Creative Writing Internships
With mentor approval, students may receive 3 units of core MFA Creative Writing Program credit for publishing internships, on and off campus.
Interning at Les Figues provides valuable insight into the operations of a successful small press. While Les Figues Press internships are competitive and not restricted to CalArts MFA Writing students, the press has a longstanding relationship with our program and has provided internships to a number of our students, in addition to publishing several alumni. Interns assist in all aspects of Les Figues operations, including editorial, marketing, development and administrative tasks. These may include publicity projects, special events/readings, copy-editing, developing website content, grant writing, tracking and logging reviews, marketing research, data entry and more. Learn more.
Litmus Press Internship
An internship with Litmus Press provides students with the opportunity to learn the inner-workings of a small, not-for-profit arts organization in independent publishing. Litmus Press, based in New York, is dedicated to supporting innovative, cross-genre writing. Litmus publishes full-length books of poetry, translations, and other writings, and for 13 years published Aufgabe, an annual journal of poetry, essays, notes, reviews, talks and poetry in translation. Depending on production schedules, an intern's tasks will range from managing and reading new submissions, to copy-editing and proofing books, to helping the press with publicity and fundraising activities, to writing press releases and web updates, to building social networking. There may also be opportunities to staff at readings, festivals and book fairs featuring Litmus Press authors and books.