Internships and Fellowships

Internships and fellowships at PEN America offer opportunities to gain meaningful experience at a dynamic, growing nonprofit organization working at the intersection of literature and human rights to protect free expression in the United States and worldwide.

PEN America Fellowships

Fellowships offered by PEN America are available in the areas specified in the postings below. Each have unique commitment levels and program specifications to which applicants should review prior to submitting their applications. Application to one fellowship is preferred; if you apply to more than one, please indicate that at the top of your cover letter.

PEN America Internships

Internships are available across PEN America’s departments as described by the postings below. Most require a minimum commitment of 15 hours per week and generally last one to two semesters, unless otherwise specified by the student’s college or university. Paid internships are available through our Centenary Internship program and would require a commitment of 15-20 hours/week over 6 months, and would pay $17/hour for hours worked. All internships are also eligible for college credit. Application to one internship is preferred; if you apply to more than one, please indicate that at the top of your cover letter.

Internship Application Periods

Be sure to include the dates of your availability with your application.

  • Fall Internship: Please submit your application between July and September
  • Winter/Spring Internship: Please submit your application between October and January
  • Summer Internship: Please submit your application between February and May

Current Internship Opportunities

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Communications Internship

PEN America seeks an intern to work with our communications team on media relations, brand-building, social media, public relations, and digital marketing. More

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Development Internship

PEN America seeks a motivated self-starter interested in learning about how development drives and sustains nonprofit organizations. More