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: News Journalist

As the world’s #1 Harry Potter site, MuggleNet is an important and reliable source of wizarding world news for fans around the globe. Our journalism coverage includes cast and crew alumni updates, fandom events, special interests, and so much more! This is why we are in need of an ever-growing, ever-improving News Team.

MuggleNet is looking for 5-6 passionate Harry Potter fans to join our News Team.

As a MuggleNet Journalist, it will be your job to bring the latest and greatest stories in news and current events to the entire wizarding world community. Creating shareable stories using a creative eye, while reporting and sharing information with the fandom is the name of the game.

If you love writing, seeking out the next story or scoop, are punctual and readily available – we need you. If you work with heart, have a lot of personal interest invested in writing shareable articles and in growing as a writer – we need you. If you are creative, interested in working in a team, open to discussion, and are able to take constructive criticism without taking it personally – WE NEED YOU. This role will require 5–6 hours of time each month.

Think you’re right for a position on the MuggleNet News Team? Check out the specifics below, starting with our general wants and wishes for incoming interns.

We need someone who exhibits the following general characteristics:

  • DEDICATION and Passion
    • Work with heart, have a lot of personal interest invested in posts, and interest in growing as a writer
  • Punctual and Timely
    • Regularly available (“23/7”), lots of spare time, flexible
  • PROACTIVE and Creative
    • Unafraid of expressing voice, being creative
    • Ability to turn a news story into a viral, shareable story; make it entertaining and engaging to read
    • Be a proactive self-starter (does not need to be asked to do something, actively seeks headlines)
    • Not afraid of a challenge
  • Have excellent written knowledge of American English
  • Supportive Team Player
    • Interested in working in a team, with others, not alone
  • Communicative
    • Open to discussion and participation in regular staff meetings
  • Tough Skin
    • Able to take constructive criticism and not take it personally
  • Vast knowledge and interest in all aspects of the Harry Potter fandom & Fantastic Beasts series
  • Some Experience with WordPress

Journalists need to be able to meet the following standards and requirements:

    1. Looking for opportunities to create shareable articles instead of waiting for news to break
    2. Proactive and doesn’t need to be asked to post
    3. Write creatively and with an engaging and entertaining voice
    4. 6 posts written per month MINIMUM
    5. Attend a mandatory monthly team meeting, and site-wide staff meeting
    6. Bring and voice new ideas and improvements to try for the team
    7. Write for specific news categories within a group
    8. Work well in a team – lead by example, be encouraging, and lift the team up

To apply for this position, please choose one of the following ( 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 ) and write a shareable story – BE CREATIVE. Standard who – what – where – why articles will not cut it. Send your story, along with your name, age, location, timezone, expected availability, and level of writing experience in a cover letter to volunteer@staff.mugglenet.com.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATION FOR THOSE WHO…

  • Are available during the hours of 8 a.m.–6 p.m. Eastern Time
MuggleNet: Social Media Promoters

MuggleNet is looking for 8-10 volunteers who are experienced with Facebook and Instagram to join our Creative Social Media team.  This role will require 1–2 hours of spontaneous time each week, and applicants should have flexible schedules.

This position works specifically with videos, so applicants must be able and willing to upload videos to social media outlets from a computer at least 25% of the time. This role will require 4–5 hours of time each month.

We need someone who exhibits the following characteristics:

  • A strong desire to promote MuggleNet content
  • Creativity! Humor! Sass!
  • Ability to be available at very specific times, on a consistent basis
  • Ability to post published articles to the Facebook page several times per week in real time
  • Communication is the cornerstone of a good team, and all interns must possess it
  • Good teamwork skills
  • Highly organized
  • Self-starter (does not need to be asked to do something)
  • Specifically looking for those with a flexible schedule who available during the US daytime hours. Last-minute availability and a reliable, set schedule is essential for this position.

If you’re interested in applying for this position, please send your name, age, location, time zone, social media profiles, relevant experience to volunteer@staff.mugglenet.com along with one thing you love, and one thing you would change about MuggleNet’s Social Media accounts.

MuggleNet: Social Media - Twitter
Can’t stop tweeting? Join the MuggleNet Social Media Team! We are looking for 8 passionate Harry Potter fans to help promote MuggleNet on Twitter in new, creative ways. Specific interest in Twitter is required for this position.

We need someone who exhibits the following characteristics:

  • Familiarity with all major social media platforms
  • Creativity! Humor! Sass!
  • Able to work in a timely fashion and meet strict deadlines
  • Knowledge of social media schedulers, such as Buffer and TweetDeck
  • Always working ahead of schedule, never at the last minute
  • Communication is the cornerstone of a good team, and all interns must possess it
  • Good teamwork skills
  • Highly organized
  • Self-starter (does not need to be asked to do something)

SPECIAL CONSIDERATION FOR THOSE WHO…

  • Know how to create Twitter Cards

If you’re interested in applying for this position, please send your name, age, location, timezone, social media profiles, relevant experience to volunteer@staff.mugglenet.com along with one thing you love, and one thing you would change or add to MuggleNet’s Social Media accounts.