Symphony Space

Literature Intern

Calling all arts lovers and shelf-aware bibliophiles! Symphony Space is currently accepting applications from NYC-area college and university students for a hybrid internship in our Literature Department, beginning this September and ending May 2023, with the possibility of a shorter fall internship from September to December. The Literature Intern goes behind the curtain of live event management to work closely alongside producers on all events, including Selected Shorts: Let Us Tell You A Story, a 10-program series featuring live readings of fantastic fiction by acclaimed actors; the Selected Shorts radio show and podcast, a 52-week series broadcast on public radio stations nationwide; Thalia Book Club, a series that brings authors into conversation with audiences about classic and contemporary fiction; Special Literary events, unique programs spotlighting high-profile literary releases; and Uptown Showdown, a comedydebate series. The Literature Intern works directly with authors and artists, reads and recommends short fiction, attends department meetings, and participates in day-to-day operations. It's a front row seat to the department's entire suite of programming, and we'd love to have you on our team!

10-20 hours per week, plus select events. This is a hybrid position with required in-person hours for events and some office work. Interns will receive a weekly schedule to confirm their hours.

$75 stipend per week

Must be available to attend literary events on select Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. Please e-mail your resume and cover letter including area of interest to:

Symphony Space internships offer excellent educational and professional experience and training in the areas of arts administration and production, as well as the opportunity to be part of a leading performing arts organization while continuing and completing college-level study. All interns are individually supervised by department staff, have regular meetings with our intern coordinator, and actively participate in full staff meetings, trainings, and gatherings.


Contact Information

Amy McLaughlin, Manager of Administration
2537 Broadway
New York
Contact Phone: 
(212) 864-1414