Readers & Writers
Publisher Resources
Do you love independent literature? Read literary magazines and small press books in your free time? Are you interested in a career connected with small press publishing? 
CLMP offers competitive, compensated internships providing a broad introduction to all aspects of literary arts administration.
Our interns are involved in all aspects of work at our NYC office. Joining CLMP’s small, dynamic staff means you’ll learn and contribute in marketing, membership, development, operations, event planning, reading, and editing on a weekly basis. From planning poetry readings to organizing press contacts, managing book fairs, or snapping Instagram photos, an internship with CLMP is multifaceted, self-led, and rewards creative and motivated literary citizens with a passion for our industry.
Internships are offered three times yearly, on the traditional academic calendar, and are compensated with a stipend of $500. Interns are expected to work between 12 to 15 hours per week for approximately three months. Academic credit is available, but you do not need to be a student to apply. You must be able to commit to the full length of the internship, which takes place on-site (a requirement), at our office in NYC’s West Village.
Application Deadlines:
Fall 2017 Internships: August 1st
Spring 2018 Internships: November 15th
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Natalie Mesnard, Director of Programs & Strategic Communications, at nmesnard@clmp.org. In your cover letter, please address your specific interest in independent publishing and arts administration. If you happen to use social media, please also provide links to your web presence in the body of your email.

Summer 2017 Interns

Davon M. Blanks
Davon M. Blanks received his B.A. in History and was a post-graduate fellow at Bard College. He is also a former Difference and Media Project (DMP) fellow, and is a 2016 recipient of the President Leon Botstein Prize. Seeking to uplift marginalized and oppressed voices through critical conversation, Davon has organized events at Bard centering on anti-colonial Black Aesthetics, radical politics, and the prison industrial complex. With academic interests spanning Critical Race Theory, Whiteness Studies, Political Economy, Black Queer Theory, and Black Existentialism, Davon soon plans to develop a literary publication connected with community organizing and activism.
Isabella Palacpac
Isabella Palacpac is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in music performance at The Juilliard School. As a cellist, she has performed throughout Europe, China, and North America, and was a member of the 2015 National Youth Orchestra of the USA. A passionate advocate for artistic outreach, she is the co-founder and former director of The Roots of Music Camp and The Congers Summer Music Camp, and was a Gluck Community Outreach Fellow at Juilliard. Isabella‘s interest in literary publishing arose when she worked with The Platinum Journal, an online teen lit magazine. She is especially interested in narratives exploring immigration and Asian culture.