Readings & Workshops Program Intern, Fall 2016 (Los Angeles)

We are currently accepting applications for an internship with our Readings & Workshops (West) program. This intern will work in our Los Angeles office.

The Readings & Workshops program provides grants to writers to present readings of their work or to facilitate writing workshops in diverse community settings, including senior centers, homeless shelters, libraries, literary arts centers, and prisons. Writers working in New York State and California, as well as in Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Houston, New Orleans, Tucson, Seattle, and Washington, D.C., are eligible for funding.

This is an unpaid position. Interns working with this program will gain an overview of literary and community venues for readings; become familiar with a group of contemporary writers; gain insight into nonprofit administration. Responsibilities include:

tracking grant applications, and sponsor and writer reports;

sending out mailings and materials to sponsors and writers;

gathering information (via the Internet and telephone) about writers or community organizations, and possibly conducting outreach;

attending readings, performances, and workshops;

assisting R&W staff at community meetings and other P&W-related events;

general office duties (photocopying, filing, mailings).

Candidates should possess excellent organizational and communication skills. Familiarity with contemporary poetry and fiction a plus. Candidates should be able to commit between 10 and 15 hours a week for eight to twelve weeks. Days and hours are negotiable. Poets & Writers is happy to cooperate with programs that offer students credit at the high school or college level. Send resume and cover letter to