We are currently seeking applicants for our paid, New York City-based internships and our volunteer submissions reader program, for which applicants can be located anywhere.

Job Openings


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, Poets & WritersThe 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:





February 1–July 31

August 1–January 31

Application Deadline:

November 1

June 1

Decision by:

January 2

July 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. All materials should be mailed to:

Attn: Lauren Kane
The Paris Review

544 West 27th Street
New York, NY 10001

Unfortunately, because of the volume of applications we receive, we aren’t able to respond to every applicant, but if you are invited for an interview, you will generally be contacted within three weeks of submitting your application.

Volunteer Opportunities


Reader Program

The Paris Review is thrilled to open a call for applications to our volunteer reader program. This is in anticipation of an expansion to online submissions after sixty-six years of accepting unsolicited submissions only in hard-copy manuscripts. (We will continue to receive and consider manuscripts submitted by mail to our New York office.) In this new iteration of our submission process, we hope to grow a far-reaching network of readers who will be responsible for assessing unsolicited submissions of both prose and poetry.

One of our goals is to equip readers with technical language and critical acumen (such as the composition of reader’s reports) necessary for assessment of contemporary literary work. We hope that they will be able to bring these skills with them after their time as readers with The Paris Review, particularly those who wish to pursue a career in publishing. Therefore, applicants at a stage where they feel they would benefit from such coaching, whether in a graduate program, recently post-grad, or interested in gaining a foothold in publishing, are strongly encouraged to apply. However, we will consider candidates at any point in their lives, in any location, so long as they are excited about the project of assessing new writing on The Review’s behalf.

This is a volunteer position requiring at least 5 hours of reading time a week, which can be done remotely, with a commitment of at least six months. Hours can be completed at any time during the day and week. Interested candidates should provide a resume, cover letter, and a half-to-one-page reader’s report on a piece of fiction or poetry published in a magazine or journal (not in The Paris Review) in the past year. If you are interested in dedicating your reading time specifically to prose or poetry, please state this preference, along with your reasoning, in your cover letter. Please send your applications materials to [email protected] with the subject line “January 2020 Readership Application [genre].” The application period is now open and will close on December 23, 2019. 

Unfortunately, because of the volume of applications we receive, we aren’t able to give status updates, but if you are invited for an interview, you will generally be contacted within six weeks of submitting your application.