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Indiana Review Internships


Interns are immersed in the day-to-day management of the journal; they also have the chance to attend genre deliberation meetings and to proofread, allowing for an insider look at the literary decision-making process. 10 hours of work are required each week to receive three credit hours. 


Description of Available Positions:

EDITORIAL (Fall, Spring, & Summer)

The Editorial intern will work closely with staff editors in completing a variety of tasks connected to the publication process. Responsibilities include: reading assigned poetry and prose submissions​, taking part in weekly editorial meetings, keeping minutes and logging agendas, assisting the nonfiction editor with fact-checking, assisting editors with copy-editing, using WordPress to help manage online copy, assisting editors with correspondence with authors and prize judges, and performing light administrative duties.

The ideal candidate is detail-oriented and organized, has prior experience with WordPress and email etiquette, and is interested in contemporary fiction, poetry, and/or creative nonfiction. You do not need to be a creative writer to be considered for this position. 

DESIGN (Fall & Spring)

IR is a print publication, but we are hoping to revamp and bolster our online presence. The Design intern’s primary duties will relate to, though are not limited to, this endeavor. Responsibilities include: creating online graphics and digital/print advertising materials, corresponding with external vendors including IR​’s typesetter and website designer/host, and helping with layouts and typesetting for the print publication (if the intern has relevant experience). 

The ideal candidate has prior experience with graphic design and website design, as well as experience with email etiquette.

WEB & PUBLICITY (Fall & Spring) 

The Web and Publicity intern is tasked with maintaining and growing IR’s web presence through social media and advertising. Responsibilities include: securing social media exchanges with other literary magazines, promoting upcoming submission periods and events, creating images that are consistent across platforms, brainstorming ideas for social media contests and other ways to engage followers, and assisting the Web Editor with Blue Room podcast and the blog.

We are looking for someone who can develop our online presence with a consistent yet unique voice. This position is less about technical mastery (though we love that!) and more about a willingness to delve into multiple projects, think creatively, and engage with a larger literary audience. Experience with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WordPress, Illustrator/Canvas, and email etiquette desired. 


The Contracts and Subscriptions intern is responsible for processing documents from our contributors, prize entrants, and readers. Responsibilities include: processing contracts, mailing single-order issues, adding and renewing subscriptions in our database, processing subscriptions for prize entrants, and helping to coordinate subscription drive efforts. 

We’re looking for someone who has initiative and who pays close attention to detail. This intern gathers and maintains information essential to the magazine’s records. Experience with Excel, databases, and email etiquette desired. 

PRIZE (Summer)

The Prize intern’s priority is processing subscriptions for entrants of the Don Belton Fiction Reading Period and the Half-K Prize. This intern also assists the Editor-in-Chief with day-to-day operations. Responsibilities include: promoting the prizes across social media platforms, adding and renewing subscriptions in our database, processing contracts, mailing single-order issues, and securing social media exchanges with other literary magazines. 

Because this position requires so many moving parts, we are looking for someone who can multitask and who is interested in engaging with writers and readers online. Experience with Excel, databases, Illustrator/Canvas, social media, and email etiquette desired. 


Application Guidelines:

If you’d like to receive credit for this internship: You must have a College and major GPA of 3.0 or better and must have 12 credits in English at the 200-level or above, including L202 or L260.

Please email a letter of application and your CV/resume to Jody Hays with the IU English Internship Program ( Your letter should mention any relevant experience and coursework, as well as your reasons for being interested in the internship. Please also list your class standing, campus address, telephone number, student ID number, and the names of one or two professors as references.

For those not seeking academic credit: Please send a letter of application and CV/resume, and reference(s) directly to us at Your letter should mention any relevant work or editorial experience, as well as your reasons for being interested in the internship. Please also list your address and telephone number. Unfortunately, we aren’t considering remote applicants at this time.

The final selection of interns will be made by the Editor of Indiana Review.

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