PEN America: A Journal for Writers and Readers seeks volunteer interns to assist with production of the magazine, both ink-and-paper and online editions. The journal is published by PEN America, the largest branch of the world’s leading literary and human rights association. Each issue contains a mix of nonfiction, fiction, poetry, conversations, and more. Work from past issues has been selected for Best American Essays, Best American Short Stories, and the Pushcart Prize.

Editorial interns are closely involved with all stages of production on projects including our annual literary journal and PEN America chapbooks. Responsibilities may entail the transcription of literary events and readings, researching, proofreading, fact-checking, processing orders, assisting with mailings, and miscellaneous office tasks. Interns work with journal editors in the PEN office in Soho, where the staff focuses on free expression advocacy, prison writing, literary awards, the World Voices Festival of Literature, and other PEN programs.

Applicants must be curious, eager to learn, very attentive to detail, and familiar with Microsoft Word and the Windows operating system; experience with Adobe Creative Suite is useful. Previous office experience, either in publishing or nonprofit organizations, is also desirable. Excellent communication skills and an interest in literature and writing are a must. Interns are expected to work between 15 and 25 hours a week.

E-mail cover letter and résumé as attachments to journal@pen.org.

PEN America is an equal-opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its hiring practices and, in order to build the strongest possible workforce, actively seeks a diverse applicant pool.

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https://pen.org/pen-america-journal