About Source, The

The Source magazine first hit the scene in 1988 when two of Harvard's radio disc jockeys, Jon Shecter and Dave Mays, used their dorm room to put together a simple newsletter answering their radio listeners' questions about hip-hop. Its first issue went out to 1,000 people in Harvard's listening vicinity. Joined by two more Harvard students, James Bernard and Ed Young, after graduation, Shecter and Mays moved the magazine to a New York office. The Source is now an established voice for the hip-hop genre.

Interns work in the editorial or advertising departments, and responsibilities vary based on current company needs. Editorial intern duties include copy editing, proofreading, research for staff writers and writing short features. Advertising interns assist the staff with leads, call clients and handle administrative tasks. Interns gain valuable publishing experience and make professional contacts in the music industry.


Open to high school students, college freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors, recent college graduates and grad students. International applicants are welcome.

Source, The

  • The Source, Inc.
  • Source, The
  • 11 Broadway, Suite 315
  • New York, NY 10004
  • Phone: (212) 253-3700


  • Number of Interns: Less than 10
  • Compensation/Benefits: Unpaid
  • Duration: N/A
  • Academic Level: High School Students, College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students


  • New York, NY