Literary Publishing Internship

Interns at The Common

Literary Publishing Internships

The Common offers internships for Amherst College students. Working full-time over the summer and interterm and part-time during the school year, interns critically evaluate submissions; write, edit, and proofread prose and poetry; create multimedia web features; write and design publicity materials; develop, organize, and staff innovative events on campus and across the country; and analyze magazine production and distribution strategy. 

Inerns at The Common
More than 50 Amherst students have participated in The Common's Literary Publishing Internship since the magazine launched in 2011. Former interns have gone on to publish novels, win Watson Fellowships, study literature at competitive graduate programs, and work at nonprofit organizations and literary publishers around the world. 

The Common Literary Publishing Internships typically begin with a summer term, hiring for which is posted on Workday and with the Career Center in March each year. Occasionally, vacancies open at other times, and will be posted and advertised accordingly. 

The Common may be looking for student interns or volunteer readers: check for available opportunities.

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