Sterling Publishing Summer Intern

springer publishingWith over 5,000 titles in print and 60 years in business, Sterling’s reputation for publishing quality books comes from a variety of imprints led by dedicated editorial and creative design teams that bring great ideas and stories to readers of every age.

The internship program will run from June 6-August 12, for 28 hours/week. Interns receive course credit.

Editorial tasks—approximately 14 hours per week: Work would include (1) researching trends and competing/comparable titles; (2) reviewing covers and interiors for accuracy at all stages of production; (3) formatting and coding electronic manuscripts; (4) checking that corrections have been properly made to routing book interiors. Department members would teach intern basic proofreading and copyediting skills, quality-control, and workflow methods used to ensure accuracy of materials, and manuscript coding system. Intern would acquire copyediting/proofreading, analytical, critical thinking, and time-management skills.

Administrative tasks—approximately 12 hours per week: Work would include (1) reviewing terms in TMM and correcting / updating as necessary; (2) organizing and updating department archives and ordering missing samples from warehouse; (3) updating title information to; (4) mailing author copies per contracts, as needed. Department members would teach intern the critical thinking skills needed to navigate in an online content-management system, understand a basic author contract, and learn about customer/author relations. Intern would acquire organizational, contract, database, critical thinking, and content-management skills.

For information on how students can apply contact Prof. Denning at