2016–17 Internships at The Iowa Review

TIR staff

The Iowa Review (TIR) seeks three UI undergraduate interns for the academic year 2016–17 (one intern with an interest in fiction, one with an interest in poetry, and one with an interest in creative nonfiction) 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 able to work independently and should have a strong interest in literary writing, editing, and publishing.


Interns will work 5-10 hours a week from August 22, 2016, through May 12, 2017 (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 helping to proofread forthcoming issues of the magazine; providing assistance with manuscript evaluation, copyediting, and developmental editing; writing blog posts; co-managing one or more of TIR’s social media accounts; working on marketing and publicity projects (e.g., designing flyers, preparing ad copy, preparing promotional mailings); representing TIR at local and national conferences (e.g., Mission Creek, AWP, the Iowa City Book Festival); and assisting with various office tasks, including opening mail and sending out issue orders. 

They will also 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, preferred genre, and a creative writing sample in that genre to iowa-review@uiowa.edu. Questions can also be sent to this e-mail address. If you are interested in more than one genre, please rank them in order of preference and submit multiple writing samples.   

Deadline for application: April 11.