Internship Application for The Asian American Writers' Workshop

Searching for something that you can't encounter on a college walk? Stir crazy in your office cube? Reassessing your career path post-layoff? Contribute 15 hours a week to the Asian American Writers’ Workshop (AAWW) Internship this term: meet new friends, build your portfolio of clips, and learn about Asian American literature and arts non-profit management. Established in 1991, AAWW is a national not-for-profit arts organization devoted to the creating, publishing, developing and disseminating of creative writing by Asian Americans–in other words, we’re the preeminent organization dedicated to the belief that Asian American stories deserve to be told. Through our curatorial platform, which includes our New York author event series based in Chelsea, and our online editorial initiatives, we're building the Asian American intellectual culture of tomorrow. To learn more, visit us at http://aaww.org/. We are looking for passionate, sharp, motivated individuals to intern one-on-one with our staff. We offer the following positions (scroll down for detailed descriptions): • Author Events • Editorial We have three internship cycles per year: Spring, Summer, and Fall. • Spring Application Deadline - November 15 • Summer Application Deadline - April 15 • Fall Application Deadline - July 15 Our interns participate at every stage of the multi-media publication and event production process: planning and promoting our literary programming; building and contributing to our emerging magazines; shooting, recording, and editing photos, audio, and video, managing our social media and participating in grants research; designing and marketing our new initiatives; and learning about the bigger picture issues involved in organizational development. As an intern, you’ll receive a number of benefits including Workshop membership and free enrollment in a writing workshop. INSTRUCTIONS: Please review the positions below, send a cover letter and resume to desk [at] aaww.org with "Your Last Name - Spring 2014 Internship – Desired Position" in the subject line, choosing either Author Events or Editorial. Then complete the application form below. The deadline to submit applications for Spring 2014 is November 15, 2013. Early applicants will be given preference. Only completed applications will be considered. POSITIONS: Author Events Intern Assist our Program Director in shaping our dynamic calendar of programs–not to mention rub elbows with famous writers at our public events! The Events intern will aid in publicity efforts, research for event participants, handle book orders and pre-event logistics, staff events, record audio and video, and maintain and organize a diverse catalog of writers and artists.

Qualifications: Great research skills, ability to multi-task, and attention to detail a must. Interest in literature, specifically Asian American literature, preferred.

Bonus Qualifications--Design, A/V, Social Media, & Marketing:

Experience in video editing using Final Cut Pro. Handling PA systems, microphones, still and video cameras, and video projectors also helpful. Proficiency with Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator a plus.

Persuasive writing skills and familiarity with Facebook and Twitter.

Editorial Intern Assist our editors with our editorial platforms: The Margins, Open City, and CultureStrike. You'll be directly involved in every step of the editorial process, including: editorial research, copy editing, proof reading, reporting, fact checking, writing and blogging, photo research, web production, updating site elements and managing social media. Please read through each of the sites prior to applying. The Margins: http://aaww.org Open City: http://opencitymag.com CultureStrike: http://culturestrike.net

Qualifications: Experience in new media, media software, blogging, wordpress and HTML a plus; prior editorial and/or reporting experience preferred.

Bonus Qualifications--Design, A/V, Social Media, & Marketing:

Experience in video editing using Final Cut Pro. Proficiency with Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator a plus.

Persuasive writing skills and familiarity with Facebook and Twitter.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR EDITORIAL APPLICANTS: In addition to a completed application, please send 3 writing and/or journalism samples with your cover letter and resume.  

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Please send a cover letter and resume to desk [at] aaww.org with "Your Last Name - Fall 2013 Internship - Desired Position" in the subject line, in addition to the application above. If you are applying to an Editorial position, please also include 3 writing samples in the email with the subject line "Your Last Name- Fall 2013 Internship - Editorial." Early applicants will be given preference. Only complete applications will be considered.

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