IR offers internships to Indiana University undergraduate students.
IR offers editorial, contracts & subscriptions, web & publicity, and design internships; for more on each position, please see the descriptions below. One to two interns will be selected for the Summer 2021 term, and four to five interns will be selected for the Fall 2021 term.
All interns are expected to work a total of approximately 150 hours over the course of the semester (~10 hours per week) to be eligible for up to three hours of ENG-X 473 course credit.
Before applying, consider your strengths, your interests, and your schedule!
DESCRIPTION OF INTERNSHIP 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, as well as with the day-to-day business of running a literary magazine. Responsibilities vary depending on where IR is in the production process but may include taking part in weekly editorial meetings; assisting editors with fact-checking, copy-editing, and proofreading; processing subscriptions and submissions; assisting with planning IR‘s annual Blue LIght Books workshop and reading; assisting editors with external correspondence; reading submissions; and helping to maintain IR‘s web presence.
The ideal candidate is detail-oriented and organized; has prior experience with WordPress, social media, 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.
CONTRACTS & SUBSCRIPTIONS (Fall, Spring)
The Contracts & Subscriptions intern will assist IR senior editors with the day-to-day business of running a literary magazine. Responsibilities may include: processing contracts, subscriptions, and submissions; mailing single-order issues; assisting with external correspondence; helping to maintain IR‘s database and records; and assisting with other administrative duties.
The ideal candidate is detail-oriented and organized. Experience with Excel, databases, and email etiquette desired.
WEB & PUBLICITY (Fall, Spring)
The Web & Publicity intern is tasked with helping to maintain and grow IR’s web presence through social media and advertising. Responsibilities may also include helping to plan IR’s annual Blue LIght Books workshop and reading, assisting editors with updating and maintaining IR‘s website and blog, and assisting with external correspondence.
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.
DESIGN (Fall, Spring, Summer)
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 may include: creating online graphics and digital/print advertising materials, assisting with updating and redesigning IR‘s website, corresponding with external vendors (including IR‘s typesetter and website designer/host), and helping with layouts and typesetting for the print publication.
The ideal candidate has prior experience with graphic design and/or website design, as well as experience with email etiquette.
To be eligible for an internship, you must have a College and major GPA of 3.0 or better, and you must have completed 12 credits in English at the 200-level or above, including L202 or L260.
If you are interested, email a letter of application and CV to the IU English Internship Program, Department of English, (email@example.com). In your letter of application, please specify which position you would like to be considered for, mention any relevant experience and coursework, and explain why you are 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 the design internship specifically, you may include a few representative samples of your graphic design work as .pdf attachments or provide links to web content. The final selection of interns will be made by the Editor-in-Chief and the Associate Editor of the Indiana Review.
If you have questions about any position, please feel free to email the Editor-in-Chief, Alberto Sveum, at firstname.lastname@example.org.