List of Internships

The following is information on available internships. Before you contact any of the people on this list, research their organization (do a web search and visit their web site).

If you have not sent the director of the Professional Writing Program, Diane Martinez, a copy of your resume and a sample cover letter, please do so before contacting anyone.

Please let Dr. Martinez know of any changes in contact information for the people listed below.

On-campus internships are also available. Please see Dr. Martinez if you would like to intern on campus.

Click a category or scroll down to find more information about the following internships.

Community Preservation

  • Highlands Biological Station
  • Danville Regional Foundation
  • Thomas Wolfe Memorial State Historic Site

 

Local and Small Businesses

  • City Lights
  • International Body-Mind Empowerment Enterprise (i.b.mee.)
  • Catamount Crossfit
  • City of Asheville

 

Magazines/Newspapers

  • Smoky Mountain Living Magazine
  • Laurel of Asheville
  • WNC Magazine
  • Mountain Xpress
  • Crossroads Chronicle
  • Western Art Review

 

Music

  • Yep Roc Records

 

Schools

  • Haywood Community College
  • ABTech Community College

 

Health

  • Vecinos, Inc.
  • Aeroflow Healthcare
  • Open Path Psychotherapy Collective
  • Med West Haywood

 

Non-Profits

  • Full Spectrum Farms
  • Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP)
  • Vecinos, Inc.
  • International Body-Mind Empowerment Enterprise (i.b.mee.)
  • Appalachian Women's Museum
  • Asheville Art Museum

 

Publishers

  • Orison Books
  • SaraBande Books
  • John F. Blair, Publisher
  • Red Hen Press
  • SoVerse

 

Other

  • Oak Ridge National Laboratories

 

 

 

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Community Preservation

Highlands Biological Station, Highlands, NC
Assist with various writing assignments including scientific writing and social media.
Contact: Jim Costa at costa@email.wcu.edu

Danville Regional Foundation, Danville and Pittsylvania County, VA or Caswell County, NC
Read more about their internships at: www.drfonline.org
Contact: Wendi G. Everson, Program Officer, wgeverson@drfonline.org
Danville Regional Foundation
512 Bridge Street, Suite 100
Danville, VA 24541
(434) 799-2176

Thomas Wolfe Memorial State Historic Site, Asheville, NC
History-related internship.
Contact: Sarah Lee, 828-253-8304, sarah.lee@ncdcr.gov

 

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Health

Vecinos, Inc. (HHS Building), Cullowhee, NC
Administrative, some Spanish preferred, web content writing, blogs, press releases
Contact: Amy Schmidt, 828-399-0898, aschmidt@vecinosinc.org

Aeroflow Healthcare, Waynesville, NC
Policies and procedures and patient compliance, marketing, design, web content, research
Contact: Louise Davis, 888-345-1780 x3344, louise.davis@aeroflowinc.com

Open Path Psychotherapy Collective
Research, writing and editing, outreach skills
Contact: Paul Fugelsang, pfugelsang@gmail.com

Med West Haywood
Marketing and public relations
Contact: Christina Deidesheimer, 828-452-8881, christina.deidesheimer@haymed.org

 

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Local and Small Businesses

City Lights, Sylva, NC
Please see Chris in person at the store.

International Body-Mind Empowerment Enterprise (i.b.mee.), Asheville, NC
Social media, marketing, research
Contact: Meg Hanshaw
828-242-9067
hmhanshaw@gmail.com

City of Asheville, Asheville, NC
http://www.ashevillenc.gov/job
Click on Job Opportunities and then check the box for internships

Catamount Crossfit, Sylva, NC
Web design, marketing materials, policies and procedures, social marketing
Contact: Josh Moss, catamountcrossfit@gmail.com

 

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Magazines and Newspapers

Smoky Mountain Living Magazine
Magazine publication; editorial production; marketing
Contact: Sarah Kucharski, 828-452-3585, sara@smliv.com

Laurel of Asheville, Asheville, NC
Writers and photographers
Contact: Leah Shapiro, 901-573-5756, leah@thelaurelofasheville.com

WNC Magazine
Editorial, design, photography, multimedia, marketing and sales
Contact: Louisa Amsterdam, 828-210-5030, louisa@wncmagazine.com

Mountain Xpress, Asheville, NC
We're looking for interested writers for both semester-long unpaid internships and also freelance opportunities.
Contact: Carrie Eidson, carrieeidson@gmail.com

 

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Music

Yep Roc Records, Hillsborough, NC
http://www.yeproc.com
See Jeremy Jones for more information

 

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Non-profits

Full Spectrum Farms, Sylva, NC
Full Spectrum Farms has been one of Jackson County’s most successful non-profits. Full Spectrum Farms offers new and alternative opportunities to adults with autism. We have counseling, we teach crafts, build birdhouses, raise chickens, sell eggs, have a greenhouse where we grow plants and vegetables that we sell at our farmer’s market booth. We are rebuilding a barn, painting the house, staining the deck . . . the list goes on and on. Our biggest shortfall is our publicity department. We should have at least 2 articles a month in the local newspaper. We haven’t been able (or got it together enough) to publish what used to be 4 newsletters a year, now down to two, and we haven’t put one out since spring of 2014. We have an article once a month in the Sylva Herald called “News from down on the Farm” letting people know what we are doing and what projects are going on and coming up.
Contact: Norman West, 828-293-5678

Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP), Asheville, NC
Research, communications, graphic design and production, and operations
Contact: Robin Lenne, 828-236-1282 x112, Robin@asapconnections.org

Vecinos, Inc. (HHS Building), Cullowhee, NC
Administrative, some Spanish preferred, web content writing, blogs, press releases
Contact: Amy Schmidt, 828-399-0898, aschmidt@vecinosinc.org

International Body-Mind Empowerment Enterprise (i.b.mee.), Asheville, NC
Social media, marketing, research
Contact: Meg Hanshaw, 828-242-9067, hmhanshaw@gmail.com

SaraBande Books, Louisville, KY
http://www.sarabandebooks.org/internships/
See Jeremy Jones for more information

 

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Publishing

Orison Books, Asheville, NC
“Orison Books seeks to be broad, inclusive, and open to perspectives spanning the spectrum of spiritual and religious thought, ethnicity, gender identity, and sexual orientation.Orison Books will serve as a home for writers and readers of all backgrounds, religious or non-religious. In addition to publishing exceptional spiritually-engaged poetry, fiction, and non-fiction books, we will publish The Orison Anthology—an annual collection of the best spiritual writing in all genres published in periodicals the preceding year.”
Contact: Luke Hankins, Editor, 828-713-1755, editor@orisonbooks.com, www.orisonbooks.com

SaraBande Books, Louisville, KY
http://www.sarabandebooks.org/internships/
See Jeremy Jones for more information

John F. Blair, Publisher, Winston Salem, NC
You don't have to go to New York to learn about publishing! John F. Blair, Publisher, is always on the lookout for bright minds who want to learn about the publishing business. We offer internship opportunities in the sales and marketing department year-round. Though we do not offer monetary compensation with our internships, we do offer complete flexibility in work hours and a relaxed work environment. Students who intern with Blair will learn the publishing business from the ground up, from helping to acquire new works for publication to helping to ensure that finished books find their way into the hands of readers. Interns at Blair work primarily with the sales and marketing department but can also expect to participate in a wide range of activities, including:

    • Assisting with title submission and database management, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Baker & Taylor
    • Mailing review copies, press releases, and other promotional material to local, state, and national media
    • Maintaining a clippings file and writing the monthly newsletter
    • Attending weekly sales and marketing meetings
    • One-on-one weekly meetings with individual staff members to get an in-depth look at each department
    • Participating in the acquisitions process
    • Assisting with the maintenance of the company Web site and social media outlets
    • Experiencing the entire process of book publishing, from acquisition to design, to production, to distribution, and everything in-between

Please note that this position requires 15-20 hours a week, is unpaid, and will run from mid-January to mid-March. If you provide it, we are happy to fill out the required paperwork for college and university course credits.

If you think you'd like to join our staff to learn about publishing, please e-mail a cover letter and résumé to Anna Sutton at sutton@blairpub.com.

Red Hen Press, Pasadena, CA
A non-profit literary organization, Pasadena, CA (they do not offer remote internships; you must be onsite).
Read about their internships here: http://redhen.org/contact-2/jobs-and-internships/

 

 

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Schools

Haywood Community College, Intern for College and Career Readiness Department, Waynesville, NC
Assist the College & Career Readiness Department with general office duties and daily entry of registration, LEIS data, and testing information to prepare quarterly and annual reports to federal and state offices. Duties include web page management, social media, create and write various publications, and assist with administering tests. 
Contact: Melody Chandler, mgchandler@haywood.edu

AB Tech CC, Asheville, NC
Interviews, articles, photographs for newsletter; news releases and distributing to news media; copywriting and editing for ads, update news on web site, etc.
Contact: Jeralie Andrews, 828-398-7761, jeralieeandrews@abtech.edu

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Web Design


SoVerse, Atlanta, GA
Web designer, sales and marketing, finance and accounting
Contact:
Jay Scot Brown, 770-235-9908, jaybrown@soverse.com



Other

Oak Ridge National Laboratories (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN
Use these links to read more about paid internships at ORNL:
Undergraduate studentshttp://www.orau.org/ornl/hereatornl/undergraduates.htm
Graduate studentshttp://www.orau.org/ornl/graduate-students/default.htm
If you are interested in an internship at ORNL, please see Diane Martinez for more details before filling out an application.

 

 

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