PEN/Faulkner Foundation

Marketing Internship

The Marketing Internship will focus largely on social media marketing for PEN/Faulkner, though a range of other marketing responsibilities—from photography to video editing—may come into play, depending on candidate qualifications. The Marketing Intern will act as a steward (in partnership with PEN/Faulkner’s full-time staff) of the organization’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts and generally contribute to the ongoing marketing efforts of the organization.


Tasks include:

  • Creating 8–10 posts per week for PEN/Faulkner’s social media accounts.
  • Responding to comments on questions on social media accounts once per day.
  • Managing real-time social media engagement during occasional events.


Tasks may also include, given the appropriate skill sets:

  • Event photography
  • Video capture and editing
  • Graphic design


The ideal candidate has:

  • Excellent writing, editing, and communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • An interest in marketing.
  • The ability and drive to work independently and as part of a team.
  • A passion for literature and learning.
  • High level of proficiency with the GSuite platform.
  • A willingness to take risks, accept feedback, and grow.
  • A good sense of humor.


*Mandatory Orientation Date: Saturday, September 7*



Required Hours: 10–12 hours/week, not all of which need to be performed at the PEN/Faulkner office. 


To Apply:

Send an email (noting the position you are applying for in the subject line) with a current resume, cover letter, and the following writing sample to


Writing Sample:

Write at least three tweets for the PEN/Faulkner account. These can be:

  • Sales-focused (promoting an upcoming event).
  • A response to a recent tweet @penfaulkner.
  • Original tweets that respond to literary conversations we ought to be part of.

Contact Information

Gwydion Suilebhan, Executive Director
641 S St. NW, 3rd Fl.
Washington, DC