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Natural Woman 

The program is an 8-week learning experience where you’ll receive on-the-job training that will enhance your education and prepare you for a future career in the media industry. You must have an interest in media and issues related to the NWM genre of content to intern at NWM. We are looking for students who are professional, self-motivated, and extremely detail-oriented to take on opportunities throughout the various departments. As a Natural Woman intern, you’ll be placed on a team based on your background, strengths, and skills. Come prepared to grow, develop and learn alongside the leaders driving the future of the media landscape.


If you are currently an undergraduate or graduate student, then you are eligible to apply for an internship at Essence Communications Inc. in one of the following departments:


Develop “big idea” concepts for advertisers by conceptualizing and writing marketing proposals in response to RFPs. Work closely with Marketing Team to execute programs across digital, social, and events.


Assist with designing content for Print and Digital platforms, as well as the trafficking of projects. A portfolio review is a must!


Work with the Social Media Team: researching topics, building analytics reports, collecting assets, developing content calendars, coordinating, and more tasks as assigned. Looking for a flexible, team player who’s passionate about utilizing data to drive epic consumer-facing moments.


Assist with creating content for Print and Digital and Social Media platforms for Beauty, Lifestyle, and News. Potential to work on brand-specific video and photo shoots.


Work alongside finance teams to support the Accounting Team prepare monthly and quarterly reports and conduct ad hoc projects and reporting.


Assist in the execution and monitoring of NWM publicity campaigns and media partnerships. Support the team in promoting brand content and initiatives, writing and distributing news releases, as well as media relations across print, digital, social media, and live experiences.


Create and work with the Events Team to execute VIP and consumer-driven events for the Essence Festival; list management, gift bag coordination, invoicing vendors, ordering décor items, and more. Attend the Festival and managing post Festival organization.


Assist Video Team with numerous shoots. Edit footage, assist with research and help manage and set up studio space.


Provide legal support to business teams and work with Senior Corporate Counsel in generating appropriate contracts, performing legal analysis, managing deal trackers, and providing administrative support.


Assist the digital team with all things digital ops. Definitely has a role for those of you who love data. Steer the digital team to make sound decisions based upon insightful metrics. Work with clients in providing campaign wrap-up reporting to story tell successes and wins and ROI from a client’s perspective. Sit in client meetings, work with marketing, sales planning, revenue operations to turn around marketing and media plans to clients to meet their KPIs and initiatives to get in front of the Natural Woman user.


Only one application per person will be considered. Selected interns will be notified by e-mail on or before OCT 31st. Due to the large volume of applications, we will not be able to respond to telephone calls or e-mail inquiries.

To apply for an NWM internship, submit a resume and a cover letter that tells us why you would like to intern at NWM, a writing sample or a digital portfolio (OPTIONAL) including your designs, video, and/or photography, if applicable, to the position and a department(s) you may be interested in joining.

The fall program runs from Oct 1st until Dec 3rd.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 24, 2021.