Dotdash Meredith Apprentice Program

Dotdash Meredith Apprentice Program

See your byline in the glossy pages of a national consumer magazine. Create content for top lifestyle websites. Work behind the scenes at a photo shoot. Design a magazine layout. Help carry out the social media strategy for an influential media brand. Iowa State students have gotten these opportunities and more through the Dotdash Meredith Apprentice Program.

The Greenlee School’s partnership with Dotdash Meredith—the nation’s largest digital and print publisher—places ten Iowa State students in paid editorial/digital and graphic design apprenticeships for an entire academic year. The placements also qualify for Greenlee’s 400-hour required 499A internship.

As an apprentice, you’ll work 15-20 hours a week with popular media brands, such as Better Homes and Gardens, Allrecipes, Successful Farming, Midwest Living/Meredith Travel Media, Meredith Premium Publishing, Meredith E-Commerce and more. Assignments vary each year. You’ll also learn from some of the best print and digital editors, art directors and media professionals in the business.

Many former apprentices have gone on to work at Dotdash Meredith after graduation. Others have found opportunities with prominent national media such as E! News, Elle Decor, Billboard, Men’s Journal and more. This resume- and portfolio-building adventure will give you an edge as you launch your career.

For more information, contact Maria Charbonneaux, assistant professor of practice and Meredith Professional in Residence at

2022-23 Application Process

The 2022-23 apprenticeships include both editorial and graphic design positions based in person at the Des Moines office. Some remote opportunities that allow students to live and attend school in Ames while working with brands based in the New York City or Birmingham, Alabama, offices may also be available. Apprentices must be junior or senior status by fall 2022 and commit to working both the fall 2022 and spring 2023 semesters.

  • The application is now available. Applications are due Friday, March 25, 2022, at noon. Please email the required materials, saved in one PDF, to Maria Charbonneaux at
  • If you were unable to attend the March 1 info meeting, please contact Maria Charbonneaux at for more information.


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