Join the Texas Book Festival Team as an Intern!
The Texas Book Festival and the Texas Teen Book Festival offer ongoing unpaid internships designed to expose qualified applicants to editorial, marketing and publicity, and development work, and other aspects of publishing, nonprofit organizations, and event planning. We’re now accepting applications for 2017 internships!
From programming to outreach to development and graphic design, we’re looking for help! Festival internships are particularly valuable for those interested in publishing, journalism, creative writing, and nonprofit operations. Interns receive a front row view of the inner workings of book marketing, publicity and event management, as well as gain an understanding of the rhythms and cycles of publishing, nonprofit fundraising, and community engagement.
Full disclosure: if you intern for the Texas Book Festival, there’s a 95% chance you will be asked to pose for Instagram. It’s painless, we promise. Look at these happy interns:
Huge thanks to our amazing crew of 2016 interns! From copy editing to spreadsheet wrangling to post office runs and racing through the rain with armloads of umbrellas at the Fest, they went above and beyond to keep us rolling at full speed. We had a farewell lunch today to celebrate their hard work and talk resume and job-hunting tips. You guys were THE BEST! Best of luck to you! THANK YOU for everything! #txbookfest #interns
This week, Literary Intern Katarina is finishing up THE GOOSE GIRL by past #txbookfest author Shannon Hale: "I read THE GOOSE GIRL many years ago, but it's a perfect summer reread. Hale is great at building a fairytale into a much more sweeping and touching story. When the weather gets hot, all I want to hear about is #magic and #girlpower, and it's a beloved childhood book on top of that? Perfect!" #fridayreads #bookstagram
And also sometimes there’s dancing!