We’re hiring three interns to work with us throughout Spring Quarter and train to become a member of the Issue 39 Staff for the 2020-2021 academic year! As an intern and staff member, you not only get to experience the magical and wonderful hands-on process of publishing a journal, but you also get to participate in a highly motivated and creative group of your peers, immerse yourself into the artistic community of the UW, influence what goes into the journal, and make decisions on how the journal will be presented to the public.  

Intern responsibilities will include the following: 

  • Attend weekly production & training meeting (each lasting about an hour)
  • Dedicate 1-2 hours a week to position-specific tasks
  • Attend and assist in organizing Spring Open Mic (TBD) & Issue 38 Release Party (MAY 19)
  • Assist and participate in publicity tasks (such as tabling and distributing posters)
  • Hire for unfilled positions of the Issue 39 Staff at the end of Spring Quarter

We’re seeking interns who are:

  • Organized, skilled in time management
  • Enthusiastic about arts and literature
  • Willing to learn about Bricolage and carry out its mission

We do not require prior experience or participation in Bricolage per se, but naturally we do consider any experience as a factor when making our staff selections. The above responsibilities will evolve into staff responsibilities throughout spring quarter. During this training period, interns will be closely trained by current staff members and participate in regular behind-the-scenes operations. At the end of spring quarter, interns will be hired for specific staff positions (Detailed description of all positions below) for which they will be fully prepared and equipped to succeed.

Volunteering on the staff to create an issue of Bricolage is a very rewarding experience that will lend itself to future publishing opportunities. All staff members are eligible to receive internship credit through the English department in addition to the professional publishing experience gained. And of course, having your name published on the staff page of a journal that’s been around for thirty plus years at a well-known academic institution isn’t half bad either!

We are committed to working towards a diverse and inclusive publishing industry and community. We encourage people of all backgrounds, races, ethnicities, gender and sexual identities, and ability statuses to apply. 

*Please note staff positions are only open to current undergraduate students on the UW Seattle UW campus for duration of the year you are applying to be on staff (if you are on a study abroad during this period of time, you will be unable to fulfill all of your job requirements, and are therefore ineligible to apply for a staff position).

**EDIT: Due to spring quarter being online, training will also occur online. While no in-person events will be happening, as a team we are continuing the production of the journal and want to encourage interns to join in to learn about the process via video calling.

Managing Editor

  • Coordinates team and heads team meetings
  • Assists in managing email, website, and social media
  • Negotiates and communicates with booksellers
  • Oversees general production of the journal

Prose/Poetry/Visual Arts Editors

  • Reads all submissions in your section
  • Runs review meetings
  • Analyzes rubric and reviews
  • Manages email account
  • Communicates with submitters

Layout Editor

  • Designs promotional materials
  • Create visual content for social media
    • Including photography
  • Create book Layout

Community Outreach Coordinator

  • Manages social media
  • Emails departments
  • Coordinates marketing campaigns (tabling, classroom visits, etc.)
  • Manage website

Development Coordinator

  • Keeps track of budget and inventory
  • Manages room/venue reservations
  • Coordinates fundraising campaigns (sponsors, selling, tabling, etc.)

Applications are set to close on March 28, 2020 at 11:59pm.

Please note we are monitoring the University of Washington’s closure status closely and will adjust this process as we receive more information.