2019 Summer Programs Internship

Join us for a summer internship, beginning in mid- June and ending in late-August, focused on The Telling Room’s Summer Camp programming in beautiful Portland, Maine.

Summer Programs Interns will commit to a minimum of 6 weeks (minimum of 196 hours) of assistant teaching in our various camps. Interns will also be expected to participate in a planning session with Telling Room program staff for each camp in which they are assistant teaching. These sessions will take place in June or outside of camp hours. Some prep/admin hours may be worked remotely. All Summer Interns will work directly with program staff and volunteers to deliver high quality programming throughout the summer.

The purpose of the Summer Programs Internship is to give interns the opportunity to work within 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 and will be encouraged to hone their teaching skills by implementing their own lessons and activities.

Click here to read a full job description and find out how to apply!



2019-2020 School-Year Internships


We are seeking bright and innovative candidates for our 2019-2020 school-year internship program. These internships are great opportunities for individuals interested in getting a survey of all areas of nonprofit work in the arts, education, and youth development fields. Telling Room interns enjoy the opportunity to learn about nonprofit management, education, literacy, youth development, and more. They are an integral part of the organization, helping out with our many events and programs. In addition, each intern is assigned one focus area like programs, publishing, or events to deepen their learning and opportunities for valuable professional experience. 

Interns must be able to work out of The Telling Room’s Writing Center located in Portland, Maine.

Internships begin in fall 2019.


Available Internships:

Writers Block/Teaching – Our teaching intern will have a unique opportunity to development in teaching, youth development, curriculum design, program coordination, and more. Teaching opportunities will include assisting in our drop-in, afterschool literary arts program Writers Block and leading literary Field Trips.


Candidates Must:

Attend a mandatory intern orientation program in September at The Telling Room.

  • Have excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Have an interest in education and a passion for The Telling Room’s mission
  • Be detail oriented and highly motivated to work with minimal supervision
  • Be able to commit to 8-10 hours per week from October 2019 to May 2020
  • Have experience teaching and working with young people in an educational environment and other relevant experience as indicated in the internship descriptions


  • Opportunities to participate in Telling Room events and trainings
  • A 15% discount on all TR books and merchandise
  • A fun, warm work environment where people love what they do
  • The opportunity to make a positive impact on a dynamic young nonprofit and the incredible young people who participate in our programs

How to Apply

Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to Your cover letter should indicate your top choice/s from the list of available internships above and highlight the relevant experience that qualifies you for your top choice/s. 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.

Questions may be submitted to, but no phone calls or in-person visits to our writing center will be accepted.