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 2020 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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Fall 2020 Communications Internship

PEN America seeks motivated interns to work with our Communications team to advance the organization’s literary and advocacy programs and campaigns. More

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Fall 2020 Law Clerk Internship

PEN America’s Free Expression Programs department is seeking a motivated law clerk intern to support our U.S. Free Expression Programs. More