Development & Marketing Internship, Summer 2018 (New York City)

Founded in 1970, Poets & Writers, Inc. is the nation’s largest nonprofit literary organization serving poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. The Development & Marketing Department raises contributed income to support the organization’s programming and markets these programs. 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 and successful development office. The intern will work closely with the development and marketing staff. 

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

•    prospect and general research
•    cultivation and stewardship events
•    donor correspondence
•    preparation of meeting materials
•    preparation of grant proposals and collateral materials
•    e-mail campaigns
•    and administrative duties, such as filing and data entry.

Candidates should possess excellent organizational and communication skills and be web-savvy, and have a strong interest in literature and/or nonprofit management. Candidates should be able to commit to eight to ten hours per week for a minimum of ten weeks. Days and hours are flexible. This internship begins in June 2018. This position is unpaid. Poets & Writers is happy to cooperate with programs at the applicant’s university, college, or high school that offer students credit.

Interested candidates should e-mail a resume and a cover letter with subject line “Development & Marketing Internship” to