Red Hen Press is committed to publishing works of literary excellence, supporting diversity, and promoting literacy in our local schools. We seek a community of readers and writers who are actively engaged in the essential human practice known as literature.

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The Fundraising Benefit Internship will take place through Red Hen Press, an independent nonprofit publishing press located in Pasadena, CA. During the internship, the intern will work with the Benefit Coordinator to plan and organize Red Hen's largest fundraiser of the year: the 25th Annual Benefit Champagne Luncheon, which annually attracts over two hundred attendees, including some of the nation's most acclaimed authors. This internship is intended for applicants seeking hands-on experience in event planning, fundraising, and public relations for a nonprofits arts organization.


All applicants should be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel (familiarity with Access is a plus). An upbeat and polite personality are a must, as are strong verbal and written skills, which will factor in prominently when representing Red Hen Press over the phone, through email, and in traditional mailings. In particular, the intern will frequently be asked to make phone calls and so must be comfortable speaking on the phone. The intern must be able to maintain deadlines, multitask, work individually and with initiative, and communicate with supervisors in order to operate effectively within the office. A previous knowledge of or experience with fundraising or event planning are desired, but in general the willingness to learn will also be taken into consideration. An interest in and/or knowledge of literature is essential.

How to Apply

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to Robyn Popp at development[at] Please make sure to include "LACAC Fundraising Benefit Internship" in your subject line. Only PDF and .doc/.docx files will be considered.

Please note that Red Hen Press publishes work by people of all genders, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and backgrounds, and we believe our readership and office reflect this diversity. The press does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, or disability, and we encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply.