Los Angeles Independent Publishing

Lesbian Books

Red Hen Press, a Los Angeles independent publisher founded by Kate Gale, offers poetry readings, poetry contests, book awards, and more.

Development & Grant Writing Internship

Development & Grant Writing internships are intended for qualified applicants seeking hands-on experience in development and PR—especially related to nonprofits. Ideal candidates will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, a charismatic personality and self-starting attitude, and a strong interest and background in nonprofit work.

The Development & Grant Writing intern works closely with the Development Associate and Development Assistant to maintain and further established grant and donor relations, and research and cultivate new relations. Responsibilities may include: researching appropriate funding organizations; drafting and proofreading grants, proposals, and LOIs; maintaining and updating our development databases; assisting with coordinating Red Hen’s outreach program, including communicating with authors and local schools; assisting with mailings; providing general Development support such as data entry, filing, scanning, and other administrative duties; and providing general office support and upkeep as needed.

Internship benefits include free workshops and presentations on various topics taught by our experienced staff; intern luncheons and Q&A’s with our Managing Editor and Publisher; invites to Red Hen readings and events; complimentary books; and course credit, if applicable.


-An ability to commit to 15–20 hours per week for 4 months during one of our three intern seasons
-A completed or in-progress undergraduate degree in English, Communications, or related field (at least 2 years completed by requested internship season)
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills
-Excellent research abilities
-A meticulous attention to detail
-An ability to maintain deadlines, multi-task, and work efficiently in a fast-paced environment without close supervision
-High degree of initiative and entrepreneurial spirit
-Strong ability to work both independently and collaboratively
-Computer literacy, especially with Microsoft Office and Windows 7
-Valid driver’s license and current insurance
-Previous experience with nonprofit PR or fundraising (not required but strongly preferred)


To apply, please email your resume and a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and Red Hen to:

Rebecca Baumann at rhpjobs[at]gmail.com

Make sure to include “Development Internship” in your subject line. Only PDF and .doc/.docx files will be considered.


Interested candidates should submit their materials according to the following schedules:

Spring 2015: applications accepted up until February 20th
Summer 2015: applications accepted up until May 5th
Fall 2015: applications accepted up until August 15th

Please apply to only one internship at a time; if you are interested in more than one position, please apply to your first choice and indicate your second choice in your cover letter.
All applications that do not follow the above guidelines will not be considered.