Writing - Master of Fine Arts:Opportunities
The Portsmouth Music Hall Internship
A paid, year-long internship at one of New England’s premier arts organizations—The Music Hall’s two literary series, Writers on a New England Stage and Writers in the Loft, employ an MFA student to assist in marketing and production. This is a great opportunity for a literary- and marketing-minded student with sharp writing and interpersonal skills to further develop their skills and resume while working with the Music Hall’s award-winning professionals. The PMH intern engages in a wide range of marketing and event activities, from press release writing and blogging about authors to distributing collateral including posters, as well as researching specialty markets and occasionally going out to pick up a sandwich for the author on an event night. The position pays $4,000 for the year, and is funded through the generosity of an anonymous UNH alumnus.
Research Development and Communications Internships
The UNH Office of Research Development and Communications offers a number of internships to graduate English students each year. Interns work an average of at least 10 hours per week over the course of the year (a minimum of 500 hours for the entire year), including the summer. The yearly salary is approximately $6000. Intern responsibilities include reviewing and editing grant proposals to federal funding agencies such as the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health, writing communications pieces on behalf of the Research Office, and working with graduate students applying for federal funding. Interested candidates should possess excellent writing/editorial skills. Professional experience as a writer/editor is a plus. The positions are open to both current and incoming students, and applications are accepted in late April/early May. Because this position is funded with Work Study funds, you must have filed a FAFSA form in order to apply. Students holding Teaching Assistantships may not apply for this position.
Read Free or Die
Read Free or Die is a monthly reading series created and hosted by the students of UNH's MFA program to showcase writing from across the genres. Traditionally held once a month in the upstairs of The Press Room in historic downtown Portsmouth, NH, the series provides an intimate space and the opportunity for MFA students to share both voice and craft. Each reading features two poets, two fiction writers, and two non-fiction writers. Read Free or Die is a free event. For more information visit the Facebook page for the series.