The Literary Events Internship will focus on marketing, program development, and research, centered around our public literary events and projects. These include our “Literary Conversations” author series, the annual PEN/Faulkner Award Ceremony, the annual PEN/Faulkner Gala, and many more exciting events featuring today’s most popular and talented authors!
Research on contemporary authors for upcoming literary events
Assisting with the logistics of upcoming author visits, such as scheduling, travel bookings, and accommodations
Crafting book synopses and author bios for upcoming programs
Attending our literary events and assisting with audience management
Generating content for multiple social media platforms
Organization and categorization of PEN/Faulkner archival materials
General copywriting and administrative tasks
The ideal candidate has:
Excellent writing, editing, and communication skills
Excellent organizational skills
Some experience with social media and graphic design preferred, but not required
An interest in research and marketing
The ability and drive to work independently and as part of a team
A passion for literature and learning
A good sense of humor
Hours: 8 - 10 hours a week. Compensation: Unpaid
Who can apply: Undergrad students, graduate students, and recent graduates.
Deadline to apply is September 5. Interviews and hirings are done on a rolling basis.
Start date: Mandatory orientation meeting on Saturday, September 8
End date: Week of December 3
To apply, please send an email (noting the position you are applying for) with a current resumé and cover letter to email@example.com. In your cover letter, please explain what you will bring to the position, as well as what you hope to gain from the experience.
Address: 641 S St NW, Washington DC, 20001