[Deadline Nov 30] Aunt Lute Books now accepting internship applications


Aunt Lute Books is a nonprofit, multicultural women’s press in the Mission District of San Francisco, within walking distance of the 16th and 24th Street Mission BART stations. Since 1982, we have published women’s voices that are underrepresented in mainstream presses by virtue of race, ethnicity, sexuality, socio-economic background, age, or geographic location. Aunt Lute’s titles include fiction, poetry, and critical essays by Paula Gunn Allen, Gloria Anzaldúa, Judy Grahn, Ginu Kamani, Audre Lorde, and Alice Walker.



We are looking for two interns. We seek a MARKETING intern as well as an OPERATIONS intern. We look for candidates with the following skills and attributes:

•           Excellent written and oral communication skills
•           A passion for our mission and an interest in multicultural women’s literature
•           Exacting attention to detail and strong organization skills
•           Flexibility, motivation, and the ability to work independently


While interns collaborate with all members of the Aunt Lute staff on a wide variety of projects, here are some of the particular activities associated with the available position.


Work in marketing will involve coordinating with the Marketing Director and other staff to plan upcoming events, promote Aunt Lute’s titles and expand our online presence. A Marketing intern will be expected to contribute in the following ways: Maintain and develop our website and online presence; establish relationships with constituents such as media outlets, academics, and community centers; create and distribute promotional materials such as flyers and email newsletters; coordinate author readings/events, awards, reviews, etc.; design and implement strategies to increase Aunt Lute’s profile as a publisher and nonprofit arts organization. Proficiency in web, social media, and some subset of the following programs would be desirable: Word, Excel, WordPress, Illustrator, Photoshop, and MailChimp.


Operations responsibilities may include answering phones, taking orders, processing orders, packing orders and desk copies, working with our book distributors to track inventory and maintain an open line of communication, grant-writing and archival tasks.  Previous grant experience is not required, but candidates should maintain a strong written voice and grasp of Aunt Lute’s mission.


The internship pays a small stipend ($300 per month), and academic credit can be arranged. These internships provide an excellent opportunity to learn about book publishing and nonprofit work. In addition to developing skills in marketing, the intern will also gain exposure to the operations and editorial aspects of book publishing.


Six-month internship beginning January 2017, two days per week (not a Monday or Friday) from 11am-5pm. We are open Tues-Thur. Applications are due no later than November 30, 2016, and we will interview applicants on a rolling basis.


Email a cover letter explaining why you are interested in the internship and how your particular strengths would fit in, a résumé, and a writing sample. Be sure to indicate which position you are applying for. Please include names of references (professional or academic preferred) and information about your availability. Send your application to marketing@auntlute.com. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.


Our offices are on the third floor, and are only accessible by stairs. The majority of our office is on the same level. However, there is one additional step to enter the back portion of our office.

Aunt Lute Books/P.O. Box 410687/San Francisco, CA/94141

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