Tikkun Magazine is a Berkeley-based international magazine committed to healing and transforming the world, replacing greed and selfishness with love, generosity, environmental sanity, and social/economic justice. Sadly, in the age of Trumpism, we have to challenge the rise in racism, sexism, classism, homopohobia, Islamophobia, Anti-Semitism, and xenophobia policies and movements. And we do so without losing our capacity to have respect, empathy and compassion for those who do not share a liberal or progressive worldview and an affirmation of the fundamental goodness of most people on this planet even as we challenge ideas that are hurtful or based on shaming and demeaning of others. Not an easy path--so we need some smart and psychologically aware interns!!!
For such an internationally well-known magazine, with such high production values, Tikkun has a surprisingly small staff. This means that there are excellent opportunities for interns to get significant experience in print and online magazine production and business, or, in organizing an interfaith and secular-humanist-and-atheist-welcoming progressive movement which we call Tikkun's Network of Spiritual Progressives.
Our highly structured internship program enables interns to specialize in the field of their interest. Please note that all interns may occasionally be pulled away from the jobs outlined below to help with more urgent NSP- or magazine-related special projects initiated by our editor Michael Lerner (for example, the conference we ran a few days after the November 2016 election focused on "A New Strategy for Progressives" and attended by 430 people.
Magazine interns work under the supervision of the Managing Editor. Since Tikkun is a nonprofit, grassroots-based publication, all interns--regardless of editorial specialization--are also trained in revenue generation skills and are expected to participate in grassroots fundraising efforts and promotion of the magazine to Bay Area universities, book stores, grocery stores (which sell magazines), and other institutions to sustain the continued publication Tikkun. We are flexible as to start and end dates and are actively searching for interns this Spring, Summer and Fall of 2017..
* Editorial interns assess manuscripts, proofread and edit submissions, and contribute blog posts to Tikkun Daily.
* Operations interns plan events, assist fundraising efforts, do data entry, and help manage subscriptions.
* Social Change Activist interns work with the Network of Spiritual Progressives (Tikkun's advocacy arm) to get money out of politics; require corporations to prove a satisfactory history of environmental and social responsibility to keep their corporate charter; promote a Global and Domestic Marshall Plan to end poverty; and challenge the ethos of materialism and selfishness with a New Bottom Line of love, generosity, empathy, environmental sustainability, social and economic justice, and awe and wonder at the grandeur of the universe.
* Art interns work with Photoshop and InDesign, find art for publication, conduct image research, and help design the print magazine.
Interns at Tikkun have gone on to work in media, politics, academia, law, psychology, and non-profits.
www.tikkun.org/nextgen/jobs-internships or call the number above.
- Office Management
- Copy Writing / Copy Editing
- Social Media / Blogging
- Graphic Design / Print
Good Match For
Teens People 55+
Requirements & Commitment
- 15-20 hours/week