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.


  • 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”:

  • Completed application form
  • 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.