The IAAS is accepting applications from Interns who are participating in accredited college internship programs.

VOUNTEERSThe Intercultural Alliance of Artists & Scholars, Inc. (IAAS) is looking for a few good interns with a high degree of self- motivation, who are able to work independently, have superior communication (both oral and written) and organizational skills, and express an interest and a strong knowledge of literature, publishing and culture.

The IAAS offers interns a number of areas to work in, including legal, administrative, accounting, fundraising and grant writing. We also offer internships through our program initiatives: 2Leaf Press, our literary website: phati’tude || Conversations in Literature, The African American Literary Festival, our bookstore, 2LP Bookshop, and literary resource wiki: LitWiki.org. For these programs, we’re looking for writers, editors, researchers, graphic artists, web programmers and grant writers.

The ideal candidate will do whatever it takes to help us make our programs happen. While we try to offer some “glamorous” duties (such as proofreading and editing books, graphic layout and design, and social media marketing), interns will be required to do some less than glamorous tasks such as research, writing press releases and promotional copy, and updating the websites. Familiarity with content management systems such as WordPress (to update the website), InDesign and Photoshop (to work on books and publicity materials), and social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter and Hootesuit is an added plus. Knowledge of Microsoft Word is essential. The ability to stick to deadlines is absolutely mandatory. Ideally, we don’t want interns that just take orders and slave away at their specific tasks –- we consider everyone as part of the team — including their input and ideas as well. Interns are required to work a minimum of 10 hours a week toward completing our internship program.

Although we are located in New York City, the IAAS operates on a computer cloud, meaning we communicate and conduct business using our laptops and cell phones. Therefore, we are open to working with interns throughout the U.S. Please note that at this time, we are only accepting applications from candidates enrolled in college with plans to participate in a credited internship program. Deadlines for the Fall semester is April 1st; and the deadline for the Spring semester is October 1st. Once accepted, we will be happy to fill out whatever applications your institution requires to help make your internship happen.

Interested? Potential candidates should familiarize themselves with our organization before applying. Please send a cover letter, resume and writing sample (or art portfolio) to Gabrielle David at gdavid [at] 2leafpress [dot] org. Be sure to tell us why you want to work with us, what you would like to do, your experience, your future goals, and why you love literature. Don’t forget to attach your resume!

Thanks for your interest in the IAAS. We’re extremely grateful and excited at the prospect of having extra hands added to this labor of love, for it’s this kind of support that has allowed the IAAS to continue its work.

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