Internships and Opportunities

It's never too early to consider applying for an internship! Or submitting your work!

Spring Opportunities

Outrageous Fortune (Creative Writing Submissions) deadline April 8, 2018

U.S. Department of Education Internships


Ongoing Opportunities

City Internships

Counterpoint Press

Diablo Magazine

Heyday Books

McSweeney's - Applications for the spring program will open in January.

No Starch Press

San Francisco Magazine

Student Health 101


Yoga Journal

Zoetrope: All-Story

Institute of Reading Development (for graduating students only)

Sierra Magazine

Sunset Magazine - Apply before December 1 for priority consideration.




How to get academic credit for an internship:

  • Fill out the online Internship Petition Form and find a faculty member who is willing to sponsor you during the internship. Your faculty sponsor and the Department Chair will need to sign the petition form as well.
  • Discuss the expectations and terms of the internship with your faculty sponsor and agree to those terms as part of the course requirements. A bibliography of books read during the internship, a written report, set meetings with the sponsor, or a final exam may be expected in order to receive credit.
  • Once the petition form is completed, you or your sponsor will forward it to the Registrar for final preparation.
  • This petition is to be filed with the Registrar's Office no later than the end of drop/add period.
*Internships pursued for academic credit during the Summer term require a tuition payment. Only quarter credit internships pursued during the Fall and Spring terms are free of charge.*
Visit the SMC Career and Professional Development Services for other helpful information on internships.


Know of any relevant experiences, positions or opportunities?

We are always looking for new internships!  If you know of a relevant opportunity, please contact Ryan McKinley ( or the department chair, Molly Metherd (