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Publishing Events is sponsored by the Association of American Publishers, the leading trade association for the U.S. book and journal publishing industry.

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Description: The Creative Media Lab is in charge of designing jackets/covers, interior book pages, preparing artwork for interiors and creating ads for print and digital mediums. The department intern will perform photo research for book jackets, learn to convert jacket files from jacket format to paperback format, learn to prepare printer-ready jacket mechanicals, size, crop, and manipulate images for book interiors. Depending on level of experience and skill set, some interns may design some original book jackets and digital content. The Graphic Design Intern reports to the Design Manager.

PUP is a strong advocate for greater diversity, equity, and inclusion in the university press
community. Students who are members of groups underrepresented in academic publishing are
encouraged to apply.
In this program, students observe firsthand the inner workings of a major university press and
learn about all aspects of the publishing industry. Interns will be paid $11 per hour. For
summer interns who are relocating at least 60 miles, a housing stipend of $3000 (minus
applicable taxes) will be provided at the start of the internship.
Scheduled work hours (total 15 to 20 hours per week) and the specific start and end date for PUP internships are flexible, depending on each intern’s respective academic schedule.
The perks of being a PUP intern!
• Office and administrative experience that will introduce interns to the Press and to publishing in a concrete way.
• Informational sessions and Q&As about the different departments at the Press, presented by PUP employees.
• Writing and professional development workshops to support the acquisition of skills useful to pursuing future careers in publishing, scholarly communications, academia, or other writing-related fields.
• Opportunity to attend meetings to gain insight into editorial, marketing, design, and sales-related decision-making processes.
• 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 Press colleagues and a member of PUP’s senior management.
Length of Internship: Summer 2020 (Dates Flexible)
Requirements: • Education—an undergraduate major in graphic design or a closely-related field is
• Must be at least 18 years old.
• Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud on a Mac platform is required.
• Excellent organizational skills with the ability to multitask and to pay attention to detail.
• Ability to communicate ideas clearly.
• An ongoing curiosity about trends in book design and in graphic design generally.
• Ability to work well both independently and with others; ability to synthesize feedback.
Location: Princeton, NJ
Application Due Date: March 17, 2020
Payment: $11/hour. For summer interns who are relocating at least 60 miles, a housing stipend of $3000 (minus applicable taxes) will be provided at the start of the internship.
How To Apply For This Internship: The deadline for applications is Tuesday, March 17th.

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

Applications will only be accepted in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF formatting. Please submit
to our recruiting website (URL listed below) (1) a cover letter, (2) resume and (3) a portfolio. We recommend that you look on the Princeton University Press website to find one of our books that feels meaningful to you. Mention the book in your cover letter and explain why you chose it.

Note that the application system currently can upload a file size of up to 5MB.

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