Internship Opportunities

 

 

The Writers' League of Texas is a statewide nonprofit -- the largest literay arts organization in Texas -- committed to supporting writers, both established and just starting out, at all stages of their writing careers. Among the WLT's signature programs are the annual Agents & Editors Conference, Project WISE (Writers in Schools for Enrichment), Texas Writes (a rural library program), and the Summer Writing Retreat, along with ongoing classes, free and open events around the state, contests, and more. 

The WLT provides hands-on experience for student interns who are pursuing a degree in English, communications, creative writing, marketing, public relations, journalism, event planning, or related fields. Interns typically work for a four-month (semester-long) period, approximately 4 to 10 hours a week, depending on need and availability. All internships come with a stipend for the semester ($400, to be paid on completion of the internship) and can be structured to qualify for course credit as needed.

What interns will gain:
• Experience in event planning (if they overlap with planning dates for the A&E Conference or the summer retreat)
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• A firsthand look at a nonprofit organization and how it works, including development, fundraising, member services, marketing;
• An understanding of the publishing world and the many aspects of the literary arts community here in Texas, and more.

To apply for an internship, please send an electronic version of a resume and cover letter to becka@writersleague.org or hard copy documents to Becka Oliver, Executive Director / Writers' League of Texas / 611 S. Congress Ave., Suite 200 A-3 / Austin, Texas 78704.

 

 

Programming Intern 

At this time, we are happy to consider internship candidates for Fall 2018 and Spring 2019.

 

4 to 10 hours a week, depending on need and availability, completing many projects remotely but with regular shifts at the League office.

Internship duties include (but are not limited to):

  • Promoting programs and services via social media and outreach to potential partners;
  • Conducting online research;
  • Compiling survey data;
  • Assisting the Program Director and Member Services Manager; 
  • Assisting in planning of the 2019 Agents & Editors Conference and the annual Summer Writing Retreat.

Qualifications: We're looking for interns who have an interest in the literary arts and the publishing world. Writing and editing skills are always a plus, as is prior experience working with a non-profit organization. Web and social media proficiency and knowledge of standard office programs (specifically Word and Excel) are preferred. Should be organized, detail-oriented, and able to work independently. We have one evening event each month (our Third Thursday at BookPeople) that our interns are encouraged to attend to support staff.