Student Opportunities


WP Graduate Instructor: The graduate instructor position offers graduate students an opportunity to design and teach a writing workshop. Due to the fluctuating weekly populations of undergraduate students during the Summer Writing Program, graduate instructors have the unique challenge of creating a weekly workshop that can accommodate both students taking the program for one week or for all four weeks. There are 2 positions available, depending on the number of BA students who enroll. 

Faculty Liaison: This position involves assisting Summer Writing Program faculty members. This is a unique opportunity to work closely with visiting writers throughout the summer.

MFA Lecturer: MFA students are eligible to be a lecturer during the Summer Writing Program on topics about which they are knowledgeable and passionate and on subjects that complement the SWP programming.

SWP Panelists: The Summer Writing Program allows students to present as part of a panel discussion and gain teaching experience.


not enough night, the online literary journal of the low-residency MFA Creative Writing program, is edited by faculty members. The journal's title comes from Jack Kerouac, "Not enough ecstasy for me, not enough life, joy, kicks, darkness, music, not enough night."

Summer Writing Program Magazine: Two SWP Magazine Editor positions are unique opportunities. Editors handle submissions, editing, layout, and all aspects of production and distribution. All students, faculty, and staff attending the SWP may contribute work.


Jack Kerouac School blog celebrates students, alumni, faculty, and staff by announcing news on publications, projects, and events. The Jack Kerouac School welcomes articles and news from students.

The Harry Smith Print Shop and Kavyayantra Press (from Sanskrit: Kavya: poetry; Yantra: device, amulet) are resources for learning about fine craft letterpress printing. It features a Chandler and Price platen press and a Vandercook SP-15 proof press.

Student Magazines: Students and alumni have started their own presses such as Monkey Puzzle, Fact-Simile, Belladonna, Bootstrap, Hot Whiskey, Farfalla, con/crescent, Linchpin, Smokeproof, and more. The Kerouac School supports and encourages students to start their own presses.

Naropa Audio Archive Collection: The audio archive is a growing and dynamic database that is a significant resource for students and represents several generations of writers, philosophers, and artists. Each issue of Bombay Gin highlights a transcribed selection.



Student Activity Coordinator Position: This is a chance to represent students during the SWP and develop events that are of interest to the entire community. The coordinators plan and run all student readings, salons, lectures, panels, and other events for the summer.