Writing Away the Stigma Internship (2016)
Creative Nonfiction is offering a six-month editorial internship as part of its upcoming “Writing Away the Stigma” project, a series of writing workshops and events designed to help demonstrate the ways in which true stories can counteract the dangerous and shameful stigma surrounding mental illness. The intern will work mainly on the Writing Away the Stigma project, but will also have the opportunity to work on other CNF projects, including the magazine and other books.
Because CNF is a small nonprofit organization, the intern will also have the opportunity to learn about everything that goes into coordinating a community workshop series and mentoring writers—not just editorial work, but also marketing and event planning.
The internship requires a 15 hour per week (average) commitment starting in January 2015 and ending in June 2016, and comes with a stipend of $1,500. The fellow will work primarily in Creative Nonfiction's Pittsburgh office but will also be required to attend a weekly series of Monday evening workshops in January/February; several readings and events in early May; and CNF’s annual writers’ conference (May 27-29).
The internship is open to anyone; we’re happy to work with a current student who might be eligible to get course credit, but we’re equally open to working with a non-student. To apply, please upload a one-page resume and a thoughtful and well-written one- to two-page cover letter introducing yourself and explaining your qualifications and professional goals.
Deadline for applications is October 23, 2015. We will award the fellowship by the end of November.
Funding for the Writing Away the Stigma project was provided by the Fred C. Schatz Fund and the Sarah and Goldie Wolfe Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation.