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
  • Danville Regional Foundation
  • Thomas Wolfe Memorial State Historic Site

Health

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

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

Non-profits

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

Publishing

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

Schools

  • Shining Rock Classical Academy
  • ABTech Community College

Web Design

  • SoVerse

 

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Community Preservation

 

Danville Regional Foundation, Danville and Pittsylvania County, VA or Caswell County, NC
Read more about their internships at: www.drfonline.org
Point of 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.
Point of 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
Point of Contact: Amy Schmidt
828-399-0898
aschmidt@vecinosinc.org

 

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

 

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

 

Med West Haywood
Marketing and public relations
Point of 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
Point of 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
Point of Contact: Josh Moss
catamountcrossfit@gmail.com

 

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Magazines and Newspapers

 

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

 

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

 

WNC Magazine
Editorial, design, photography, multimedia, marketing and sales
Point of 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.
Point of Contact: Carrie Eidson
carrieeidson@gmail.com

 

Crossroads Chronicle, Cashiers, NC
Writers and photographers. A weekly newspaper located in Cashiers, NC.
Point of Contact: Justin Caudell
282-743-5101

 

 

Western Art Review, North Carolina
The Western Art Review is an online magazine that aims to connect the unique and diverse artists of Western North Carolina to their communities, both locally and beyond.   The Western Art Review (or WAR) is also dedicated to engaging the community at large in meaningful discussions about Art and how it effects themselves and their communities.

WAR will contain an entertainment guide, reviews, profiles of local artists, coverage of events, opinion pieces, offerings from contributing writers, poetry, fiction, and much more.  The Western Art Review fills a much needed void in this area.  There are countless numbers of untold stories and interesting characters in Western North Carolina, and The Western Art Review will bring them to light. 

Point of Contact: Tyler Kittle, tylerkittle251@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.

Point of Contact: Norman West
828-293-5678

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 
 

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/

 

 

Appalachian Women’s Museum, Cullowhee, NC

The Appalachian Women’s Museum is interested in obtaining assistance with developing a grant writing program.  To date, our selection of grants to apply for has been at best random and our success limited.  We would like assistance with researching the availability of potential grants for museums such as ours, determining basic requirements and schedules for grant submissions, and writing effective narratives that target specific grant requirements and improve the potential for successful outcomes.. 

We are looking for grant possibilities in three areas.

  • Program content:  researching and developing the stories of the women of Appalachia.  Developing museum collections and exhibits.
  • Historic preservation:  restoring and preserving the 1908 Monteith Farmstead to house the museum’s exhibits and collections.
  • Tourism:  developing events and programs that will promote the museum as part of the local tourism industry. 

Point of Contact: Debi Sullivan, dsull311@gmail.com

 

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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.”

Point of 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

 

Shining Rock Classical Academy, Waynesville, NC
SRCA is a public charter school, K-6. They need help with professional writing duties associated with school policies and procedures and other workplace documents.

Point of Contact: Ben Butler, bbutler@srca.school

 

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.

Point of 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
Point of Contact: Jay Scot Brown
770-235-9908
jaybrown@soverse.com


 

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