Brink’s publishing internship program seeks to bring underrepresented and diverse voices into the publishing industry itself. Through our twelve-week program, interns learn the essential ins and outs of the industry and become crucial contributors to the positive social change Brink affects every day.

Internship Program

Professional Experience

Are you eager to foster a love of literature and stories? Do you believe in the power of the pen? Are you motivated by a desire to discover hidden gems of literary beauty and bring them to light?

An internship with Brink will provide you with firsthand experience in the publishing industry. Our programs are designed to bridge the gap between learning about publishing and working in the business.

Our internships are conducted entirely online, so applicants from anywhere in the world can participate in this remote publishing internship as long as they have access to WiFi.

Our Program

Editing

Guided by our professional staff, interns will receive extensive editorial training that covers everything from initial content and broad structural editing to perfecting final copies. Interns will work with general and contest submissions, polish pieces to be published in F(r)iction, and try their hands at both navigating the slush pile and managing celebrity authors.

Publishing

Working with Publishing Director Andrew Jimenez, interns will assist in the creation of F(r)iction. Interns will gain experience in every step of the publication process, including editing and general content management. Additionally, interns are asked to assist with the marketing and distribution of F(r)iction.

Outreach

Guided by Outreach Director Mia Herman, interns will gain experience in industry correspondence: they will reach out to literary agents and publicists, request advance review copies for the season’s most anticipated books, and conduct Q&As with celebrity authors.

Editorial Writing

Brink provides interns with the opportunity to hone their own craft and technique in order to sharpen their editorial lens. Interns will write short pieces for group writing projects such as Dually Noted and draft book reviews for upcoming titles.

Marketing

Interns will work alongside Marketing Director Kaley Kiermayr and assist with the management of marketing materials, social media accounts, and online publications.

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How to Apply

Brink offers three internship sessions every year—spring, summer, and fall—with each internship lasting twelve weeks. 

Spring Cycle

Applications Open: Sept 15

Applicant Deadline: Dec 1

Referrer Deadline: Dec 15

Cycle runs: Jan – Apr

Summer Cycle

Applications Open: Jan 15

Applicant Deadline: Apr 1

Referrer Deadline: Apr 15

Cycle runs: May – Aug

Fall Cycle

Applications Open: May 15

Applicant Deadline: Aug 1

Referrer Deadline: Aug 15

Cycle runs: Sept – Dec

Want to make your application stand out? Check out our Internship FAQ page.

Learn More

Applications for our Spring 2020 cycle are currently open! Deadline: December 1, 2019

Testimonials

Working as an intern with Brink has truly been one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve ever had. I’ve gained firsthand experience in so many facets of the publishing industry, from editing live submissions to managing social media accounts. Most importantly, I’ve met a group of passionate people doing amazing work all around the world. I’m so proud to have contributed to an organization constantly striving to change the world through the power of story.

Jaclyn Morken
Fall 2019 Intern
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Working with Brink helped me to confirm a genuine interest in the field of editing and publication. While before I was not sure if this industry was something I could make a career out of, after my experiences through Brink I feel prepared, confident, and motivated to continue pursuing opportunities in this field. I truly did find the level of assignments to be an effective bridge between theory and industry work.

Dana Benelli
Spring 2019 Intern

The two best parts of working with Brink are their community of lovely, passionate word nerds, and their commitment and respect for the artist. The skills I gained at Brink helped me transition into my first professional editorial position in publishing!

Jordan Ryder
Fall 2018 Intern
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