THE YALE REVIEW IS A HOME for Yale University students interested in learning about public writing, editing, and publishing. Through our student programs, Yale undergraduate and graduate students receive in-depth training in key aspects of print and digital media, as well as the opportunity to work with professional writers, editors, and publishers. Over the course of the academic year, students read submissions, digitize work from the archives, help with social media , and assist with events. Each semester, TYR holds seminars and professional training sessions in skills such as magazine editing, fact-checking, podcasting, and pitching articles, to which all students are invited. We invite undergraduate and graduate students at Yale to apply for the following positions:


UNDERGRADUATE READERS At the start of each academic year, TYR selects at least fifty undergraduate readers to help evaluate submissions. This volunteer program gives students exposure to the inner workings of a literary magazine. Students read submissions and write reader reports, meet with editors, attend special issue launch parties, and have their names listed in the journal. Students are also invited to the professional development seminars and talks TYR hosts with leading editors, publishers, and writers. For the 2023-2024 academic year, we invite interested undergraduates to complete this form and to attend an informational open house on September 5, 2023 from 4-6 PM at 250 Church St., 4th floor. Questions about the program can be addressed to deputy editor Elliott Holt at elliott.holt@yale.edu.

UNDERGRADUATE FELLOWS Our paid undergraduate fellowship offers students entry-level training in magazine publishing. Working four hours per week during the academic year, TYR Undergraduate Fellows usually take on a specialized role within the organization, such as social media intern, archives intern, or editorial assistant, as well as providing general help to the staff of TYR. Our undergraduate fellows also evaluate submissions to the journal, helping to select essays, short stories, and poems for publication. They sometimes assist with fact-checking, promotional copy, and special projects. All students with a serious interest in writing and publishing are invited to apply, whether or not they have taken creative writing classes or worked on a Yale student publication. Many of our paid fellows begin as volunteer readers, so we encourage students interested in working for TYR to join our reading program.

SUMMER INTERNSHIPS The Yale Review offers paid internships for eight-week periods every summer. Summer interns read submissions, digitize pieces from the archives, provide research and production assistance, and more. A call for applicants goes out in February of each academic year. This position qualifies for the Arts Apprenticeship program. Students can apply for the Arts Apprenticeship here.

Graduate Students

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FELLOWSHIPS Graduate students have the opportunity to apply for a paid semester-long assistant editor position in lieu of serving as a teaching fellow. This position, renewable for a second semester, is open to Yale Ph.D. students who are in their teaching years. Professional development fellows work closely with senior editors, receiving training and robust hands-on experience, acquiring the skills needed to work in publishing through reading and evaluating submissions, fact-checking, writing promotional copy, editing, building archival packages, and performing other, related tasks. Professional development fellows are expected to make a commitment of twenty hours per week to TYR. We encourage Ph.D. candidates who have a serious interest in publishing and public writing to apply. Students can apply for the following academic year during the late spring here; if the application is not yet live questions can be sent to deputy editor Elliott Holt at elliott.holt@yale.edu.

ART FELLOW In this academic-year-long paid position, a graduate student in art or design works approximately five hours a week with our art editor and managing editor to find art, secure rights, assist in cover production, and keep track of captions for each print issue and our website. The art fellow occasionally designs graphics for print and the web, and supports our editors in finding art for online-only stories. Applications for the 2023-2024 academic year will open in August. Interested graduate students should email a cover letter, résumé, and portfolio to managing editor Will Frazier at william.frazier@yale.edu.

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