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Description: Ideal interns will be interested in both the business and editorial side of publishing, be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (especially Outlook), be proficient at interested in how books are actually written? Publishing professional is seeking a curious, creative and organized intern to aid in working with writers and editors to research, brainstorm, and help build ideas into novels; and (to a lesser extent) help with research in promoting books on social media.

The ideal candidate will have strong writing and research skills, and a background in, or passion for, history and historical research. A background in music is also helpful. They must be able to summarize findings clearly and succinctly. The ability to track down sources and navigate library and online searches is also a plus. The ideal candidate should also be well-versed in social media platforms, including Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and TikTok.

Responsibilities may include fact-checking, general research, interview transcription, and editorial feedback.

This internship will be a minimum of 15 hours per week, and is eligible for college credit for a student majoring in creative writing or history. This is a great opportunity for anyone who is interested in publishing, research, and writing. The position is remote, and the work schedule can be flexible to suit your availability. Applicants who identify with groups that are traditionally underrepresented in the publishing industry [including but not limited to: BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, veterans and people with disabilities] are strongly encouraged to apply.
searching and writing, and have a keen editorial eye. We require a minimum of 16 hours each week for remote internships. To apply, please specify your interest in one or more of the positions below in *the subject line of your email*.

Length of Internship: 3 months
Requirements: Please send a short letter explaining why you’d like to work with the writer, a writing sample, and a CV or resume to

Location: New York City
Payment: Unpaid/Credit where applicable
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