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Spring 2021 Communications Internship

By Words Without Borders

Communications Internship | Words Without Borders

Words Without Borders (WWB) seeks a creative and highly organized intern for the spring of 2021. Working closely with our communications and editorial teams, the intern will assist in the promotion of our monthly online magazine of international literature. They may also have opportunities to assist in our public events, education programs, and editorial work. This is a great opportunity for an individual interested in developing digital communications skills and gaining experience in publishing. No prior experience in the field is required.



—Craft compelling social media posts to promote WWB’s content, issue launches, education programs, and public events
—Research news outlets and organizations for issue promotion, as well as platforms for marketing WWB to new audiences
—Help organize and promote WWB’s virtual events
—Assist with administrative tasks, including updating the organization’s contacts database and tracking mentions of the organization in the media



—Interest in international literature, literary translation, and/or publishing
—Excellent verbal and written communication skills
—Competence with Microsoft Office and social media platforms
—Ability to work both independently and collaboratively on a small, dynamic team
—Availability to work on east coast time
—Must hold or be pursuing a bachelor's degree

The internship offers a stipend of $200 per week and requires a commitment of sixteen hours a week for three months. The position will be remote due to extenuating circumstances.

To apply, please send a cover letter, résumé, and a writing sample of 250–500 words to [email protected] with “Intern” in the subject line.

Words Without Borders is committed to pursuing equity and inclusion in our organization and seeks candidates with diverse backgrounds and new perspectives on our work. Permission to work in the US is required. 

DEADLINE: Friday, February 5, 2021 at 5:00PM EST


Words Without Borders

Winner of a 2018 Whiting Literary Magazine Prize, Words Without Borders is the premier destination for global literary conversation. Founded in 2003, WWB seeks to expand cultural understanding by giving readers unparalleled access to contemporary world literature in English translation. To date, our free digital magazine has published more than 2,500 pieces of writing from 139 countries, translated from 126 languages, including work by Elena Ferrante, Han Kang, Roberto Bolaño, and Jokha Alharthi.

Published Jan 13, 2021   Copyright 2021 Words Without Borders

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