Download application. Applications are due by noon on Friday, March 10, 2017.
The Greenlee School has a unique connection with Meredith Corporation. The Meredith Apprentice Program allows ten Iowa State students to work throughout the year as editorial, graphic design or digital/social media apprentices. Past apprentices have worked for Meredith publications including Better Homes and Gardens, Successful Farming, Diabetic Living and more. The Greenlee School is responsible for selecting students for the five editorial, three graphic design and two digital/social media apprenticeships.
These paid apprenticeships offer real-world work experience and can be used for Greenlee students' JL MC 499 credit. Past apprentices have laid out pages, helped with photo shoots, taste-tested recipes, written stories and social media posts and produced content for web and radio. In addition to experience, apprentices have tons of professional networking opportunities, which can help land your dream job. Former apprentices are now at E! News, Glamour, This Old House, Billboard, Men’s Journal and Martha Stewart Weddings.
"My experience with the apprenticeship has been really beneficial. Just being a part of a national magazine editorial staff is so fascinating. It's entirely different from working for a student publication and I think participating in the program has taught me a lot about myself and what type of publication I want to work for someday. Plus I got a lot of clips, met so many great people and did a lot of networking. If college had a re-do button, I would include my apprenticeship in my experience every single time." -Devon O'Brien, '13
"I'd definitely say being a part of the Meredith Apprentice Program was a very educational experience.I learned a lot about writing and magazine work in general from interacting with the different editors. My previous internships and experiences were mainly with newspapers and all at much smaller companies, so working for this huge magazine publisher was a complete change of pace--if nothing else, now I can say I know what it's like to work for Meredith." - Sarah Binder, '12
"I'm definitely better prepared for the job search because of the Meredith program. I don't actually feel like it was an internship at all—I was given so much responsibility and freedom, it felt more like an entry-level editor position. I'm staying on as a contributing editor through the summer, and I'm already gaining even more experience." - Chelsea Evers, '12