• Festival Internship

Intern with the Bay Area Book Festival

Interested in learning the ins-and-outs of creating a world class literary festival? Intern with the Bay Area Book Festival (BABF) for academic credit!

The festival, which will take place April 28-29 in downtown Berkeley, is now accepting interns to receive course credit. The internship is an excellent opportunity for students to learn what is required to produce a major literary event, and can be tailored to suit a variety of interests. For example, a student may choose to focus on marketing and communications, theater management, sponsorship development and management, or international author programming, among other areas. Work hours are also flexible — time commitments can be customized to meet unit requirements and may vary according to responsibility area.

To apply, you must be a college student eligible to receive course credit for the internship. If you are a UC Berkeley student, please see the “Application for Enrollment in Rhetoric 197” at the bottom of the page. All other students, please see the “Application for Enrollment in Independent Studies” directly below.

The application deadline has now passed. Internships will begin in January 2018 and terminate at the end of the Spring semester. If you have any questions, please contact Sabrina Werts at sabrina@baybookfest.org.

Application for Enrollment in Independent Studies

Many universities and community colleges have “Independent Study” or “Field Work” courses that allow students to obtain course credit for internship or volunteer work. If you’re chosen as one of our 2018 Interns, we will sign your independent study paperwork. It is your responsibility to obtain all required signatures and enroll in the course at your school. Before you begin the internship, you must provide the Festival with proof of enrollment.

The Application Process

12/14/17: Deadline to submit BABF Internship Application
12/15/17: BABF reaches out to schedule an interview
12/30/17: BABF extends internship offer with customized syllabus detailing internship focus, course requirements, and hours per week
12/31/17-1/5/18: Student completes independent study paperwork and enrolls in independent study course at their school
1/7/18: Student provides the Festival with proof of enrollment
1/8/18: Internship begins

Application for Enrollment in Rhetoric 197

We’re excited to announce that UC Berkeley students are eligible to receive course credit for our internship through Rhetoric 197 enrollment! The course will be P/NP, and the number of units you receive (1-3) will be determined by Professor Shannon Jackson, the course’s faculty sponsor.

The Application Process

12/14/17: Deadline to submit BABF Internship Application
12/15/17: BABF reaches out to schedule an interview
12/20/17: BABF extends internship offer with customized syllabus detailing internship focus, course requirements, and hours per week
12/15/17-12/29/17: Student sends completed Rhetoric 197 Internship Agreement Form to Blaine Jones at blainejones@berkeley.edu. This internship is open to ALL majors even though the provided form states it is exclusive to Rhetoric majors.

    1. Off-Campus Work Supervisor: Sabrina Werts
    2. Faculty Sponsor: Professor Shannon Jackson

1/16/18: Student provides the Festival with proof of enrollment

Mid-January: Internship will begin after the start of classes. You will be notified by one of your advisers about the introduction meeting, planned for mid- to late January.