Internship Alert: Scholastic

Scholastic: Editorial Intern

Position: Editorial Internal, Part-time
Hours: 15 hours per week, flexible
Start Date: flexible

Scholastic is looking for an editorial intern who will help read and process submissions amongst other duties. This is a paid opportunity. The ideal candidate will be passionate about middle grade and YA and will be interested in pursuing children’s publishing after graduation. They need to be able to come into the office a few days a week.

If interested, please contact Maya Marlette at

Writer’s House Fall Internship Program

Dear Potential Candidates,

Writer's HouseI hope you are each well and enjoying the summer.  If you are receiving this e-mail you’ve previously expressed interest in the Writers House Intern Program, Autumn 2015. The program is scheduled 16 weeks. As it stands, we’ll commence the term either the week of Monday, September 28th or Monday, October 5th.  In either case, that Monday would be mandatory for all participating interns. Please know all interns work a 24 hour per week schedule. There is a $200 per month stipend paid-out to each intern.

If you are still interested in being considered, please reply to the following:

  1. Who are the authors on our list you enjoy reading the most?
  2. What genres do you enjoy the most?
  3. If needed, could you start on either September 28th or October 5th?
  4. Would you like to be considered for the subsidiary rights internship too? (SEE RED BELOW)

Also, please review and choose (by number) up to three categories (in order of interest).

  1. SCT/SOU: Literary fiction.
  2. ALV: Science fiction/ fantasy. YA. Middle grade. Non-fiction.
  3. BR: Young adult. Middle grade. Literary fiction. Upmarket fiction.
  4. J/T: Upmarket non-fiction. Literary fiction. Upmarket fiction. Thrillers. Crime fiction. Narrative non-fiction.
  5. NO: Children’s picture books, children’s books. YA. Middle grade. Adult fiction and non-fiction.
  6. SY: Women’s fiction. Non-fiction. YA. Literary fiction. Upmarket fiction.
  7. BH: YA. Romance. Paranormal. Historical fiction. Women’s fiction.
  8. AC: Guy books: sports, military, etc. Thrillers. Mysteries. Crime fiction. YA. Middle grade. Non-fiction.
  9. V/A: Books about young girls discovering themselves. Picture books. Middle grade. YA. Upmarket fiction. Literary fiction. Nonfiction.


“We are a very busy department looking for a candidate who is organized, responsible, takes initiative and who has excellent time-management skills. Experience in Subsidiary Rights a plus, but not necessary.”

Aside from various administrative tasks, the Subsidiary Rights Intern will assist with the following:

•             Managing authors copies from foreign publishers and audio publishers
•             Maintaining the Foreign Rights library
•             Managing book requests from publishers
•             Sending large book submissions to foreign agents
•             Analyzing royalty statements

For more information on the Writers House Intern Program, please call or e-mail Michael Mejias at 212-685-2400 x 150 or at

Cleis Press Internship Opportunity

Cleis PressCleis Press/Viva Editions is seeking publishing interns to help our dynamic publishing team, now located in Jersey City, New Jersey.

You will work directly with the Director of Marketing and Marketing Associate to help with promoting books and authors through print, electronic and online media as well as special events in the New York area. You will gain experience in:

-Developing targeted media lists, press materials and themed pitches to national and niche media outlets
-Following up on media inquiries by sending review copies and info
-Posting & monitoring social media to promote titles and authors
-Updating marketing/publicity pages on the websites
-Assisting during publicity events, readings and book launches
– Working with marketing, production and editorial management

The internship is unpaid and candidates must commit to 12-16 hours per week in the office for a term of 10-12 weeks.


Candidates must register for academic credit internship with their college or university (fall, spring, summer) with official documentation on school letterhead confirming this information for acceptance.

We are looking for an undergraduate student who is majoring in Publishing, Marketing, Public Relations, Communications, or English. This person should have excellent verbal and written communication skills, with some experience in creating content for Web and social media. Familiarity with email databases or web analytics tools would be considered when choosing the best applicant for this position.

Please send resume and cover letter with a writing sample (1-2 pages) via email to Susan Twum-Bahh, at

Open Road Integrated Media Fall Internships

Open Road Integrated Media Managing Editorial Internship Opportunity

OpenRoadOpen Road Integrated Media has openings for two unpaid (school credit) interns to work 15 to 20 hours per week in its publishing operations department.

The managing editorial interns will assist the managing editorial department in a number of tasks related to ebook and POD production, including preparing hard copy files for digitization, device QA, data entry, departmental administrative tasks (mailing, scanning, etc.), and some proofreading.

The managing editorial interns will report to the managing editor assistant and work closely with editorial, production, and design team members.

Open Road is a fast-paced, high-profile startup—details and deadlines are of the essence. The right individual will have the unique opportunity to experience all aspects of managing editorial in a next-generation publishing environment.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Perform quality assurance of Open Road titles on major reading devices (iPad, Kindle, and others)
  • Proofread POD files
  • Enter descriptive copy and other metadata as needed in title management system
  • Create title and copyright pages
  • Prep books for digitization
  • Check current Open Road titles on Apple, Amazon, and other major etailers to ensure they are active and display the correct metadata
  • Assist in keeping title reports up-to-date and accurate


  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to juggle multiple and varied tasks
  • Demonstrated interest in managing editorial and next-generation publishing
  • Knowledge of ereader devices and social media helpful

To apply, please send résumé and cover letter to Cassie Gutman, Managing Editorial Assistant, at

Perseus Books Group Paid Internship Program

Perseus_Books_Group_LogoThe 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