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. To apply, fill out this application indicating which internship you are applying for and submit by June 30. You are welcome to apply for more than one internship.
We provide two- or three-day training for the Teaching Assistant and The Interview Project 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 the summer of 2021, all training will be held virtually on Zoom.
For Teaching Assistants, your internship will take place virtually or in person for select camps. Editorial and The Interview Project interns will participate virtually.
Training Dates: Tues. 7/6 and Wed. 7/7, 1 to 3 p.m.
Teaching dates will coincide with youth summer camps
with Lisa Hartsgrove
During this internship, you assist with teaching writing to groups of children in our youth summer camps and/or outreach 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.
PWN Teen Editorial Assistant
Flexible dates throughout the summer
with Lisa Hartsgrove
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.
The Interview Project
Training Dates: Tues. 7/13 and Wed. 7/14, 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Interview dates flexible throughout the summer
with Susan Kuper
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 2020 stories here and 2019 stories here.
For 2021, we are interviewing members of Shore House, a clubhouse for adults living with mental illness in Long Branch. Interviews can be conducted in person or virtually.