One additional intern for the Fall 2017 season and two to three interns for the Spring 2018 season—all motivated by the opportunity to learn about the book publishing business from the unique perspective of an independent trade publishing company. Candidates for our internship positions are asked to commit to two to three days a week over the course of the semester.
Our publishing internship is an opportunity to learn about all aspects of both print and digital book publishing in a small, friendly environment. Our interns will get the chance to gain experience and develop skills researching and evaluating possible acquisitions; writing clear, effective copy, including press materials and blog posts; proofreading a variety of materials; maintaining websites and social media; contributing to author/book publicity and marketing campaigns; as well as helping with periodic mailings and various administrative tasks.
Work hours are flexible between 9:30 and 6:30, Monday through Friday.
A hospitable, low-stress work environment. A great opportunity to gain hands-on publishing experience and contacts in the book publishing industry as well as an in-depth understanding of the publishing process, from a unique perspective.
Length of Internship: Fall 2017: September-December, depending on availability and start date. Spring 2018: January through May, depending on availability and start date.
Requirements: Prospective interns must have at least completed their sophomore year in college. Highly desirable requirements are outstanding written and communication skills, a firm grasp of the basic rules of English grammar, and an efficient and organized way of doing things. An interest in nonfiction publishing, especially in the areas that The Experiment publishes, is preferred. Previous office experience is preferred but not mandatory. Curiosity and an inclination and ability to ask questions are essential, as is discretion.
Location: New York, NY
Application Due Date: We are currently accepting applications for our Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 internship on a rolling basis. Please specify in your cover letter whether you are applying for both internships or a specific season. Applicants may apply for both seasons but, if selected, may only serve for one internship season.
Payment: The internship may be done for pay or for school credit. (Please specify in your cover letter.)
Please email a cover letter and resume (as attachments, not in the body of the email) and at least one reference (with a phone number) to [email protected]. Your cover letter may be addressed to Liana Willis (or “Internship Coordinator”) and should briefly describe your skills and interests, what you hope to gain from the internship, the days of the week you’re available to intern, and your preferred start and end dates.
Appropriate candidates will be contacted for an interview. Applications submitted without a cover letter/e-mail will not be considered. Due to high application volume, only appropriate candidates will be contacted. Please no calls.