10 Winternships You Can Apply for Right Now!

11/23/2011 10:20 am ET | Updated Jan 22, 2012

It's nearly the end of the semester for most of us collegiettes™ and after final exams and stacks of term papers, you're looking forward to getting bundled up in your comfy sweater with a steaming hot cup of hot cocoa. But while the rest of your friends are looking forward to being home for the holidays and catching up on show reruns, why not use those three or more weeks between semesters to advance your career as well?

"Winternships," or short internships that take place during winter break, allow you to work for a company full-time, gaining valuable experience and skills, and possibly even college credit. Even though the holidays are fast approaching, it's not too late to snag a winternship! HC has compiled a list of 10 winternships you can apply for right now that will help to boost your resume.

1. Teen Vogue Fashion Internship
Who: College juniors or seniors with previous internship experience in the fashion industry who can work starting December or early January through February for a minimum of three full days a week. Students must be able to receive school credit or obtain a letter from their university acknowledging the internship.
Location: New York City

About: Who wouldn't love to browse through the racks and drawers of pieces by high-end designers? Fashionistas, get ready to apply for the internship of your dreams at Teen Vogue for their internship offered in the fashion and accessories departments.
Deadline: None announced
Compensation: Paid with school credit required

How to apply: Send your resume and exact availability (specific days per week, start and end date) to Ade Samuel at

2. JIBE Social Media Internship
Who: Enrolled college students in good academic standing.
Location: New York City

About: If you're checking tweets and status updates on Facebook every few minutes, why not put those social media-savvy skills towards an internship? Technology start-up JIBE is accepting applications for its internship focused on social media. You will work directly under their VP of Marketing & Customer Communications to help with Facebook and Twitter accounts, customer inquiries, the company blog, and email campaigns. Requires a minimum commitment of 10-15 hours a week.
Deadline: None announced
Compensation: Unpaid but with a free lunch

How to apply: Send a resume and cover letter to

3. Film Buff Editorial Internship
Who: Both undergrads and graduates who would like to gain experience with the film industry.
Location: New York City

About: Intern with FilmBuff, a leading digital video curator, to get an inside look into the film industry. You'll write blog entries, create slideshows and help create videos for their website.
Deadline: None announced
Compensation: Daily stipend of $15 with the opportunity to receive college credit

How to apply: Email your resume and cover letter including samples to

4. Lucky Fashion (Accessories) Internship
Who: Seniors and juniors with previous experience, preferably at a magazine or fashion PR company who can work full-time over winter break (early December to the end of January) and are eligible to receive college credit.
Location: New York City

About: As an intern for Lucky's accessories department, you'll be in charge of maintaining the accessories closet, attending business meetings and assisting with photo shoots.
Deadline: None announced
Compensation: Unpaid with the opportunity to receive college credit

How to apply: Send cover letter and resume to

5. Vanity Fair Editorial Internship
Who: Juniors and seniors preferred, who can start in December, working 2-5 days/week, as part of a winter term through January.
Location: New York City

About: As an intern for Vanity Fair, you'll help the editorial staff in completing in-depth research for upcoming stories, transcribing interviews, research reporting and contacting publishing houses among other tasks.
Deadline: None announced
Compensation: Unpaid with the opportunity to receive college credit

How to apply: Send a resume and cover letter, which clearly states dates of availability, to

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