Intern with Blueline

Dr. McNutt welcomes applications from SUNY Potsdam students interested in serving as interns for Blueline: A Literary Magazine Dedicated to the Spirit of the Adirondacks.

Internships for Blueline are applied learning opportunities that provide students with three upper-division, non-liberal arts credits per semester. Ideally, interns should be able to serve during both the fall and spring semesters, for a total of 6 upper-division, non-liberal arts credits.Students can choose from the following internship categories:

Editorial Internships
Interns gain an in-depth understanding of Blueline’s place in the culture of literary magazines and assist in designing the magazine itself. Goals include developing a comprehensive grasp of how an internationally distributed literary magazine reaches its audience, uses design principles, and gets formatted and physically published. Central tasks will include assisting in production of Blueline, with special focus on the layout of texts and visual art, copyediting of the volume, and proofing the authors’ bios for all contributors.

Social Media & Public Relations Internships
Interns assist in promoting Blueline by working with the magazine’s online platforms, including the Blueline website and Facebook page. While maintaining Blueline’s public outreach, interns learn how the magazine is featured in various publications and their organization’s websites, especially Poets and Writers, Newpages, and The Review Review. Interns develop skills in how to advertise magazines and how to launch successful subscription campaigns.

Interns will get experience in both of the categories described above. The internships are collaborative; they deeply assist the Editors in producing and promoting Blueline.

Interested students can apply by sending a brief statement of interest of 100 words or less to Please describe how your interest in Blueline relates to your major or minor or to your career goals. Students can also describe any specific skills they can bring to work with a magazine. If you have questions, please contact Dr. McNutt over email and/or make an appointment to meet with him in the Blueline Office in Morey 139.