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Wanted: One Kick-Ass Intern for Fall 2010

Are you a hard-working and responsible student at an Arizona college or university who fancies him or herself a music writer?

You may just have a shot at being Phoenix New Times fall music intern.

Be warned: This is not a job for someone who is looking for easy credits and to pad a résumé. Nope, this is more of a bittersweet blend of agony and glory for someone who wants to develop serious chops writing for the best features blog in the state and for our highly respected print product.

This internship is unpaid and must be for credit at a college or university. You do not have to be a journalism student, but you do need to be eligible for an internship of this type. You will put in pretty much every hour the government allows. You will write a lot -- like every weekday.You will be criticized by angry readers who will leave anonymous comments saying you should have been aborted, etc. You will be constructively criticized by editors and your peers. You will write on deadline when you would rather be sleeping. You will even have assigned reading.

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Support the independent voice of Phoenix and help keep the future of New Times free.

You will see shows for free and get free records. You will talk to people you love and admire. A few people will recognize your name. You'll work with very talented people who will coach you and push you to develop your skills. You may end up staying on as part of our stable of paid freelancers after the semester.

There will be one of you.

Interested? Tweet at me.

Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.

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