All internships are volunteer positions that require 12-16 hours per week for one semester. Interns receive credit in the journal’s masthead and a complimentary year of subscription to Ploughshares.

Those wishing to apply for an internship may email a cover letter, résumé, and the completed, correct intern application form (Editorial/Blog or Marketing) to Every applicant will receive a response to his or her application.

Production internship applicants need not complete an application form. Instead, they should provide a portfolio or samples of their creative work. Please be sure to include information about relevant software in your cover letter or résumé.

Application Deadlines
Spring (January-May): November 15
Summer (May-August): March 15
Fall (September-December): August 1

Please note: Ploughshares accepts applications for Spring and Fall internships from Emerson College students only. Summer internships are open to all applicants.

Internship Responsibilities
Editorial Intern: The Editorial Intern aids the Editorial Assistants in sorting submissions; updating the log of galleys and literary journals; proofreading new issues; responding to email queries from Ploughshares authors, readers, and subscribers; and performing basic administrative tasks as needed.

Marketing Intern: The Marketing Intern works closely with the Marketing Assistant to maintain the website, blog, and social media accounts; write press releases and create press kits; brainstorm publicity campaigns; and keep tabs on Ploughshares's public image.

Blog Intern: The Blog Intern supports the Managing Editor in scheduling and proofreading blog posts and communicating with blog contributors.

Production Intern: The Production Intern collaborates with the Production Manager to design branded materials such as website headers, mail campaigns, and new issue and Solo covers; typeset and format new issues; and perform basic editorial and administrative tasks as needed.