English Department/Writing Program Internships: Summer 2016

The English Department and the Writing Program are happy to announce five sponsored internships for the summer of 2016. Each 10-week, full-time internship carries a stipend of $3,500.  Students may apply for more than one internship, but should indicate their first choice and notice the locations and difference of emphasis between them.  Completed applications will be due Tuesday, March 1, 2016, at noon.


Editorial Internship at Slate.

Slate is the nation's leading electronic magazine, featuring articles concerning political, cultural, legal, and social issues on a daily basis. This internship will be located in Slate’s Washington D.C. office. The intern’s responsibilities will include: research and fact checking, with writing opportunities available, depending on demonstrated skills. Applicants should be prepared to work in a dynamic, fast-moving environment. Open to current juniors and seniors.




Editorial Internship at Kneerim & Williams Literary Agency

Kneerim, Williams & Bloom is a distinguished literary agency, assisting both established and new authors of fiction and non-fiction attain publication of book manuscripts. The internship will take place in the Boston office, and includes substantial reviewing of submissions and proposals, assistance in outreach for new projects, and other aspects of the work of the small office. In addition to strong reading and writing skills, applicants should show familiarity and interest in contemporary writing. Open to current sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

Meet Kneerin & Williams intern Hannah Degner, '15:



Editorial Internship at W.W. Norton & Co.

Norton & Co. is an outstanding publisher of both trade and academic books.  The internship will be located in the New York office responsible for Norton anthologies, and will include the full range of academic publishing activities.  In addition to strong writing and editorial skills, applicants should have an interest in the changing field of book publishing.  Open to current sophomores, juniors and seniors.  



Radio Broadcasting Internship at On the Media.”

"On the Media" is a distinguished National Public Radio program, broadcast weekly from the studio in New York City. This weekly hourlong analysis of news and media developments airs on WBUR, Saturdays at 1 P.M. The programs cover a broad range of political, cultural, and technological events. The internship will include research, editing, and assistance to production staff with the possible opportunity to plan a program. No previous broadcast experience is required, beyond familiarity with the program and demonstrated interest in its concern with media. Applicants should show strong research, analytic and writing skills. Open to current juniors and seniors.


Editorial Internship at Maven Pictures

Maven Pictures is a successful film development and production company in New York City. The internship mainly involves reading and judging submissions and proposals for new screenplays, with some assistance to office staff. In addition to strong reading and writing skills, applicants should show an active interest in cinema and screenwriting. Open to current sophomores, juniors, and seniors.