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.
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:
The Paris Review
544 West 27th Street
New York, NY 10001
Please be sure to note in your cover letter if you have any experience as a copy editor and/or fact-checker.