InternsSpells Writing Lab is seeking program and design interns for Spring and Summer 2016!

Do you . . .

  • Enjoy mentoring kids?
  • Have a desire to share your creativity and love of writing?
  • Love lab coats and funny goggles, talking like a pirate, and generally being silly?

If so, this could be the internship for you!

For college students who would like to turn their volunteering into an educational experience and can commit at least 5–10 hours per week to our organization (or 20 hours/week during the summer), we offer the Spells Writing Lab Internship.

As a Spells Writing Lab Program Intern, you will work one-on-one with young authors, guiding them through the writing process and helping them realize their full creative potential. Additional responsibilities include providing homework support to students in our after-school program, developing and presenting writing workshops or other educational programming, and assisting with volunteer management, community outreach, fundraising, or other areas of running a non-profit. During the school year, interns will have the opportunity to assist with presenting our programs in local schools, while summer interns focus on running our summer writing camp program.

Design Interns will work closely with our programming director to help students with digital media projects such as animations, short films, and visual novels; manage the creation of chapbooks and other final projects during our writing workshops and in-school programs; capture and edit photos and video from our programs; and work with our staff to produce flyers, newsletters, event materials, and promotional materials as needed.

We are currently accepting internship applications on a rolling basis. To apply, please send an email to The email should include a PDF attachment of your current resume, and a cover letter pasted into the body of the email that highlights specific skills and experience you would bring to Spells, as well as what you hope to gain from the internship.


  • Minimum commitment of 5–20 hours per week
  • A passion for writing
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and adapt to new situations
  • Experience with kids in a professional setting preferred
  • Editing, proofreading, or design skills a plus
  • Interest in other forms of artistic expression (photography, film, music, etc.) a plus
  • For Design Interns: comfort with photo editing and publishing software, an interest in photography, and experience with iMovie or other film-editing software preferred


  • Adoration of our students
  • Opportunities to work with local authors and journalists
  • In-school teaching experience
  • Transportation stipend
  • Free Spells Writing Lab t-shirt
  • Free admission to Spells Writing Lab events, including our annual fundraiser
  • Strong sense of accomplishment and pride from helping kids succeed

We look forward to hearing from you!