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IR offers internships to Indiana University undergrads and Bloomington locals.

We’re open for applications until February 28, 2019

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GENERAL:

Internships are available during summer, fall, and spring semesters. 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. Maximum 6 hours in office per week. Upcoming Deadline: February 28, 2019

Summer 2019, IR will begin production for our 41.2 issue and host both the Don Belton Fiction Reading Period and the Half-K Prize. Fall 2019, we’ll finish production for our 41.2 issue, read for 42.1, run the 2020 Blue Light Books Prize, host the annual Orchard Reading, and participate in other literary events around Bloomington. Spring 2020, we will finish production for 42.1, read for 42.2, prepare for AWP20, run both the Fiction Prize and the Poetry Prize, host our annual reading series, and participate in other events around town.

Before applying, consider your strengths, your interests, and your schedule!

 

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DESCRIPTION OF INTERNSHIP POSITIONS:

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. Tasks include:

  • promoting the prizes across social media platforms
  • adding and renewing subscriptions in our database
  • distributing/filing contracts
  • mailing single-order issues
  • 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/Canva, social media, and email etiquette desired.

 

Web & Publicity (fall & spring)

The Web & Publicity intern is responsible for maintaining and growing IR’s web presence through social media and advertising. Tasks 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
  • 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/Canva, and email etiquette desired.

 

Contracts & Subscriptions (fall & spring)

The Contracts and Subscriptions intern is responsible for processing documents from our contributors, prize entrants, and readers. Tasks include:

  • distributing/filing contracts
  • mailing single-order issues
  • adding and renewing subscriptions in our database
  • processing subscriptions for prize entrants
  • 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.

 

Submissions (available year-round)

Submissions interns are responsible for helping IR find work that fits our aesthetic. Tasks include:

  • reading assigned fiction and poetry
  • learning Genre Editors’ literary tastes and preferences
  • sorting up to 15 submissions/week in our submission manager based on quality
  • sending a weekly report to Genre Editors for review

This is a new position that is designed to be completely remote, but if you prefer to read in-office with us, we welcome that too! We’re looking for someone who can work with little over-the-shoulder guidance, and this person preferably is interested in both prose and poetry. Any experience in writing workshops and/or literary magazines is a plus.

 

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APPLICATION GUIDELINES:

If you’d like to receive IU 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 (johays@indiana.edu). 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 inreview@indiana.edu. 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.

Deadline: February 28, 2019

The final selection of interns will be made by the Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editor of Indiana Review.