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The PEN/Faulkner Foundation’s mission is to celebrate literature and foster connections between readers and writers to enrich and inspire both individuals and communities. Our staff of dedicated professionals, our partner educators and authors, and our volunteers and interns all strive to honor that mission day in and day out. If you believe in the power of the written word and want to join us in ensuring that everyone has access to diverse stories, look at the ways you can be part of our team below.


We are not currently hiring interns at this time.



Information about our education programs and our awards.


Award submission information and details about our literary programs.

Volunteers in Action


Our programs have moved online for the moment, but we’ll need your help post-pandemic.

"PEN/Faulkner is so amazing and they do such great work. The Education Programs truly work hard to provide a diverse set of options that students, especially students of color, can relate to and enjoy. It’s really awesome to see the commitment to engaging students with content that shows their voices and stories matter."

– Milan, Winter/Spring 2021 Intern

"Remarkable. The students were incredibly engaging (and engaged), they'd all done the reading, asked interesting and insightful questions, I left genuinely feeling better about the people who'll be running the world..."

– Michael Cunningham, Author

"I couldn’t have asked for anything better. ... working with PEN/Faulkner allowed me to be myself. I was able to delve into all aspects of literature and share the literary communities I’m personally a part of. I was given the space to be unapologetically bookish!”"

Natalie, Spring 2020 Intern

Current Job Openings at PEN/Faulkner

The PEN/Faulkner Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against employees based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual identity, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information.

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