PEN/Faulkner’s K-12 literary arts education and community outreach programming brings local and national authors to underserved classrooms in Washington, DC, with a particular focus on culturally responsive books written by and about BIPOC and the Latinx community, including books in Spanish. We make book donations, introduce students to writers, host writing workshops, and lead multi-school book club discussions. This internship position provides an opportunity to help with it all!
- Attend virtual classroom author visits as an Author Ambassador. Support visit logistics and booking.
- Research contemporary authors and books to add to our roster.
- Write and edit book synopses and author bios for outreach purposes.
- Research multi-media texts (essays, poetry, videos, songs, visual art) to support student learning of our core texts.
- Submit at least one blog post for publication on our website.
- Support the team with management of book lists, author database, website content, social media content, and volunteer connections.
- Research DC public and charter school partners, publishers, and community organizations.
- Assist with data entry of programming surveys.
- Support, where possible, PEN/Faulkner’s Literary Conversations events (author readings).
- General administrative tasks.
The ideal candidate has:
- Excellent time management skills and a superb attention to detail.
- The ability and drive to work independently and as part of a team in a remote work environment.
- High level of proficiency with the GSuite platform (Gmail, GDocs, etc.).
- A willingness to pitch in on all assignments.
- A willingness to take risks, accept feedback, and grow.
- Written and oral fluency in Spanish is a huge plus.
Candidates must be available to begin December 1 (with time off from December 23 through January 4). Candidates must commit to working a minimum of 15 weeks for at least 15 hours/week.
- You must commit to a minimum of 15 hours/week for at least 15 weeks. Applicants interested in interning longer are encouraged to state so in their cover letter.
- Due to our work with underage youth, you must be able to pass a required background check.
- Since this is a remote work opportunity, you must have reliable access to wifi and personal laptop/desktop.
Though virtual, this internship provides a modest travel stipend.
Send your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. In your cover letter, you must:
- State the times you are available to work Monday – Friday. Our office hours are 8:30am – 5pm. Most school programming occurs between 8:45am and 3pm.
- Tell us how many hours you are available to work per week.
- Tell us if you prefer to extend your internship beyond 15 weeks.
Applications that do not provide this information will not be considered.
Application deadline is November 15.