About The Paris Review

Jobs

Digital Internship

The Paris Review is a quarterly literary magazine founded in Paris in 1953. We publish new fiction, poetry, and essays by emerging voices and major names, as well as the Writers at Work interview series, which offers authors a rare opportunity to discuss their life and art at length.

We are looking for enthusiastic, detail-oriented intern to work with our digital department to assist all aspects of web production, social media, and digital initiatives. Projects include digitizing the magazine’s sixty-year archive, assisting the web editor with our daily blog, audio editing, and related research.

The ideal candidate:

  • Has prior magazine and/or blog experience
  • Can demonstrate a strong interest in digital publishing
  • Can demonstrate a strong interest in literature
  • Is dedicated, organized, and eager to learn

Paris Review internships are a great introduction to the literary world. Past graduates have gone on to find work at a wide range of literary agencies, publishing houses, magazines, and newspapers, among them HarperCollins, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Simon and Schuster, The Gernert Agency, The Wylie Agency, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and The Wall Street Journal. Others have gone on to enjoy successful freelance careers as editors and writers.

Prospective interns must have completed their junior year in college. College applicants are encouraged to negotiate with their college registrar’s office to receive academic credit for their internships.

The digital internship is part-time, unpaid. It can begin immediately and last from 3-6 months. Work will take place at The Paris Review’s offices in New York.

To Apply

Send a cover letter stating your desired starting date and explaining your interest in The Paris Review, along with your résumé, to jobs@theparisreview.org with the subject line “Digital Internship Application,” or to:

Digital Internships
Attn: Dan Piepenbring
The Paris Review
544 West 27th Street
New York, NY 10001

 

Development & Events Internship

The Paris Review is a quarterly literary magazine founded in Paris in 1953. We publish new fiction, poetry, and essays by emerging voices and major names, as well as the Writers at Work interview series, which offers authors a rare opportunity to discuss their life and art at length.

We are looking for a part-time intern to assist the director of development and events in preparing our annual fund-raising gala, the Spring Revel, which takes place in April. This hands-on position is an excellent opportunity to learn about what it takes to put on a large-scale, high-profile event. Additionally this internship will offer insight into fund-raising, stewardship, cultivation, and event production.

Duties will include assisting with in-house mailings, donor correspondence, receiving and tracking RSVPs, updating lists, supporting promotion, generating printed materials, tracking acknowledgment letters, and general support with coordinating details for the Revel. The ideal candidate is interested in special-events production and fund-raising and has a strong interest in literature and non-profit organizations. He/she should have good organizational skills, the ability to work well under pressure, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and a professional demeanor. Knowledge of Microsoft Excel is essential.
 
Prospective interns must have completed their junior year in college. College applicants are encouraged to negotiate with their college registrar’s office to receive academic credit for the internship. 

The development and events internship is part-time (approximately 20 hours a week) and unpaid. It begins in January 2015 and lasts through April 15. Work will take place at The Paris Review’s offices in New York.

To Apply

Send a cover letter stating your desired starting date and explaining your interest in The Paris Review, along with your résumé, to ecolekelly@theparisreview.org with the subject line “ Development & Events Internship Application,” or to:

Development & Events Internship
Attn: Emily Cole-Kelly
The Paris Review
544 West 27th Street
New York, NY 10001


Editorial Internship

The Paris Review offers editorial internships on a rolling basis. The internship requires a full-time commitment, five days a week. On your application please clearly indicate your desired starting date. Your application must be postmarked at least two months before that date. The one exception: applicants for a summer internship should have their applications postmarked by February 1.

Each internship lasts between three and four months, affording interns the opportunity to participate in a full production schedule. Interns participate in every step of the production process, from the solicitation of material to editorial meetings, fact-checking, proofreading, and distributing copies. More regular duties include reading fiction and nonfiction manuscripts, tracking submissions, maintaining office databases, and helping to keep our busy office organized.

Paris Review internships are a great introduction to the literary world. Past graduates have gone on to find work at a wide range of literary agencies, publishing houses, magazines, and newspapers, among them HarperCollins, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Simon and Schuster, The Gernert Agency, The Wylie Agency, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and The Wall Street Journal. Others have gone on to enjoy successful freelance careers as editors and writers.

Prospective interns must have completed their junior year in college. College applicants are encouraged to negotiate with their college registrar’s office to receive academic credit for their internships. At this time, the Paris Review internship is unpaid.

To Apply

Send a cover letter stating your desired starting date and explaining your interest in The Paris Review, along with your résumé and two or three nonfiction writing samples (preferably essays relating to a work of literature or reader’s reports) totaling no more than fifteen pages, to:

Internships
Attn: Stephen
The Paris Review
544 West 27th Street
New York, NY 10001