Interns at The Common


The Common
offers several internships for Amherst College students during the school year, during Interterm, and over the summer. 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 research magazine production and distribution. 

Inerns at The Common More than 30 Amherst students have participated in The Common's Literary Publishing Internship Program since the award-winning magazine launched in 2011. Former interns have gone on to publish novels, win Watson Fellowships, study English literature at highly competitive graduate programs, and work at nonprofit organizations and literary publishers around the world. 

The Common Literary Publishing Internships are also available through the Amherst Select Internship Program (ASIP), run by the Career Center. To participate in this program, CLICK HERE.

The Common is current accepting applications for Summer 2016 internships. CLICK HERE to apply. Application deadline extended to March 1, 2016.


Volunteer Readers evaluate short stories and essays submitted to The Common. We welcome applications from all members of the Amherst College community, including students, staff, faculty, and alumni.

At this time, we are at max capacity for Volunteer Readers. Please check back regularly for openings!

Students may also apply for all positions at

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