Internships

Past interns have gone on to find work at some of the most prestigious newspapers, advocacy organizations, publishing houses, and magazines in the country, including The New Yorker, Penguin, Story Corps, and the Open Society Foundations.

A minimum commitment of 15-20 hours per week is required. Interns committing to 15+ hours a week may apply for a local travel stipend. Internships last between three and seven months (one or two semesters), giving interns the opportunity to participate in a broad range of programming.

PEN internships are unpaid and eligible for college credit. We discourage simultaneously applying to multiple opportunities, but if you decide to apply for more than one internship, please indicate which one(s) at the top of your cover letter.

Applications are accepted year-round on a rolling basis. Please inquire within each individual department.

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Current Internship Opportunities

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Winter/Spring 2019 Public Programs Internship

PEN America’s Public Programs department seeks diligent, organized interns to assist with the planning and production of our Spring 2019 programming season. Interns will gain exposure to New York’s vibrant… More

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Fall 2018 Development and Special Events Intern

Fall 2018 Development and Special Events Intern We are seeking several well-qualified Development and Special Events interns. Our interns have the opportunity to help further PEN America’s mission by assisting… More

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Fall 2018 National Outreach Internship

PEN America seeks a diligent, detail-oriented, and highly personable National Outreach Intern to support the work of PEN America’s Membership and National Outreach department. The intern will provide key support… More

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Fall 2018 Membership Internship

PEN America seeks a diligent, detail-oriented, and highly personable Membership Intern to support the work of PEN America’s Membership and National Outreach department. Working closely with the Director of… More

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Fall 2018 Communications Internship

PEN America is seeking motivated interns to work with our Communications Department spanning media relations, brand building, social media, public relations, website development, editorial, and digital archives.  More

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Fall 2018 Finance Internship

PEN America seeks a diligent, detail-oriented, and highly energetic intern to support the work of the Finance Department. More

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Fall 2018 Free Expression Programs Internship

PEN America’s Free Expression Programs department is seeking several motivated interns or volunteers to support our work defending and promoting free expression and supporting writers at risk in the… More