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Description: Editorial Interns work closely with Editorial Assistants to support editors in the signing, developing, and publishing of distinctive and outstanding books. The position is an opportunity to become familiar with, and to participate in, the tasks which go into acquiring books for a major university press. Responsibilities include conducting art research for interior images, conducting research for textbooks (such as looking up syllabi), drafting reader fee forms and check requests, ordering complimentary copies to send to readers and authors, and ensuring authors, readers, and endorsers receive photocopied manuscripts and page proofs in a timely manner. The Editorial Intern reports to a designated Editorial Associate on a day-to-day basis, and to the Editorial Manager for overall supervision and coordination.

Interns must commit to working 15 hours every week in the Princeton, NJ office and will be paid $10 per hour.

PUP Publishing Internships

Princeton University Press is proud to offer competitive publishing internships in several department areas, including editorial; graphic design; publicity and sales, and production. Internships are offered during the spring, summer, and fall semesters (not all departments offer internships for every semester—see below for details). Respective internships will be posted when recruiting begins per department. Click on the link for the internship posting for details and guidance on how to apply.

In the internship program, students observe firsthand the inner workings of a major university press and learn about all aspects of the publishing industry. Interns must commit to working at least 15 hours every week (unless specified otherwise by the department) and will be paid $10 per hour. For summer interns who are relocating at least 60 miles, a housing stipend of $1500 (minus applicable taxes) will be provided. The duration is variable, depending on each intern’s respective academic schedule.

The perks of being a PUP intern!
• Robust orientation program which introduces interns to the Press and to publishing in a concrete way.
• Informational sessions and Q&A’s about the different departments at the Press, presented by PUP employees. Through these sessions the intern is able to get a feel for the processes and complexity involved in acquiring a manuscript, taking it through production to a published book, and then marketing, publicizing and selling the book.
• Attendance at all large meetings is highly encouraged where interns gain insight into decision-making processes. Meetings include our seasonal press-wide book launch and sales conference, as well as weekly meetings covering new acquisitions and marketing plans.
• Supervisors who act as mentors, providing support and advice, and who work to further the intern’s appreciation and understanding of academic publishing.
• Celebratory lunch at the end of the program with interns, Press colleagues, and a member of PUP’s senior management.

Length of Internship: 3 to 4 months (dependent on intern)
Requirements: • Must be attending a two or four-year college or university and at least 18 years old.
• Must possess superior communication skills, both written and verbal.
• Must be detail-oriented, organized and meticulously compliant with set procedures.
• Possess basic computer skills in Word and the internet. It is helpful to be familiar with databases and programs such as Access, Outlook, and Excel.
• Physical Demands: Ability to sit, use hands, talk, and hear. Specific vision abilities required will include close vision, distance vision. The environment is that of a typical office.
Location: Princeton, NJ
Application Due Date: To Apply:
The deadline for applications is Friday, November 2, 2018.
Payment: $10/hour
How To Apply For This Internship: Applications will only be accepted in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF formatting. Please send a Cover Letter and Resume to, and indicate both which semester you would like to intern and to which department you are submitting an application.

We thank all applicants; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.
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