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Internships at Nashville Paw Magazine

Love animals? Want to work behind the scenes of Nashville Paw magazine? Join our team as an intern!

Are you passionate about animals? Are you friendly, outgoing, creative, hardworking and fun while simultaneously rocking a highly-motivated can-do attitude? Do you LIKE having a little bit o' dog hair on your jeans?

We offer year-round internships for college students looking to learn, practice skills, gain experience and have fun, so if you are looking for a creative way to help animals while gaining some great experience, listen up! 

About our Internships

Nashville Paw interns work between 10-25 hours per week, in a combination of on-site and off-site work. For example, an intern may come to our office for six hours, and complete another 6 hours of project off-site and/or at home. While some administrative tasks and projects may be involved, most of the work will be directly related to the student’s area of concentration. We offer internships for every semester. 

While our internship positions are unpaid, we are happy to work each student to ensure that you receive course credit, and every intern leaves with a portfolio of work they can be proud of. You'll also gain a great deal of creative, real-world experience to boot! 

All interns will have the opportunity to work on projects for our print publication as well as our online presence and community events in order to apply their skills to a variety of platforms.  

Business + Entrepreneurship
For students majoring in business or with the dream to become an entrepreneur, this internship is a great way to learns the ropes of starting and growing a small business, from exciting events and creative projects and community networking down to the daily grind of daily business operations. This internship focuses on a variety of business aspects, including operating and administrative tasks, marketing and public relations, client communications, distribution and more. Internship may involve collaborative work with interns of other disciplines as well.  

Film + Videography
This internship is a great way for an outgoing film/videography student to promote his/her work to the Nashville community! Intern will cover pet-related community events and fundraisers and create his/her own video concepts for each to be published on our website and YouTube pages as well as social media. In addition, intern will be given the opportunity to create an animal welfare PSA and other cause-related video projects. Much of this internship is conducted off-site in the community and requires some weekend availability. Internship may involve collaborative work with interns of other disciplines as well.  

Graphic Design + Illustration
This is a fun opportunity for a student to apply his/her creativity to a variety of print and online projects. Intern will create print ads for our advertisers as well as logos, posters and programs for our community events. Intern will also create a series of infographics to promote pet wellness topics as well as animal welfare issues. Internship may involve collaborative work with interns of other disciplines as well.  

Journalism + Creative Writing 
Our magazine is proud to feature outstanding editorial content in every issue. Our magazine utilizes a creative nonfiction approach to our writing, rather than a hard-news journalistic tone. This is a great opportunity for students of creative writing to fine tune their voice, while offering journalism majors the chance to expand their writing style to fit a variety of lifestyle magazines. Intern will create online content as well as departmental content for the front of the magazine. In addition, intern will have the opportunity to brainstorm, pitch, research, write and edit a feature story for consideration in an issue of Nashville Paw magazine. Student will complete internship with a strong portfolio of published work and the skills to pitch a variety of publications as a freelance writer. Internship may involve collaborative work with interns of other disciplines as well.  
 
Photography 
Nashville Paw is proud to feature beautiful photography from a variety of professional photographers in every issue, as well as online. Our photography intern will have the opportunity to photograph in a variety of styles and environments, from documenting community events and photographing adoptable pets to creating product photography. photography will run online and in print. Student will be able to shadow our cover photographer during a cover shoot and will have a great portfolio of work to show at the end of the semester, as well as the experiences of working in a variety of photo shoot settings. Much of this internship is conducted off-site in the community and requires some weekend availability. Internship may involve collaborative work with interns of other disciplines as well.

Public Relations, Marketing + Events
Our community events, social media presence and networking opportunities are growing by leaps and bounds! This is an exciting opportunity for an outgoing, professional and creative student to experience marketing and public relations on a variety of levels. Intern will build community relations with potential distribution locations and event sponsors, and will assist with all aspects of event organization, promotion and event flow. Intern will create press releases, build media contacts, handle social media and more. In addition, intern will create his/her own concepts for mini-events within the community in order to bring together local businesses and animal welfare groups for a common cause. Internship may involve collaborative work with interns of other disciplines as well. Intern must be available to work selected weekend events.  
 

How to Apply

We look forward to working with you to offer real-world experience and creative portfolio work every student will be proud of!  Please download and review our Internship Application and then email us with the required materials at info@nashvillepaw.com


Photo below: Our fabulous Fall 2013 Marketing + Events Intern from Belmont University, Kristina Troutman, working our Barktoberfest festival dressed as "Jenny" from the movie "Forrest Gump", along with her pooch, Patrik, her boyfriend, and (of course) a box of chocolates!

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