Opportunities

We are currently seeking applicants for our paid, New York City–based internships; applications for our volunteer submissions reader program, for which applicants can be located anywhere, are currently closed.


Job Openings

 

Editorial Internship

The Paris Review offers paid editorial internships twice a year (two interns per term). The internship requires a full-time commitment for six months, affording interns the opportunity to participate in two full production cycles. Interns assist with every step of production, from fact-checking to proofreading to distributing issues. They are also tasked with a variety of administrative, digital, and developmental work. Interns work a thirty-five-hour week at minimum wage. We do not sponsor visas.

Paris Review internships are an excellent introduction to the literary world. Past graduates have gone on to find work at a wide range of literary agencies, publishing houses, magazines, and newspapers, among them Picador, HarperCollins, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Simon and Schuster, the Wylie Agency, Poets & Writers, the New York Times, and Vanity Fair. Others have gone on to enjoy successful freelance careers as editors and writers.

The application schedule is as follows:

 

Spring–Summer

Fall–Winter

Term:

February 1–July 31

August 1–January 31

Application Deadline:

November 1

June 5

Decision by:

January 2

July 1


To Apply

The application period for the Fall-Winter 2020 term is now closed. Applications for the Spring-Summer 2021 term will be due by November 1, 2020.

Please send your résumé and a cover letter clearly stating the term for which you would like to be considered and explaining your interest in The Paris Review. Please also send a one-page reader’s report on a story published in a journal or magazine within the past year. All materials should be mailed as PDFs to opportunities@theparisreview.org

Unfortunately, because of the volume of applications we receive, we aren’t able to respond to every applicant, but if you are invited for an interview, you will generally be contacted within three weeks of submitting your application.

 


Volunteer Opportunities

 

Reader Program

The application period is now closed. We responded to all applicants in January and have been distressed to discover that not all of the response emails reached their destinations; if you have not heard back, you can assume we were unable to offer you the opportunity at this time. We sincerely apologize for the confusion this may have caused and are grateful for your interest.

Unfortunately, because of the volume of applications we receive, we aren’t able to give status updates, but if you are invited for an interview, you will generally be contacted within six weeks of submitting your application.