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.

1540 Lincoln Ave. Pasadena, CA 91103




Red Hen Press, an independent nonprofit publishing house in Pasadena, CA, facilitates the Fundraising Benefit Internship. Over the course of the internship, the intern will work with the Benefit Coordinator to plan and organize Red Hen's largest fundraiser of the year: the 26th Annual Benefit Champagne Luncheon, which annually attracts nearly 300 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 nonprofit arts organization. This position will work about 32 hours a week from August to October, with option to work remotely part time.


Applicants should have knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel; familiarity with Access is a plus, but not required. We are looking for an intern with a positive and upbeat attitude who is comfortable representing Red Hen Press over the phone and via email. Strong written and verbal communication skills combined with a polite personality make a great candidate. The intern must be able to manage deadlines, balance multiple responsibilities, work individually with initiative, and communicate effectively with peers when collaboration is necessary. Previous experience in fundraising or event planning is preferred, but we also enjoy working with self-starters who are eager to learn. An interest in and/or knowledge of literature is essential.

How to Apply

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