Aunt Lute Books is a nonprofit, multicultural women’s press in the Mission District of San Francisco, within walking distance of the 16th and 24th Street Mission BART stations. Since 1982, we have published women’s voices that are underrepresented in mainstream presses by virtue of race, ethnicity, sexuality, socio-economic background, age, or geographic location. Aunt Lute’s titles include fiction, poetry, and critical essays by Gloria Anzaldúa, Paula Gunn Allen, Judy Grahn, Ginu Kamani, Audre Lorde, and Alice Walker.
About Our Internship Program:
We are looking for a Marketing intern. We seek candidates with the following skills and attributes:
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- A passion for our mission and an interest in multicultural women’s literature
- Exacting attention to detail and strong organization skills
- Flexibility, motivation, and the ability to work independently
While interns collaborate with all members of the Aunt Lute staff on a wide variety of projects, here are some of the particular activities associated with the available position.
Work in marketing will involve coordinating with Aunt Lute staff to plan upcoming events, promote Aunt Lute’s titles and expand our online presence. A Marketing intern will be expected to contribute in the following ways: Maintain and develop our website and online presence; establish relationships with constituents such as media outlets, academics, and community centers; create and distribute promotional materials such as flyers and email newsletters; coordinate author readings/events, awards, reviews, etc.; design and implement strategies to increase Aunt Lute’s profile as a publisher and nonprofit arts organization. Proficiency in web, social media, and some subset of the following programs would be desirable: Word, Excel, Wix, Illustrator, Photoshop, and MailChimp.
The internship pays a small stipend ($300 per month), and academic credit can be arranged. These internships provide an excellent opportunity to learn about book publishing and nonprofit work. In addition to developing skills in marketing, the intern will also gain exposure to the operations and editorial aspects of book publishing.
Six-month internship beginning mid to late February, two days per week Tuesday–Thursday from 11:00–5:00pm. We will interview applicants on a rolling basis.
Email a cover letter explaining why you are interested in the internship and how your particular strengths would fit in, a résumé, and a writing sample. Please include names of references (professional or academic preferred) and information about your availability. Send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
Aunt Lute's office is only accessible by stairs. The office is on the third floor with an additional warehouse in the basement, the basement and second story of the building are accessible by both stairs and a freight elevator. The office also has one additional step to access a back portion. A few offices in the building have dogs.
How to Apply:
Email a cover letter explaining why you are interested in the internship and how your particular strengths would fit in, a resume, and a writing sample. Please include names of references (professional or academic preferred) and information about your availability. Send your application to email@example.com. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.