Atlantic Media - Yes, Even More
We previously reported that Atlantic Media (which owns The Atlantic and a number of websites) paid its one-year fellows $11/hour. Since it was an hourly rate, fellows did not get paid if they were sick or worked overtime.
A tipster tells us that after former fellows complained earlier this year, the company began paying its fellows a salary with benefits.
Fellows are now paid $25,000/year, plus healthcare benefits.
Slate - Yes, Finally
All interns will be paid $10/hour, according to Slate editor David Plotz.
Mother Jones - Yes, Even More
After VICE’s Charlie Davis pointed out that this was below minimum wage, MoJo announced yesterday that they are increasing the fellowship stipend.
Now entry-level fellows will be paid $1,500/month (which is just above minimum wage), rather than only $1,000/month. Presumably, the senior fellows will get around $2,000/month.
As of January 1, our 2014 budget increases the base fellowship stipend to $1,500—an amount equivalent to slightly more than California minimum wage.
- From MoJo's statement to The Wire.
VICE - Yes
VICE magazine pays its interns $10/hour.
For years, VICE has used part-time unpaid interns—a practice that we recently halted. Our current policy is to pay interns $10 an hour and limit them to 20 hours a week during the school year and 25 hours a week during the summer.
- From an editor’s note on a VICE article about unpaid internships
Huffington Post - Yes
Tipsters tell us that Huffington Post pays both its interns and fellows $10/hour.
am New York - No
amNY does not pay its interns.
This is an unpaid internship with flexible hours (approximately 15-20 a week). Must receive college credit.
- From amNY's jobs page
Audubon Magazine - Yes
Tipsters tell us that Audubon magazine pays its interns minimum wage ($7.25/hr).
Interns are paid at least minimum wage and are required to work two, but preferably three days a week. Internships run for three to four months but can be longer depending on the magazine’s needs.
- From Audubon's internship description
One tipster told us that she had to beg Audubon not to pay her, since one of her school’s graduation requirements was that she do an internship for college credit only.
"They felt uncomfortable with it, because they’re a nice nonprofit," she said.
Now, that’s classy.
The Grid - No
The Grid, a weekly magazine based in Toronto, does not pay its interns.
Sure, it might not pay all that well—OK, it doesn’t pay at all!—but a Grid internship is a fantastic crash course in magazines and the magazine industry.
- From The Grid's internships page.
At least they’re honest?
Buzzfeed - Yes
Buzzfeed pays both interns and fellows $10/hour, according to tipsters.
This is a paid internship based in our New York offices.
The Walrus - Unpaid
A tipster from above the 49th Parallel tells us that The Walrus, a nonprofit Toronto magazine that is “kind of like Canada’s New Yorker in terms of prestige,” does not pay its interns.
The Walrus will soon be seeking applicants for terms of six months. Interns work approximately thirty-five hours per week, unpaid, with some schedule flexibility outside of final production periods, to allow for part-time work.
- From The Walrus's internships page