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Indiana University Bloomington

Internships in English

INDIANA UNIVERSITY PRESS

Indiana University Press (IUP) is an international scholarly book and journals publisher, located in Bloomington on the IU campus at the Herman B. Wells Library 350 (third floor east), 1320 East Tenth Street.

We acquire, contract, and publish more than 160 new scholarly-academic and trade books each year and publish approximately 30 international scholarly journals in the humanities. 10% of our books are from IU faculty—90% come from scholars at other institutions around the world.

Interns may be eligible for up to three hours of course credit in English L498. Please contact Jody Hays at johays@indiana.edu for more information.

Scroll down for information about the three distinct internship opportunities.

Editorial Internship (Managing Editorial)

IUP managing editorial department invites qualified and motivated IU students, graduate and undergraduate, to apply for internships with the Press. Both semester- and year-long internships are available. Internships are awarded on a competitive basis. Applicants are advised to contact IUP as soon as possible to express interest in applying for internships in coming years or semesters.

The managing editorial department is responsible for overseeing copyediting and for shepherding books throughout the publication process. Duties of an editorial intern will include but are not limited to copyediting indexes, proofreading manuscripts, and preparing manuscripts for Production and Design.

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; 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.

Interested students should direct inquiries and send a brief résumé and cover letter when ready to apply Michelle Sybert at msybert at indiana.edu.

Application Deadlines:
Spring Internship: October 1
Summer Internship: February 28
Fall Internship: April 1


Editorial Internship (Acquisitions)

IUP book acquisitions department invites qualified and motivated IU students, graduate and undergraduate, to apply for editorial internships with the Press. Both semester- and year-long internships are available when submissions and staffing needs warrant. Internships are awarded on a competitive basis. Applicants are advised to contact IUP as soon as possible to express interest in applying for internships in coming years or semesters.

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

An IUP editorial intern will participate in the daily activity of the editorial department, working directly with two or more assistant sponsoring editors and under the supervision of the editorial director. Duties will include but may not be limited to handling manuscript submissions, communicating with authors, 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 IUP editorial 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; 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.

Interested students should direct inquiries and send a brief résumé and cover letter when ready to apply to Peter Froehlich at pfroehli at indiana.edu.

Application Deadlines:
Spring Internship: October 1
Summer Internship: February 28
Fall Internship: April 1