THE INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME
Chiaroscuro Magazine offers a unique online internship programme to all students of journalism, the arts, social and physical sciences, and practising or aspiring journalists, who wish to develop their writing and photography skills within a practical, dynamic setting. It is open to people from every country.
PURPOSE: To help students refine their journalism skills, while helping widen Chiaroscuro Magazine's perspective as an international cultural chronicler and commentator. It is hoped that this will help students earn valuable credits, and also compile high quality portfolios for employment. To that end, Chiaroscuro Magazine makes sure participants have access to notable people, arts and culture events, books, cinema, concerts, etc.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must demonstrate a very good command of the English Language, or be able to present competent English Language translations of their own articles.
HOW TO APPLY: Students are usuallyreferred by a tutor, but we welcome direct enquiries. However, we expect formal faculty endorsement before the internship begins. Non-students interns should write directly to the editor.
VERY IMPORTANT NOTES:
This is a free internship programme. We do not cover out of pocket expenses, and thus advise interns not to undertake any exercise entailing such expenditure, unless expressly directed by the editor to do so. We do not pay for film stock/processing or transport except when commissioned by us. We expect our interns to be able to develop good stories about happenings and processes within their physical reach, so as to save time and money.
We do not encourage interns as to use Chiaroscuro Magazine as a platform for politics, auto-critique and nepotism. Above all, Chiaroscuro is a liberal publication given to objective critique and veracity. The editor therefore reserves the right to reject destructive critique outright.
1. PREVIEWS: Extensive pre-event items on Fine Art, Fine Craft, Design (including architecture, fashion, furniture, automobile, sport, aircraft and maritime design), Theatre, Books, Music (classical, jazz, folk, pop, etc), Film and Television, Food (restaurants, etc), Festivals, etc. SUBMISSION: This section relies mainly on press releases from artists and publicists.
2. CRITIQUE: Original reviews and essays on all of the above areas. Contributors with a working knowledge of the form or sector are usually preferred, but very promising new writers (including students) are very welcome to submit items. SUBMISSION: Unsolicited copy welcome; 1500 words max. NOTE: The editor arranges review copies of books, if needed.
3. TRAVELOGUE: Travel writing of social, artistic and cultural value; also off-the -beaten-track stories recounting unique travel experiences. The Developing World and the quieter parts of the world are favoured. However we are very interested in new angles on the ‘beaten track’. SUBMISSION: Unsolicited items welcome; 2000 words max. (Contact the editor if longer).
4.POETRY & PROSE: This section is dedicated to international creative writing. We prefer stylish, innovative writing, exhibiting unique technique and vision. SUBMISSION: Unsolicited items welcome.
5. PODCASTS: Please take time to study the Podcasts section of the magazine before submitting. SUBMISSION: We prefer Youtube or Vimeo links, but will accept video files not exceeding 20MB in size. Unsolicited submission welcome.
FORMAT: MP4, AVI, MOV, and MPEG formats only.
ILLUSTRATIONS: We like all submitted artilce to be accompanied by good quality photos, or drawings, in jpeg format, with appropriate titles, captions and credits.