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 editorial internships twice a year (two interns per term). The six-month duration of the internship provides interns an in-depth introduction both to the publication of a literary magazine and to the wider publishing world.

Each internship term covers two full issues of the quarterly magazine. Interns assist with every step of the magazine’s production, particularly with fact-checking and research, as well as reading and evaluating submissions and researching potential interviews. In addition, they participate broadly across The Paris Review’s administrative, development, and digital departments.  

The Paris Review welcomes applicants with an interest in the magazine’s dual mission: to pursue the best and most exciting voices of the day and to support ambitious, inquisitive readers all over the world. In particular, we seek applicants eager to participate as the magazine moves forward with new voices and new technologies, while also celebrating the lessons of some of literature’s greatest masters.

Previous Paris Review interns 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, or to pursue graduate work.

The internship is full-time (35 hours/week) for six months and is compensated at $15/hour. Beginning in February 2021, the internship will be based in our New York City office; in the event of further health and safety restrictions, remote work may be required. All applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.  

The application schedule is as follows:





February 1–July 31

August 2–January 31

Applications Accepted:

Ocotober1–November 1

May 1–June 1

Decision by:

January 4

July 1

To Apply

Download the application document here. Please send your completed application and a résumé 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.