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.

“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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