Internship Opportunities

 

The Writers' League of Texas is a statewide nonprofit -- the largest literay organization in Texas -- committed to supporting writers, both established and just starting out, at all stages of their writing careers. Among the League’s signature programs are the annual Writers’ League of Texas 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, contests, and more. 

The Writers' League provides hands-on experience for student interns who are pursuing a career in English, communications, creative writing, marketing, public relations, journalism, event planning, or comparative literature. Interns typically work for a four-month (semester-long) period, approximately 4 to 10 hours a week, depending on need and availability. All internships are unpaid, but can be structured to qualify for course credit as needed.

What interns will gain:
• Experience in event planning and working with authors and writers
• A firsthand look at a nonprofit organization and how it works
• Completed pieces for portfolios and possible industry connections

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.

Open positions are listed below.

 

 

Programming Intern

At this time, there are no open intern positions.

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 classes, retreat, free panel discussions, annual conference, and other special events via WLT blog and social media sites
  • Conducting online research
  • Compiling survey data
  • Assisting in planning of 2017 Agents & Editors Conference

Qualifications: Strong writing and editing skills are a must. Candidates must be excellent communicators with a professional demeanor and feel comfortable speaking on the telephone. 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. Applicants should be pursuing journalism, English, or another communications or liberal arts degree.