Readings/Workshops Program Internship (Unpaid)

Poets & Writers, Inc.

Jobs For Writers

Posted 9.21.12

Readings/Workshops Program Internship (Unpaid)

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.

Interns working with the R/W program will gain an overview of literary and community venues for readings; become familiar with a group of contemporary writers; and gain insight into nonprofit administration. Responsibilities include:

  • - tracking and filing 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
  • - possibly attending readings or performances
  • - 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 eight and 15 hours a week for at least ten weeks. Days and hours are negotiable.

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Interested students should e-mail a resume and a cover letter, indicating which position he/she is applying for, to Please apply by September 28, 2012. Poets & Writers is happy to cooperate with programs that offers students credit at the high school or college level.

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