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Publishing Events is sponsored by the Association of American Publishers, the leading trade association for the U.S. book and journal publishing industry.

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Description: What we are looking for: An intern 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 three full days or 20 or more hours 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 have the opportunity to work closely with all departments, including editorial, production, publicity and marketing, sales, and digital. 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.

What we offer: 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, as practiced by an established independently owned and run publisher.
Length of Internship: Usually beginning sometime in June and runs through the end of August, subject to availability and start date. Exact start and end dates to be determined at time of hire. We ask for at least a 3-month time commitment.
Requirements: What we'd like from you: 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 review applications on a rolling basis.
Payment: We offer a competitive hourly rate, or eligible applicants may receive school credit.
How To Apply For This Internship: 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 Your cover letter may be addressed to Liana Willis and Ashley Yepsen (or "Internship Coordinators") and should briefly describe your skills and interests, what you hope to gain from the internship, how you found out about the internship (i.e. where did you see it advertised), the days of the week you're available to intern, your preferred start and end dates, and whether or not you are eligible for school credit.

Appropriate candidates will be called 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.
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