The Virginia Festival of the Book offers paid internships to students at the University of Virginia, Piedmont Virginia Community College, and other colleges or universities in Central Virginia. These internships provide selected students with hands-on, professional experience in program development and large-scale event planning, marketing and promotion, and youth outreach, in order to develop future leaders in the non-profit arts and culture sector.
Festival interns will assist the Festival director and support staff in all aspects of planning and realizing the annual Festival, one of the most celebrated literary festivals in the East Coast. Students with an interest in books, publishing, marketing and communications, media, event planning, and authors especially enjoy working in the Festival offices.
UPDATE: As of October 2, 2019, applications are closed for internships to support the 2020 Virginia Festival of the Book. Please check back in Summer 2020 for details about 2021 internships.