Internship Opportunities

Intern with Texas Book Festival

TEXAS BOOK FESTIVAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

We are pleased to offer internships across several departments: Programming, Outreach, Development, Operations, and Communications. Each intern reports to specific staff members, however, all interns assist the entire staff in the production of the Festival and its programs as needed. This includes participating in occasional after-hours literary events, including event setup, registration, and clean-up.
Internships require a commitment of 8-10 hours per week. Internships can range from three months to a year, and start and finish dates are flexible. Applicants who are available during the Gala and Festival Weekend (October 29-31) will be given preference. Internships must be scheduled during the Texas Book Festival’s operating hours (9 AM through 5 PM, Monday through Friday). Interns will receive a $500 stipend on completion of their internship.

2021 Texas Book Festival Internships

Literary Programming Internship
We are no longer accepting applications for the Literary Programming internship at this time. We welcome you to apply for our other opportunities.

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School and Community Outreach Internship: Fall Internship

We are no longer accepting applications for the School and Community Outreach internship at this time. We welcome you to apply for our other opportunities.

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Development Internship: Fall Internship

The Development Intern will work directly with the Development Associate to assist with duties ranging from donor record management and donor communication, event planning, budget support, writing copy for and updating the Festival’s website, updating information in donor database, and filing.

This internship will prepare the intern for a variety of work positions with a wide scope of practical and applicable skills. These skills can be used in a variety of industries, including non-profit and corporate responsibility.

Application Requirements

The ideal intern will be detail-oriented, experienced with Microsoft Word and Excel, good with people, and interested in the inner-workings of a non-profit organization. Interested applicants must be working towards an undergraduate or higher level degree. The work level will be adjusted to the applicant’s level of education and experience.

To Apply:

Interested applicants can send an e-mail with resume and cover letter as attachments to Susannah Auby, Development Associate: susannah@texasbookfestival.org. Please use the subject line “Development Internship Application.”

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Marketing & Communications Internship: Fall Internship

We are no longer accepting applications for the Marketing & Communications internship at this time. We welcome you to apply for our other opportunities.

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Event Production Internship: Fall Internship

The Event Production Intern will work directly with the Volunteer and Logistics Coordinator to assist with duties ranging from scheduling vehicle rentals to working on-site Festival weekend to coordinate volunteers. The Event Production Intern will also assist with virtual programming. 

This internship will prepare the intern for a variety of work positions with a wide scope of practical and applicable skills. These skills can be used in a variety of industries, including non-profit and corporate responsibility as well as production. 

Responsibilities include:

Pre-Festival duties:

  • Help print materials for all VCC meetings, including attending and taking notes
  • Organize supply bags for VCCs, including emergency packets
  • create VCC badge slips and author badge slips
  • help with storage runs
  • Work on badges
  • author and moderator placards (by location)
  • author greenroom session cards
  • author greenroom volunteer assignment cards
  • help with catering orders for Festival venues and author greenroom

Festival Week duties:

  • schedule Uhaul use and work on the overall schedule for the Uhaul
  • help set up church locations and drop-offs of materials during Friday pre-fest
  • set up Author Greenroom

Festival Weekend duties:

  • become the roving VCC, who helps out during the Festival weekend if VCCs want to attend certain sessions
  • coordinate with Author Greenroom VCCs on trash and recycling pickup of Author Greenroom

To Apply:
Interested applicants can send an e-mail with resume and cover letter as attachments to Nicole Wielga, Logistics and Volunteer Coordinator: nicole@texasbookfestival.org. Please use the subject line “Event Production Internship Application.”

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Texas Teen Book Festival Intern: Fall Internship

We are no longer accepting applications for the Literary Programming internship at this time. We welcome you to apply for our other opportunities.