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Internships in English


Internship in Editing and Publishing

Undergraduate English majors are eligible to serve as editorial interns for Trickster Press, an independent press specializing in reprinting classic works of Folklore scholarship and introductory textbooks run by volunteer graduate students from the Folklore Institute in the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology. The press shares office space with Folklore Forum in the historic Thompson House. One intern will be selected for the spring semester. The intern gains experience in publishing, including copy editing, page layout, indexing, corresponding with printers, publicity, and other editorial tasks. To be eligible for course credit in English L498, interns are expected work a total of approximately 120 hours, or about 8 hours per week over the semester. Interns are eligible to apply for a modest grant from the Hutton Honors College.

To be eligible for this internship, you must have a College and major GPA of 3.0 or better and must have 12 credits of English at the 200-level or above, including L202 or L260. If you are interested, email a sample of academic writing and a letter of application to IU English Internship Program, Department of English, c/o Jody Hays (, by the deadline specified below. Your letter should present your reasons for being interested in the publication. It should mention any previous experience in journalism or publishing, including web publishing, coursework in English, Folklore, Anthropology or related disciplines, computer experience, and typing proficiency. Also please list your class standing, campus address, telephone number, student ID number, and the names of one or two professors as references. The final selection of interns will be made by the editors of Trickster Press.