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Indiana University Bloomington

Internships in English


Administrative Internship

Undergraduate English majors are eligible to serve as editorial interns for the Indiana University Writers' Conference. Three to five interns will be selected for spring (2016) semester. The conference is one of the oldest and most respected of its kind and brings nationally prominent authors to Bloomington for a week each summer to teach courses and workshops to conference enrollees. Interns will assist the director and assistant directors in tasks related to publicity, sponsorship, and general conference administration. Past interns have found the tasks assigned pleasurable because of their importance and skill-building nature. Applicants should have some background in creative writing or contemporary literature. Students with web, desktop publishing, database, or other specialized computer skills are particularly encouraged to apply (though such experience is not mandatory). Interns are expected to work eight to ten hours a week until the week of the conference, when they will be required to work 40 hours. The interns will assist in planning the 2016 program. Interns may register for up to three hours of credit in English L498 (S/F grading), and are also eligible to apply for a modest grant from the Hutton Honors College.

To be eligible 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. If you are interested, email a sample of academic writing and a letter of application to IU English Internship Program, Department of English, c/o Jody Hays (, by the deadline specified below. The letter should mention relevant work experience, relevant art-administration or computer courses taken, English courses taken, and reasons for interest in the internship. It should also supply class standing, campus address, e-mail address, and telephone number. The final selection of interns will be made by the staff of the Writers’ Conference. For further information, please contact the conference director, Bob Bledsoe (email