Jobs + Internships

Youth Programs

We are now accepting applications for our 2019 Summer Scribes Internship at the Henry!


Scribes provides an opportunity for middle and high school students to engage with the creative-writing community and to participate in fun and mind-stretching programming that includes instruction from accomplished writers, writing exercises, interdisciplinary field trips, and exposure to a diverse range of genres, forms, and writers.

Each Scribes session is composed of approximately 20 students, two literary teaching artists, and one or two interns. Class runs for one or two weeks, Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Students readings are presented to the community at the end of each session on Thursday or Friday evenings.

In this internship, you’ll provide basic administrative and classroom support, assisting the Scribes teaching artists in creating a dynamic, supportive, and rewarding experience for creative writing students. You will be both behind-the-scenes support and an additional set of eyes and ears, making sure that all students feel included and engaged and that the camp space is welcoming, organized, and ready for action. Open to candidates at least 17 years old.

To apply, click here!

Adult Programs

Teach at Hugo House

Thanks for your interest in teaching at Hugo House! Our teachers are contracted for individual classes. We have a strong pool of teachers, and we are always interested in finding the best creative-writing instructors. To apply to teach at the House, please familiarize yourself with our class offerings then submit the following:

  • 1-2 page CV
  • a 1 page statement of your teaching philosophy and how you’ll apply it at Hugo House
  • two sample course descriptions (no more than a page each) modeled after our online course catalog

Please send materials in a single Word or PDF document via email to christine@hugohouse.org. Our education team reviews applications quarterly.

When hiring teachers, we consider a combination of prior teaching experience, publication history, strength of teaching evaluations from either the House or other institutions, strength of the submitted teaching philosophy, and active engagement in the literary world. Once we hire a candidate to teach, we will discuss class booking. When selecting courses, we are looking for classes that fill a curricular gap. We consider a balance of genre, skill level required of the students, platform (such as workshop, generative, reading), and student feedback.

Hugo House especially encourages applications from writers and teachers of color, and teachers with diverse cultural backgrounds and experiences, such as disability, religion, ancestry, language, national origin, culture, age, gender, and sexual orientation in order to best serve a diverse student body.


If you would like to get involved, please consider volunteering.