There are currently no staff openings at Teaches & Writers Collaborative.


Teachers & Writers Collaborative (T&W) is accepting applications from candidates for two unpaid internships during the 2014–2015 school year. Interns work at T&W during regular business hours (9 to 5, Monday through Friday) and are required to establish a regular work schedule based on the requirements outlined below. Preference will be given to applicants who are able to commit to spending at least six hours in the T&W office on internship days.


Teachers & Writers Collaborative publications include Teachers & Writers Magazine, which will launch as an online publication in fall 2014; anthologies of writing by students in T&W programs; and a variety of informational and marketing materials. T&W is active on social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr, and regularly provides content via the T&W website. Editorial intern responsibilities will include:

  • Create, format, and upload content to Teachers & Writers Magazine and T&W social media platforms.
  • Identify or create images (e.g., photos) for use in digital publications.
  • Review archival materials and anthologies of student writing to select content for “From the Archives” and “Work by Young Writers” sections of online magazine.
  • Research resources and events for writers and identify relevant content for “Links” section of online magazine.
  • Copyedit content for online magazine and other purposes.
  • Review and respond to unsolicited submissions for Teachers & Writers Magazine.
  • Participate in meetings of Teachers & Writers Magazine editorial team and support work of editors as requested (e.g., by fact checking an article).
  • Support process of determining future of T&W’s annual Bechtel Prize, including reviewing submissions if needed.
  • Assist with researching potential funders for print and digital publications and developing funding proposals.
  • Proofread anthologies of student writing and other materials as needed.
  • Write and design marketing materials for T&W programs and publications.
  • Participate in T&W staff meetings.
  • Assist with general office tasks (e.g., answering phones, greeting visitors) as requested.

Requested Minimum Commitment: Two days per week


Poetry Out Loud is a national poetry memorization and recitation competition for high school students created by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation. Teachers & Writers Collaborative manages the program statewide under a contract from the New York State Council on the Arts. Poetry Out Loud intern responsibilities will include:

  • Maintain database of principals, teachers, students, contacts at host sites, competition judges, and other participants in Poetry Out Loud.
  • Assist in developing program fliers, marketing materials, and press releases.
  • Coordinate program mailings to participating schools.
  • Contact schools in underrepresented parts of the state to encourage participation in Poetry Out Loud.
  • Assist in developing and posting information about Poetry Out Loud on T&W website, social media platforms, and Teachers & Writers Magazine.
  • Compile data on program participation at district, regional, and state levels.
  • Participate in drafting reports on 2014–2015 Poetry Out Loud program for New York State Council on the Arts and other funders.
  • Assist with researching potential funders and developing funding proposals.
  • Participate in Poetry Out Loud meetings, including program development sessions focused on generating ideas for future program growth.
  • Participate in T&W staff meetings.
  • Assist with general office tasks (e.g., answering phones, greeting visitors) as requested.

Requested Minimum Commitment: One day per week

Individuals interested in interning with T&W should send a cover letter and résumé to: or to T&W Internships, Teachers & Writers Collaborative, 520 8th Avenue, Suite 2020, New York, NY 10018 by Friday, September 26. Applications will not be accepted via fax. Applicants should indicate which of the internship positions described below is of greatest interest, if they are available for the full academic year or for only one semester, and approximately how many hours/days per week they would be able to work at T&W.


We are not currently accepting applications to join our teaching artist roster.