Intern Programs - Internship Possibilties Year-round
2012 - Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Pop Culture Madness offers year round internships and writing
Pop Culture Madness is looking for a few interns - interested
writers, reviewers, researchers, interviewers and even some
people who are willing to do a little clerical work.
PCM is offering internships for undergraduate
and graduate students interested in careers in Journalism,
Freelance Writing and Research, Broadcasting and Communications
in Delaware, Southern New Jersey and Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Our successful interns have come in from likes of The University
of Delaware, William
Penn University, Loyola, Cornell, Emerson, Seton Hall,
Eastern University and other fine institutions.
The following information will hopefully
answer your general questions about the Pop Culture Madness
US: Founded in 1999, Pop Culture
Madness is one of the most popular music and pop culture
themed sites on the internet.
(Look Up "Pop Culture" , "Pop Music"
and "Pop Songs" on google!)
YOU: Enthusiastic intern/writer/reviewer/reporters
looking for experience and perhaps a little fame. (Are you
up for a monthly audience of 1,000,000+ people reading the
words you write?) We are also looking for some assistance
in the world of web design, flash and PHP.
| After your training, you
can often work from home or your dorm, but we would like to
see you stop by the office in Claymont at least twice a week
after training. The nonsmoking office is open for our hard
working interns who are more than welcome to do some homework
here after your PCM duties are done. The atmosphere and dress
code at PCM is casual, although we may reinstate "Dress
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TO THE STARS! Be a PCM concert reviewer!
PCM is looking for a motivated individual
or two to join our team and assist with concert reviews
Many Intern and writer positions are available.
Spellcheckers, for one thing. We need writers and fans (and
anti-fans) of American Popular Culture... TV, Books, Movies,
Magazines, Gossip, Music...
Pop Culture Madness is looking for Television
fans. Whether it is American Idol, Lost, Real
Housewives, Buffy or Gilligan's Island,
we are looking for one-time commentaries for individual
shows, celebrities or episodes and ongoing weekly play-by-play
for shows like So You Think You Can Dance, American
We need Movie fans to write reviews for new movies in the
theaters as well as DVD reviewers for new and old releases.
We often get get preview screeners for upcoming films and
television shows, and you can get an early viewing of many
Chat with celebrities! We (meaning staff AND
interns) talk to celebrities every week - TV, Music, Movies,
Authors and Fashionistas. We do a lot of phone and on-site
"I just talked to Topanga!"
"Thanks for talking to us today, Lady
There are almost 1000 more interviews here.
One of our interns participated in conference
calls with Holly
Hunter and Kyra
Sedgwick her first week!*
*Disclaimer, spoken very quickly: This
of course is not a guarantee that you will speak to any
of the above celebrities your first week, and is not typical
of a PCM interns first week, but it is pretty close!
Music fans too? YES! We need reviewers for
new and upcoming releases and reissues.
Are there other duties? Sure. These vary depending
on your talents and time. Duties include but are not limited
to: writing (and researching what you write), looking up
trivial facts, celebrity bios, editing pictures for online
use and anything else that springs up.
Simply stated, this internship is unlike any
Our programs are open for college credit,
Our 2011/2012 Intern Program is always open for interns,
working with or without college credit.
We're pretty flexible, late afternoons into early evenings
fit most student's schedules, but our day begins at 9:00
How much time is required? The internship requires a commitment
of two half days per week minimum during the fall and spring
and one-three days (or up to six half days) each week during
Winter Break help would be appreciated, and if for some
reason you are stuck here during Spring Break, the office
will be available and open.
Yeah, right. The experience alone can be worth
millions of dollars. PLUS, you can save a small fortune
on DVDs, CDs and other stuff.
We interview many artists,
television stars, and celebrities too.
There will be some "bonus" monies
to be set aside at the end of each semester for interns
who complete projects and assignments given to them.
How much is "bonus monies", you ask?
If you really must know, it will depend on how many individuals
complete their assignments, how many stay throughout the
A rough estimate would be $100.00 to $300.00 for each individual.
Soft drinks are always free for working interns
and pizza often appears like magic at lunch and/or dinner
Occasional expenses for films seen in theaters
and reviewed can be reimbursed, and the complete review
and weekly updates of several TV shows from start to finish
(American Idol for example) could result in a cash bonus.
During the summer program, some semi/full time interns may
be offered a paid position.
While Pop Culture Madness gets to keep and
use whatever work or research you have done for us, so do
you. Anything you do while working for Pop Culture Madness
is viewed as "shared" property.
there any Prerequisites? How Do I Apply?
Video Gaming, Public Relations, Beer Pong,
Marketing, Music Listening 103, Body Surfing, Trivia (any
level), Advertising, English, Sarcasm, History, Wisecracking,
International Studies, Lyrics Reading and Understanding,
Political Science, Online Researching, Computer Science,
or be very, very convincing that whatever you can do well
can in some way benefit Pop Culture Madness. Participants
should have basic computer skills as well as excellent written
and/or oral communication skills and have at least a GPA
Additional requirements? This is an unpaid
internship, but we are looking for people with a sense of
responsibility. The student is required to get college credit
on your own, but we can work with your professors if that
helps. Participation in the internship program is not a
guarantee of future employment, however, working for Pop
Culture Madness will give you hands-on experience and adds
some zing on your resume. Interested students must forward
basic information via e-mail to:
Basic info, which we will not share outside
of PCM, should include: Your real name, what people call
you, age, interests, e-mail(s), your myspace and other (public)
personal pages, links to other works you've done AND...
- Your top 5 favorite films
- Your top 5 favorite television shows
- Your top 5 favorite bands/singers
- Your top 3 favorite teachers ever (and why)
- Tour top 3 worst teachers ever (and why)
- Top 3 things that make you angry
- Top 3 things that make you happy
- A sentence or three that tells us something about you.
If you are interested in us, and we are interested
in you, you will be asked to fill out an application and
come in for a 90 minute orientation.
We ask that anyone coming in for an orientation
brings three articles/stories/assignments you have written.
This is NOT for grading, but we do want to see your writing
style. We'd prefer 3 papers graded "A-/B-" than
3 papers graded "A+."
If you have a resume or letter(s) of recommendation,
you may bring it with you, however they are not necessary
for our intern program. You should currently be attending
an accredited college if you are expecting credits.
If you can call during reasonable hours (before
11:00 PM, after 9:00 AM), call Joe @ 302-375-6038
Interested students must forward basic information (as above)
via e-mail to Joe@popculturemadness.com.