The Perseus Books Group offers paid internship opportunities in five of our offices in areas such as editorial, design, marketing, publicity, sales, subsidiary rights and production.
Internship opportunities are available at: New York, NY; Boston, MA, Berkeley, CA, Philadelphia, PA; and Minneapolis, MN
The internship program at Perseus Books Group aims to provide an overall introduction to the book publishing industry. The intern will gain hands-on experience and learn many of the ins and outs of the publishing industry. Flexibility, the ability to remain calm under pressure, attention to detail, strong organizational skills, Microsoft computer competency and social media literacy are required.
The Fall 2015 Internship Program will last 10 weeks beginning in September and extending through December. Interns will be assigned positions within one or several of our specialized departments:
*Editorial ***Publicity ***Contracts
*Design ***Marketing ***Subsidiary Rights
*Production ***Sales ***Cartography
Internships are determined based on the applicant’s interests and qualifications and on our business needs. When you apply, please be specific as to your area of interest and preferred location(s) in your cover letter.
Interns will work in conjunction with professionals, helping with day to day responsibilities, departmental projects and may have the opportunity to attend departmental meetings.
• College student or recent graduate
• Minimum commitment of 20 hours /week
• Strong interest in book publishing
• Exceptional writing and communication skills
• Ability to work independently and take initiative
• Very detail oriented
This is a paid internship opportunity. Interns will be paid a competitive hourly rate. Interns must be able to make arrangements to live in the metropolitan area in which the internship resides, over the course of the program. While we are able to provide some informal advice, we do not have an official housing program.
The Perseus Books Group is an independent company committed to enabling independent publishers to reach their potential whether those publishers are Perseus-owned, joint ventures or owned by third parties.
Member publishing programs include Avalon Travel, Basic Books, Basic Civitas, Da Capo, Lifelong Books, Running Press, Seal Press, and Westview Press, as well as partnerships with PublicAffairs and Nation Books, and joint ventures with Weinstein Books and The Daily Beast. Through Consortium, Perseus Distribution Publishers Group West, and Legato, the Perseus Books Group is also the nation’s leading provider of sales, marketing and distribution services to independent publishers.
Applications will be accepted through August 15th and will be evaluated on a rolling basis.
How to Apply For This Internship:
To apply for the Fall 2015 Internship program, please send a cover letter indicating your interest in The Perseus Books Group and describing your career goals. Include a resume and writing sample with your application to: Human Resources: Attn. Fall 2015 Internship Program at firstname.lastname@example.org.