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INDIANA UNIVERSITY PRESS

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Editorial Internship (Managing Editorial)

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.

IUP managing editorial 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. 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 all copyediting and 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 Bernadette Zoss at bzoss at indiana.edu.


Rights Internship (contracts, intellectual property, e-Publishing)

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% are from scholars at other institutions around the world.

The subsidiary rights department invites qualified and motivated IU students, graduate and undergraduate, to apply for an internship with the Press. Semester- and year-long internships are available. Internships are awarded on a competitive basis, only 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.

A rights internship at Indiana University Press is an excellent opportunity for students interested in learning more about book publishing and intellectual property or “rights” management. For all students targeting academic publication, graduate work in the humanities, contract law, e-publishing, or for those interested in professional opportunities in media, communications, research, library science or mainstream publishing it will provide unique access to the inner workings of an academic publishing house.

Duties include processing contract information, researching electronic book piracy, preparing information for translation projects, and additional office duties and research as needed. The intern will participate in the daily activity of the department, working directly with the department manager.

Qualifications should include an interest in book publishing and intellectual property management, strong professional communication skills, use of Microsoft Office, and general comfort using the web and databases.

This is an unpaid internship for approximately 10-15 hours per week, so we seek a candidate who will be able to apply his or her experience at the Press in a future career endeavor.

Interested students should send a brief résumé and cover letter to Peter Froehlich at pfroehli at indiana.edu.


Editorial Internship (Acquisitions)

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% are from scholars at other institutions around the world.

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. Internships are awarded on a competitive basis, only 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 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 pfroehli at indiana.edu.