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Jobs and Internships

There are currently no open positions for employment at Graywolf Press.

Graywolf Press offers ongoing unpaid internships designed to introduce qualified applicants to editorial, marketing and publicity, and fundraising work, as well as other aspects of the publishing industry.  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.

The annual Citizen Literary Fellowship is a paid, comprehensive fellowship over ten months designed to support a person who is interested in learning more about the publishing industry through an introductory, hands-on experience. It is intended to attract candidates who otherwise would not have access to publishing, and to therefore increase the diversity and inclusivity of the industry. Applications for the 2018-2019 Citizen Literary Fellowship are now closed.

Internships

We offer four to six focused departmental internships per session:

  • Two editorial internships
  • One or two fundraising/development internships
  • One or two marketing and publicity internships 

The internships are intended to provide a broad and expansive educational experience for candidates seriously considering a future in the publishing industry. In addition to a general understanding of the workings of a literary nonprofit publishing house, interns will learn about the specific tasks and responsibilities of their chosen department.

Because of extensive interest in the internships, the acceptance process will be highly selective. Applicants must be in the third or fourth year of an undergraduate degree or higher.

The internships entail a commitment of around fifteen hours per week for a period of four months. Internships must be scheduled during Graywolf’s operating hours (9 AM–5 PM, Monday through Thursday, and 9 AM–3 PM, Friday). A typical intern schedule would be 10 AM–5 PM, two days per week. We do not offer remote internships, and interns must be able to come in to the Graywolf offices for their scheduled hours.

We structure our internships around the academic calendar, with three sessions per year: Winter/Spring, Summer, and Fall.

  • Winter: early January to early May
  • Summer: late May to late August
  • Fall: early September to mid December

Editorial Internship

Editorial interns will work closely with editorial assistants and other members of the editorial staff. Ideal candidates will have some knowledge of the Graywolf list and its authors, and will be well-read, articulate, and motivated to seek out new and original literary voices.

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Fundraising Internship

Fundraising interns will work closely with the Development Officer and Development Assistant in the ongoing work of raising money for Graywolf Press. Ideal candidates will be self-motivated, detail-oriented individuals interested in all aspects of nonprofit fundraising, including direct mail, event planning, and prospect research.

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Marketing and Publicity Internship

Marketing and Publicity interns will assist the marketing department with the press’s promotion and sales efforts. Ideal candidates will be energetic, inventive, hard working, web-savvy, and brimming with ideas about creative ways to market our titles. 

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To Apply

Please email a resume and cover letter and, if applying to the editorial internship, a one-page book review, as PDF or Word document attachments to wolves@graywolfpress.org during the following time periods. Please use the subject line “Internship Application” and specify the department to which you are applying. Address your applications to Graywolf Press Intern Coordinator.

Winter: resumes accepted between October 1st and November 1st of the previous year.

Summer: resumes accepted between February 1st and March 1st. (Please note: Since summer internships are particularly competitive, consider applying for a winter or fall internship if you can.)

Fall: resumes accepted between July 1st and August 1st.

Citizen Literary Fellowship

The Citizen Literary Fellowship is grounded in our belief that while diversity in the books and authors we publish is vital, it is equally important that the people publishing these books reflect that diversity. Throughout the year, the fellow will receive active coaching and encouragement from the whole Graywolf team. Our hope is that this fellowship will serve as a doorway to a successful career in publishing or a related literary field.

The fellowship is based in our Minneapolis office. It is a part-time (24 hours per week), non-exempt, ten-month position with a start date in September. Compensation includes $20,000 (paid twice monthly as regular wages), paid time off, and health and dental insurance.

The application period for the 2018-2019 Citizen Literary Fellowship is now closed. Please email Casey O’Neil at oneil@graywolfpress.org with any questions.


Graywolf desk with stacked books

My expectations have been completely exceeded by the depth of opportunities that this fellowship has afforded me. Yes, this is an invaluable learning experience, but it’s also a chance to sneak in with the gatekeepers—to take a seat at the table and make meaningful contributions to the literary world.

Chantz Erolin, 2017-2018 Citizen Literary Fellow