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The Milkweed Fellowship is a Paid Literary Publishing Program

The Milkweed Fellowship is a Paid Literary Publishing Program

Author: Edit Team

March 21, 2021

The Milkweed Fellowship is grounded in our belief that books have the potential to change the way we see the world, and that equity is essential to a vibrant, diverse, and empowered literary ecosystem.

As a nonprofit literary press, Milkweed’s goals are twofold: to produce transformative literature and build an engaged community around it. We are committed to offering intentional entry points into the book publishing and nonprofit fundraising fields to those who hold the potential to transform and reimagine what literature can accomplish in a changing world. 

The same lack of diversity, equity, access, and inclusion that persists in the publishing industry is also present in the fundraising field. We are excited to announce that we are expanding the Milkweed Fellowship Program and opening applications to include an advancement fellow. The advancement fellow will be a key member of our fast-growing fundraising operation.

This paid, one- to two-year immersion program is designed to offer the tools, experience, and exposure necessary to pursue a career in book publishing or nonprofit fundraising. Intended to provide an alternative route to success in industries where the prerequisite to an entry-level position is typically an unpaid internship, this learning-oriented position seeks to provide entry to those historically underrepresented among workers in book publishing and advancement—Indigenous, people of color, LGBTQIA+, and those with disabilities—so they may advance, discover, and champion transformative literature for years to come.

This position is based on-site in our Minneapolis offices and is full time (non-exempt, 40 hours per week, for 12 to 24 months). The application window for the 2021 Milkweed Advancement Fellowship closes March 31, 2021.

Compensation includes a salary of $35,000 per year, generous paid time off, and health and dental benefits. Except for those with prearranged work visas or green cards, we are not considering international candidates at this time but encourage interested international candidates to sign up for updates so that they can find out early if we do elect to offer the position to international candidates requiring visas in future years.

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