Winter's coming, which means it's time for us to till the intern soil: We are officially on the hunt for winter-quarter (December-February) editorial interns! As any of our former interns can tell you, a Mercury internship is unlike any other. You'll have the opportunity to learn about all aspects of the editorial process, immerse yourself in the local arts, amass some real life published clips, and blog your precious heart out, all in exchange for "cool points" and the occasional drink ticket! No really, in all seriousness: A Mercury internship is what you make of it, and if you're self-motivated, proactive, and not at all litigious, this could be the opportunity of a lifetime! And we promise: no dry cleaning or coffee runs (however, you may be called upon to wear the Mercury corn cob costume in public—but only if you're down!). Ideal candidates will have an insatiable curiosity and love for Portland culture and the Mercury, writing/spelling/grammar skillz, a sense of humor, and be available to come in 2-3 days a week for some light data entry, hilarious meetings, and a near-constant stream of creative output. Please send a resume, writing clips (unpublished or self-published will do just fine if you've never been officially published in a publication, but no school papers, please), and an explanation of what you hope to get out of an internship at the Merc, to me.


In case you thought I was kidding, I'm not.