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McSweeney’s Internships.


We are now accepting applications for remote interns! Our application window will end on December 15th and successful applicants will be contacted by December 20th to start soon thereafter.

McSweeney’s publishing is seeking editorial interns on our award-winning periodicals and books. Much of the work will be centered around the Believer magazine, with additional opportunities to work on McSweeney’s Quarterly, Illustoria magazine, and books, plus potential work on sales, marketing, social media, and design. You must receive college credit to qualify for this internship. Please do not apply unless you will be able to receive college credit.

Who We Are:
McSweeney’s is an independent publisher in San Francisco committed to discovering outstanding new writing from all over the world and presenting it in ways that celebrate its worth and extend its reach. As a small press, we rely on the help of our volunteers and interns to pursue ambitious literary projects—projects that take risks, that support ideas beyond the mainstream marketplace, and that nurture emerging work.

Interns must be able to receive college credit, undergraduate or grad, for their work with the magazine. This session will begin in January and go through the end of May. The role requires a commitment of around 10 hours per week, for the duration of the session. We’re mostly flexible about when those hours take place. No former experience required!

How To Apply:
Email your resume and cover letter detailing why you’d like to work with the Believer/McSweeney’s to, with the subject line “Winter/Spring 2024 Internship.” Please also briefly tell us about your past experience and favorite section, column, or article from the Believer, or book published by Mcsweeney’s.

This internship is open to all eligible people regardless of location, however we highly encourage interested people in the Bay Area in particular for potential non-remote opportunities.