English Department/Writing Program Internships: Summer 2020
The English Department and the Writing Program are happy to announce six sponsored internships for the summer of 2020. Each 10-week, full-time internship carries a stipend of $4000. A housing supplement of $1000 may be possible according to demonstrated need. Students may apply for more than one internship, but should indicate their first choice. Completed applications will be due Sunday, March 1st at 11:30 P.M. EST (Boston time).
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. 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.
Slate intern Catherine Piner, '16
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 attain publication of book manuscripts. The 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 familiarity and interest in contemporary writing. Open to current sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
Kneerin & Williams intern Margaret Roberts, '20
Bold Type Books isa 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.
Editorial Internship: Trade Division at W.W. Norton & Co.
Norton & Co. is an outstanding publisher of both trade and academic books. The 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.
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.
On the Media intern Margaret Harney, '19
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.