Internship Program

Milkweed Editions provides ongoing unpaid internship opportunities designed to give interns the chance to gain hands-on experience at a nonprofit publishing house. Internships are available in our offices in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota.

We offer focused departmental internships, though during the course of the internship, interns will assist with projects from all areas of our operation. Five internship positions are available each session: two marketing internships, two editorial internships, and one development internship. These positions are intended for those who are serious about pursuing these particular fields, and the acceptance process will be highly selective. Please see the individual guidelines below for detailed information on each type of internship, including the application process. Please apply for only one internship at a time, and indicate in your cover letter whether or not you might be available for a different department. All interns are expected to help with general office administrative tasks such as data entry, photocopying, mailings, and other support tasks as needed.



Marketing Internship
Development Internship

Editorial Internship




  • Spring session (January through mid-May)

  • Summer session (mid-May through early September)

  • Fall session (September through December)



Your application (cover letter, a resume with two listed references, and a completed internship application form) must be received by Milkweed no later than the deadline listed below. These are not postmark deadlines. Please specify in your cover letter to which internship session you are applying. Applications can be emailed to internships [at] Please include your last name in the file name of the document (i.e. Smith_Cover Letter.doc, Smith_Resume.doc, etc).

  • March 15: Summer session

  • July 15: Fall session

  • November 15: Spring session 


It is the policy of Milkweed Editions to afford equal employment opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, status as a disabled veteran, status with regard to public assistance, or any other protected class recognized by applicable laws.


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