Telling Room Internships

*You must be at least 18 years old to apply*


Summer Programs Internship (Click link for full description and requirements.)

This is a paid summer internship, beginning in mid- June and ending in late-August, focused on The Telling Room’s Summer Camp Programming in Portland, Maine and online. Summer Programs Interns will commit to a minimum of 6 weeks (~35 hours/week, minimum of 210 hours) of assistant teaching in our various camps. The purpose of the Summer Programs Internship is to give interns the opportunity to work alongside a nationally recognized creative youth development nonprofit. Interns will be paired with Telling Room staff mentors and will learn how to create engaging writing curriculum. With plenty of support and time to prepare, interns will be encouraged to hone their teaching skills by implementing their own lessons and activities.


Summer Publications Internship (Click link for full description and requirements.)

This is a paid internship working directly with The Telling Room’s Publications Department remotely. The Publications Intern will commit to at least 10 hours of work per week from mid-June through mid-August (8 weeks) assisting on a book project. These hours will be worked remotely. Work alongside the publications team with a small team of editors to read and assess writing to be included in a new book; investigate potential partnerships with national and local organizations; create a plan for ancillary materials to accompany the book; help envision book launch and events; and generally assist with editorial, production, promotion, and community engagement extensions of the book and its authors.


How to Apply

Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to by midnight on Monday, March 1st, 2021. *Please be sure to indicate if you are a former Telling Room student

Your cover letter should highlight the relevant experience that qualifies you, and your interest in this position. Application documents must be submitted as a single PDF or Word document. Please do not paste your application materials into the body of the email, and please do not send hard copies through the mail.

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We are an equal opportunity employer. We are working to prioritize the leadership of people of color and LGBTQ individuals, and we strongly encourage people of all traditionally marginalized identities to apply. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state, or federal laws.