Jobs & Internships


Beacon Publishing, Inc. internships provide college students and recent college graduates the opportunity to be a reporter for a weekly newspaper.

Internships are available with the Mill Creek Beacon throughout the year. Most internships last 6-12 weeks (10 hours a week), but they can be longer. A mentor guides the student throughout the duration of the internship. The internship is not a paid position. Academic credit is available.

At the end of the internship, the student will have experience in:

• Writing assigned and enterprise stories

• Writing journalistically using the inverted (upside-down) pyramid structure

• Conducting interviews

• Editing for structure, accuracy, holes, libel, issues of taste, grammar, language, precision, style and spelling

• Writing headlines and cutlines

• Identifying what makes a photograph good for a newspaper

As an intern, a student is expected to:

• Commit to a minimum six-week (10 hours a week) internship

• Meet with his/her mentor once a week

• Write 1-2 stories (of 500-600 words each) a week

• Meet deadlines for stories

• Interview a minimum of two sources for each story

• Suggest headlines and cutlines

Students qualify for an internship with the Mukilteo Beacon if they meet the following application requirements:

• Enrolled at a 2-year or 4-year college or a recent college graduate

• Previous experience writing for a school newspaper and/or in journalism classes

• A letter of recommendation from a journalism or English teacher

• Own or have access to a camera and car a plus, but not required

Email an application, letter of recommendation and three writing samples (clips) to Qualified applicants will also complete a phone interview with the editor of the newspaper.

The Mill Creek Beacon recommends that students receive academic credit for their internship. If seeking academic credit, interns are responsible for obtaining and meeting their specific program requirements. The Mukilteo Beacon will provide necessary documentation for credit upon request.

Get an application: Pick up one at the Beacon office at 806 5th Street in Mukilteo or request one through email at



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