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    BFA: Internships

    Hamline’s commitment to community-based learning and its location in the Twin Cities give our undergraduate creative writing students significant advantages. BFA students are required to do an internship that will prepare them for the world of work in literary, commercial, and web publishing and in related fields.

    BFA Internship FAQ

    Learn everything you need to know about BFA internships and see a list of places to look for internship opportunitiesDownload the BFA Internship FAQ.

    Literary and Commercial Presses

    Interns at a literary or commercial press will learn the ins and outs of development, editing, and/or marketing and publicity. Duties may include reading and reporting on submissions, sending out rejection letters, proofreading, collating and data entry, doing library research, gathering press releases, coordinating events, sending out review copies, writing news releases and newsletter copy, working with customers, and more. Internship opportunities include the following:

    • Graywolf Press
    • Milkweed Editions
    • Coffee House Press
    • Minnesota Historical Society Press
    • Lerner Publications
    • Llewellyn Press
    • Rain Taxi Review of Books
    • Augsburg Fortress Press

    Technical, Organizational, Professional, Web-Based Writing

    Internships are available in businesses and consulting firms that provide writing and editing services to individuals, corporations, government agencies, and nonprofits. Interns may work on the creation of brochures, Web sites, blogs, newsletters, speeches, press releases, training materials, proposals, grants, and user manuals.


    Additional internships are available at The Loft Literary Center, Consortium Book Sales & Distribution, the Minnesota Historical Society, Invigorate Life Counseling, and elsewhere.