• Festival Internship

Intern with the Bay Area Book Festival

Are you a UC Berkeley student 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!

About the Internships

The festival, which will take place May 2-3 in downtown Berkeley, is now accepting UC Berkeley interns to receive course credit through Rhetoric 197 enrollment for the Spring 2020 semester. 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.

Our internships are an excellent opportunity for students to learn what is required to produce a major literary event. To this: You’ll choose one of six tracks: Community Engagement, Volunteer Management, Festival Production, Literary Curation, Development, or Communications. You can review the internship job descriptions for each track by clicking the links below:

  1. Community Engagement
  2. Volunteer Management
  3. Festival Production
  4. Literary Curation – General
  5. Literary Curation – Women Lit
  6. Development
  7. Communications – Marketing
  8. Communications – Writing

How to Apply

To apply, you must be UC Berkeley student eligible to receive course credit through Rhetoric 197 for the Spring 2020 semester. All majors are welcome — you do not need to be a Rhetoric major.

Once you’ve chosen an internship track that interests you, submit the 2020 BABF Internship Application by midnight on January 2nd, 2020. As the selection process can be competitive and interviews are conducted on a rolling basis, we encourage early application submissions.

1/2/20: Deadline to submit 2020 BABF Internship Application

1/7/20: BABF reaches out to schedule an interview

1/14/20: BABF extends internship offer

1/22/20: Student sends completed Rhetoric 197 Internship Agreement Form to the Rhetoric Undergraduate Major Adviser (UMA). 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

1/27/20: Student provides the Festival with proof of enrollment

1/28/20: Internship begins

If you have any questions, please reach out to sabrina@baybookfest.org. We look forward to hearing from you, and thank you for your interest in the Bay Area Book Festival!