Virtual Marketing and Communications Internship

Summer/Fall 2021

Options: 1-3 credits in ENGH459 or ENGH504 or no credit requirement

Fall for the Book, a non-profit literary arts organization based at George Mason, seeks a marketing and communications intern for summer/fall 2021 to prepare for the Fall 2021 festival. Find out more about us.

Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the creation/post-production of pre-recorded content for the Fall 2021 festival.
  • Create and curate compelling social media content, including original graphics as well as finding interesting existing content to share.
  • Help plan and execute marketing and outreach.
  • Work with staff members during and between weekly virtual meetings to design a dynamic Fall festival and other virtual events to keep readers engaged.



The ideal candidate will be a graduate student or upperclassman in a related field (arts management, English, education, communication, film and video production) or the equivalent in experience, and be interested in pursuing 2 or 3 credit hours (between 5 and 10 hours per week). The candidate must be motivated, independent, and able to follow through on semester-long projects. Strong organizational, writing, and communication skills are a must. Proficiency with technology is important, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Zoom, and Microsoft Office suite skills. Familiarity with Premiere Pro and/or Audacity are strongly preferred. Curiosity, openness, and an interest in the book world are important to being successful in this position.


Interested candidates should send a cover letter and attach their résumé in a single email message to the following people: Kara Oakleaf, Festival Director –, Suzy Rigdon, Festival Manager –, and Kate Lewis, Marketing Director –

 Application deadline for consideration: Friday, April 23.

Internship note: We ideally seek someone available to complete the internship from late July – the end of October. (A total of 15 weeks like a normal semester). You could take the credit for Summer or Fall, depending on your schedule.

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