The Hudson Valley Writers’ Center is seeking an intern whose time will be devoted primarily to furthering the day-to-day and long-term operations of our non-profit literary hub. The Hudson Valley Writers Center is located in a renovated train station on the Hudson River in Sleepy Hollow. Our mission is to advance the art and craft of writing by hosting workshops, readings, courses, and events geared to audiences of every age and to writers at every level. Under the supervision of HVWC’s Executive Director and in collaboration with HVWC staff, Interns will engage in the following: grant activity, including researching new funders and drafting proposals and reports; donor stewardship (including maintaining correspondences); partner-organization cultivation and outreach (with area non-profits, schools, and cultural organizations); audience-building; social media; database upkeep and website housekeeping; proofreading and copy editing; mission-critical clerical tasks; event set-up and hosting.
Requirements: The ideal candidate(s) will possess the following:
strong organizational skills
the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
an eagerness to learn new skills
a working knowledge of Microsoft Office
writing and editing skills
attention to detail
and a reader’s love of literature
Compensation: Although the internship is unpaid, the benefits that interns can expect to receive are: an annual membership to the HVWC; discounted copies of all Slapering Hol Press publications; volunteer opportunities at HVWC/SHP fundraisers, including our annual Tappan Hill Mansion Gala.
To Apply: please email a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with the title “Internship Application”.