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 in our organization. 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 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 $1500. Interns are expected to work 10-12 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 currently takes place remotely, with some in-person opportunities.

CLMP’s supportive staff and intimate work environment offer interns an incredible overview of indie publishing, programming, development, and all things organization management. Everyone at CLMP, including interns, is a vital part of the mission.
     —Isabella Palacpac, Summer 2017

My experience with CLMP provided me with an understanding of the various aspects of managing a literary organization, from data management, to outreach, to research, all within an inclusive work environment. It is one of my goals in life to uplift marginalized voices and writers within the literary world, and working with CLMP staff helped me understand how to navigate obstacles in the literary industry.
     —Davon M. Blanks, Summer 2017

Application Deadlines

Fall Internships: September 15
Spring Internships: January 30
Summer Internships: April 15

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Mary Gannon, Executive Director, at [email protected]. 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.