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Internships

Applications are currently sought for the following unpaid internship positions in our NYC and LA offices. Poets & Writers is happy to cooperate with programs at the applicant’s university, college, or high school that offer students credit.

Development & Marketing Internship

(New York City)

To sustain its programs and services for writers, Poets & Writers relies upon foundation and government grants, corporate sponsorship, and individual donations. This internship represents an excellent opportunity to gain exposure to non-profit fundraising and marketing for the arts and culture sector in a fast-paced, diverse, and successful development office. The intern will work closely with the Managing Director and with Development and Marketing staff.

The responsibilities of the Development & Marketing intern include assisting with:

  • direct mail campaigns;
  • fulfillment;
  • cultivation and stewardship events;
  • preparation of grant proposals and collateral materials;
  • prospect research;
  • social media marketing;
  • e-mail campaigns;
  • and administrative duties (including filing and data entry).

Candidates should possess excellent organizational and communication skills and be web savvy. Candidates with a strong interest in contemporary literature and/or nonprofit administration are encouraged to apply.

Candidates should be able to commit to eight to ten hours per week for a minimum of ten weeks. Days and hours are negotiable; specific start and finish dates are flexible. Send resume and cover letter to internships@pw.org.

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