The Oxford American is currently closed for submissions. We will begin accepting proposals and prose manuscripts on August 15, 2020.

The Oxford American offers a comprehensive editorial internship program. Internships are unpaid, and we have full-time and part-time positions available. Internship terms begin in January, June, and September, though the program provides some flexibility for starting dates, and the opportunity for interested interns to extend their terms. The Oxford American’s office is located in the South Main neighborhood of Little Rock, Arkansas, and we have a satellite office on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas in Conway.


We accept applications for all terms year-round but please note the following deadlines: 

  • April 15 for internships starting in June
  • June 15 for internships starting in September
  • October 15 for internships starting in January 

  

Interns are a vital part of the Oxford American’s print and digital production teams. The duties of an intern include evaluating manuscript submissions, participating in the planning of issues, fact-checking and proofreading stories, drafting posts for social media, and creating and maintaining digital content for the website. Interns are encouraged to participate in our off-site concerts and readings, generate article ideas, and to write for oxfordamerican.org. 

Applications should include a cover letter, resume, and one writing sample of 5-10 pages in length. Your sample could be one long piece or a collection of short pieces. (Samples can include critical and/or creative work, though a substantial portion should be prose.) Please specify the term for which you are applying. 

   

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