Report from a former Slate intern:

As an intern you likely will not be paid.


Slate editors were generally accepting of letting me write things I pitched to sections I wasn’t hired to write for. Not always, but a few times. That was a plus. But even a 2,000-word article I pitched that topped the most-read list for a day or two was not paid for whatsoever. Judging from the rates that other freelancers have posted, I’d probably be owed at least $2,000 had I pitched my articles not as an intern, but as a freelancer. 


  1. gracebello reblogged this from whopays and added:
    Unfortunately, the experience below is normal for an editorial intern. However, at the moment, internships are crucial...
  2. cuzmeister reblogged this from whopays and added:
    Some quality horseshit right here
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