McSweeney's & the Believer

McSweeney's is a publishing company based in San Francisco.

We ask that you're able to dedicate at least 3 months to the internship and 2 to 3 days per week in the McSweeney’s office, at 849 Valencia Street in SF.

As the RealArts@Penn intern for McSweeney's and the Believer, you will be working for the McSweeney’s Poetry Series, McSweeney’s Quarterly, the Believer, Voice of Witness, or any number of other interesting projects.

After the summer portion, you’d stay on as an intern specifically for the McSweeney’s Poetry Series, acting as a reader and assisting the book publishing process. This second phase of the internship could be done remotely. Responsibilities generally include reading manuscripts and writing up critical impressions, research, proofreading, fact-checking, brainstorming, managing various aspects of the publishing process, some administrative duties, and occasional Skype conferences with Editors and fellow Editorial Assistants