Become a part of our team!
We want to help young writers explore their interests and gain experience in the writing industry. Our internship program offers an abundance of opportunities to learn new skills, build connections, and grow communal spaces for youth writing communities.
Interns have the opportunity to work one-on-one with Desirée Brown, executive director of YEW, and shadow and collaborate with other team members. We love exploring new ways to expand the development of our communities, so we encourage interns to pitch their own project ideas. While contributing to the growth of spaces for young writers, interns also explore their interests and pursue their career goals. Discover how far your passions can take you. Seize your moment and apply today!
What we're seeking...
A willingness to learn new skills cannot be taught. We believe it is one of the best traits a person can have. If you have a passion for achieving and growing, YEW is the right fit for you!
It can be tricky juggling school, work, writing, and more. We want to be a bonus in your life, not a burden. It's important to us that team members can manage their time accordingly to maintain deadlines and responsibilities.
Because the YEW Team operates from several different cities, and even different countries, it is important that members are easily accessible via email and Discord on our YEW Team server.
What we offer...
We know it is difficult for young writers to gain experience. YEW wants to help you strengthen your skills, discover new ones, and build your résumé.
We understand life happens. That's why we will work with you on deadlines and hours. It's our top priority that you have time for school, other jobs, and writing!
Our organization aims to develop community among young writers. As a member of the YEW Team, you have the opportunity to connect with writers across the country and even the world!
Letter of Recommendation
We love to see our team members expand their horizons and reach new goals. When applying to new opportunities, you have the choice to receive a letter of recommendation written by Desirée Brown (executive director).
Promotion through YEW
We want to support you on your journey as a writer. We also believe hard work deserves recognition. Tell us about the work you are doing and we will promote it on social media and in our newsletter!
YEW has connections with many writers and organizations. As an intern, you have opportunities to work directly with our colleagues and collaborate with their projects.
Free bio revisions
Writing your bio can be nerve-wracking. What are you even supposed to put? We can help you craft an eye-catching bio that presents your accomplishments professionally as well as creatively.
Free admission to events
You are invited and encouraged to join any and all of our virtual and in-person events, including our annual Young Eager Writers Conference. Reap the benefits YEW has to offer!
Even if you're interested in working for the Young Eager Writers Journal, you can still submit your work! We offer a special Staff Column so team members have the opportunity to publish their work with YEW.
"I'm very excited to be part of the YEW team. I love helping other writers achieve their goals and potential. Books and the worlds within their pages bring people together. They help us to understand the people around us better; to observe and think before speaking. To be a part of that is an amazing gift."
- Kendra Carter, Editor of YEW Journal