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Description: Counterpoint Press in Berkeley is hiring interns for the following departments: Publicity/Marketing, Production, Website/Social Media

We are currently accepting applications for our SPRING 2017 (January-June) Internship.

ABOUT US: Author-driven, we devote all energy to the fresh, cutting-edge, and literary voices of our authors. The genres we cover are vast—fiction and nonfiction, poetry, graphic novels, and anthologies, all of which collectively focus on current affairs and politics, counterculture, music, history, memoir, literary biography, religion, and philosophy. Our small staff is friendly, fun, hardworking, and heavily reliant upon our interns to keep our momentum. We hire people who are thorough, diligent, flexible, and conscientious, and who enjoy a friendly and fast-paced working environment wherein staff rely on their acute attention to detail. Our interns have the ability and eagerness to pitch in on anything from galley preparation and manuscript proofreading to website updates and author event planning. If you’re smart, computer savvy, an enthusiastic self-starter, and you love books, then we encourage you to apply. To learn more about Counterpoint, visit us

LENGTH OF INTERNSHIP: Flexible, but generally early January to late May. Priority is given to interns who can commit to a minimum of 20 hours per week.

REQUIREMENTS: All Counterpoint interns must bring his or her own laptop to work. This internship cannot be done remotely.

PAYMENT: While our internships do not pay, we offer in-the-trenches experience and a complete tutorial of the book publishing industry and the publishing process itself. We do our best to tailor the internship program to our interns’ specific interests.

HOW TO APPLY: Send a PDF of your cover letter and resume to with SPRING 2017 INTERNSHIP APPLICATION in the subject line. In the body of your email, please include your firm start and end dates of your availability, and how many hours a week you can participate. Please also include which operating system you have on your laptop and what computer programs you are familiar with (Excel, Cision, Adobe, etc.). If you are on social media, please include your handles/links.

Thank you for your interest in Counterpoint!

Job Type: Internship
Length of Internship: January-June 2017 (6 months)
Location: Berkeley, CA
Application Due Date: January 6, 2016
Payment: Unpaid
How To Apply For This Internship: Please see description.
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