Our internships offer an introduction to literary nonprofits, from education outreach and community engagement to public programming, data-driven evaluation, and more. From day one, our interns are given hands-on responsibilities that prepare them for a career in the arts, arts administration, nonprofit educational programming, or publishing. Please see individual internship descriptions for more information on compensation, application deadlines, and how to apply.


Literary Education Programs Assistant

10-month, hands-on paid internship in Washington, DC

“Working at PEN/Faulkner is a great experience, especially if you have a love of literature! They are a friendly staff, and the opportunity to volunteer at Literary Events is really enjoyable. You will enjoy it and learn a lot!”

– Matt, Spring 2020 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

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