Fellowships

THE YALE REVIEW IS A HOME for Yale University students interested in learning more about professional writing, editing, and publishing. Through our student programs, Yale undergraduates 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, assist at events, help with office management, and perform other tasks. Each semester, TYR holds seminars and training sessions in skills such as magazine editing, fact-checking, and how to pitch a magazine article, and all students who work at TYR are welcome to join these seminars. We invite undergraduate and graduate students at Yale to apply for positions in the following programs:

Undergraduates

Readers. At the start of each semester, TYR hires volunteers to assist with reading submissions. These students read submissions alongside our editors, write readers’ reports, and attend monthly editorial meetings to discuss selected pieces. The program gives students entry-level exposure to the internal processes of a literary magazine. Student volunteers are also invited to join the regular seminars and training sessions TYR hosts with leading editors and writers. Opportunities to join our reading team are announced in August of each academic year; after August 15, applicants may write to us at theyalereview@yale.edu with a letter of interest and a résumé.

Yale Review Fellows. Our paid undergraduate fellowship offers students entry-level training in the world of publishing. Working four hours per week during the academic year, TYR Fellows usually take on a specialized role within the journal, such as social media intern, art intern, or editorial assistant, and provide general assistance to the staff and operations of TYR. Our TYR Fellows also evaluate submissions to the journal, reading and helping to select essays, short stories, and poems submitted for publication in the print journal and on our website. They assist with social media, help manage the TYR store, and work on special projects. We encourage all students with a serious interest in writing and publishing to apply, whether or not they have taken creative writing classes or worked on a Yale publication. Applications for our undergraduate fellowship are currently closed for the Fall 2022 semester. We encourage undergraduate students interested in becoming involved with TYR to apply for our volunteer reader program.

Summer Internships. The Yale Review offers volunteer summer internships for eight-week periods annually. Summer interns usually take on a specialized role within the journal, such as social media intern, art intern, or editorial assistant, and provide general assistance to TYR. 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. Those interested in four-hour-per-week positions are encouraged to email a cover letter and résumé to Jill Pellettieri at jill.pellettieri@yale.edu.

Graduate Students

Readers. At the start of each semester, TYR hires volunteers to assist with evaluating submissions. These students read submissions alongside our editors, write readers’ reports, and attend monthly editorial meetings to discuss selected pieces. The program gives students entry-level exposure to the internal processes of a literary magazine. Volunteers are also invited to join the regular seminars and training sessions TYR hosts with leading editors and writers. Opportunities to join our reading team are announced in August of each academic year; after August 15, applicants may write to us at theyalereview@yale.edu with a letter of interest and a résumé.

Assistant Editor/ 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 PhD students who are in their teaching years, eligible for guaranteed sixth-year teaching, or approved for seventh-year extended funding. Professional development fellows work closely with senior editors and the editor in chief, receiving training and robust hands-on experience, acquiring the skills needed to work in publishing through reading and evaluating submissions, fact-checking, writing display copy, editing alongside our editors, 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 PhD 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 Jill Pellettieri at jill.pellettieri@yale.edu. TYR shares calls for applicants with departments as positions become available.

Social Media / Professional Experience Fellow. This paid position is open to graduate students. The social media fellow helps our engagement editor and receives training in every aspect of TYR’s social media and audience development strategies. Past fellows have led our Twitter account, put together monthly analytics reports on TYR’s traffic, and assisted with Instagram and our newsletter. We encourage students with strong skills in headline writing, communication, and using social media platforms to apply. Students can fill out this application for the ensuing academic year in June.

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 director 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. Interested students can apply during the late spring or early fall of each academic year by emailing a cover letter and résumé to Will Frazier at william.frazier@yale.edu.

Strategy Fellows. In this academic-year-long paid position, graduate students help guide TYR’s growth, advertising, revenue, and promotional efforts, and assist data collection, market research, and ad sales. Strategy Fellows may also help with events and podcasting. Interested students can apply during the fall of each academic year, between August 1 and September 15, by emailing a cover letter and résumé to Jill Pellettieri at jill.pellettieri@yale.edu.

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