Interns at Boston Review work on a variety of editorial and promotional projects and have an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of editing, producing, and marketing a publication for serious and demanding readers.
Prior work experience in publishing is less important than applicants’ knowledge of Boston Review and the level of commitment and creativity that they can bring to the magazine. Candidates are strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves with Boston Review before applying.
Full-time (five days a week) interns receive a stipend of $2,500; part-time (three days a week) interns receive a stipend of $1,500. Stipends are paid in three installments over the course of the internship.
Interns are closely involved in the nuts and bolts of the publication process, proofreading and fact-checking articles for print and Web, helping with art research and permissions, reading submissions, and helping with writing contests. While most of an intern’s time is spent on end-stage editorial work, interns sometimes provide input in the development stage. Interns will also perform some administrative duties, as well as occasional marketing and publicity duties.
Interns typically have responsibilities that matter, not endless busywork. The skills accrued are essential to any job application, and the opportunity to gain firsthand knowledge of this rewarding and challenging occupation is invaluable.
The cover letter is by far the most important element of your application. It is your opportunity to explain why an internship at Boston Review is important to you and to demonstrate your abilities as a writer, which are the foundation of any career in publishing.
Please submit the following materials in a single file:
- A cover letter of no more than one page. Be sure to specify whether you are seeking a full- or part-time position.
- Your CV
- The names, phone numbers, and email addresses of two references. Please specify their relationships to you. We prefer, but do not require, that at least one reference be a past or current employer.
The terms of the internship listed here are approximate and roughly parallel the university calendar. If you have vacation plans during the period you’re applying for, notify us of the dates on your application. Applications must be postmarked by the following dates:
• Summer term (June through August): April 1
• Fall term (September through December): July 31
• Spring term (January through May): November 19
Please understand that we cannot consider incomplete or late applications.
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