PEN/Faulkner Foundation is a nonprofit literary organization that promotes a lifelong love of reading and a connection to writing through public events, in-school education, and public promotion of exceptional literary achievement. We annually administer the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story and the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, one of the highest honors available to American fiction writers. Writers in Schools is a literary arts outreach program of PEN/Faulkner that brings literature to life for diverse communities through reading, conversation, and a personal connection to a visiting writer.
With the Media and Outreach Internship, you will have hands-on experience at a national literary arts organization that operates a variety of exciting local programs and events. In this position, you will research potential local partners and opportunities for fundraising, help to build out our social media presence, create content for our website, organize and edit our extensive archive, and have the chance to develop new multimedia materials. The most important criterion is a desire to learn and apply new skills in the service of local communities and the arts.
Potential tasks include:
Researching local and national partnerships and development opportunities
Organizing and editing literary, promotional, and marketing materials
Creating content for social media, online, and print materials
Creating contact lists for local and national media and organizations
Assisting with live author events and literary conversations
Basic graphic design and audio/podcast/video editing
General copywriting and administrative tasks
The ideal candidate has:
Excellent writing, editing, and communication skills
Excellent organizational and time-management skills
An interest in outreach, local advocacy, and nonprofits
Experience doing research and organizing information
Some experience with graphic design, audio/video editing, and/or social media (not required)
The ability and drive to work independently and as part of a team
A passion for literature and learning
A 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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