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”:

  • 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.

Youth Programs

SummerWrite Apprenticeship
June 29-August 28, 2020 
40 hours per week, 4-5 weeks out of the summer, 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
Training dates: June 19 (evening) & 20
Stipend: $75/week
Deadline to apply: March 31

SummerWrite is Writers & Books’ nine-week reading and writing camp program for youth, ages 5 -18. Nearly 70 camps are offered throughout July and August, with each camp running one week, either full day or half day. Camps include a wide range of topics, such as Harry Potter, Magic Tree House, fiction writing, playwriting, poetry, songwriting, and more.

Writers & Books SummerWrite Apprenticeships offer high school juniors, seniors, and college students the opportunity to learn from and assist literary teaching artists. Apprentices gain valuable experience in youth arts education, literary programming, and child care/youth development; as well as exposure to the daily operations of a nonprofit arts organization. This is an ideal position for an aspiring educator, writer, or anyone interested in a career in the arts.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Support the work of teaching artists in the classroom
  • Serve as a role model to campers
  • Use your own creative experience to inspire the creativity of campers
  • Collaborate with colleagues to create a safe, happy, and inclusive environment
  • Supervise campers ages 5 – 18 with the assistance of teaching artist or other SummerWrite staff
  • Assist students and teaching artists with materials, such as craft supplies, copies and anthologies, snacks, and more copies, putting together anthologies, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • A demonstrated interest in the literary arts and/or youth education
  • Experience working with youth in a casual or educational setting
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • High school junior or senior or college student

To Apply: Please download and fill out the application and send it, along with an attached resume (required for college students, optional for high school students), to the address at the bottom of the application. Your application must be received by MARCH 31.

Internship Application

Questions? Contact Sally Bittner Bonn, Director of Youth Education, at