MNWC Internship Application

Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference ~ June 19-25, 2023

Join our team and help bring one of the nation’s finest writer’s conferences to life. As an intern, you are a full participant in one of our five intensive writing workshops. You will get to know your faculty member and you will have the opportunity to discuss a manuscript with them. 

Workshops, craft talks, readings and all conference activities will be held on BSU’s campus.

Interns are paid $400 for the week, beginning with setup of conference headquarters in the AIRC on Monday, June 19. Preference goes to BSU students who are enrolled fall 2023.

  • Interns are an essential part of the Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference STAFF
  • Interns may not work at any other jobs during the conference.
  • To learn more about the conference, visit
  • Questions about the internship may be directed to MNWC Conference Coordinator Mathew Hawthorne (
  • There is a mandatory in-person/virtual meeting Thursday afternoon, April 27 (exact time and place at BSU to be determined).


2023 MNWC Internship Application

  • Contact Information

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  • Application Information

  • Please list the 3 instructors you are most interested in working with. Indicate your preference by ranking them 1, 2 & 3. Every effort will be made to match you with one of your choices.

    Ross Gay (Poetry)

    Keetje Kuipers (Poetry)

    Lia Purpura (Creative Nonfiction)

    Will Weaver (Fiction)

    Diane Wilson (Fiction)

    Aimee Nezhukumatathil (Poetry/Prose Hybrid)
  • In 200 words or less, please tell us why you would like to participate in the conference as an intern.
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