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Indiana University Bloomington

Internships in English

INDIANA UNIVERSITY PRESS, Spring 2017

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 120 new scholarly-academic and trade books each year and publish approximately 30 international scholarly journals in the humanities. Twenty percent of our books are from IU faculty; the balance is from scholars at other institutions around the world.

Interns may be eligible for up to three hours of course credit in English X473. Please contact Jody Hays at johays@indiana.edu for more information.

Scroll down for information about several distinct internship opportunities.

Editorial Internship — Managing Editorial Department

IUP managing editorial department invites qualified and motivated IU students, graduate and undergraduate, to apply for internships with the Press. For best student outcomes, two-semester internships are preferred. Overlap is provided to ensure continuity of training. Internships are awarded on a competitive basis as opportunities become available. 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 managing 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. Interns work closely with project managers to develop their editorial skills and familiarity with the academic publishing landscape.

Qualifications include exceptional written and verbal communication skills, knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, a strong interest in book publishing, and general comfort in a computer-based professional environment. Additional expertise in design, foreign languages, or other related areas is 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 to Nancy Lightfoot at nlightfo@indiana.edu.

DEADLINE FOR LETTER OF APPLICATION: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30.

Editorial Internship — Book Acquisitions Department

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 but year-long positions are preferred. Internships are awarded on a competitive basis when submissions and staffing needs warrant. 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 academia or 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 acquisitions department, working directly with two or more assistant 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 acquisitions 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. Please note that candidates must be an IU student during the internship and may be eligible for up to three hours of course credit.

To apply, please send a brief résumé and cover letter to Paige Rasmussen at parasmus@indiana.edu.

APPLICATIONS ARE NOT BEING ACCEPTED FOR SPRING 2017. PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES.

Sales & Marketing Internship

IUP sales and marketing 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 staffing needs warrant. Internships are awarded on a competitive basis. Applicants are advised to contact IUP as soon as possible to express their interest in applying for internships in coming years or semesters.

Sales and marketing intern duties include sales research, developing and building press kits, implementing promotions to trade and education customers, working with our journals program, and additional office duties and research as needed. Interns will participate in the daily activity of the sales and marketing department, working directly with the department manager and supervisors. The internship will build skills and experience for students interested in professional sales and marketing opportunities, communications and publicity, research, library science, or mainstream publishing.

Contact Michelle Sybert at msybert@indiana.edu (812-855-5031) for inquiries about internships in sales and marketing at IU Press.

DEADLINE FOR LETTER OF APPLICATION: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30.

Editorial Internship — Electronic and Journals Publishing Department

IUP electronic and journals publishing 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.

Journals and ePublishing Intern: Interns gain experience in editorial processes and workflows in the production of more than two dozen academic, peer-reviewed scholarly journals across a variety of humanities and social science disciplines. Interns learn about the production processes and may work on special projects related to their publication. In addition, interns working in our electronic publishing department assist in the production and conversion of IU Press titles to their ePub counterparts, help with their distribution among our e-book vendors and commercial distribution partners, and work on projects in our accelerated publishing program.

Contact Michael Regoli at regoli@indiana.edu (812-855-3830) for inquiries about internships in journals and electronic publishing at IU Press.

DEADLINE FOR LETTER OF APPLICATION: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30.

Graphic Design/Production Intern

The IUP design and production 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 design and production department is responsible for overseeing the design of all books published by the press, including interior, jacket, cover and binding design; and the preparation of book manuscripts for typesetting, manufacturing, and conversion to e-book format.

Duties of a design/production intern will include but are not limited to building interior book design templates, assisting with cover designs and mechanicals, cleanup of art/photo files, evaluating electronic images for print reproduction, and assisting with ad and flyer creation. Interns work under the supervision of a Senior Artist and Book Designer or the Production Coordinator.

Qualifications: Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite, especially Photoshop and InDesign; ability to use database software; 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, and/or who are interested in learning more about the publishing industry.

Interested students should direct inquiries and send a brief résumé and cover letter when ready to apply to Jennifer Witzke at jwitzke@indiana.edu.

DEADLINE FOR LETTER OF APPLICATION: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30.