Feature writer, the Des Moines Urban Experience

The Des Moines Urban Experience Magazine (DMUE) seeks a journalism intern to help us publicize our work and write stories to highlight members of the community. This is an unpaid internship.

Start Date

Spring 2017

Job Description

The Des Moines Urban Experience seeks a highly motivated individual with an interest in writing human interest pieces for the magazine. The internship allows individuals to meet members of the community, and build long lasting relationships. Though the position emphasizes writing, there will be opportunities for research and editing as well.

Duties include:

  • Gather story ideas and write news stories.
  • Fact check, proofread, format, and edit as necessary.

Duties may include:

  • Providing customer service in person, and on the phone.
  • Attending staff meetings.


  • Excellent writing and proofreading skills.
  • Ability to type 40+ wpm.
  • Strong interest with current events.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work effectively on a team.
  • Familiarity with Macs and MS Word.
  • Self-starter who can take direction and contribute ideas.
  • The ability to work independently on projects while meeting deadlines.
  • Community development knowledge/experience a plus


DMUE allows for a flexible schedule. We are more interested in the completion of tasks.

Application instructions:

Please send your resume, cover letter, and two writing samples to Dwana Bradley at dwanabradley77@gmail.com.