Editorial Intern with Hudson Valley Magazine and The Valley Table

This opportunity is available during the Fall 2022 semester. This is a remote position.

Today Media Inc, publishers of Hudson Valley Magazine and The Valley Table, is looking for editorial interns for fall 2022. This position is an opportunity to learn about how a regional print magazine is put together. Students will learn from professionals with years of experience in the industry. This is an unpaid internship, and participating interns must be eligible to earn college credit. Hudson Valley-based students are preferred.

Hudson Valley is a monthly lifestyle magazine that has celebrated the region for almost 50 years. It divulges in food, travel, home and design, influential and interesting residents, and much more.

The Valley Table is a quarterly publication specializing in local food and farms, and organizes Hudson Valley Restaurant Week. Interns will perform the following duties across both publications:

Responsibilities include:

  • Fact-checking
  • Article research, proofreading, photo outreach
  • Writing front-of-book and department articles for the magazine and website
  • Assisting staff with other functions necessary to produce a monthly magazine and its website (photo shoots, administrative duties, etc.)
  • Pitching and brainstorming content for future issues

Desired Skills:

  • Magazine writing skills
  • Fact-checking
  • Interviewing skills
  • Editing
  • Proofreading

Hours: Monday through Friday, any time between 9a-5p

Application Requirements: Writing samples or photo samples

To Apply:  Please email a statement of interest, your resume, and your writing samples to OCELapplication@Vassar.edu

Meet the Authors with Rhinebeck Writer’s Retreat (in person)

Rhinebeck Writers Retreat serves a crucial role for writers, in the long developmental process for their musicals. We give a writing team a weeklong residency in a private home just outside of Rhinebeck, where they live together for one week and do nothing but write their new musical. We ask for no money from Rhinebeck writers, take no share of future royalties, give each writer a stipend, and cover all costs of the retreat. Come meet the authors! Free and open to all. You’ll enjoy food, drinks, and conversation with the writers, learn more about the creation of their musical, and hear a few songs.

Email RSVP@rhinebeckwriters.org to let us know when you can join us. Once we hear from you, we’ll send more info about each event.

Discussion on: HERE AND THEIR

Sam O’Malley of Butte, Montana is happily engaged and running the family pizza parlor when a carefully guarded family secret is unearthed. Not only does Sam have an estranged aunt no one has ever mentioned, but it turns out she’s lesbian punk rock icon Vikki Vektor! While online stalking, er, research, Sam stumbles across the term “nonbinary” and digs deeper into a world that is simultaneously completely unknown and innately familiar. Is thirty-three “too old” to learn something new about yourself?

JASMINE JOSHUA (Book, additional Music & Lyrics | they/them)

Jasmine Joshua is a writer, producer, actor, and director.  Jasmine’s solo show BREAD CRUMBS premiered at ACT’s Solo Fest and was included in Ars Nova’s ANTFest in 2021. Their nonbinary musical HERE AND THEIR is currently being workshopped at the Seattle Rep. Jasmine graduated magna cum laude from UC Santa Cruz with a degree in Creative Writing and a minor in Jewish Studies. They also studied with the Larry Moss Studio and the Groundlings. Directing: Intiman; Reboot Theatre; Cafe Nordo; assistant director at 5th Ave; associate director at Village. On stage: SPT, Book-it, SMT. Jasmine is the Artistic Director of Reboot Theatre Company.

HEATHER RAGUSA (Music & Lyrics | she/her)

Heather Ragusa has worked as songwriter and recording artist for over a decade, including fronting Heather Rae and Tumbleweed and opening multiple times for punk legend Exene Cervenka. Heather’s freshman album “Slow Down Woman” inspired the queer country musical LET’S BE SILVER, another collaboration with writing partner Jasmine Joshua. Heather has roots in both musical theater and commercial music production, and has collaborated and performed with members of Social Distortion, Steppenwolf, The Abiders, The Pullmen, The Side Show Preachers, Whiskey Chimp, and more. Also, not to name drop, but she once rode on the back of Nick St. Nicholas’s motorcycle, stole beer from Hoobastank’s green room, and squatted in Glenn Danzig’s trailer. Heather raises chickens and children in Eagle Rock with her husband, Jon-Paul.

Writer’s Lab (virtual)

Jumpstart or support your writing process at The Hudson Valley Performing Arts Lab “Writer’s Lab”! Writers who workshop their work in the month of June will have the opportunity to continue development with actors in the July Actor’s Labs.
Register here!

Social Media Position with Day One

This opportunity is available during the Fall 2022 semester. This opportunity can be conducted virtually and is only available for CEL credit.

DAY ONE Early Learning CommunityDAY ONE Early Learning Community is a non-profit located in the city of Poughkeepsie. Our mission is dedicated to creating the best learning opportunities for young children in New York State by providing state-of-the-art training for early childhood teachers. As part of our ecosystem for building high quality early childhood education, we provide programs for parents to have access to knowledge, resources and respect for their hopes for their children and families.

Location: 289 Main St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Position Description:

  • The social media intern will have the opportunity to research, draft, and post material about DAY ONE Early Learning Community (DOELC). Over the course of the semester, the intern will create 10 posts for each of the following platforms: Instagram, Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter.
  • These posts will be carefully researched and focused on our target audiences of: Parents, teachers, children, early childhood education centers, local businesses and local government.
  • A key goal will be to create a Hootsuite account, which organizes and schedules the posts.
  • As the intern learns about DOELC and hopefully more about our local community, this person will be responsible for presenting DOELC in a positive and professional manner, reflecting DAY ONE’s core values.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with social media platforms
  • Maturity, responsibility and reliability are important
  • Ability to adhere to confidentiality requirements
  • Ability to work both independently and with a team
  • Attention to detail
  • Attention to professional presentation

Hours: Students can register for either 0.5 unit or 1.0 unit of credit ( min. 40 hrs with org over the semester for + 30 hrs of academic work OR min. 80 hr over the semester with org  + 60 hours of academic work)

To Apply:  Please email a statement of interest and your resume to OCELapplication@Vassar.edu

Intern with Rhinebeck Writers Retreat

This opportunity is available for Summer 2022. This is an in-person position that requires the student to have their own vehicle.

RWR stacked logo.pngCreated in 2011, Rhinebeck Writers Retreat is a crucial incubator of new musicals. We give 8 musical theatre writing teams a private, weeklong residency in a home near Rhinebeck, NY, where they focus solely on writing. Our writers’ musicals have been produced in theaters across the country such as The Public Theatre (NY), Playwrights Horizons (NY), La Jolla Playhouse (CA), Paper Mill Playhouse (NJ) and Dallas Theater Center (TX). Past Rhinebeck writers include Tony winners Duncan Sheik and Stew, and multi-award winners Joe Iconis, Nathan Tysen, Alex Timbers, David Hein, Irene Sankoff, Grace McLean, Isabella Dawis, Tidtaya Sinutoke, and Max Vernon.

We receive funding from National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, ASCAP Foundation, and The Noël Coward Foundation.

Position:  Part-time, Paid summer internship
You can have another job Monday to Friday and still do this internship. You’ll work on weekends between July 1 and August 29. The pay is $15 per hour; and you are reimbursed for the use of your car at $.55 per mile.  You will work on average 8 hours per week, but the hours aren’t guaranteed.

You’ll report to Founding Executive Director Kathy Evans. Responsibilities primarily involve driving the musical theatre writers around. Every Sunday (our writer switchover day), you’ll drive to the Poughkeepsie train station to pick them up, take them to a grocery store, and then the writers’ home, 25 minutes east of Rhinebeck in Pine Plains. On 5 Saturdays, you will assist with “Meet the Writers” events held at different locations such as Oblong Book Store. You’ll take photos and videos for our Facebook page. You may also be in charge of our Instagram page. There might be occasional driving for the writers needed on weekdays, but this is not required.

Qualifications:

You must use your own car (must be 4-door) and be fully insured. You must be vaccinated and boosted with the COVID-19 vaccine and be at least 18. Seeking highly responsible, personable, flexible individual who is an excellent driver. It’s important to be a great communicator, since most work is done by email, text, and phone. There are no employee benefits, such as health or unemployment insurance.

To Apply:
Send an email to Executive Director Kathy Evans at kathy@rhinebeckwriters.org describing why you are interested and attach your resume. Please also email Jean Hinkley, Assistant Director, OCEL, jhinkley@vassar.edu to discuss obtaining credit.

Poughkeepsie Book Festival (in person)

The Poughkeepsie Public Library District hosts its annual Book Festival! Meet and greet over 40 authors and illustrators (covering reading ages from preschool to Young Adult), costumed book characters such as Elephant and Piggie, Estaban the Magnificent from The Day the Crayons Came Home, Curious George, and more! There will be fun crafts and activities for the kids. Books will be available to purchase and to have signed by the authors and illustrators who made them. Free to attend. No registration required.
Masks may be required based on local conditions.