Hakai Magazine

Coastal science and societies

Internship and Fellowship

At Hakai Magazine, we believe in the power of journalism to bring coastal science and societies alive for readers. Since we launched in 2015, we’ve grown our online magazine to 95,000 monthly readers, won major journalism awards, and shined a light on issues that matter.

We love what we do. And we believe in what we do—so much that we have two programs aimed at developing the next generation of writers, videographers, and visual storytellers.

Each year we offer one four-month internship and one eight-month fellowship.

The fellow and intern will be integral to our editorial team and will participate in weekly editorial meetings and decision-making around story selection. Specific duties will depend on the qualifications of the individual and the current needs of the magazine, but could include: fact checking, researching, writing, newsletter prep, editing, photography, videography, video editing, data visualization, motion graphics, animation, and/or illustration.

The fellow will also be responsible for writing or producing a long-form feature story, either in text or visual form. Travel may be required, particularly for the fellow’s feature story research.

The internship would typically run from May–August and the fellowship from May–December, but we are open to flexibility on the exact dates. The positions are generally posted in late January or early February. The current status of applications is listed below.

Applications for our 2020 internship and fellowship are now closed. Check back in early 2021 for information about next year’s program.