Graduating Interns

Congratulations, Graduating Interns

Congratulations to HVWG interns Angelina Mandell and Tamara Smith on graduation from The College of St. Rose. They, and 2023 St. Rose graduate Charley Bertolino, fulfilled a graduation requirement with their school’s English department through a 120+ hour internship that included staffing events, expanding the guild’s comprehensive literary-events calendar, conducting interviews and writing articles for the website, and helping compile the poetry yearbook, offline.

Other interns we’ve mentored since formalizing the program in 2022 include U-Albany student Kehinde Adejumo (’26) and U-Albany graduates Willow Singletary (’22) and Samuel Maurice (’21), who turned to us for a mentored experience post-graduation, and while serving as co-editor of Dead Man Press Ink’s co-editor.

Congratulations to all writers who have completed an internship with HVWG. The board is grateful for all the ways you helped advance our mission along with your own development as writers and editors. Potential applicants can learn more about the program and apply at