Literary InternsGAMBIER, Ohio (July 11, 2005) As part of its commitment to enriching the College's academic environment, the Kenyon Review has created endowed scholarships for two student internships.
The literary journal works throughout the year with a number of students, several of whom are appointed to paid internships. These interns help direct the literary journal's Associates Program, in which twelve to twenty students volunteer two-to-three hours per week, gaining hands-on experience in editing, marketing, and publishing. Assignments include reading and processing manuscripts, coordinating publicity for special events and campus readings, conducting research on grantmakers, and soliciting advertisers.
The endowed internships are funded by a $50,000 gift from a family with numerous links to the College.
Jacqueline H. Dryfoos, a member of the board of the Kenyon Review, has joined with her son, Michael Greenspon, Class of 1992, and her daughter-in-law, Jennifer A. Gundlach, Class of 1993, in a pledge to endow two yearly internships at the Review for eligible students at the College who have participated in the Review's Young Writers Workshop before enrolling at Kenyon.
"This is an increasingly important part of the Kenyon Review," says David H. Lynn, editor of the Review and professor of English at the College. "The interns are essential members of our team." He notes that they, and the associates, are now involved in an innovative program in which they teach writing at Gambier's Wiggin Street Elementary School - to future readers of the Review.
Dryfoos, a psychotherapist, lives in New York City. She has been a trustee of the Kenyon Review since the board's inception in 1996. Greenspon, who is on the staff of the Boston Globe, and Gundlach, an assistant clinical professor of law at Suffolk University, make their home in Newton, Massachusetts.