826DC Publications Internship


Are you interested in working with an arts education nonprofit in Washington, DC?

Lannan Center and 826DC are offering an internship opportunity to a Georgetown undergraduate or graduate student interested in working as a Student Publishing and Production Intern.

Student Publishing Interns support all aspects of on-site and off-site student publishing projects, including our flagship Young Authors’ Book Project (YABP) and chapbook publishing. The Student Publishing Intern will coordinate and execute the editing, proofreading, and production process for publishing projects. Interns will create and execute at least one writing workshop with YABP students at a partner school, and under the direction of the Programs team, interns may be assigned to work one-on-one or in a small group mentorship capacity with students between ages 6-18.

The application period for 2019-2020 is closed.

Position Title: Student Publishing and Production Intern  
Incumbent: Position filled

Employment Type:  Part-Time Intern, 8-10 hours/week

Reports To: Programs Staff                                   

Department:  Programs                           

Updated: May 2019


  • Support the Programs team in the execution of all 826DC on-site and off-site publishing projects, including but not limited to: Young Authors’ Book Project (YABP), In-Schools Writing, Editing & Publishing (ISWEP) projects, and on-site chapbook publishing.

    Please note: The Fall Student Publishing position has a stronger focus on content generation in the classroom while the Spring Student Publishing position has a stronger focus on production, including copyedits, book design, and book layout.

  • Adhere to 826DC’s approach to working with and supporting students of all ages through positive youth development and experiential learning; support students who participate in 826DC programming with positive reinforcement, positive engagement and redirection, and a sense of humor.
  • Support and/or create on-site and off-site writing workshops that develop student writing skills, including students with learning differences, English Language Learners, students with disabilities, and students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Directly coordinate and execute the editing, proofreading, and production process for ISWEP and other publishing projects, as needed.
  • Coordinate the YABP book release party and support the coordination of additional publishing parties, as needed.
  • Participate in required local travel to programming locations, including travel by Metro (train/bus), personal vehicle, and/or walking distances of up to 1 mile.
  • Support 826DC’s volunteer operations through direct outreach and support of volunteer management systems, including our volunteer database, Salesforce.
  • Support 826DC’s program design through accurate collection and input of student involvement data and program evaluation.
  • Alongside 826DC staff, support the execution of the In-School Writing, Editing, and Publishing Program (ISWEP) by working one-on-one or in small groups with students at partner schools throughout Washington, DC. 
  • Support in the research and development of publishing project sustainability documents, as needed.
  • Work a regular bi-weekly shift in Tivoli’s Astounding Magic Supply Co., and uses shift to inform store visitors about 826DC and its programs.
  • Respond to emails sent to intern@826DC.org.
  • Support 826DC external events and initiatives, as appropriate; attend, as you are able, 826DC events and volunteer socials.
  • Write appropriate and relevant content for 826DC’s blog, website, and social media.
  • Perform other tasks and duties as assigned.
  • Work independently to meet deadlines while also maintaining flexibility and adaptability to changing circumstances and situations.
  • Take direction from others and offers his/her/their own ideas and recommendations.
  • Ask for help, support, and resources when s/he needs these, and speaks up early when s/he/they are not able to meet a deadline or complete a task or project.
  • Perform other tasks and duties as assigned.


  • Interns are expected to be able to work independently to meet deadlines while also maintaining flexibility and adaptability to changing circumstances and situations.

  • Interns are expected to take direction from others and offer her/his/their own ideas and recommendations.

  • Interns are expected to ask for help, support, and resources when s/he/they need these, and to speak up early when s/he/they are not able to meet a deadline or complete a task or project.

  • 826DC expects interns to contribute her/his/their own brand of humor and originality to 826DC’s volunteer spirit and to help create a positive working experience with 826DC.


  • Upperclassmen undergraduate status or enrollment in graduate school.

  • Interest in writing, publishing, the arts, education, nonprofits, youth development, or arts education.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Preference for candidates with some copyediting and/or publishing experience in either a formal or informal setting (peer reviews, writing consultant).

  • Preference for candidates with some experience working with children in either a formal or informal setting (teaching, summer camp, workshops, tutoring, mentoring, babysitting).


Georgetown University students will receive an hourly rate of $13.25 from the Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice.

To Apply

This position is currently closed for applications.

Interested parties should send a resume, cover letter, and three references to the following email with “826DC (Fall 2018, Spring 2019, or 2018-2019) Student Publishing and Production Internship” in the subject: 


This internship has the option of being a full academic-year internship, or a fall/spring internship. When applying, please indicate the semester(s) you are applying for in the subject line. Preference will be given to applicants who can commit to the full academic year.

Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis, with hiring for the position ongoing. The final application deadline is Friday, August 24, though hiring for the position may close before that date.

The internship is currently open only to Georgetown University and American University students.

Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis. No phone calls, please. Select applicants will be contacted directly to schedule an interview.

It is the policy of 826DC that employment shall be based on merit, qualifications, and competence and that employment decisions shall be made without regard to an applicant’s or employee’s gender, race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, familial status, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, medical condition, marital status, gender identity, or disability, except where certain characteristics are essential bona fide occupational requirements or where a disability is a bona fide occupational disqualification, as required by law.