The Center for Poetry depends on the work of our talented and enthusiastic student interns to carry out our mission.


The call for student interns goes out in spring semester for the following academic year.





Here are a few examples of the work our student interns perform:


Social Media, Graphic Design, and Public Relations

  • Work with Assistant Director to manage and create original content for the RCAH Center for Poetry social media and website
  • Post to social media sites regularly (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Flickr,)
  • Draft and distribute press releases to promote events
  • Update community calendars
  • Design flyers and other promotional materials (e.g. social media graphics and other electronic media) for distribution
  • Learn letterpress printing to design and create poetry broadside sheets for select visiting poets


Video and Photo Production

  • Document RCAH Center for Poetry events with still photography/video, and upload edited content to Flickr and other social media
  • Create promotional and archival video about the RCAH Center for Poetry


Contest Administration and Publishing

  • Read and evaluate entries for the Benvenuto High School Poetry Competition, the Samet High School Fiction Competition, and the Capital Area Poetry Competition
  • Read and review manuscripts submitted for Wheelbarrow Books Poetry Prize


Event Planning and Programming

  • Assist with event planning from start to finish
  • Staff and attend events

Education and Community Engagement

  • Work with schools and local organizations to facilitate workshops in poetry, writing, and/or art in the community.
  • Assist in community engagement programming within RCAH


Library Cataloguing

  • Maintain the RCAH Center for Poetry’s library and implement digital system for checking out books
  • Maintain database ( that houses the RCAH Center for Poetry’s collections and expand its social media presence