Information for Students Seeking Academic Credit for Creative Writing Internships


The Creative Writing Program may be able to award students academic credit for internships arranged with creative writing-related organizations (e.g., literary agencies, literary magazines or book publishers, literary outreach programs, literary non-profit arts organizations, reading series programs, etc.). Past creative writing interns have worked at such organizations as the Community Word Project, Alfred A. Knopf, Macmillan, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, and Sarah Lazin Books, among many others. To be eligible to apply for departmental credit for an internship, you must be a declared Creative Writing Minor who has already taken or is currently taking your second CRWRI-UA course. Program approval--which includes a review of the proposed statement of responsibilities--is required for registration. Please be aware that internship announcements distributed through the Creative Writing Program's listserv and/or posted on the Creative Writing Program website are not pre-approved for academic credit.

The full internship guidelines and application can be found here.

Information for Literary Organizations Seeking Interns

If you would like to announce an internship to NYU undergraduate creative writing students, please write to Adrian Coto at We will be happy to spread the word by including your posting in our weekly undergraduate newsletter, which reaches current creative writing students as well as program alumni (please note, however, that we do not pre-approve internships for academic credit; students must follow the procedures above to apply for academic credit). We ask that you provide a link to an official internship posting on your organization's webpage. If such a link does not exist, we ask that you create an official posting through the NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development.

Internship Opportunities

Below is a list of internship opportunities at various literary companies and organizations. This list is not exhaustive; current internship announcements are often included in the weekly undergraduate newsletter (distributed through the program's listserv). Students may also search for additional internship opportunities through NYU Careernet or by visiting The Wasserman Center for Career Development.