How: The Undercurrent is always looking for the right people to join our growing team. Apply here! The Undercurrent draws participants from across the country, and therefore interns will work from home, collaborating over email and regular teleconference meetings. Writing hours are flexible (averaging 10 hours per week) to allow interns to combine their TU work with normal classwork and other obligations. Candidates should be familiar with Objectivism but need not be experts in the philosophy. Candidates must be full-time students.
Early Application Deadline: December 16. Early applicants will receive priority consideration for this position. Late Application Deadline: January 6. Applications accepted from Dec. 30-Jan 6.
Editorial Internship Description: Our program allows students to participate in our writing and editing activities to communicate an Objectivist analysis of culture and politics for our blog and print formats. Selected candidates will write and publish objective, persuasive articles and blog posts for a general or college audience and receive valuable feedback and editorial guidance from our editing team. Regular tasks include:
– Writing regular shorter blog posts and possibly longer articles for our print editions
– Participation in the collaborative editorial process with other writers
– Attendance and participation at regular teleconference meetings
“Writing for The Undercurrent offered me the chance to work with a wonderful team of highly-qualified editors and alongside like-minded students. I learned how to adapt my writing from satisfying the expectations of professors to appealing to the minds of a college audience. For students with an eye towards improving their persuasive writing, challenging their understanding of Objectivism and its application to current issues, and having their voices heard, this internship is well worth the time.”
The Undercurrent is a magazine distributed at college campuses and communities across the country. We release a print edition once per semester, and in the interim, regularly post additional articles, blog entries, and campus media responses reports to our website.
The Undercurrent's cultural commentary is based on Ayn Rand's philosophy, Objectivism. Objectivism, which animates Ayn Rand's fiction, is a systematic philosophy of life. It holds that the universe is orderly and comprehensible, that man survives by reason, that his life and happiness comprise his highest moral purpose, and that he flourishes only in a society that protects his individual rights.
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