We are not currently hiring. Please check back in the future for opportunities to join the AAWW team.


Searching for something that you can’t encounter on your college campus? Stir crazy in your office cube? Reassessing your career path post-layoff? Contribute 15 hours a week to the Asian American Writers’ Workshop (AAWW) Internship this term: meet new friends, build your portfolio of clips, and learn about Asian American literature and arts non-profit management.

Established in 1991, AAWW is a national not-for-profit arts organization devoted to the creating, publishing, developing and disseminating of creative writing by Asian Americans–in other words, we’re the preeminent organization dedicated to the belief that Asian American stories deserve to be told.

Through our curatorial platform, which includes our New York author event series based in Chelsea, and our online editorial initiatives, we’re building the Asian American intellectual culture of tomorrow.

We are looking for passionate, sharp, motivated individuals to intern one-on-one with our staff. We offer the following positions:

  • Author Events

We have three internship cycles per year: Spring, Summer, and Fall.

  • Spring 2020 Application Deadline – December 2, 2019

Our interns participate at every stage of the multi-media publication and event production process: planning and promoting our literary programming; building and contributing to our emerging magazines; shooting, recording, and editing photos, audio, and video, managing our social media and participating in grants research; designing and marketing our new initiatives; and learning about the bigger picture issues involved in organizational development.

The internship is unpaid. Interns receive a $500 travel stipend and membership to AAWW, which includes discounts on books and workshops. Interns may receive school credit for their internship.



Please review the positions below, send a cover letter and resume to desk [at] aaww.org with “Your Last Name – Internship Cycle [i.e. Summer 2018] – Desired Position(s)” in the subject line, choosing all applicable categories. Then complete the application form linked here. 

Early applicants will be given preference. Only completed applications will be considered.



Author Events Intern

Assist our Programs staff in shaping our dynamic calendar of public events–not to mention rub elbows with famous writers who read on stage at AAWW! The Events intern will aid in publicity efforts, research for event participants, handle book orders and pre-event logistics, staff events, record audio and video, and maintain and organize a diverse catalog of writers and artists.


Great research skills, ability to multi-task, and attention to detail a must. Interest in literature, specifically Asian American literature, preferred.

Bonus Qualifications–Design, A/V, Social Media, & Marketing: Experience in video editing using Final Cut Pro. Handling PA systems, microphones, still and video cameras, and video projectors also helpful. Proficiency with Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator a plus.

Persuasive writing skills and familiarity with Facebook and Twitter.


Please note that our editorial internship program is currently on hiatus, and we are not accepting applications at this time.



If you’re interested in volunteering at our public events email us at desk [at] aaww [dot] org.