P.O. Box 40820, Pasadena, CA, 91114




This internship is for applicant who desire hands-on experience in design—especially related to publishing. Ideal candidates will have an excellent visual eye, a strong background in art and design, and an avid interest in literature.  The Design Intern works closely with the Production Associate and Publisher to maintain Red Hen’s high visual standards and established book design brand. Responsibilities may include: laying out, proofreading, and inputting corrections to manuscripts, catalogs, and galleys; presenting artwork ideas for and designing book covers; designing brochures, posters, advertisements, and other promotional materials; researching for various projects. This position will work approximatley 20-30 hours a week from June through November.


Proficiency in Adobe inDesign, familiarity with Photoshop and Illustrator, background in digital art or graphic design.


Red Hen Press is committed to publishing diverse works of literary excellence, expanding the horizons of contemporary literature, and advancing literacy in our local schools. We engage local, national, and international communities searching for stories that honor their own histories and experiences.

How to Apply

Please send a resume, cover letter, and a portfolio to production@redhen.org with “LACAC Internship” in the subject line. The portfolio can be in any format—a PDF, a website, images to download, etc.—as long as we are able to see samples of your recent design work.