Bucknell's Stadler Center for Poetry offers a competitive, semester-length, unpaid internship for qualified sophomores, juniors, and seniors who may wish to pursue a career in Arts Management. The internship will be most relevant to students interested in one or more of the following areas: creative writing, contemporary literature, and arts management and administration, literary or otherwise. Students from any major are welcome to apply. The Stadler Center Internship is available in the fall and spring semesters of each year.

The Commitment

The Stadler Center Internship requires 6-10 hours of work per week, some of which may be completed away from the office. Though the internship is offered on a non-paid basis, interns will earn one non-traditional study course credit for successful completion of the semester-length program. The internship is equivalent to one class.

Duties and Responsibilities

Interns will assist in all levels of the Center's operations, working alongside Shara McCallum, Director of the Center; Andrew Ciotola, Operations Manager; and the Stadler Fellows. Interns may be required to perform the following duties:

  • Attend biweekly meetings with the Stadler Center staff.
  • Attend all Stadler Center readings and literary events.
  • Assist with administrative tasks.
  • Promote Stadler Center events and activities.
  • Develop and participate in community outreach programs.
  • Conduct interviews with visiting poets and writers (to be published on the Stadler Center website).
  • Introduce visiting writers for the Stadler Center's Writers Series.
  • Assist in the selection of poems for the Poetry Path.

The duties to which the intern will be assigned are common to many literary and arts centers and diverse non-profit organizations, making the internship an excellent experience for students who are exploring arts administration and management as a career path. However, we are especially interested in candidates with a background in contemporary poetry and literature.

Since an academic element is necessary in order for the intern to receive course credit, interns will also be required to write short responses to each of the Stadler Center events occurring that semester and to complete a final paper at the end of the internship, all of which will be graded by the sponsoring faculty member, Shara McCallum.

Upon completion of the program, the intern can expect to receive letters of recommendation to potential employers from the Stadler Center staff.

How to Apply

Please query for availability and deadlines: stadlercenter@bucknell.edu.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a brief resume, and an academic transcript. All application materials should be submitted by email to stadlercenter@bucknell.edu.

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