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Undergraduate Internships

Professional experience in arts and culture administration, programming, and more

Each year, the Piper Center offers a limited number of internships for undergraduate students at Arizona State University.

Internships with the Piper Center provide a hands-on professional experience tailored to the individual's particular background, interests, and goals while laying the foundational groundwork for future careers in creative writing, publishing, academic administration, non-profit arts and culture, and related fields.

Internships can be offered through the Department of English or other campus units and range in length from one semester to a full year. 

The Marketing and Outreach Internship for 2020 - 2021 has currently been filled. There are no internships being offered at this point in time. 

If you have any questions, please reach out to Marketing and Outreach Specialist Jake Friedman at jake.friedman@asu.edu

Meet Past Interns

 

Photograph of Jorge Sandoval

Jorge Sandoval

Outreach Intern

Jorge Sandoval is a PhD candidate in the Mary Lou Foulton teachers college at Arizona State University. Jorge's academic and professional work history includes a focus on arts-based qualitative research methods, and has worked as a public school educator in social sciences, as well as a graphic designer/illustrator in the print industry.

 

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Rachel Bunning

Undergraduate Intern Fall 2017

Rachel was born and raised in Arizona and is currently studying Creative Writing at Arizona State University. When she isn't drowning in schoolwork and self-doubt, you can find her reading, hiking, or making cookies with her friends. She has always loved the arts, but she has always had a greater passion for the written word. Her work has previously appeared in Blue Stoat.

 

Piper Center Undergraduate Intern 2019 Addison Gallegos

Addison Gallegos

Student Mentoring Program Mentee 2019
Undergraduate Intern Fall 2018 - Spring 2019

Addison Gallegos is currently in her last year as an undergrad at Arizona State University, studying English Creative Writing with a concentration in fiction. She completed a year-long internship with ASU’s Marooned Literary Journal as an Editorial Board Member for the 2017-2018 edition. Addison joined the Piper Center in August 2018 as the undergraduate intern.

 

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Jack Smith

Undergraduate Intern Spring 2019 - Fall 2019

Jack Smith is a Marketing undergraduate student at Arizona State University Barrett Honors College and W.P. Carey School of Business. He is the Founder and President of Just Write, a Creative Writing club at ASU for writers of all backgrounds. He has also completed a 100,000-word Young Adult Fantasy novel and is currently seeking representation. He is constantly seeking to further his education by maintaining a full schedule of Business, Writing, and Fine Art classes. Jack joined the Piper Center in February 2019 as the Marketing Intern.

 

Photograph of Jailene Matrecito

Jailene Matrecito

Piper Center Intern 2020
Student Mentoring Program Mentee 2020

Jay Matrecito is an aspiring fiction writer and social activist based in Phoenix, Arizona. A native to the desert, she is entering her senior year of undergraduate at Arizona State University and plans to graduate in May 2021 with a double major in Political Science and English and a minor in Media Analysis. Her concentration in Creative Writing has allowed her to share her passion for the written word.

 

Allie Mahai

Allie Mahai

Poetry Out Loud Intern 2020

Allie (pronounced 'Ollie') is a Senior Poetry major in the Creative Writing program. She's an ENG 102 Writing Mentor, satirist for the State Press Magazine, and a cast member of Tempe Late Night. In their free time, they like to read, write, watch TV, and knit.  She's excited to meet and work with everyone!