Editorial internships at IU Press: summer and fall, 2014
Applications currently being accepted.
Deadline: April 11, 2014
Indiana University Press (IU Press) is an international scholarly publishing house, operating within the IU Office of Scholarly Publishing. Founded in 1950, IU Press is one of the oldest and largest university-based presses in the United States. IU Press acquires, contracts, and publishes more than 120 new scholarly-academic, trade and regional book projects each year and publishes nearly 30 international scholarly journals in the social sciences and humanities. 10-15% of books originate with IU faculty—90% come from scholars at other institutions around the world.
The acquisitions department offers unpaid internships for course credit to qualified and highly motivated IU undergraduate and graduate students. Semester- Summer- and year-long internships are available, as will fit with students’ educational goals and academic schedules and subject to the availability of mentoring staff within IU Press. Internships are awarded on a competitive basis, only when submissions and staff availability warrant. Applicants are encouraged to contact IU Press as soon as possible to express interest in applying for upcoming years or semesters.
An editorial internship at IU Press is an excellent opportunity for students to add to their educational experiences at IU, allowing participants to learn about contemporary scholarly publishing, through direct engagement with Press operations and under mentorship of professional staff. Time will be set aside for instruction to augment hands-on learning. An IU Press editorial intern will participate in the daily activity of the editorial department, working directly with two or more assistant sponsoring editors and under the supervision of the editorial director. For students targeting graduate work in the humanities, academic publication of their own, careers in e-publishing, or for those interested in professional opportunities in media, communications, research, or mainstream publishing, it will provide unique access to the inner workings of a scholarly publishing house.
Duties will include but may not be limited to handling manuscript submissions, communicating with authors, preparing manuscripts for publication, and attending meetings, such as contract proposal meetings of the IU Press editorial board. Opportunities will be provided for students to craft and pursue independent research projects as well as independent study projects with the support of their departments; (students interested in receiving academic credit for an internship at the Press are encouraged to contact their academic advisor when applying).
Qualifications include exceptional written and verbal communication skills, knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, a strong interest in book publishing, and general comfort in a professional environment and with using computers. Additional skills are a plus.
This is an unpaid internship for approximately 10-15 hours per week, offered for a candidate whose goal is to apply what he or she has learned at the Press to a future career endeavor.
Interested students should direct inquiries and send a brief résumé and cover letter when ready to apply to firstname.lastname@example.org
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