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Description: The internship program at PublicAffairs aims to provide an overall introduction to the book publishing industry. By rotating between divisions, dedicating half of the semester to the editorial department and the other half to publicity and marketing, the intern gains a general knowledge of the publication process and acquires a feel for each department’s functions.

Responsibilities include creating press releases, reading and evaluating manuscripts, conducting marketing research, and administrative duties such as updating databases, assisting with mailings, and organizing book deliveries. The intern will have the opportunity to participate in discussions at weekly editorial and marketing meetings, and will be encouraged to take on more responsibility the longer he/she stays. At the conclusion of the semester, the intern will be asked to create a detailed presentation including editorial, marketing and publicity strategies on a title of his/her choice.
Length of Internship: Internship will run from February 1, 2015 – May 30, 2015
Requirements: Requirements
• College student or recent graduate
• Minimum commitment of 16 hours /week
• Strong interest in book publishing and/or current affairs, politics, history
• Exceptional writing and communication skills
• Ability to work independently and take initiative
• Extremely detail oriented
• Previous internships a plus
Location: New York, NY
Application Due Date: Application Due Date
Friday, January 23, 2014
How To Apply For This Internship: Email a resume and cover letter to Nicole Counts at
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