Position Description
Press State University of New York Press
Category
Internships
Title
SUNY Press Internships

Description

Do you have a passion for books and ideas? Have you ever wondered how editors choose which books to publish? How manuscripts become bound books? How a book ends up on the shelf of a local bookstore or listed on Amazon.com?

If you love books and have a deep curiosity about what it takes to get published, how editors shape their “lists” of books, the book-making process, or the work it takes to get books out in the marketplace, a SUNY Press internship will give you the opportunity to learn what it’s like to work in the publishing industry.

SUNY Press interns are assigned a range of entry-level responsibilities that familiarize them with the key procedures, policies, and operational systems associated with a select aspect of the publishing process. The internships described below are usually available each academic semester and during the summer.

To apply, please send a résumé and cover letter to the address below outlining your interest, relevant experience, computer skills, and date of availability. All internships are unpaid.

All candidates must be enrolled in an academic program and completing the internship for school credit.

Kate R. Seburyamo
SUNY Press
353 Broadway
State University Plaza
Albany, NY 12246-0001
kate.seburyamo@sunypress.edu

Exhibits Internship
Exhibit interns will assist the exhibits program by creating order forms, author flyers, electronic mailings, and researching possible upcoming conferences. Other tasks include packing and shipping out exhibit materials and award nominations, and helping to create the exhibits portion of the marketing plan. Familiarity with InDesign and Access is a plus.

Production Internship
Production interns will assist the department in preparing manuscripts to be sent to copyeditors, creating cost estimates for new titles, copyediting bibliographies, and proofing book galleys. Candidates should have strong time management and organizational skills, as well as familiarity with MLA and CMS standards, and be eager to learn about all aspects of the publishing process. Interns with experience in Adobe Photoshop and/or Illustrator may also have the opportunity to assist in image assessment and figure preparation for new titles.

Social Media Internship
Social media internships will consist of hands-on work helping to manage our social media accounts, most notably our Twitter account. Interns will be expected to bring new, creative, and exciting ideas to the table that will help us to engage with our followers and increase our social media presence. There will be a certain amount of autonomy in the internship, but social media interns will collaborate directly with our social media manager, who will oversee your work and guide you through the internship. A strong interest in working with social media is obviously necessary.

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Posted
2017-11-21