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Since joining the Her Campus Team, HC contributors have been offered jobs and internships with Glamour, Vogue, Buzzfeed, Vanity Fair, Seventeen, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, People magazine, W magazine, Teen Vogue, InStyle, Lucky, Esquire, O magazine, MTV, The Washington Post, Digitas and Ogilvy, among others.

To be considered as a writer for Her Campus, please apply through our online application form.

Only current undergraduate students may apply for most national sections, but college alumni may apply to write for the After College section. Positions are unpaid. To be considered as a writer for a Her Campus Chapter, please contact your chapter's Campus Correspondent directly.

Positions Available: 

Feature Writers

Feature writers will pitch and write longer (2-3 pages), more in-depth, researched pieces that have a service element.  Assignments are given weekly, and "pitch-to-live" time is approximately 2-3 weeks.  Pieces generally require talking to sources, such as experts in the field. Feature writers may select a certain section or sections (Sections include Style, Beauty, Health, Love, Life, Career, High School, and After College) to write for or may choose to write for all sections. Additionally, each week, feature writers will be required to sign up for one pop culture OR news shift, a two-hour period during which they are expected to be at their computer and ready to write 1-2 blog posts.

Examples of Feature Posts:

5 Easy Ways to Instantly Elevate Your Style (Style)
How to Nail Winged Eyeliner Once & For All (Beauty)
6 Everyday Habits That Have More Germs Than You Thought (Health)
Your Guide to Dormcest: Avoiding the Pitfalls, Scoring the Perks (Love)
How to Live With Any Roommate (Life)
8 Ways to Move Past Coffee & Copies at Your Internship (Career)
5 Common App Essay Tips That Will Actually Help You (High School)
How to Deal if You’re Being Treated Unfairly at Work (After College)

Entertainment Writer

Entertainment writers will pitch and write short (under 1 page), blog post-style pieces on timely entertainment topics that matter to college women. Posts can be about anything from the latest Kardashian-Jenner news to fan theories about This Is Us. Assignments are given daily (based on which days you are available) and "pitch-to-live" time is under 2 hours. Pieces do not require talking to sources, but they do require researching the topic and writing an original post using links to other websites and articles. Entertainment writers are encouraged to add their own voice to posts in addition to conveying the facts. Entertainment writers will be required to sign up for two shifts per week—a two-hour period during which they are expected to be at their computer to write 1-2 posts.

Examples of Blog Posts:

‘The Intern’ is the Female-Led Film You’ve Been Waiting For 
Emma Watson’s New Movie is the Ultimate Girl-Power Film 
13 Reasons Why Mindy & Danny Will Be Amazing Parents 
The Ads for Chloë Grace Moretz's Snow White Movie Include Body Shaming, & No One Is Okay With It
There Are SO Many Easter Eggs in Taylor Swift's 'Look What You Made Me Do' Video
Everything We Know So Far About Kylie Jenner's Pregnancy

News Writer

News bloggers will pitch and write short (under 1 page), blog post-style pieces on current events that matter to college women. Posts can be about anything from campus protests to the newest Starbucks drink or the latest presidential debate. Assignments are given daily (based on which days you are available) and "pitch-to-live" time is under 2 hours. Pieces do not require talking to sources, but they do require researching the event and writing an original post using 3+ links to other websites and articles. News bloggers are encouraged to add their own voice to posts in addition to conveying the facts. This position is an excellent opportunity for news junkie students who want to develop their writing skills while keeping college women up to date on the world.

Examples of News Posts:

Donald Trump Will Skip Thursday's GOP Debate
Brown Students Give Malia Obama the Apology She Deserves
Beware: McDonald's Mozzarella Sticks Are Serving Up a Surprise
A New Survey Finds 1 in 4 College Women Have Experienced Sexual Assault 
Attention: Chipotle is Starting to Deliver to College Campuses
Watch Planned Parenthood Explain Consent in 4 Videos

Style Writer

Style writers will write short (under 1 page), blog post-style pieces on fashion-related topics, or short evergreen pieces on style trends that matter to college women. Each week, writers will be required to sign up for one Style shift, a two-hour period during which they are expected to be at their computer and ready to write 1-2 blog posts. Assignments are given daily (based on which days you are available) and "pitch-to-live" time is under 2 hours. Pieces do not require talking to sources, but they do require some research and writing an original post. This position is an excellent opportunity for fashion-obsessed writers who want to develop their skills and keep women informed on the latest trends.

Examples of Style Posts:

Fashion Icon Betsey Johnson Is Turning 75 & She's As Fabulous As Ever
These 9 Backpack Trends Will Be Everywhere This Fall
Victoria Swarovski's Wedding Dress Had 500,000 Crystals On It, Obviously
You Have to See These Gorgeous Photos from Juicy Couture's NYFW Presentation
This Is Probably Where You've Seen Taylor Swift's New Album Cover Before
An Avocado Swimsuit Finally Exists

Beauty Writer

Beauty writers will write short (under 1 page), blog post-style pieces on beauty-related topics, or short evergreen pieces on beauty trends that matter to college women. Each week, writers will be required to sign up for one Beauty shift, a two-hour period during which they are expected to be at their computer and ready to write 1-2 blog posts. Assignments are given daily (based on which days you are available) and "pitch-to-live" time is under 2 hours. Pieces do not require talking to sources, but they do require some research and writing an original post. This position is an excellent opportunity for writers who love all these things makeup, skincare, and new beauty trends.

Examples of Beauty Posts:

What Every Shade of the Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Foundation Looks Like On Real People
You Have to See This Hilarious Manicure Trend That's Happening on Twitter
Lush Cosmetics Is Releasing FIVE New Face Masks & We're Ready For This Jelly
Rock It Afro Style: How I Grew To Love My Natural Hair
What to Know Before Getting Your Hood Pierced
Everything You Need to Know About Balayage

Interested in applying for any of the positions listed above? Apply through our online application form here!

Testimonials:

"I starting reading Her Campus when I was in high school, and from the moment that I visited the site, I knew it was going to be one of my favorites. The article relevancy, talented writers, and constant content made it a site that I always was checking in on. I dreamed that one day I'd be able to be part of the HC team, and after applying to be a Contributing Writer a few times, I finally got the position! I can definitely say that the day I received the acceptance email was one of the happiest days of my life, both personally and in my professional career. Her Campus to me means excellence in journalism and great connections, while staying chic, kind, caring and fabulous all at the same time. The editor-to-writer contact is professional and welcoming, and I'm so happy to be part of such a motivated, respectful team of game-changing women." - Jen Morgan, Her Campus National Contributing Writer

"I feel so fortunate to have been part of the Her Campus team, both nationally and at my campus branch. Not only was I able to improve my writing and create a portfolio, I also was able to meet other ambitious, fun, creative women who have since become some of my closest friends. The Her Campus team is truly dedicated to helping you, whether it's in the form of a recommendation letter for an internship, publicizing a popular story, or just lending an ear when you're looking for advice. I love following the continuous successes of the brand and look forward to seeing what's to come in the future!" - Allie Duncan, Former Her Campus National Contributing Writer and Chapter Team Member, Assistant PR Manager at Bloomingdales

"Writing for Her Campus gave me the confidence to pitch bold story ideas. I also got the chance to step out of my comfort zone and write assigned pieces that I never thought I could do. Working closely with editors helped improve my skills, as two editors took the time to look over my drafts every week and give me detailed feedback (many publications barely have the time to do this). I now have a variety of clips from my time with Her Campus, that I am proud to show to editors." - Sarah Casimong, Former Her Campus National Contributing Writer, Freelance Writer

"Working for Her Campus was a fantastic experience. It was my first opportunity to work with a national base of sources -- and it was a chance to work with some of the sharpest editors I've ever (virtually) met. I applied to write for Her Campus because I loved reading it, and it's a decision I'd make again in a heartbeat." - Meghan Frick, Former Her Campus National Contributing Writer, Communications & Outreach Specialist at Georgia Department of Education