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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: We are always seeking interns to help help us out in the office and provide opportunities for young people to expand their knowledge of the publishing industry.

Our interns assist in all aspects of a small publishing house including manuscript evaluation, editorial, marketing, sales, inventory management, and administration.

Duties may include, but are not limited to:

Reading and critiquing manuscript and art submissions

Editing manuscripts in production and creating marketing materials

Supporting the launch of new titles

Assisting with arranging author appearances and events

Supporting trade show endeavors

Maintaining various media resources, customer records, and other lists

Researching new media and sales outlets

Customer follow up and sales

Packing orders

Helping support the work of the office

We mentor 2-4 interns in all aspects of the publishing business each semester and during the summer.
Length of Internship: Semester or summer
Requirements: Interns are expected to work 12-20 hrs/wk during the semester and 20-30 hrs/wk during the summer.

Interest in writing, reading, or publishing is a must!
Location: We are located in Washington, DC, near the U.S. Capitol (at the Eastern Market Metro stop).
Application Due Date: continuous
Payment: Our internships are unpaid, but we do reimburse local travel expenses up to $7.00/day.
How To Apply For This Internship: To apply, send a resume, writing sample, 2 references and availability to:

Martha Lamborn
Toll-free: 1-877-PLATYPS
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