Internship Opening: Intern for @Literary Arts Events this Winter!

Literary Arts seeks an intern to assist at @Literary Arts events at our downtown center. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

This internship is four months, from January 15, 2019 – April 15, 2019, and will provide practical, hands-on experience in the areas of non-profit arts administration, event production and planning, and writing for social media.

Literary Arts is a community based non-profit. Our mission is to engage readers, support writers, and inspire the next generation with great literature. @Literary Arts events are free literary events at our downtown literary center at 925 SW Washington, often produced in collaboration with other organizations. In the past year, we’ve partnered with organizations like PDX Jazz, Unchaste Readers, Oregon Symphony and Milagro Theater to present readings, panel discussions and other literary events.

Event interns will work several evening events at Literary Arts from January 15 – April 15, 2019. Event intern hours are 6:00 to 9:30 p.m.

Assist with set up and execution of approximately 6 literary events at the Literary Arts center in downtown Portland
Take photographs during events
Post to Instagram and Twitter during events

COMPENSATION: This internship includes a small honorarium, awarded at the end of the internship.We also offer paid internships to students eligible for work/study; we are also happy to work with students who are able to earn credits. We also offer tickets to Literary Arts events (as available).

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, December 14, 2018.

(events may be added; interns are not required to work all events, but should be available for at least 10 of the events listed below).

1/23/19 PDX Jazz

2/6/19 One Page Wednesday

2/7/19 Erin Hoover: NW Academy

2/14/17 Slamlandia 

3/6/19 One Page Wednesday 

3/13/19 Incite Reading Series 

3/14/19 Slamlandia 

3/27/19 Cave Canem (AWP Event @ Literary Arts)

3/28/19 Incite Reading Series (AWP Event @ Literary Arts)

3/29/19 Vona (AWP Event @ Literary Arts)


Email submissions only. No phone calls please.

To apply, email a resume and cover letter to Susan Moore,

In your cover letter: tell us a bit about yourself and your education and/or career goals. Tell us of your interest in and qualifications for the internship. Describe your goals for the internship, including what you hope to gain from it.

Contact Susan Moore for more information,

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