Be a Graywolf Intern
Graywolf Press offers ongoing unpaid internships designed to expose qualified applicants to editorial, marketing and publicity, and development work, and other aspects of the publishing industry. Graywolf is an independent, nonprofit literary press based in Minneapolis that is dedicated to the creation and promotion of thoughtful and imaginative contemporary literature essential to a vital and diverse culture.
We offer focused departmental internships. Six internships will be offered per session: two development internships, two editorial internships, and two marketing and publicity internships. The internships are intended for those who are serious about pursuing these particular fields, and the acceptance process will be highly selective. See the guidelines below for detailed information on each type of internship.
Please apply for only one internship at a time, and indicate in your cover letter whether or not you might be available for a different department. All interns are expected to help with general office administrative tasks such as data entry, photocopying, mailings, and other various support tasks as needed.
Benefits of an internship at Graywolf include a great hands-on learning experience at a well-established nonprofit arts organization, a flexible schedule, and free books. College credit is also available.
Interested applicants must be in the third or fourth year of an undergraduate degree. Higher level applicants are welcome; the work level will be adjusted to the applicant’s level of education and experience. The internships require a commitment of fifteen to twenty hours per week for a period of four months. Internships must be scheduled during Graywolf’s operating hours (9 AM through 5 PM, Monday through Thursday, and 9 AM through 3 PM, Friday). A typical intern schedule would be 10 AM to 5 PM, two days a week or three afternoons. We are open to interns who are willing to work three full days a week, but we understand scheduling constraints. We structure our internships around the academic calendar, with three sessions per year: Winter/Spring, Summer, and Fall. Winter internships run from early January to early May, Summer internships run from early May to late August, and Fall internships run from early September to mid December.
To apply, please email a resume and cover letter as attachments to:
cowles [at] graywolfpress [dot] org
Please use the subject line "Internship Application" and address your applications to Lucia Cowles.
Applicants to the editorial internship should also submit a one-page review of a contemporary book.
Submit applications according to the following schedule:
Winter/Spring internships: resumes accepted between September 1st and November 7th of the previous year.
Summer internships: resumes accepted between February 1st and March 1st. (Please note: Since summer internships are particularly competitive, consider applying for a winter/spring or fall internship if you can.)
Fall internships: resumes accepted between May 15th and July 15th.
More information on internships: