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 starting February 21st until March 10th 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:

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, scholarship towards tuition, and travel to New York City. The selected student will also earn 3-credit hours for the internship.
(from nationalbook.org)

Applicants should:

Personal Statement/Cover Letter should explain why you are the best choice for this position. It also serves as your writing sample. In the cover letter, be sure to include: your relationship to books and reading, why you are interested in interning for NBF, and skills and experiences you would bring to the internship.

Detailed Resume should include information relevant to the internship.

Contact Information
First Name is required.

Student Information

Please list the names of two people you would ask to write you reference letters, if you are chosen as a finalist.




Dr. Jake Blevins
Phone: (936)294-1404  |  Email: nbaf@shsu.edu


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