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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Fall 2018 Executive Internship

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

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Summer 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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Summer 2018 Executive Intern–L.A. Office

PEN America seeks a diligent, detail-oriented, and highly energetic intern to support the administration work of the Los Angeles office. Working closely with the Los Angeles staff, the executive… More

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Summer 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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Summer 2018 Literary Awards Internship

PEN America’s Literary Awards Program seeks diligent, organized interns to assist with the 2018 literary awards cycle. The PEN Literary Awards confer nearly $315,000 annually to writers and translators.… More

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Summer 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

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Summer 2018 Outreach & Activism Internship

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

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Summer 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 Outreach department. Working closely with the Senior Membership Manager… More

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Summer 2018 Development and Special Events Intern

Summer 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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