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

Internships are four months, from October 2019 – January 2020. These internships 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 October 2019 – January 2020. Event intern hours are 6:00 to 10:00 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 offer paid internships to students eligible for work/study; we are happy to work with students who are able to earn credits. We also offer tickets to Literary Arts events (as available).

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, September 27th by 5:00 P.M. 

(events may be added; interns are not required to work all events, but should be available for at least half of these dates)

10/2/19 – One Page Wednesday
10/10/19 – Slamlandia
10/23/19 – PDX jazz
11/6/19 – One Page Wednesday
11/13/19 – INCITE: Queer Writers Read
11/14/19 – Slamlandia
12/4/19 – One Page Wednesday


Email submissions only. No phone calls please.

To apply, email a resume and cover letter to Jessica Meza-Torres,

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.

Internship Opening: Intern for @Literary Arts Events October – January 2020