Internship opportunities are available throughout the year for both students and those looking to explore the world of publishing. With a CALYX internship, you will gain hands on experience with all aspects of small press publishing while working in a supportive and collaborative learning environment.
Strong applicants will have an interest in small press publishing, the ability to work both cooperatively and independently, strong written communication skills, familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite, strong organizational skills, and a keen eye for detail. Skills or interest in graphic design and/or new media is encouraged.
An ideal candidate will also be committed to the feminist ideals expressed at CALYX Journal.
Please a email resume with references and a cover letter explaining your interest in working for CALYX to firstname.lastname@example.org
Interns are asked to work 10-15 hours per week with flexible scheduling. College or graduate credit may be available for those who qualify.
Here’s what some interns have said about their time spent at CALYX:
It has been my great pleasure to intern with CALYX at a pivotal moment in its history. Margarita has kept the cultural momentum behind this small independent press for nearly thirty-five years and she leaves it under the guidance of a new generation of talented young feminists. I am honored to have witnessed Margarita’s mentorship during this period of transition and benefitted from her wisdom and understanding of the challenges facing small presses for the foreseeable future. In a time of stressed budgets, dwindling resources, and market domination by conglomerate publishers, the women of CALYX continue the important work of supporting women’s voices and creative vision. I am grateful to Margarita, Beverly, Kelsey, and Becky for allowing me to share in this effort and to learn from their individual talents and collective energies.
Nancy Barbour, Fall 2010 intern from Oregon State University (Women's Studies Graduate Program)
Interning this past spring at CALYX was an invaluable experience. As an avid supporter of art and literature by women, I felt at home at CALYX. I feel blessed to have been given the opportunity to see how a publishing firm functions, as well as seeing all the work it takes to keep a nonprofit organization running. CALYX’s process for selecting works to publish is long and complex, and I now have a better understanding of this detailed process. My favorite part of working at CALYX, besides my lovely co-workers, was compiling and helping edit two sections of Journal 25.2. I felt this really improved my writing technique and editing skills. This truly was a unique opportunity. Thank you, CALYX!
Megan Sauter, Spring 2009 intern from Oregon State University
At first I felt extremely nervous, afraid I would be unable to fit-in in a self-proclaimed feminist journal, but after my first drive to Corvallis from Eugene to visit the home of CALYX, and after meeting Beverly and Margarita, I felt immediate comfort, and knew that CALYX would be a great place to learn about the publishing industry. I found a wealth of great and interesting people through the doors of CALYX, and am pleased to have worked with them.
David Sky, Spring 2008 intern from the University of Oregon