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
Winter/Spring 2019 Membership & National Outreach Internship
PEN America seeks a diligent, detail-oriented, and highly personable Membership & National Outreach intern. More
Winter/Spring 2019 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
Winter 2018-2019 Artists at Risk Connection (ARC) Program Internship
The Artists at Risk Connection is seeking interns who are passionate about human rights, artistic expression, and serving artists at risk. More