eCoronado.com continues to be the largest and most read publication in Coronado.
We have a monthly readership of 50,000 and 80,000 during the summer months. Plus, our weekly newsletter goes out to over 7,000 very active members. We continually get requests for articles, event coverage and interviews with locals or businesses all over town.
This is a great opportunity for CHS students, recent college grads, military spouses or Coronado locals who are interested in learning more about online media, using digital tools and connecting to your community. If you aren't interested in an internship, you can also post stories or events on your own. Just click the "add" button on the News and Events pages.
- Journalism Internship (Writing / Editing / Video / Photography)
- Mobile Developer / Web Developer / Designer Internship
Unpaid: Experience / School Credit
Hours: 8-10 per week (flexible - work from home)
Location: Coronado Preferred
- Reviewing, editing, approving and featuring member content
- Writing articles, movie/dining reviews, taking/adding photos, events and videos
- Building relationships with local businesses
- Attending staff meetings and team planning
- A strong passion and love for Coronado
- Excellent editing and writing skills
- Basic understanding of online marketing (ex. SEO, email, social, etc.)
- Solid communication skills (in-person and on phone)
- Willingness to learn quickly and add immediate impact
- Updating online reports to track articles and story ideas
- Entrepreneurial spirit and high energy
Email your resume and samples of your work to email@example.com. Writing samples or video/photo examples will be required to show during interviews. If you have any questions, please contact us.
Ashley Jenkins, eCoronado.com Managing Editor, Admin at City of El Cajon
The opportunity to work for eCoronado.com not only gave me valuable and applicable experience and skills, but also allowed me to make professional connections in and around the community.
During my internship, I had the opportunity to meet and interview the Mayor, city officials, police and other influential community members. I also learned several new computer programs and gained professional experience designing newsletters, brochures, and other promotional materials.
Upon completion of my internship, I could add numerous things to my resume including contributing to an 11% increase in readership. eCoronado.com is the ideal place for someone looking to learn more about the fast-paced online world and gain real-world experience in an environment where it is easy and fun to learn! (Read articles written by Ashley)
Akshay Sateesh, Leadership Facilitator, Founder Ziksana Consulting
Having a chance to get involved in the Coronado community was something that I didn't know how to do when my wife and I first moved here. We subscribed to eCoronado.com and noticed that it really was a place where we could find out almost anything and everything Coronado. There are many secret gems in Coronado, like the bakery behind the stationary store, the family owned photography shop, and the many celebrities that come and go at the Shores.
Working as an Intern with eCoronado.com, I had a chance to meet business owners in Coronado, and tell their stories. Everyone in Coronado has a story, has life experiences, and has adventures, that make them who they are, where they are. I enjoyed meeting people who are excited and passionate about their life, and their work, and sharing that with the thousands of people who read eCoronado.com.
I also was able to fine tune my writing and communication skills. As a leadership consultant, I need to be able to communicate through writing, ideas and justify my reasoning - all of this was practiced during my internship and I've certainly written more than I would if not for the experience.
Lastly, it was a great experience working together with other interns and of course Steve. Steve is a supportive and positive person who encouraged me to follow my interests: a great leader to have in our community. (Read articles written by Akshay)
Kellee Hearther, eCoronado.com Staff Writer, Navy Wife, Mother of Three
An internship at eCoronado.com offers incredible opportunities to get involved with our community. Whether it's meeting someone for a personal interview or greeting people at a local store or event to talk about our website, you will have the chance to interact with members and visitors of our wonderful island town. You will learn about online media and even get your very own business cards! Perhaps most importantly, as an intern at eCoronado.com, you are afforded numerous occasions to create videos, pictures and blog posts to share with the 50,000 people who visit the website each month. You have the latitude to be creative and contribute to the information that people in our town depend upon. Working with the staff and other interns introduces you to people you may otherwise never meet. The best reason to be an eCoronado.com intern is that it's FUN! (Read articles written by Kellee)
Bianca Valle, CHS '13
I never imagined myself sitting in a movie at the Coronado Village Theater with paper and a pen in hand. Writing a movie review was one on the many skills I learned as an eCoronado.com Online Editorial Intern. It was so exciting to have new and unpredictable assignments each week. From interviewing a local penguin trainer from SeaWorld, reviewing the newest boutique, covering an art gallery opening, to interviewing Coronado students, teachers, or business owners, as well as writing an article in Spanish, each story I published introduced me to a different facet of Coronado.
The structure and content of the internship also gave me a glimpse of what the world of journalism is really like; responsibility, creativity, dedication, professionalism and team work are imperative. Attending weekly meetings and bonding with other interns helped set the tone of this business-like yet enjoyable internship experience. Also, I am very thankful for Mr. Steve Johnson’s desire to shape the articles we were assigned towards our interests. Mr. Johnson was very approachable and wanted to help each intern as much as possible. He set up a learning environment that was hard not to thrive in. This experience was a privilege, and I highly recommend this unique opportunity to anyone who loves Coronado. (Read articles written by Bianca)
Jessica Helmstetter, CHS '11, UC Berkley Student
Working as an intern for eCoronado.com was the perfect way to introduce myself to online journalism. At first I was very intimidated by the idea of an internship because I didn’t have a lot of work experience. However, writing as a correspondent to Coronado High School challenged me to improve my professional and writing skills but also I felt comfortable enough to try new things and make mistakes.
Through the internship you see what is going around town and in turn find a way to portray it to the rest of the community in an interesting fashion. For me personally, I loved every minute of working for eCoronado.com. It was the perfect opportunity to use my writing skill set in way that would highlight the goings on at Coronado High School. You meet amazing people around the town not to mention that Steve is probably the coolest boss that I’ve had so far. This internship is a fun and productive way to step into the blog-o-sphere and test the waters of journalism. (Read articles written by Jessica)
Anne Covington Morse, Sales at La Mer
I had a wonderful time as an eCoronado.com Intern and would recommend the experience to anyone with an interest in journalism, creative writing, online advertising, and local news and events. I enjoyed all the fantastic people I had the privilege to work with, and looked forward to our fun weekly meetings.
I had a great time interning for eCoronado.com! What I expected to simply be a writing gig ended up being so much more - I got to do things like try new restaurants, attend city council meetings, and meet and interview many interesting people. The once-a-week meetings allowed us to create our own schedule and work at our own pace. I also liked that we spent as much time learning as we did working, which is exactly what an internship should be. Steve was and is a very helpful and knowledgeable leader who provided guidance throughout the process and always encouraged us to present our own ideas.
Because of this internship, I was able to more clearly define what interested me in regard to a career path: I'd discovered a penchant for editing and also found that I really enjoyed anything pertaining to city government - something I never would have known if I hadn't gained firsthand exposure to it.
My writing has also evolved and improved tremendously. I knew I'd always enjoyed writing, but my only experience had been writing academic rhetoric in school. Writing for eCoronado.com helped me to develop and refine an "editorial voice" that I now use much more frequently. Even today, almost a year after my internship has ended, my eCoronado.com experience still comes in handy both personally and professionally! (Read articles written by Marcie)
Micah Minor, CHS '10, MiraCosta College Student
Marie Balfour, CHS '14
My overall experience as an intern at eCoronado.com was positive. It was great getting to know more about my hometown of Coronado on a more professional level. I enjoyed getting to know the other interns and sharing stories with them about the people we had interviewed and the stories we were working on. From this internship I also greatly improved my writing and photography skills.
One thing that I found challenging was managing getting my articles done on time. I would advise new interns to check in with their article contact quickly because it sometimes takes a while to hear back from a person and get the ball rolling on your story.
I want to thank you again for including me in your internship team this past spring, and I know that I grew a lot from this experience. I still enjoy reading eCoronado and I can't wait to read articles from the new interns! (Read articles written by Marie)
Elizabeth Dellinger, CHS '11, Iona College Student
My internship with eCoronado.com was an incredible experience that has helped to further my education by giving an edge to my resume when I was applying to college. This elite position helped me to decide on the right major for my interests. I am now currently a sophomore at Iona College studying Mass Communications specializing in Advertising and minoring in Film Studies. I have to thank everyone at eCoronado.com for giving me this awesome opportunity to intern as well as help enrich my knowledge about the Coronado community.
This internship is a great way to learn what the Mass Communication field is really like and shows one example of a possible career path you can have with this type of a degree. (Read articles written by Elizabeth)
Nadine Monzon, CHS '13
Interning at eCoronado was a great learning experience that I highly recommend for anyone who loves Coronado. I really enjoyed this interning position because of all the people I met and stories I learned. From a sit-in at a former Mexican president’s speech at the middle school, to interviews with new restaurant owners and senior citizens, every article I wrote gave me a sense of accomplishment and helped me learn so much about the community I live in. It gave me a new perspective on Coronado and the remarkable people who live here.
It was amazing to know that being an online newspaper through eCoronado, I was reaching to both our local readers and people from around the world that wanted to stay in touch with our beautiful town. I also enjoyed the open interaction with members as they are able to share their opinions and leave feedback with every article.
I encourage anyone with an interest in journalism or writing to take up this wonderful opportunity to investigate these interesting stories. It was an invaluable experience. (Read articles written by Nadine)
Interning for eCoronado.com was not only a fun experience as a local journalist meeting fellow Coronado residents, but also an incredible opportunity to learn the different aspects of an online business and to make professional connections in the community.
Throughout my internship I learned several new computer and technology skills which are relevant in my current job. eCoronado.com is the perfect launching point for anyone looking to bolster their resume, write articles they want to write, and gain a real-world experience in an internship that is low-key, fun, and engaging. (Read articles written by Greer)
eCoronado.com interns working the booth at a member appreciation event at Mootime.
Michael Dauphinee of TDG explains the finer points of identity driven leadership at eCoronado.com staff meeting.
Interns Keelee Hearther and Sophia Zoller working at an eCoronado.com event at Vons.
Interns-in-training Luke and Ellie Johnson help run the eCoronado.com booth with Greer Goebels, Kellee Hearther, Ashley Jenkins and Steve Johnson.
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