Do You Want to Intern at Pioneer Valley Writers' Workshop?
Internships at PVWW happen on a rolling basis, depending on our current schedule, need, and available interns and usually entail 2-10 hours per week. Schedules are casual, and since we don’t have a permanent classroom, most of the work can be done from home, a cafe, the library, wherever you choose - and at your own pace. In exchange for your hard work, you’ll get an insider’s look at the Northampton creative writing scene, free Pioneer Valley Writers’ Workshop classes, the opportunity to work alongside authors, editors, and writing instructors, and some valuable skills. We are also very happy to write recommendations and act as mentors for those seeking writing and publishing guidance. This is a great opportunity for college students, recent college grads, aspiring writers, and anyone interested in the literary arts.
The ideal candidate will have the following: • Comfort/familiarity with social media (mainly FB and Twitter) and easy website builders like Weebly. • A desire to work around writers and talk about writing, craft, books. • Experience with or interest in writing and the literary world. • Online research skills, troubleshooting skills, and ability to problem-solve. • Photoshop and Illustrator experience a plus, but not mandatory. • ENTHUSIASM, ability to work independently with minimal direction, meticulous attention to detail, organizational skills, ability to learn new tasks
Position will entail: • Updating our website with current class information a couple times a week. • Posting upcoming classes and events to social media and other online platforms. • Designing simple posters in Illustrator (we can show you how if you aren't familiar with Illustrator!) • Doing research on a variety of topics. • Making copies, distributing posters and brochures. • Email correspondence with students and prospective students, especially before/after workshops. • Setting up for events and classes. • Contacting local bookstores and other venues to set up readings and other events. • Some grant writing and research. • Attending Instructor meetings and taking minutes.
Benefits/perks of the position: • Opportunity to work with (and learn from) local authors and writers. • Mentorship and guidance in the areas of writing, editing, publishing, and MFA applications, • Inside look at the Northampton MA literary scene. • FREE admission to all PVWW writing workshops. • No set hours – can work from home or the PVWW classroom. • Opportunity to rise and take on more responsibility at PVWW. • Opportunity to interact with and meet members of the community.
Not sure if this is a good fit for you? Feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions before you apply.