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.
Current Internship Opportunities
Fall 2020 Festival & Community Engagement Internship
PEN America seeks interns to work with our Literary Programs team on planning for the 2021 PEN America World Voices Festival and PEN America’s community-engaged writing workshop programs. More
Fall/Winter 2020 Artists at Risk Connection (ARC) Program Internship
PEN America seeks interns who are passionate about human rights, artistic expression, and serving artists at risk to work with our Artists at Risk Connection team. More
Fall/Winter 2020 2020 Artists at Risk Connection (ARC) Communications Internship
The Artists at Risk Connection is seeking a communications intern who is passionate about human rights, artistic expression, and serving artists at risk and the organizations that support them. More
Fall 2020 Human Resources Administrative Internship
PEN America is seeking a reliable, energetic, and detail-oriented intern who is interested in applying their learned knowledge to a real-world experience in human resources. More