Internships

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 note that due to the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis, our internships will be virtual.
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Learn more about internship opportunities with PEN/Faulkner.
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Learn more about internship opportunities with PEN/Faulkner.

“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

PEN/Faulkner Internship FAQs

Who Should Apply

We welcome undergraduate or graduate students, as well as recent graduates, from a variety of degree fields, including but not limited to English, Creative Writing, Communications, Education, Public Relations, and Humanities. Candidates who are native Spanish speakers or with native-level fluency in Spanish are encouraged to apply.

We value individuals of diverse talents, backgrounds, and experiences, particularly if you’re an invested reader who believes in the power of narratives. We love candidates who show that their knowledge of writers isn’t limited to canonical artists.

Timeline

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis, our application deadlines have changed. Please see individual internship descriptions for more information.

Compensation

While our internships are unpaid, we can provide academic credit and do offer a travel stipend that is prorated based on the number of internship weeks and hours worked. We are offering a modest travel stipend for virtual internships as well.

How to Apply

Please see individual internship descriptions for more information.

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