Apply Now: Poetry Center seeks Social Media Intern

Now seeking: New Social Media Intern!
Come join our team! Poetry Center office culture is one of fun and professionalism: everyone is serious about their work, but has fun doing it. We work in a lively open office space with many Chicago non-profits (and several scooters). If you’re excited about poetry and skilled in social media, this internship is for you. Full description and how to apply below:

The Social Media Intern commits to at least one semester, ideally full academic year internship. Manages weekly posting to several social accounts. Posting at best times, keeping up communication on sites, tracking weekly successes, and adjusting accordingly. The Social Media Intern should be ready to communicate about PCC events and opportunities as well as posting current poetry news, so having your finger on the pulse is a plus.

Experience and/or training in social media. Must be available 5 – 10 hours per week. (One in-office day + some out of office work: 5 – 10 hours per week.) Proficient in all main social sites and google apps. Experience with WordPress, as well as Canva, Adobe, or other design apps a plus (and/or comfort learning new programs and apps quickly). Must be able to bring/work on your own laptop, we cannot provide them in our shared open office space.

To Apply
Please send a resume or CV including all relevant experience both paid and unpaid. Please also send a letter of interest, introducing yourself, and letting us know why you’d like to work with the Poetry Center in general, and as our Social Media intern, specifically. Email subject should read “Application for Social Media Internship.” Send to:


  • 5-10 Hours per week
  • Unpaid (The Poetry Center of Chicago partners with several universities to provide credit and paid work study for internships when possible)



“Writing poetry makes me feel like I can see myself, like I can see my reflection, but not in a mirror, in the world. I write and I know I can be reflected.”
-Oscar S.

“Writing poetry makes me feel free.”
-Buenda D.

“Writing poetry is like your best friend.”
-Jessica M.