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Creative Writing Internships

The Creative Writing Program offers credit for internships with organizations related to the field of creative writing (e.g. a literary agency, a literary magazine or book publisher, a literary outreach program, a non-profit arts organization, the book review section of a periodical, etc.). Past creative writing interns have worked at such companies and organizations as the Community Word Project, Alfred A. Knopf, Macmillan, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, and Sarah Lazin Books. In order to apply for and receive departmental credit for an internship, you must be a declared Creative Writing Minor who has already taken or are currently taking your second CRWRI-UA course. You must obtain Program approval to register for a Creative Writing Internship.   

CAS students are not permitted to take more than 12 points of independent study and/or internship, and no more than 8 points may be taken in any one department. (Independent study and/or internship courses taken in other divisions of the University or at other universities do not count toward the College degree.) This policy may vary at NYU's other undergraduate schools. Students in Stern, Steinhardt, Tisch, Gallatin, or SCPS should inquire about internship policies at their home school’s advising office. Approved internship credit (2 points per internship) may count toward the points needed for graduation, but it does not count toward the requirements of the Creative Writing Minor.

THE CREATIVE WRITING INTERNSHIP APPLICATION GUIDELINES AND FORM ARE AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD HERE. The fall '14 deadline for submitting application materials is Friday, August 15, 2014. The spring '15 deadline for submitting application materials is Friday, January 16, 2015.

Internship Opportunities

Below is a list of internship opportunities at various literary companies and organizations. This list is not exhaustive; you can find more internships on NYU Careernet or by visiting The Wasserman Center for Career Development. Please note: an internship's presence on this list or on NYU Careernet does not mean that we automatically approve it for academic credit. If you wish to register for a Creative Writing Internship for credit, you must submit the required internship application form and supervisor's statement of responsibilities.  

Columbia University Press
Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Harper Collins
Hatchette Books USA
Random House
Simon & Schuster
Ugly Duckling Presse
W.W. Norton


The Atlantic Monthly
Condé Nast
One Story
The Paris Review
Poets & Writers
A Public Space


Folio Literary Management
Mendel Media Group
Waxman Literary Agency


The Asian American Writers' Workshop
Cave Canem 
Center for Fiction
Community Word Project
Girls Write Now
Lambda Literary Foundation
NY Writers Coalition
PEN American Center
Poets House 
Symphony Space