Acquisitions Intern

An editorial internship at IUP is an excellent opportunity for IU students interested in graduate school in the humanities or professional opportunities in media, research, communications, library science, or book publishing.

An acquisitions intern will participate in the daily activity of the acquisitions department, working directly with two or more assistant editors and under the supervision of the editorial director. Duties will include, but are not be limited to, processing contracts, updating project information in Press databases, sending correspondence, assisting with artwork and permissions logs, and preparing manuscripts for publication. Opportunities for independent research and observing editorial board meetings will be afforded. A letter of recommendation will be granted to those who successfully complete the internship.

Qualifications include exceptional written and verbal communication skills, knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, a strong interest in book publishing, and general comfort in a professional environment and with using computers. Additional skills are a plus.

This is an unpaid internship, but students may be eligible for up to three hours of course credit each semester. We are only able to offer internships to current IU students (either undergraduate or graduate). We seek candidates who are motivated to apply knowledge gained during the internship in a future professional endeavor, whether working in publishing or publishing a manuscript with an academic press. A two-semester commitment is preferred.

Interested students should direct inquiries and send a brief résumé and cover letter to Sophia Hebert at [email protected].