.
  • Interns who do well can add Happenings staff as references for their future employment search.
  • When hiring, Happenings regularly takes past exemplary interns into consideration.

Who should apply for a Happenings Internship?

  • Students who are motivated and willing to work.
  • Students interested in journalism/writing, research, graphic design, photography, marketing/public relations, office administration or other related fields.

What should you know about a Happenings Internship?

  • Most internships will be 15 hours per week minimum for approximately 15 weeks (about 200 hours).
  • All internships will focus on a variety of magazine work.
  • Happenings internships are unpaid.

Approximate Intern Terms

  • Fall: Late August – Mid December
  • Spring: Mid January – Early May
  • Summer: Early May – Mid August

Steps to Obtaining a Happenings Internship:

Step 1: Submission
Email or mail all materials mentioned below to [email protected] with “internship application” in the subject line.

Needed materials:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • 3-5 Professional or academic references with accurate contact information

Step 2: Interview
Meet for a brief interview after we contact you.
Bring samples of your work.

Step 3: Hiring
All hired interns must attend an introductory work day to meet the staff and get acquainted to office procedures.

Step 4: Internship
Get ready to jump right in!