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Digital Archive Intern

This internship is part of the University’s Jeff Metcalf Internship Program. Please review to learn more about program requirements for Metcalf interns. 


Fellowship Award Amountup to $1,250

Internship Time Commitment: Fall Quarter ( 9 weeks; 8-10 hours per week) Possibility to Extend to Winter & Spring


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About The Paris Review

Since its founding in 1953, The Paris Review has been America’s preeminent literary quarterly, dedicated to discovering the best new voices in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. The Review’s renowned Writers at Work series of interviews is one of the great landmarks of world literature. Hailed by the New York Times as “the most remarkable interviewing project we possess,” the series received a George Polk Award and has been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. 

Job Title and Work Location

Digital Archive Intern
New York, New York (remote) 

Job Duties and Responsibilities  

We are seeking a Digital Intern to help assure the accuracy and searchability of our seventy-year-old archive. Reporting to the magazine’s Managing Editor, the Digital Intern will identify and correct discrepancies between interviews, prose, and poetry in the print issues and how they appear online. They will also help to create metadata to make it easier for future readers to search within the archive.

Depending on the past experience and interests of the intern, other possible projects include identifying quotes from interviews that could be used on our social media channels and reading unsolicited submissions. Near the end of the term, the intern will read and discuss 2–4 current submissions from the slush with one of our editors, using what they have learned from reading through the archive.


The ideal candidate will have a good grasp of spelling and grammar and will enjoy the excuse to read some of the best literature published in the last 70 years. Candidates should have strong communication skills, exceptional attention to detail, and familiarity with The Paris Review. Some basic understanding of HTML is desired, but not required. 

Required Materials: Submit the Following To Handshake 

  1. Resume 
  2. Cover Letter 
  3. Testing Sample **Included here is a PDF of a story as it appears in a past issue as well as a word doc with the text of the story as it appears online. Using the PDF as a guide, please identify any errors in the word doc using track changes.
  4. Writing Sample**  Also included is a submission from the slush. Please write one paragraph explaining the story’s strengths and weaknesses and whether you think it has promise for the Review

**Include testing Sample and Writing Sample in one Document