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Jobs + Intern

Business Administration Internship

Reports to Accounting & Human Resources Manager 
Location: University of Central Arkansas campus
Conway, Arkansas

The Oxford American, a literary arts organization founded in 1992, has an exciting opportunity for a student seeking nonprofit business experience. The Business Administration Intern will support the marketing, outreach, and finance departments through administrative tasks such as order fulfillment, file management, and customer correspondence. This opportunity offers a chance for mentorship from a team of seasoned nonprofit professionals; to learn a variety of programs including Quickbooks, Excel, and more; and to gain hands-on experience with bookkeeping, finance, and basic accounting practices. 

The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented with a willingness to learn new skills. The Business Administration Intern should be able to communicate in a clear and professional manner by phone and in writing, and will handle sensitive data on a daily basis and must be able to maintain confidentiality at all times.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist with subscription and retail order fulfillment, tear sheets, and stuffing envelopes

  • Track and manage product inventory

  • Facilitate mail correspondence and deliveries to UCA mail room

  • Support recordkeeping and data management through filing, file maintenance, cloud-base file maintenance, and document archiving in accordance with IRS standards and Oxford American policy

  • Other administrative tasks may be assigned on an as-needed basis


  • Interest in nonprofit business administration

  • Passion for the Oxford American’s mission of exploring the complexity and vitality of the American South through exemplary writing, music, and art

  • Willingness to learn new skills through direct experience

  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills

  • Exemplary organizational and administrative skills 

  • Ability to keep sensitive information confidential

  • Ability to lift and carry 20 pounds

Additional Information

  • This position is a six-month internship and requires 18-22 hours of work per week

  • The intern will receive a stipend of $7,000

  • Application review will begin immediately with a projected start date of September 25, 2023

To apply, email a letter of interest and résumé to, subject line: Business Administration Intern

The OA is committed to empowering voices underserved by the publishing arena and those with the lived experience to serve our mission. Applicants of color and/or those who identify as LGBTQ+ or disabled are encouraged to apply. We invite applicants to voluntarily disclose any non-dominant identities in their materials.

Editorial Internships

The Oxford American offers a comprehensive year-round editorial internship program.

We have full-time and part-time positions available and offer a stipend of $2,500 per term. Internships begin in January, June, and September, though the program provides some flexibility for starting dates, and the opportunity for interested interns to extend their terms. For the near future, internships will be remote.

The OA is grateful to the family of Jeff Baskin (Susan Weinstein, Bernie and Danny Baskin) for their generous support of this program. Jeff Baskin, a librarian by trade, was a lifelong and generous literary citizen. His imaginative approach to his work and his programming innovations brought reading and writing to countless in the North Little Rock community. In 2010, he initiated the Laman Library Writers Fellowship, an annual award that honored Arkansas writers. In partnership with his family, the Oxford American is proud to reinvigorate and expand this legacy to support editors and writers.

The OA is also lucky to receive support from the University of Central Arkansas and the Murphy Scholars program at Hendrix College toward internship placements for their students in accordance with the academic calendar. For more information on UCA’s graduate student assistantship, please reach out to Stephanie Vanderslice at Hendrix students should apply here and contact Hope Coulter at with additional questions.

We accept applications for all terms year-round but please note the following deadlines: 

  • April 15 for internships starting in June

  • August 21 for internships starting in September

  • November 15 for internships starting in January 

Interns are a vital part of the Oxford American’s print and digital production teams. The duties of an intern include evaluating manuscript submissions, participating in the planning of issues, fact-checking and proofreading stories, drafting posts for social media, and creating and maintaining digital content for the website. Interns are encouraged to participate in our off-site concerts and readings, generate article ideas, and to write for

Applications should include a detailed cover letter, resume, and one writing sample of up to 5 pages in length. Your sample could be one long piece or a collection of short pieces. (Samples can include critical and/or creative work, though a substantial portion should be prose.) Please specify the term for which you are applying. 

Submit your application using this form. Simply create a Submittable account and follow the instructions to attach your materials.

Thank you for your interest.

Podcast Internship

Reports to Assistant Editor
Location: Central Arkansas or Remote

The Oxford American (OA) is seeking an intern for our Points South podcast. This position provides an opportunity for someone with strong initiative to contribute to the growth of our programming and audience. 

We are seeking someone who has a passion for audio storytelling with some audio engineering and editing skills. The podcast intern should be able to function both as part of a dynamic team working toward common goals and independently.


* Create sessions for each segment in ProTools

* Maintain and update production calendar

* Process audio files in transcription service and clean up transcripts

* ID “good tape” and generate rough cuts of scripts

* Assist producers with scheduling

* Create and update tape log

* Fact-check scripts and support producer and contributor research

* Contribute to marketing the podcast and pursuing syndication opportunities

* Collaborate with Engagement Editor on earned coverage and social media

Knowledge, skills, and experience

* Proficiency with ProTools

* Excellent organizational and communication abilities

* Strong interest in narrative storytelling

The OA is committed to empowering voices underserved by the publishing arena; applicants of color and/or those who identify as LGBTQ+ or disabled are encouraged to apply. We invite applicants to voluntarily disclose any non-dominant identities in their materials.

Applications for this remote internship are accepted on a rolling basis. Interns will be expected to work 15–18 hours per week and will receive a stipend of $5000. The next internship term will begin March 1, 2023.

Applications can be submitted via our Submittable form. To apply, please include a letter of interest and résumé.