Jobs and Internships


Red Hen is not currently hiring any full-time positions.


Red Hen offers unpaid internship opportunities throughout the year to qualified candidates interested in learning about various aspects of book publishing. Our focused departmental internships expose participants to the finer points of area work, and offer a comprehensive introduction to independent publishing and nonprofits. In addition to hands-on experience in specific departmental work, benefits include free workshops and seminars on various topics taught by our experienced staff; an intern luncheon and Q&A with our Managing Editor and Publisher; invites to Red Hen readings and events; complimentary books; and course credit, if applicable. For more information on specific internship positions, please review the Positions section below.

Our internship program is divided into three seasons based on the academic calendar, with flexible start/end dates: SummerFall, and Winter/Spring. All internships require a commitment of a minimum of 16 hours per week for 4–6 months on site at our Pasadena, CA office. Priority will be given to applicants with greater availability.

To be considered for an internship, applicants must have completed at least two years of undergraduate education by the time of the requested internship season. While we encourage students to apply, we do not require enrollment in an academic program.

Remote internships are being offered on a limited basis according to availability per department.

Internship Departments’ status, updated August 2020

For Fall 2020, we are currently accepting applications for the following positions only: Editorial, Development & Grant Writing, and Fundraiser Event Planning. All other Fall 2020 internships are FULL.

We are welcoming applications for WINTER/SPRING 2021 and onwards!

Please note that the following Internship Departments are closed for applications until the office has resumed in-office operations: Bookkeeping, Book Production, Publisher’s Office.



If you would like to be considered for an internship with Red Hen, please send your cover letter, resume, and any additional materials as specified by department to, with your preferred position in the email subject line. 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.

Interested candidates should submit their materials according to the following schedules:
Summer: May 31
Fall: August 31
Winter/Spring: November 30
Rolling internships: Ongoing application acceptance.

All applications that do not follow the above guidelines will not be considered.
(Note: Red Hen Press is a nonprofit that publishes work by people of all genders, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and lifestyles; if you are uncomfortable with this please do not apply.)

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