Internships

Want to be a part of something special? We are a collaboration of Harry Potter fans passionate about making MuggleNet the best source of news and information on the web. We’re looking to recruit highly dedicated, hard-working fans to join the MuggleNet team.

Unpaid internships at MuggleNet are highly coveted positions; within days of opening a new position, we typically receive hundreds of applicants. This is because fans know the work they do will be seen and appreciated by literally millions of people every year.

In addition, working at MuggleNet can look good on your resume. There have been many cases in which employment experience at MuggleNet has helped staff members land desirable jobs and get into top universities.

MuggleNet IS WILLING to work with your University or College for a credited internship. Please specify in your application if you’re interested in receiving credits for your time with us.


7 Reasons Why MuggleNet Internships Are Awesome

1. You’ll make lifelong friends.
It’s okay, you can admit it to us. Maybe you don’t have as many Harry Potter friends as you would like. What’s a Harry Potter friend? Someone you can share your passion for Potter with. Someone you can become best friends with (most of us made best friends through MuggleNet). When volunteering for us, you’ll meet fellow staff members who love Potter just as much as you do, and it forms friendships you’ll keep forever.

2. This stuff is great resume material.
MuggleNet has made its fair share of contributions to that all-important piece of paper, from college admissions to work applications. What you do on MuggleNet will most certainly boost your resume and benefit you in the future. Plus, trying to find out what house your potential boss is in makes for great interview discussion.

3. Your work will be seen by millions of people each year.
Want to feel the international power of Potter and Fantastic Beasts? Reach fans in China or interact with those in South Africa? With millions of Muggles per year visiting our site, your name and work will catch the eyes of countless people across the globe. We’ve heard that a few news outlets read our site as well.

4. Guaranteed protection from the Dark Lord.
Need we say more? If you’re a Harry Potter fan, you know the dangers presented by Lord Voldemort and his followers. MuggleNet promises to shield you from such perils. If you, however, choose to wander into the realm of dark magic, we are not legally responsible for the outcome and refuse to post bail for your inevitable trip to Azkaban.

5. Cover events for MuggleNet in your area.
You never know when a Harry Potter or Fantastic Beasts event will happen in your neck of the woods. From premieres to conventions, you can be the on-site source reporting live or recapping your experience for the millions of Potter fans around the world. These events are not only a lot of fun but great networking opportunities.

6. You can do work in your pajamas. Or naked. We don’t judge.
It doesn’t get much better than rolling out of bed (or sometimes staying in it), grabbing your laptop, and logging on to the Web. You don’t have to shower, brush your teeth, or comb your hair. Just ask Emerson. If you really feel inclined to put on a suit and tie so that people think you’re trading stocks or crunching numbers, we’ll learn to live with it but mock you constantly.

7. Great opportunity for personal growth.
MuggleNet gives you the chance to grow and tap your endless pool of potential. Your input and knowledge is an essential contribution to the overall success of the site. Whether coding, creating graphics, or posting news is your primary responsibility, you’re guaranteed to get a taste of it all. Oh, and you’re allowed to make mistakes from time to time; we promise not to use the Cruciatus Curse.


⇓ Available Internships ⇓

According to our current staff volunteers, MuggleNet positions require about 5–6 hours of time per month on average. See each position below for more specific estimates.

MuggleNet: Graphic Designer
If you’re a master at Illustrator and Photoshop, we want you on the MuggleNet team! We are looking for 2-3 creative wizards who are interested in working across all the teams on MuggleNet to create eye-catching graphics and campaigns. Our Designers have been published on media outlets across the web and in print, including Newsweek and London Time Out Magazine.

We need someone who exhibits the following characteristics:

  • Intermediate/Master of Adobe Suite, specifically Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Up to date with modern trends and treatments
  • Able to work in a timely fashion and meet strict deadlines
  • Self-starter (does not need to be asked to do something)
  • Excellent teamwork skills, good communicator
  • Listens to constructive criticism and does not take edits/notes personally
  • Highly organized, works closely with Teams to keep projects cataloged
  • Knowledge/Use of Google Drive and/or Dropbox (preferred)
  • Time commitment varies, but you should expect a minimum of 8–10 hours per month

If you’re interested in applying for this position, please send your name, age, location, timezone, at least three examples of your work (portfolio preferred), and any relevant experience to volunteer@staff.mugglenet.com.

MuggleNet: Marketing - Marketing Assistant

Are you interested in working with global brands and partners? Does the idea of connecting to others via social media excite you? Then this brand new internship just might be for you. MuggleNet is looking for 2-4 Marketing Assistants, who will work directly with our Senior Marketing Manager on giveaways and promotions. This role will require 5–6 hours of time each month.

Our ideal candidate would embody the following:

  • Ability to be available at a moment’s notice – lots of spare time and flexibility to dedicate to achieving perfection
  • Experienced with all major social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), including the ability to post in real time as well as scheduling ahead
  • MUST BE detail oriented, including but not limited to vigilance with checking images to ensure they are crisp and clean; making sure tags for partner outlets are correct; clicking links and embedded videos to ensure functionality
  • Communicative, reaches out to and works with coordinators and other team members to set realistic expectations of projected post schedules
  • Witty, funny, captivating social media commentary to capture our followers’ attention for promotions and reviews/giveaways is a plus
  • Keen awareness of recognizing something that needs to be changed or updated; feels comfortable in stepping forward and taking the lead in offering suggestions on how to fix or ways to improve going forward.

If you’re interested in the position, please send a letter of interest to volunteer@staff.mugglenet.com explaining why you think you’re a good fit for the position. Be sure to include your location and timezone!