Poets & Writers, Inc.

Development & Marketing Internship, Summer 2019

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 nonprofit 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 May/June 2019. 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 internships@pw.org

Contact Information

Development & Marketing Department
Poets & Writers, Inc.
90 Broad Street, Suite 2100
New York
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