We’re looking for a few good interns to help us run phati’tude || Conversations in Literature, home of phati’tude Literary Magazine and literary programming by The Intercultural Alliance of Artists & Scholars, Inc., a NY-based nonprofit organization that promotes multicultural literature and literacy.

What started out as a space to feature phati’tude Literary Magazine has now grown into a hub where people can share their craft, their stories and ideas. We believe that writing about books and reading should be just as diverse as books and readers are. That’s why phati’tude is making itself part of the bigger conversation by mixing political and pop culture discussions with a good dose of literary sensibilities. In doing so, we are looking for interns interested in social media marketing, writing press releases and promotional copy, editing, and research; as well as writing book reviews, articles, interviews, and weekly columns for our website.

We need interns with a high degree of self-motivation, who are able to work independently, have superior communication (both oral and written) and organizational skills, and express an interest and a strong knowledge of literature, publishing and culture. Excellent communication skills and the ability to work well with others is essential. Interns should have some background in areas of interest, such as editing, writing and marketing, or have acquired class credits to be considered.

Knowledge of Microsoft Word is essential; familiarity with WordPress is an added plus. The ability to stick to deadlines is absolutely mandatory. Ideally, we don’t want interns that just take orders and slave away at their specific tasks –- we consider everyone as part of the team — including their input and ideas as well. Interns are required to work a minimum of 10 hours a week toward completing our internship program.

Although we are located in New York City, phati’tude operates on a computer cloud, meaning we communicate and conduct business using our laptops and cell phones. Therefore, we are open to working with interns throughout the U.S. Please note that at this time, we are only accepting applications from candidates enrolled in college with plans to participate in a credited internship program. Deadlines for the Fall semester is June 1st; and the deadline for the Spring semester is October 1st. Once accepted, we will be happy to fill out whatever applications your institution requires to help make your internship happen.

Potential candidates should familiarize themselves with our organization before applying. Please send a cover letter, resume and writing sample (or art portfolio) to Gabrielle David at gdavid [at] theiaas [dot]org. Be sure to tell us why you want to work with us, what you would like to do, your experience, your future goals, and why you love literature. Don’t forget to attach your resume!

Thanks for your interest in phati’tude. We’re extremely grateful and excited at the prospect of having extra hands added to this labor of love, for it’s this kind of support that has allowed the IAAS to operate phati’tude, and continue its work.

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