Our Teen Internship Program provides a unique, hands-on experience in education, publishing, and journalism.
Our internships are designed to engage students in a field they may want to pursue after high school.
Each internship is unpaid but you can receive community service hours as well as list it on your resume. No prior experience is necessary.
We provide two- or three-day virtual training for our internships. The training is mandatory but we do make exceptions for extenuating circumstances. Please inquire if you are unable to make the training dates.
For Teaching Assistants, your training will be virtual but your internship will take place in person. Editorial and The Interview Project interns can participate virtually.
Deadline for applications: June 16, 2023.
Training Dates: Tuesday, June 27 & Wednesday, June 28, 1 to 3 p.m. ET (virtual)
Teaching dates will coincide with youth summer camps. (in-person)
During this internship, you assist with teaching writing to groups of children in our in-person youth summer programs under the supervision of one of our instructors. During the training, you learn how to design lesson plans based on what you love about writing. You are then given the opportunity to teach throughout the summer.
Limited to 10 participants.
*Note: All Teaching Assistants must live local to Monmouth County, New Jersey. This is an in-person internship only.
Training Dates: Thursday, June 29 & Friday, June 30, 1 to 3 p.m. ET (virtual)
Editorial Assistant work is flexible throughout the summer. (virtual with in-person opportunities)
During this internship, you assist our program coordinator with a number of editorial projects for our PWN Teen programming. Projects include creating original content for marketing purposes (flyers, social media posts, and more) and for our website (blogs, book recommendations) as well as helping manage our online young adult literary magazine, Bridge Ink. We also invite you to participate in our regular PWN Teen editorial meetings where you can share your ideas to help us develop and expand our teen writing community.
Limited to 8 participants.
The Interview Project
Training Dates: Tuesday, June 27 & Thursday, June 29, 3 to 4:30 p.m. ET (virtual)
Interview dates flexible throughout the summer. (virtual with in-person opportunities)
Inspired by “Humans of New York,” this project has you finding and sharing stories that need to be told, ones that will touch the lives of others. During the training, we teach you essential journalism skills, such as interviewing, selecting important details, and writing a compelling narrative. The goal is to provide completed stories to give to the participants and their families. Your finished pieces will also be published in our online young adult literary magazine, Bridge Ink. You can read 2021 stories here, 2020 stories here, and 2019 stories here. Interviews can be conducted in person or virtually.
Limited to 8 participants.