Writers & Books’ interns engage with significant projects. They receive mentoring from seasoned arts administrators, gain new skills, and experience what it’s like to work in a mid-sized literary arts nonprofit.

*NOTE – All  internship programs are temporarily on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will resume accepting applications once we are back in the office. Wishing you good health.


  • Fall: September – December (10 weeks)
  • Spring: January/February – May (10-12 weeks)
  • Summer: May/June – August (10-12 weeks)

INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE (descriptions below)

  • Adult Programs
  • Bookstore
  • Communications, Marketing, & Special Events
  • Development
  • Youth Education


  • At least 18 years of age
  • Ability to commit to a minimum of 12 hours/week over 2-3 days
  • Interest in the literary arts and/or nonprofit work
  • Facility with Microsoft Office Suite and/or Google Products


Submit these materials to with the subject line “Internship”:

  • CV or resume

Our Process:

  • We will respond to your inquiry within 10 business days.
  • If an opening exists, you will be invited to interview.
  • If an internship is offered, two letters of recommendation are required.
  • Youth Education interns must agree to a background check.
  • All interns are required to participate in online sexual harassment training, and sign code-of- conduct and confidentiality agreements.

Adult Programs

  • Interns learn the development and implementation of literary programs for adults.
  • This will include researching writers and teaching artists, writing and editing bios and program descriptions, managing program evaluation data, and other tasks as needed.


  • Interns learn the fundamentals of managing a small independent bookstore.
  • Skills gained include inventory management, cash management, data maintenance, customer service, public relations, collaboration and teamwork, and marketing and promotion.

Communications, Marketing, and Special Events

  • Interns work with the Director of Communications, developing content for online/social media platforms, updating community e-calendars, orchestrating media campaigns to promote adult workshops, writing press releases, and distributing catalogs and other print materials.
  • They learn the fundamentals of planning, promoting, delivering, and evaluating significant events; and have opportunities to execute independent projects, including program documentation and archival management.


  • Interns are mentored in the art and science of friend-making and fundraising.
  • They learn the fundamentals of constituency database management, making the case, special event management, prospect research, and grantsmanship.