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.
Texas Book Festival Internships
The Texas Book Festival is an independent, nonprofit organization based in downtown Austin that is dedicated to the execution of the Texas Book Festival as well as ongoing literacy outreach in Texas. The Texas Book Festival internships can range from three months to a year. Start and finish dates are flexible, though applicants who can be available during the Festival (November 4 & 5) will be given preference. Please contact us with any questions: bookfest (at) texasbookfestival.org.
Texas Teen Book Festival Internships
The Texas Teen Book Festival is an independent, nonprofit organization based in Austin that is dedicated to the execution of the annual Texas Teen Book Festival. The Texas Teen Book Festival internships begin March 1 and run through October 13, 2017. Contact Jen Bigheart, TTBF public relations director, with questions regarding the TTBF internships: TTBFmedia [at] gmail [dot] com.
Festival Programming interns work directly with the Festival’s literary director and staff to ensure that the Festival Weekend’s robust schedule of literary programming is executed seamlessly and that the 250+ Festival authors have the best possible experience during the Festival. Duties include, but are not limited to, communicating with authors and publicists about Festival details; logging and tracking submissions; writing blog posts on a variety of literary topics; and much more.
The development intern will work directly with the Festival’s Development Manager in assisting with development duties ranging from communication with donors, event planning, grant writing and proofreading, updating information in customer relationship database, and general fundraising.
The outreach intern works directly with the Festival’s outreach manager to assist with community outreach programs, including the Festival’s Reading Rock Stars literacy program, the Youth Fiction Writing Contest, and Texas Library Grants. Duties include but are not limited to: researching authors and community partners; assisting with the creation of curriculum guides for the Reading Rock Stars Literacy program, upkeep of spreadsheets, and writing copy for school newsletters.