Jobs & Internships

Jobs, Internships and Volunteer Opportunities

Below are opportunities offered by organizations that have contacted the English Department directly.  Please also consult the Career Development office and our bulletin board near the northern stairwell of the fourth floor of Barnard Hall.

Note that though the posting may be outdated, some of the internships listed are on a recurring basis.


Positions Relevant to English Majors


Bi Writers Association Internship

The Bi Writers Association is looking for interns to work on its projects such as the Bisexual Book Awards, two literary anthologies, and literary event organizing. Interns will have the opportunity to participate in all organizing activities and learn all the steps involved, up to the highest level. Interns will learn documents, systems, timelines, outreach, communication skills, contact building, problem solving, publicity, press releases, event planning, website updating (no coding required) and funding. 
 
Seeking interns who are resourceful, can complete tasks in a timely manner and are interested in learning how to run a book awards, plan & publicize literary events and publish books. Interns will be given opportunities and mentoring, not just tasks. Our office is located in Washington Heights which should be convenient for your Barnard students.
 
Contact Sheela Lambert at fuscialadybug@netzero.com.
 
posted 10/9/2014
 

Research Assistant in Children't Publishing

Freelance editor and writer (and BC alum!) seeks motivated and enthusiastic Barnard student to act as a research assistant on contracted children's nonfiction book.
 
YOU ARE
  • A book- and interesting fact- lover, interested in children's publishing and education, enjoy the company and interests of children, bursting with ideas.
  • Have some sense of what is interesting and funny to a 7-year-old.
  • Detail-oriented, extremely well organized, good at systems.
  • Take direction well but are also an independent self-starter.
  • An excellent writer + researcher + a pro at spotting typos.
  • Have access to New York public libraries and the Internet (!).
I AM
  • All of the above that I ask of you, except terrible at spotting typos and have mediocre grammar skills.
  • A 15+ year veteran of children's publishing who has worked for Scholastic, Penguin+ others.
  • An excellent publishing and communications mentor.
  • Barnard College class of 1997 graduate...and a former unpaid intern!
 
THE SPECIFIC DETAILS
  • work 5-10 hours a week as research assistant on an illustrated book for 7-year-olds on the 50 STATES, 
  • which will be published in hardcover by Wide Eyed Editions in Fall 2015 (http://wideeyededitions.com ).
  • research includes:
    • finding interesting, unusual, and unexpected state facts (ie: Louisiana is home to the world's largest bridge and Bonnie & Clyde's last stand)
    • finding essential state facts (ie: New York is home to the first women's rights convention)
  • you MUST use good sources (Encyclopedia Britannia NOT wikipedia) + keep track of your sources (!)
  • you can work from anywhere (we will spend the first few work sessions set up on laptops somewhere)
  • you can work at whatever times are best, but must stick to a schedule that we set together
WHAT YOU GET FROM THIS OPPORTUNITY
  • provided all goes well, your name will appear in the book's acknowledgments
  • two copies of the published book
  • a good look at the children's publishing industry, with solid experience in the development, production, writing, and editing process
  • as many Q&A sessions with me as you like
  • a chance to work with an innovate publisher (Wide Eyed Editions) and hopefully have a lot of fun
  • possible school credit – we can work on this together
FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES
  • As your interest, time, and ability allow, there are more books to be worked on, captions to be written, fact checking to spot
HOW TO APPLY
  • Submit cover letter, resume, writing sample, and some additional document via email to contact below.
    • Your cover letter should give me a sense of they type of person you are and what you enjoy. 
    • Submit one additional document that also gives me a sense of who you are and how you think. This other document can be anything you are proud of or find interesting.
GOOD LUCK!
 
Gabrielle Balkan - gabrielle.s.balkan@gmail.com
 
posted 10/7/2014
 

 

Fall Internship with Prestigious Literary Agency

Sterling Lord Literistic, Inc. invites Columbia and Barnard students to apply for a part-time for-credit spring internship in our New York office. Agency interns gain an intensive introduction to all aspects of book publishing and author representation.

SLL is one of the world’s leading literary agencies, combining a long tradition of literary excellence with a diverse and successful client list. The Agency represents a wide range of authors, including National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize winners, New York Times bestsellers, New Yorker writers, literary and commercial novelists, politicians, journalists, scientists, and favorites in children's literature. The winning combination of established authors and newly emerging voices attests to the past achievement and future promise of the Agency.

Our current client list includes: Jack Kerouac, Ken Kesey, John Irving, Dee Brown, David Mitchell, Carolyn Parkhurst, Jane O’Connor, Sheila Heti, Jenny Lawson, James McBride, Rachel Maddow, John & Meghan McCain, and many others. Further information can be found on our website, www.sll.com.

Our internships are part-time, about 15-30 hours per week, beginning in immediately through mid-December 2014. In addition to a professional interest in literary publishing, candidates should have an attention to detail and be willing to work hard on both the glamorous and not-so glamorous pieces that make up any successful business. They’ll become an integral part of a casual but serious office environment, and will have the opportunity to participate in monthly lunches with some of the most powerful agents in the industry. Our offices are in the landmark Louis Sullivan Building on Bleecker Street.

Please email a one-page cover letter and résumé to Jenny Stephens, jenny@sll.com.

posted 9/24/14

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IRTS Summer Fellowship Program

The deadline for the 2015 IRTS Summer Fellowship Program is approaching. Eligible students have the chance to participate in an exciting media industry internship in New York City that includes travel, accommodations and an allowance!
 
Students selected for this highly competitive program learn about opportunities throughout the media industry, in addition to interning at a specific company where skills are matched to a corresponding area of our business. Accomplished students from all majors (including math, liberal arts, computer science, business,marketing,  communications, etc.) are encouraged to apply.

For detailed eligibility information and to download an application, earn more at: http://irtsfoundation.org/summrfellowshipprogram.html.


Barnard's Let's Get Ready 

Let’s Get Ready (LGR) is a college access non-profit that uses a near-peer model to provide free SAT tutoring and college application assistance to students of lower income backgrounds, helping them to attain their dream of attending college. LGR mobilizes and trains college student volunteers to be the "Coaches," mentors, and role-models who provide both SAT instruction and college admissions guidance, as well as the encouragement and inspiration that students need to succeed. To date, LGR has served over 10,000 students at sites spanning from Philadelphia to Maine.

Let’s Get Ready’s Barnard site, located at the Bernie Wohl Center on 92nd Street and Columbus Avenue, is looking for motivated, dependable and enthusiastic students to volunteer once a week as Let’s Get Ready coaches. Critical reading/writing nights will be on Tuesdays from 6-8:45 PM and math nights will be held on Wednesdays from 6-8:45 PM.

Coach Position Description:

LGR coaches work intensively with a group of 5-7 high school juniors one night a week from September until December and teach either Math or Critical Reading and Writing. We provide the training, materials, and curriculum.  This is a wonderful opportunity for those looking to get practical teaching experience and/or looking for a fulfilling service opportunity that makes a concrete difference in the lives of students in the surrounding community. Applicants must have scored at least a 600 in the subject that they would like to teach or have previous tutoring experience.

Apply by clicking this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BarnardCF14


Columbia Political Review

Columbia Political Review is accepting pitches for feature articles to appear in our Fall 2014 magazine. We specialize in original, long-form political journalism, and accept articles that tackle political issues on campus, around the nation, and abroad – as well as through a variety of disciplines. A multi-partisan publication, we also seek to offer a space for students of diverse political backgrounds to engage in compelling debates.

In addition to feature articles, we will also consider pitches for shorter works of criticism focusing on current books, art, movies, etc. that engage with political themes.

For tips on how to format your pitch, please check out www.cpreview.org/get-involved. The deadline is Sunday, September 14th at midnight, and pitches should be sent to pitches.cpreview@gmail.com. Please note that we only accept pitches from current undergraduates at Columbia and Barnard.

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Bookforum Internship Program

Bookforum, a review of literature, arts, and culture, seeks candidates for its editorial internship program. We are looking for responsible, detail-oriented individuals with an interest in contemporary literary and cultural topics. Research experience and knowledge of foreign languages is a plus. Interns assist Bookforum staff with fact-checking, corresponding with reviewers, updating our databases, requesting review copies from publishers, digitizing articles for our online archives, and miscellaneous clerical tasks. Interns may have the opportunity to contribute to the website. In addition, interns can expect to work in the advertising, production, and marketing departments (including assisting with annual book fairs, local readings, and bookstore outreach).

Applications are accepted on a rolling, first-come, first-serve basis. The internship calendar follows an academic schedule (spring, summer, fall). Undergraduate students (sophomore or higher) and graduate students are welcome to apply. Interns are required to commit to a minimum of two days per week, three at most. The internship is unpaid, but if your program allows we’re happy to offer academic credit.

Interested candidates can send a short cover letter, a résumé, and a writing sample (class papers are fine) to the Zoe at zoe@bookforum.com; please include the words “Internship Application” in the subject line.

We are also always looking for Bookforum on Campus reps; please see the following link for more information:  http://www.bookforum.com/campus/

posted 9/4/2014

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The Center for Fiction

Internship Details:  We are looking for interns to work specifically at our literary events, helping with setup (sound, promotional materials, refreshments, book selling, etc.), and the execution of the event (audience control, photography, videotaping, reception, etc.). A background or interest in event planning, and/or theater production would be helpful as well as knowledge of A/V, although not required. Some heavy lifting is necessary for the position. This internship is a great way to gain experience in event production and to connect to an amazing line-up of authors. This is a nonpaying position, but access to an extensive fiction library, study space and use of our Writers Studio is available. Interested candidates should email Linda McBride, linda@centerforfiction.org with a brief cover letter and their resume. Please include the title of the internship in the subject line.

 

Essential Job Functions: Assist with set up and execution of regular author, music, and other events; set up book sale table and handle sales; assist event producer in promotion of events

 

  • Schedule: PT, afternoon and nights - 8-15 hours per week

 

Qualifications: Interest in books and/or event production; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; strong social media skills a plus, but not required

See more at:  http://www.centerforfiction.org/about/internships/#sthash.pQccagNu.dpuf

posted 8/29/2014

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Teachers & Writers Collaborative Internships
Fall 2014–Spring 2015

Teachers & Writers Collaborative (T&W) is accepting applications from candidates for two unpaid internships during the 2014–2015 school year. Interns work at T&W during regular business hours (9 to 5, Monday through Friday) and are required to establish a regular work schedule based on the requirements outlined below. Preference will be given to applicants who are able to commit to spending at least six hours in the T&W office on internship days.
 
Editorial Intern
 
Teachers & Writers Collaborative publications include Teachers & Writers Magazine, which will launch as an online publication in fall 2014; anthologies of writing by students in T&W programs; and a variety of informational and marketing materials. T&W is active on social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr, and regularly provides content via the T&W website (www.twc.org). Editorial intern responsibilities will include:
  • Create, format, and upload content to Teachers & Writers Magazine online and T&W social media platforms.
  • Identify or create images (e.g., photos) for use in digital publications.
  • Review archival materials and anthologies of student writing to select content for “From the Archives” and “Work by Young Writers” sections of online magazine.
  • Research resources and events for writers and identify relevant content for “Links” section of online magazine.
  • Copyedit content for online magazine and other purposes.
  • Review and respond to unsolicited submissions for Teachers & Writers Magazine.
  • Participate in meetings of Teachers & Writers Magazine editorial team and support work of editors as requested (e.g., by fact checking an article).
  • Support process of determining future of T&W’s annual Bechtel Prize, including reviewing submissions if needed.
  • Assist with researching potential funders for print and digital publications and developing funding proposals.
  • Proofread anthologies of student writing and other materials as needed.
  • Write and design marketing materials for T&W programs and publications.
  • Participate in T&W staff meetings.
  • Assist with general office tasks (e.g., answering phones, greeting visitors) as requested.
Requested Minimum Commitment: Two days per week
 
 

Poetry Out Loud Intern
 
Poetry Out Loud is a national poetry memorization and recitation competition for high school students created by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation. Teachers & Writers Collaborative manages the program statewide under a contract from the New York State Council on the Arts. Poetry Out Loud intern responsibilities will include:
  • Maintain database of principals, teachers, students, contacts at host sites, competition judges, and other participants in Poetry Out Loud.
  • Assist in developing program fliers, marketing materials, and press releases.
  • Coordinate program mailings to participating schools.
  • Contact schools in underrepresented parts of the state to encourage participation in Poetry Out Loud.
  • Assist in developing and posting information about Poetry Out Loud on T&W website, social media platforms, and Teachers & Writers Magazine.
  • Compile data on program participation at district, regional, and state levels.
  • Participate in drafting reports on 2014–2015 Poetry Out Loud program for New York State Council on the Arts and other funders.
  • Assist with researching potential funders and developing funding proposals.
  • Participate in Poetry Out Loud meetings, including program development sessions focused on generating ideas for future program growth.
  • Participate in T&W staff meetings.
  • Assist with general office tasks (e.g., answering phones, greeting visitors) as requested.
Requested Minimum Commitment: One day per week
 
Individuals interested in interning with T&W should send a cover letter and résumé to:  volunteer@twc.org or to T&W Internships, Teachers & Writers Collaborative, 520 8th Avenue, Suite 2020, New York, NY 10018 by Monday, September 15. Applications will not be accepted via fax. Applicants should indicate which of the internship positions described below is of greatest interest, if they are available for the full academic year or for only one semester, and approximately how many hours/days per week they would be able to work at T&W.
 
T&W seeks to educate the imagination by offering innovative creative writing programs for students and teachers, and by providing a variety of publications and resources to support learning through the literary arts. Since 1967, T&W has worked with more than 760,000 students and more than 26,000 teachers in New York City and surrounding areas; published more than 80 books about creative writing education; issued Teachers & Writers Magazine, winner of 10 awards for excellence from the Association of Educational Publishers; and provided free resources for teachers and students of writing on the T&W website: www.twc.org.

posted 8/29/2014

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Her Campus Seeking Staff and Writers

This is a great opportunity for english majors looking for a leadership position on campus.

Hi! We are looking for new section editors for Her Campus Barnard,  an online lifestyle magazine! We are your guide to style, classes, relationships, health, extracurriculars, sports, music, TV, movies, careers, and lifestyle at Barnard College and in New York City!

We've increased our readership a lot in the past year. In order to keep up the momentum, we're selecting new editors for each section (Campus Cutie, Campus Celeb, Events, Blog, Campus Style, Polls, and News). The positions of Social Media Director and PR Director will also be opening up!

We’re looking to expand our staff and strongly encourage anyone to apply! It's a great way to become more involved on campus and gain leadership experience. Please fill out the application below by May 10th at 5:00 pm:

https://docs.google.com/a/barnard.edu/forms/d/1VPehosK3GnXo2Y9PGliWw9rGfFUSeBOjXU-h6oEdmqg/viewform

We’re also always looking for new writers, so if you are interested in becoming a staff writer or have any questions, please email us at:

posted 4/28/14


Intern at Literary Agency under a Barnard Alumna

Aitken Alexander Associates, a Literary Agency, is looking for interns on a rolling basis, starting immediately.  The position provides a hands-on introduction to the world of book publishing.

The New York office of the agency is the headed by Anna Stein, a Barnard alumna, primarily represents writers of literary fiction and narrative non-fiction.  Responsibilities include evaluating manuscripts and maintaining our databases.  Interns will also gain experience writing pitch letters, offering editorial feedback, and reading publishing contracts.

The internship is unpaid, requires a two-day-per-week commitment; hours are flexible.  Interested candidates should send a resume and brief cover letter to Alex Hoyt at alex@aitkenalexander.com

posted 11/11/13

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Internship Opportunity at Literary Agency

The Carol Mann Agency was established in 1977 and has long been home to highly-regarded writers of fiction and non-fiction. We are a boutique agency that prides itself on giving individual attention to all our clients and regularly placing projects with leading publishers both in the United States and overseas. Our broad range of tastes, experience shepherding books from their most nascent stages to publication, and relationships with co-agents throughout the world make us one of New York’s top literary agencies.

We are privileged to work with a number of bestselling and award-winning authors. Among them are internationally acclaimed novelist and screenwriter Paul Auster (member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, winner of Spain’s Premio Principe de Asturias and France’s Commandur de l’Ordre), Fox Butterfield (Pulitzer Prize winner for All God’s Children) Tim Egan (Pulitzer Prize winner and author of 2006 National Book Award winner The Worst Hard Time), Shelby Steele, Hannah Storm, Thomas Sowell, Judith Wallerstein, Mona Charen, Michael Wex, Kevin Liles, Chris Crowley and Dr. Henry Lodge, Drs. Mary and Michael Eades, Marita Golden, Nadine Strossen, Rick Smolan, David Elliot Cohen, Pusheen and The Oatmeal.

Our internship program offers college students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience at a boutique literary agency. We offer on-site internships for those based in New York as well as remote internships. On-site internships require a commitment of 15-25 hours per week for three months (fall, spring, and summer semesters); remote internships are more flexible, but interns must be able to commit to working with us for the full semester.

Duties vary based on interest, aptitude, and availability but may include reading manuscripts and proposals; writing reader reports; reading and responding to unsolicited submissions; general administrative duties; providing editorial feedback on client proposals; writing blog posts and web copy; manning the Goodreads, Twitter and Litfactor accounts; assisting with subsidiary rights; reviewing legal agreements; and much more. For self-motivated interns, the opportunity is available to take on additional responsibilities. Interns are a valuable part of our team and contribute actively to the agency’s success, allowing them to be competitive in the job market. Many former CMA interns have gone on to successful careers in publishing at such companies as Little, Brown; DeFiore and Company; Sterling Lord Literistic; Lapham’s Quarterly; Thames & Hudson; Workman Publishing; Palgrave Macmillan; The Bent Agency; and many more.

To apply please email Lydia Blyfield (lydia@carolmannagency.com) with a cover letter and your resume.

posted 11/4/13

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Paid Internship Opportunity at a Literary Agency

Small, lively literary agency seeks interns. This is the perfect introduction to the publishing world, as you’ll get to see every aspect of work at an agency.

Responsibilities include:
-Reading and reviewing manuscripts
-Responding to new queries
-Mailing
-Preparing submissions to editors
-Administrative duties, including filing and reception
-Taking home reading (expect around one manuscript per week)

We’re looking for people with the following qualifications:
-Interest in and knowledge about contemporary literature
-Interest in foreign rights is a big plus
-Willingness to help out in all aspects of supporting a very busy office
-Responsibility, reliability, and attention to detail
-Excellent written and oral communication skills

Availability: Very flexible hours, plus some outside reading if your schedule allows. Ideally we would hope that you could commit to at least 10 hours per week. This is a paid internship and where you can gain valuable experience and knowledge of the publishing industry.

Please send resume via e-mail to:
info@fletcherandco.com

No phone calls please.

posted 11/4/13

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Prnguin Group (USA) Paid Internship Program 2014

COMPANY DESCRIPTION:
Penguin Group (USA) LLC is the U.S. member of the internationally renowned Penguin Group. Penguin Group (USA) is one of the leading U.S. adult and children's trade book publishers, owning a wide range of imprints and trademarks, including Viking, G. P. Putnam's Sons, The Penguin Press, Riverhead Books, Dutton, Penguin Books, Berkley Books, Gotham Books, Portfolio, New American Library, Plume, Tarcher, Philomel, Grosset & Dunlap, Puffin, and Frederick Warne, among others. The Penguin Group (www.penguin.com) is a Penguin Random House Company.

INTERNSHIP PROGRAM:
Penguin Group (USA) offers internship opportunities in various business areas such as contracts, editorial, finance, graphic design, managing editorial, marketing, online marketing, production, publicity, sales, subsidiary rights, and operations. Internship opportunities are available in our Young Readers and Adult divisions.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
Semester Deadline Program Dates
Spring January 1 February 3 – April 11
Summer February 28 June 2 – August 8
Fall August 1 September 8 – November 14

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Interested in applying for an internship? Send us your cover letter and resume. Please indicate the semester and business area(s) you are applying for in your cover letter.

Penguin Group (USA)
Human Resources Department
Internship Coordinator
375 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10014
jobs@us.penguingroup.com
Fax: 212-366-2930

Penguin Group (USA) values the array of talents and perspectives that a diverse workforce brings. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Visit us at www.penguin.com

posted 11/4/13

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Local Internship at On-Line Literary Magazine

Narrative is currently seeking internship candidates to assist with production of the magazine, including editorial and technical tasks, public outreach, and other programs.

PURPOSE:
Founded a decade ago, Narrative is a premier online literary magazine with the mission of transitioning great literature into the digital age and uniting readers and writers around the world and across generations. Narrative operates under an original model, combining the values and standards of a nonprofit institution with the ethos and sensibility of a start-up: a fast pace, a tireless staff, and ceaseless determination to stretch every dollar to its fullest in support of the mission. Narrative publishes more than three hundred poets, writers, and artists annually, including Tobias Wolff, Alice Munro, Sherman Alexie, James Salter, E. L. Doctorow, Ted Kooser, Joyce Carol Oates, and many more. Narrative's library of new literature by celebrated authors and by the best new and emerging writers is available at no cost to readers.

INTERNSHIP QUALIFICATIONS:
You have a passion for literature, strive for excellence in everything you do, thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic workplace, and are eager to envision, collaborate on, and execute ideas and tasks. You are a high-energy, low-maintenance, well-rounded person with the ability to ensure that projects, people, paperwork, schedules, and other responsibilities are timely, exceptional, and on target. For this position, we need someone who is friendly, professional, reliable, diplomatic, extremely organized, a good conversationalist, a solid writer, computer savvy, and conversant with traditional publishing, social media, electronic publishing, iPhone applications, public relations, and marketing.

Narrative is located in San Francisco and needs local interns but, as an Internet-based, digital publication, also works with interns in various locations.

How to Apply:
Please send your CV to interns@narrativemagazine.com with a letter indicating what you can bring to Narrative.
 


Internship Opportunities at The Center for Fiction

Literary Intern
The Center for Fiction is looking for an intern to assist with our literary journal, The Literarian, and with bylined content throughout our website. The intern will read submissions, compile our quarterly Community page in the magazine, upload and format content, and contribute occasional pieces (such as entries in The Essential Books for Writers series). The literary intern is expected to work on Wednesdays from 10:30-5:00 and preference will be given to candidates who are also available on Fridays. This is an unpaid position, but access to an extensive fiction library, study space and use of our Writers' Studio is available. The intern must be a current student or very recent graduate. Interested candidates should email Dawn@centerforfiction.org with cover note and resume.

Kids Read/Books for NYC Schools Intern
The Center for Fiction is looking for an intern to assist with our Books for NYC Schools/ Kids Read program this fall and possibly into the spring. Books for NYC Schools gathers book donations from publishers and the public and re-donates those books to public schools throughout the five boroughs, as public schools in NYC often have little to no book buying budget. Kids Read brings public NYC school students to the Center during the school day for one on one interactive events with some of their favorite authors. We're looking for an intern who is a self-starter to own these projects. Duties include sorting and shipping book donations; corresponding with publishers, the public and school administrators and teachers; updating the Center's website; helping out at events; researching authors and more. This is an unpaid position, but access to an extensive fiction library, study space and use of our Writers' Studio is available. The intern must be a student (school credit may be available) or recent graduate. Interested candidates should e-mailKristin@centerforfiction.org with a cover letter and resume.

For more information on The Center for Fiction please visit our website www.centerforfiction.org

posted 9/5/13

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The Dramatist Guild Internship

The Dramatists Guild of America is seeking interns to work in the areas of membership, education, outreach, publication and office management.  Hours are completely flexible, though we’d prefer at least a minimum four-hour block of time per day, for a total of 12-20 hours per week.  The internship is unpaid, but school credit is possible.  The Guild’s offices are open from 9:30-5:30 pm Monday – Friday, and are located in the center of the very lively Times Square area.

The Dramatists Guild of America was established over eighty years ago, and is the only professional association which advances the interests of playwrights, composers and lyricists.  The Guild has over 6,500 members world-wide, from beginning writers to the most prominent authors represented on Broadway, Off-Broadway and in regional theatres.  The Guild’s Board of Directors -- elected from its membership –- currently includes such writers as Stephen Sondheim, Edward Albee, Marsha Norman, Tony Kushner, David Auburn, David Henry Hwang, Stephen Schwartz and Lynn Nottage.  

We have a strong interest in playwrights working with us as interns, though any artist interested in theatre is welcome to apply.  Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to:

Rebecca Stump
Membership Associate
1501 Broadway, Suite 701
New York, NY 10036

Internships are on-going, so applying any time is possible.  We are currently looking for Spring semester interns.  Email: rstump@dramatistsguild.com for more information, or call 212-398-9366.

posted 11/21/12

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Thames & Hudson Editorial and Publicity Intern

About Thames & Hudson: Thames & Hudson is the most eminent publisher of illustrated books in the world. We publish high-quality, beautifully printed books on art, architecture, design, photography, decorative arts, fashion, style, lifestyle, travel, archaeology, history, and spirituality, as well as a number of titles for children. Thames & Hudson books are distributed in the USA by WW Norton & Company, Inc and in Canada by Penguin. They can be found in bookstores everywhere, or can be ordered direct or from our website www.thamesandhudsonusa.com.

Candidate must:

  • be proficient in Microsoft Office (specifically Excel and Word)
  • have an excellent phone manner
  • be energetic and detail-oriented
  • have superior writing and oral communication skills
  • be able to work independently and efficiently

Responsibilities include:

  • Basic office tasks including: filing, photocopying, and mailing packages
  • Writing and editing press releases and pitch letters
  • Helping create and maintain our new Facebook page
  • Keeping our Publicity Assistant database up-to-date by contacting and researching media outlets
  • Compiling clipping reports
  • Creating media lists for advanced and review copy mailings
  • Organizing the Thames & Hudson library
  • Internet research to create special sales mailing lists
  • Researching and updating contact info on media bloggers
  • Compiling a list of upcoming major art shows at top museums
  • Make winter/spring book files
  • Acquisitions research
  • Evaluating proposals
  • Writing rejection letters
  • Organizing correspondence regarding co-editions
  • College market research
  • Line editing
  • Website overhaul assistance
  • Updating our catalogue list

Thames & Hudson internships are for-credit where applicable.
Candidate must be available 2-3 days a week, flexible hours if necessary.

Please send resumes to Elizabeth Keene, Assistant Editor, ekeene@thames.wwnorton.com

posted 9/26/12

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Seeking English Tutors : $35 per hour

Tutor Associates provides one-on-one, in-home tutoring in a wide variety of subjects for students residing in Manhattan and Brooklyn. We are currently interested in hiring motivated individuals of outstanding intelligence and enthusiasm to join our corps of professional tutors.

At Tutor Associates we believe that learning is an essential life-skill. Our goal is to equip our students with the confidence and tools they need to succeed academically and to become active learners for life. Our mission is to assess any obstacles to learning and develop effective strategies to help our students overcome them.

We offer a unique opportunity to work in an environment where ideas can be shared and theories developed with an eye on how learning can be made more dynamic. We seek enthusiastic and motivated lovers-of-learning who are genuinely interested in education and who wish to inspire their students through one-on-one, in-home tutoring sessions.

Recent college graduates should apply by emailing their resume and a cover letter detailing their interest in working with Tutor Associates to resumes@tutorassociates.com.

posted 8/6/12

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Internship with Lifestyle Mirror

Lifestyle Mirror, an online style magazine, is seeking talented, detail-oriented editorial interns for its Chelsea office.

Ideal candidates will be reliable and enthusiastic, and possess a tremendous passion for visual images and creative text. Internships can provide school credits or experience and the opportunity to be involved with a fast-growing project from the beginning.

Interns will be involved in assisting the editor in chief and rest of the editorial team in story and photo research, photo and video shoots, analytics and editorial calendar planning.

Interns should be available a minimum of 3 days a week. A small stipend for travel expenses will be provided.

Interested candidates should please send resumes to l.carroll@lifestylemirror.com.

posted 8/1/12

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Part-Time Assistant Position with The Wallace Literary Agency, Inc.

The Wallace Literary Agency, Inc. is seeking an ambitious and organized part-time assistant to a literary agent.

Responsibilities include reviewing contracts and tracking payments, handling permission requests and royalty statements, responding to submissions, covering phones, and communicating with foreign and domestic publishers.

Candidates should have strong writing and communication skills, as well as an interest in publishing.

Interested parties should email a resume and a brief cover letter to wlamcgowan@aol.com. Qualified applicants will be contacted for an in-person interview.

posted 7/13/12

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Positions Relevant to Film Studies Majors


Downtown Community Television Center's Youth Program

Downtown Community Television Center's youth program, PRO-TV has been offering free training to the youth of New York City since 1978. We provide positive creative outlets for young people to address the issues affecting their lives and their communities.

PRO-TV is looking for a filmmaker to teach our year long after-school residencies in New York public high schools. The Teaching Artist is responsible for the creation and facilitation of lesson plans in accordance with PRO-TV curriculum. We are looking for someone who is proficient in all aspects of film production and has experience teaching in New York City classrooms. Please include a link to a sample of your work in your cover letter.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop lesson plans and activities for a two-hour class taught twice a week.
  • Maintain regular communication with the Community Programs Manager and attend bi-monthly staff meetings.
  • Manage classroom and maintain a positive and respectful environment.
  • Demonstrate effective classroom management skills.
  • Participate and assist in the coordination of student showcase events.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in all aspects of filmmaking- pre-production, production and post- production including proficiency in Final Cut Pro 7 and iMovie.
  • Bachelor's degree in the arts or education.
  • Two or more years of experience working with youth, teaching, and curriculum development.

To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume and link to a sample of your work to Marcelitte Failla, Community Programs Manager at marcelitte@dctvny.org. This position requires an availability of after-school hours four days a week.

Posted 9/25/2014

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Prague Film School Information Session

Monday, October 6 at 3.45 PM, Milbank Hall 222

Brian Colin Foley of the Prague Film School will be presenting information about the program to students who may be interested in studying there on study abroad.

No reservations needed; just show up.  For more information on the program click here.
 

 


Independent Film Internship Opportunity

Unpaid internship with award-winning independent filmmaker, Brooklyn-based.

Looking for energetic interns for an independent nonfiction/hybrid film by Jennie Livingston (Paris is Burning (winner of Sundance Grand Jury Prize, and according to Variety, one of the most-seen documentaries of the last 25 years). Livingston works in both fiction and nonfiction: her films include Who’s the Top? (Berlin, 2005) Through the Ice, (Sundance, 2006). Recent directing work includes a 2011 video piece for Elton John’s Las Vegas stage show.

Earth Camp One has been partially funded by Guggenheim Foundation, Netflix, Kickstarter, and others and is currently in post-production. Projects and tasks for interns include research, transcribing, assisting with fundraising events, animation development, editing, pickup and delivery and other aspects of completing a work of film that is truly independent in form, focus, and funding.

Want to know more? Basic information about the story, including an excerpt, is available here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/802151454/earth-camp-one?ref=live

The project requires interns who can work and think independently, who are interested in hybrid forms of storytelling and first-person narrative. This is a good work environment for anyone open to contributing to and learning from the processes that go into making a work of “creative nonfiction.” This is an equal opportunity internship that is particularly welcoming to women, queer students, people of color, and to all students and emerging filmmakers interested in films that are finding new forms and that are being made outside of corporate structures.

Please send cover letter, resume, and particular skills and areas of interest to: james.earthcampone@gmail.com

posted 10/31/13

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Grant Writing Internship for Documentary Film

Job Description

The Grant Writing Intern will work to locate and write grant proposals to secure grant funding for the post-production costs of Pier Kids: The Life. Candidates should have excellent writing and computer skills and must be highly organized, self-driven with the ability to work under pressure and manage multiple deadlines.

Given the nature of the position, the job can be done from anywhere you like – although we will have our first meeting at the Foundation Center downtown. In general, it is not necessary to meet in person. I would suggest, however, that you come to the West Village to meet the team and to experience where the film was shot. Wherever you decide to work, we expect a minimum of five hours per week.

No previous grant writing experience is necessary. Note that the internship is unpaid.

About the Film

Pier Kids: The Life examines the legacy of Stonewall and the Gay Rights Movement it ignited by following the lives of DeSean, Krystal, and Casper, three gay and transgender youth of color who, after being pushed out of their home because of their sexuality, have become homeless on the same street the riots took place more than forty years ago. While rooted in a specific place and time, the film is constantly pulling back to interrogate one of the most basic units of American life―the family. We follow Krystal, for example, from Christopher Street to Kansas City where she faces her biological family for the first time since becoming a woman. Would they accept her? Could she take rejection from them once again? Or would she gain strength from it and come back to New York a better woman? For more information, please check out our website at www.pierkidsthelife.com and like our page at www.facebook.com/PKthelifefilm.

Email your resumes to nathan@pierkidsthelife.com

posted 9/9/13

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Internship with Little Monster Films

Little Monster Films is a full-service independent documentary production company based in Morningside Heights. We focus on feature-length, theatrical documentary films that bring inspiring stories to international audiences. We are currently in post-production on three feature length documentaries. In the past six months alone we have been awarded grants from the Sundance Documentary Fund, the Bertha BRITDOC Journalism Fund, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

We are looking for an intern who can assist with office organization and all things related to the development, production, and post-production of creating an independent documentary film. Tasks will include working with Final Cut Pro and Avid Media Composer, running errands, and providing general office support. Some tasks will be big and exciting and others will be small and mundane, but all will help you better understand what it takes to make a documentary film and run a production office. Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to me at samantha.m.knowles@gmail.com.

littlemonsterfilms.com

posted 9/5/13

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