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Company Name: ISLAND PRESS
Description: Island Press is a nonprofit organization that communicates ideas essential to solving environmental problems. Our books, products, and program activities help stimulate new ideas, educate professionals and the public, inspire environmental protection, and prepare the next generation of environmental leaders. We seek energetic and enthusiastic environmentalists for various intern positions in our Washington, DC headquarters.

The Production Department seeks a detailed-oriented individual eager to learn the production aspects of book publishing. Intern will: gain in-depth understanding of and experience in the book production process by helping the production team usher our environmental books through to the final product; learn and become actively involved in the production process by preparing, coding, and trafficking manuscripts; learn professional proofreading and typesetting markup by doing light proofreading and compiling text corrections; and become more familiar with the workings of a publishing house by attending staff meetings. Additionally, intern will gain a more comprehensive knowledge of the industry-standard Chicago Manual of style while carrying out the above duties; learn the e-book creation process by preparing digital e-book PDF files; and improve and develop general business skills by providing general administrative support for the production team. Candidate must have basic computer skills and ability to multitask. Familiarity with proofreading, copy editing, Chicago Manual of Style, Acrobat and Microsoft Office Suite a plus. Individuals who want a great introduction to book publishing are ideal!
Length of Internship: Spring semester, start and end dates are flexible.
Requirements: Ideal candidates will be detail-oriented with excellent organizational and computer skills and available 10-20 hours per week.
Location: Washington, DC
Application Due Date: Open until filled.
Payment: Unpaid, volunteer position.
How To Apply For This Internship: To apply send cover letter and resume to resumes@islandpress.org with subject "Spring 2017 Internship 88.17ABO". No calls please.
URL www.islandpress.org
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