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McSweeney’s Internships.


We are now accepting applications for remote interns! Our application window will end on September 12 and successful applicants will be contacted by September 15 to start soon thereafter.

We are seeking editorial interns to work primarily on The Believer, as well as on our award-winning quarterly, Illustoria magazine, and books published by McSweeney’s. 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 mid-September and go through end of December. 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 “Fall 2023 Internship.” Please also briefly tell us about your favorite section, column, or article from The Believer, or book published by Mcsweeney’s.