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Description: Kaplan Publishing is one of the nation's leading publishers of academic and professional development resources, which now has a recently expanded trade program publishing memoirs, biographies, and other narrative nonfiction that not only educate but entertain. Kaplan Publishing is a unit of Kaplan, Inc., a subsidiary of The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO).

The trade division of Kaplan Publishing offers an unpaid Acquisitions Editorial Internship for rising juniors and seniors during the spring and summer semesters. This is an excellent opportunity for a college student to gain experience in a fast paced and growing publishing company in New York City. Interns are required to work at least 16 hours per week, and MUST receive academic credit for the internship.

Intern tasks and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

? Assist editors with various trade nonfiction projects in the categories of memoir/biography, health/medical, education, criminal justice, law, and more.

? Conduct market and competitive research by reviewing online booksellers' websites; compiling market information from statistical research databases; finding information on professional association websites, etc.

? General office tasks, such as photocopying, data entry, filing, and mail distribution.

Length of Internship: 2009 Spring and Summer College Semesters
Requirements: Skills Required:
? Excellent oral and written communication skills.
? English or Communications major preferred, but not required.
? Strong attention to detail.
? Ability to multi-task.
? Microsoft Office proficiency.
? Proofreading/editing experience and familiarity with MACs are pluses.

Skills/Knowledge Developed:
? Research skills.
? Presentation skills.
? Understanding of acquisitions and publishing process.
? Ability to identify the market for a book.
? Ability to position a title for a competitive advantage.

With the assistance of acquisitions editors, interns will also gain experience in researching, writing, and presenting an original book proposal for publishing consideration.

Location: New York, NY
Application Due Date: N/A
Payment: N/A
How To Apply For This Internship: If you're a college student with a passion for publishing, e-mail your r?sum? and cover letter to: (you must include the job code: 7157BR/BKJ in the subject of the email).

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Kaplan is an equal opportunity employer.
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