The Interns

We are honored to have these 2018 interns in the ORP family!

  Eneida Alcalde  Fiction Intern

Eneida Alcalde
Fiction Intern

Eneida immigrated to the United States as a child, transplanting her Chilean-Puerto Rican roots into Pennsylvanian soil. Her background fuels her writing, which seeks to ask questions, explore mysteries, and elevate the underrepresented. In her career, she has been a consultant in Washington, DC, working for education-focused nonprofits such as Edu-Futuro, CentroNía, and the Inspired Teaching Public Charter School. She also served with the Peace Corps in Bolivia. Eneida is now pursuing a Master’s in Creative Writing and Literature at Harvard University’s Extension School. Her fiction has appeared in outlets such as The Acentos Review, Stoneboat Literary Journal, and As/Us.

  Jimmieka Mills  Nonfiction Intern

Jimmieka Mills
Nonfiction Intern

Jimmieka Mills was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area where she began writing poetry and essays. After relocating to Houston she began attending Houston Community College where she became the editor-in-chief of the college newspaper. Her experience in news writing led her to her true passion—human interest writing—which opened up to her the world of creative nonfiction. You can often catch her tucked away, engulfed in the works of Ta-Nehisi Coates, James Baldwin, Maya Angelou, or spending time with her seven-year-old son and their small jungle of family pets.

  Robin Gow  Poetry Intern

Robin Gow
Poetry Intern

Robin Gow's poetry has recently been published in FIVE:2:ONE, Smuese, and Corbel Stone Press. He is an undergraduate student at Ursinus College studying English, Creative Writing, and Spanish. He runs two poetry blogs and also serves as the production editor of the Lantern literary magazine. He is an out and proud transgender man passionate about LGBT issues. His current favorite poets are Anis Mojgani and Eileen Myles.

Click here for more information about the ORP Internship, which runs January–September. Applications for 2019 are accepted November 15–December 15, 2018.