THE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM IS ON TEMPORARY HIATUS.
Beloit Poetry Journal internships offer young writers the opportunity to see and participate in almost every phrase of a little magazine's operation. Because we are a small organization, as an intern you will have
the chance to see, and participate in, almost every phase of a little
magazine’s operation, from the daily routine of screening manuscripts
through the quarterly marathon editorial board meeting where poems are chosen for the next issue to the nuts and bolts of preparing
an issue for the press. This experience will put classroom writing
workshops in a new perspective and help you develop skills you’ll
carry into your graduate studies or the world of professional writing
Internships are unpaid and part-time. Schedules are arranged so they work for everyone involved.
The intern's role
As an intern, you will have the opportunity to work closely with the editors.
Your interests and skills will determine your particular responsibilities, which may include
participating in quarterly editorial board meetings
proofreading issues about to go to press
developing features for the BPJ website
working on contracts and subscriptions
carrying out promotional campaigns
working on newsletters and flyers
writing press releases
staffing the BPJ table at local or national conferences
developing special projects such as chapbooks, readings, and workshops
How to apply
One to three internships are available during the fall and spring
semesters and in the summer months. Academic credit is available in accordance
with the guidelines of your university.
Applicants for internships must fill out an application form and
interview in person, if possible, with the editors. Its best to
do this several months in advance of the internship. We will give
preference to students with a strong literature background (usually at least three years of university-level study), excellent
writing skills, a passion for poetry, and an interest in independent
literary publishing. Computer and design skills are a plus.
For more information or an application, write to:
Beloit Poetry Journal
P.O. Box 1450
Windham, ME 04062
or email firstname.lastname@example.org