English Department and Writing Program Internships

The English Department and the Writing Program are happy to announce five sponsored internships for the summer of 2021. Internships, whether remote or in-person, run for 8-10-weeks, with a minimum of 300 hours in total, and will carry a stipend of $4,000. Students may apply for more than one internship, but should indicate their first choice. Completed applications will be due on Monday, March 15, 2021 by 11:30 P.M. EST (Boston time).

How to apply: Please prepare the following materials and submit them in PDF format via the Internship Centralized Application Form

1)  A cover letter explaining what you hope to gain from the internship and how your course work, career goals, and experience are related to the internship. Address the cover letter to the English Dept / Writing Program Internship Committee. If you are applying for more than one internship, one cover letter will suffice; however, if you would like to submit more than one cover letter, please combine them into one PDF file.  

2)  Your CV or resume

3)  A current Wellesley transcript (unofficial from Workday)

4)  The name of a Wellesley faculty member who has agreed to serve as a reference

5)  A short writing sample (no more than 10 pages) that you think best represents your writing skills. The sample can be in any genre of writing, but a brief piece of newspaper reportage does not usually suffice. If you have more than one writing sample, please combine them into one PDF file.

Deadline is Monday, March 15th, at 11:30 P.M. EST (Boston time).  Application materials are submitted electronically in PDF format via Wellesley’s Internship Centralized Application Form.  

Please visit the English Department's Internships FAQs page for answers to commonly asked questions.

Editorial Internship at Slate

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Slate, the nation's leading electronic magazine, features articles concerning political, cultural, legal, and social issues on a daily basis. 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 confident self-starters, prepared to work in a dynamic, fast-moving environment. Open to current juniors and seniors.

Editorial Internship at Kneerim & Williams Literary Agency


Kneerim & Williams is a distinguished literary agency in Boston, assisting both established and new authors of fiction and non-fiction to attain book publication. Internship responsibilities include: substantial reviewing of submissions and proposals, assistance in outreach for new projects and in other aspects of the small agency’s work. In addition to strong reading and writing skills, applicants should show interest in contemporary writing. Open to current sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

Editorial Internship at Bold Type Books

Bold Type Books, is a project of Type Media Center (formerly The Nation Institute), a non-profit media center, located in New York City, dedicated to strengthening the independent press and advancing social justice and civil rights. Bold Type Books (formerly known as Nation Books) is regarded as one of the country's leading publishers of non-fiction books. Recent titles take up topics such as current politics, the environment, history, and culture. In addition to excellent reading and writing skills, applicants should demonstrate knowledgeable engagement with contemporary public issues and the ability to exercise an informed judgment when asked to evaluate book proposals and submissions. Open to current sophomores, juniors and seniors. This internship will be remote.

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 a career path in cinema and screenwriting. Open to current sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

Editorial Internship at W.W. Norton and Co.

Norton and Co. is a leading publisher of both trade and academic books. This internship will be in the trade division of the New York office and will include the range of activities involved in the preparation of new books for publication--fiction and, especially, non-fiction. In addition to strong reading and writing skills, applicants should show familiarity and interest in contemporary writing and in the many facets of the publishing enterprise. Open to current sophomores, juniors and seniors.