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Company Name: MIT PRESS
Description: The MIT Press seeks an enthusiastic Fall intern to work on its cognitive neuroscience portal, CogNet. This unpaid internship is a chance for someone to learn about publishing and see how a busy university press functions. The CogNet intern has the opportunity to provide recommendations for workflow changes, participate in department and office meetings, research and test new software, and learn about the inner workings of the Press.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: running scripts in a Bash (Unix) shell to extract individual PDF chapters from book PDFs; creating custom CogNet branded covers in Adobe Photoshop; appending covers and copyright pages, as well as adding metadata to individual PDF chapters in Adobe Acrobat; processing and loading chapter and cover files, as well as entering metadata in Drupal; performing quality assurance checks of book landing pages.

The part-time internship will run from October through December. Hours will be negotiated, but candidates should be able to commit at least 10 hours per week.
Length of Internship: 2-3 months
Requirements: Candidates should be familiar with HTML. Experience with Drupal, Adobe Creative Suite, particularly Acrobat and Photoshop, is preferred.
Location: Cambridge, MA
Application Due Date: October 25
Payment: Unpaid
How To Apply For This Internship: Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to: Scott DeLugan, delugan@mit.edu and indicate interest in CogNet. For more information about CogNet, visit its website at cognet.mit.edu. For more information about The MIT Press, go to mitpress.mit.edu.
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