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Editorial Internship

The Paris Review offers paid editorial internships twice a year (two interns per term). The internship requires a full-time commitment for six months, affording interns the opportunity to participate in two full production cycles. Interns assist with every step of production, from fact-checking to proofreading to distributing issues. They are also tasked with a variety of administrative, digital, and developmental work. Interns work a thirty-five-hour week at minimum wage. We do not sponsor visas.

Paris Review internships are an excellent introduction to the literary world. Past graduates have gone on to find work at a wide range of literary agencies, publishing houses, magazines, and newspapers, among them HarperCollins, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Simon and Schuster, the Gernert Agency, the Wylie Agency, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and the Wall Street Journal. Others have gone on to enjoy successful freelance careers as editors and writers.

The application schedule is as follows:





January 2–June 30

July 1–December 24

Application Deadline:

October 1

May 1

Decision by:

December 1

June 1

To Apply

Send your résumé and a cover letter clearly stating the term for which you would like to be considered and explaining your interest in The Paris Review. Please also send a one-page reader’s report on a story published in a journal or magazine within the past year to:

Attn: Caitlin Youngquist
The Paris Review

544 West 27th Street
New York, NY 10001


Reader Program

The Paris Review offers unpaid reader positions on a rolling basis. Readers volunteer their time to assist the editorial staff by evaluating manuscripts, tracking submissions, maintaining office databases, and transcribing interviews. Applicants should be able to work from The Paris Review’s New York office at least one day a week.

To Apply

Send a cover letter stating your desired starting date and explaining your interest in The Paris Review, along with your résumé and one or two nonfiction writing samples (preferably essays relating to a work of literature) totaling no more than ten pages, to:

Attn: Caitlin Youngquist
The Paris Review
544 West 27th Street
New York, NY 10001