2017–18 Internships at The Iowa Review

TIR Staff

The Iowa Review (TIR), the University of Iowa’s literary magazine, seeks two undergraduate interns for the academic year 2017–18 as part of a partnership with the Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates (ICRU). Please note that we are currently not offering a summer internship.


Candidates must be University of Iowa undergraduates, have a UI GPA of 3.33 or above, be entering their junior or senior year, and be English majors. They should be detail-oriented, self-starting, and able to work independently, and they should have a strong interest in literary writing, editing, and publishing.


Interns will work 6 hours a week from August 21, 2017, through May 4, 2018 (University breaks not included), and receive a scholarship of $2,000 ($1,000 per semester).

Interns will report to TIR’s managing editor and deputy managing editor. Duties include reading and evaluating submissions; proofreading forthcoming issues of TIR; writing blog and social media posts; working on marketing and publicity projects; representing TIR at local events (e.g., Mission Creek, the Iowa City Book Festival); and assisting with various office tasks, including opening mail and sending out issue orders.

They will be required to take the ICRU’s Mentee Training course and participate in one of the ICRU’s two yearly undergraduate research festivals.

How to Apply

Submit a cover letter, resume, contact information for two references, and up to five pages of creative writing to iowa-review@uiowa.edu. Questions can also be sent to this e-mail address. In your cover letter, please discuss relevant experience through employment and/or activities; writing and literature classes you have taken; and computer software, design, foreign language, or other skills you possess. Please also note whether you are entering your junior or senior year.

Deadline for application: April 1, 2017.