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WNDB Internship Grant Program: Children’s Publishing and Adult Publishing

The Internship Grant Program’s purpose is to award supplemental grants to applicants from diverse backgrounds to help further their goals of pursuing a career in children’s and adult publishing. Apply here.

In 2023 we will award a minimum of 24 grants of $3,000, expanding WNDB’s efforts to diversify the publishing industry—12 grants for a children’s publishing focus and 12 grants for an adult publishing focus.

Internship positions must take place between June 1st and August 31st.  In addition to the grant award, grantees are expected to attend various events throughout the summer including an introductory Internship Grant Bootcamp, as well as additional professional development and networking events, publishing panels, organized partner mentor/mentee meetings, and an exit interview/testimonial of the program. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the publishing industry, WNDB adapted the Internship Grant program to better serve applicants and our publishing partners.  For Summer 2023, remote positions are permitted.

About the Organization

We Need Diverse Books™ is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that advocates essential changes in the publishing industry to produce and promote literature that reflects and honors the lives of all young people.