About the Internship

A COUNTERCLOCK internship is a 12-week-long commitment during the spring, summer or fall. Interns will gain a hands-on work experience from the inside a literary arts publication, working directly with staff members in the design, editorial, and outreach sections to learn about varying aspects of organization and leadership. Through direct mentorship with an experienced editor, personalized, weekly assignments, and the capacity to collaborate with the rest of the CC team on new initiatives of their choosing, interns will gain unique insight into the editing and promotion process and help construct the projects that CC is still slowly crafting for the future. The internship is intended to be a learning experience for students and graduates with a passion for the creative arts.

Interns follow one of two tracks: editorial or design. Each internship runs for 12 weeks, or 3 months, and has the potential to become a permanent staff position. The estimated time commitment is 1-3 hours per week.


We are looking for students no younger than 16 and no older than 24, who can be situated anywhere in the world. Communication occurs digitally.


Fall/Winter 2019

Applications accepted: July 15 - August 15

Internship duration: September 1 - November 30

Winter/Spring 2020


Spring/Summer 2020:


The Winter/Spring 2020 application form will be posted in late November.


Learn more about our interns here.

Fall/Winter 2019: Andy Zheng, Ernest Ogunyemi.