Internships + Volunteering


Volunteer Opportunities

As a not-for-profit literary arts organization the Poetry Center depends on financial contributions from its patrons and supporters. These donations go a long way to ensure that we continue to uphold our long tradition of quality programming and our steadfast commitment to poetry in the community. Financial aid, however, is only one of the ways to help.

In addition, we also rely on the generous support of our volunteer base. From assisting at Reading Series events to help with mailings and community marketing, our volunteer team fulfills a vital role in the Poetry Center’s mission. Please take a moment to find out how you can help today!

Email Beth Sampson ( to receive upcoming volunteer opportunities at the Poetry Center of Chicago.



To find out more about current intern opportunities, or if you are interested in interning at the Poetry Center please submit a resume and one hundred word bio, plus a personal statement of no more than 250 words explaining why this internship will be important to you, and what you hope to accomplish to: