Internships for McSweeney’s and The Believer are haphazard, disorganized, and entirely unpaid. On the other hand, interns are vital to our whole operation, and they generally seem to have good experiences. And they do receive free books, not to mention our gratitude. Duties include reading submissions, finding images, checking facts, and going to the post office. Post-office trips aren’t a huge percentage of the job, but they are one of its spiritual cores and must be undertaken with extreme enthusiasm. However, no one is ever asked to get coffee for anyone else.
If you are interested in being an intern, send a brief e-mail to email@example.com discussing relevant experience, why McSweeney’s in particular, what you hope to get out of the internship, your favorite McSweeney’s books, and when you’d be available. Please include a resume. Interns must be at least eighteen years old, able to get college credit for the internship, and based in the San Francisco Bay Area.
McSweeney’s seeks an intern for The Best American Nonrequired Reading. Intern will work closely with the managing editor and editor on all facets of the book’s production. To apply, please read these two articles:
and write a brief summary describing the merits and deficiencies of each piece. Please email these summaries, as well as your name and contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Intern must be eligible for college credit and must be based in the Bay Area. Internship begins January 6 and ends April 6.