SHSU Internship at the National Book Foundation
The National Book Foundation and SHSU College of Humanities and Social Sciences have partnered to create a summer internship for an SHSU English student. Undergraduate students as well as graduate students are eligible to apply.
Applications will be accepted from December 15th until February 15th at 11:59 PM
Internships at the National Book Foundation include a robust introduction to the world of literary non-profits, with exposure to aspects of programming, development, community engagement, and operations. Our small and dedicated staff ensures that every intern receives the mentorship and experience necessary to progress in the arts or publishing industry.
Interns assist with a variety of tasks and programs, including the National Book Awards, 5 Under 35, BookUp, Book Rich Environments, Why Reading Matters, and the Innovations in Reading Prize, as well as administrative, marketing and social media projects.
The NBF/SHSU Summer Internship requires a minimum of 30 hours per week.
General responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Assisting with National Book Award entries and procedures
- Helping with the coordination of National Book Awards Week events and related materials
- Receiving and sorting National Book Award Ceremony RSVPs and related correspondence
- Supporting education and public program initiatives through event assistance, materials management, and program tracking and documentation.
- Contributing to the National Book Foundation’s social media outlets.
- Editing of press releases and marketing materials
- Assisting at events outside working hours.
Qualifications: We are looking for a responsible self-starter who is hard-working, detail-oriented, organized, and able to multi-task. Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Having a passion for reading and literature is a must.
Compensation: This is an unpaid internship, though the SHSU College of Humanities and Social Sciences provides funding for room, board, and travel to New York City. The selected student will also earn 3-credit hours for the internship.
- Complete this form
- Upload Personal Statement/Cover Letter and Detailed Resume in one file (PDF or .doc)
Personal Statement/Cover Letter should explain why you are the best choice for this position. It also serves as your writing sample.
Detailed Resume should include information relevant to the internship.