Coffee House Press is looking for an intern for the spring 2020 semester. The internship will introduce you to small literary publishing, and will give you skills to transfer to larger publishing houses and other careers, both in the arts and elsewhere. Applicants should be organized, reliable, efficient individuals interested in a publishing career.
The hours are flexible, averaging 12–15 hours per week over the course of approximately four months for a total of at least 200 hours. At the completion of the internship, interns receive a $1,200 stipend, $100 worth of discounted Coffee House titles, and a discount on all future purchases.
- Reading and reporting on submissions
- Manuscript fact-checking
- Acquisitions and permissions research
- Filing and other assorted administrative duties (such as answering phones and taking messages)
- Researching donor and grant prospects
- Database upkeep, including spreadsheets and database software
- Writing copy for newsletters, reading group guides, and the CHP website
- Coordinating and assisting with mailings (galleys, press releases, catalogs, etc.)
Assisting with upkeep of publicity materials
- Light page layout and editing of press materials, signs, and other documents
Providing support before and during events
- Assisting with direct sales in the office and at events
- Website maintenance
- Other tasks as assigned
This internship is located in Minneapolis, MN and will not be remote. Submissions are from September 15, 2019 from November 1, 2019 with the internship lasting January through April of 2019. To apply, send:
- A cover letter explaining why you’re applying and your preferred start date.
- A detailed resume with your work and academic background.
- A list of five favorite contemporary books in any genre.
- Optional: up to three pages of additional documents (e.g., references, work samples).
- I-9 employment eligibility verification is required.
- Email the required application materials to the Intern Coordinators at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If aren’t able to email and need to send your application snail mail, you can call (612) 338-0125. They will not accept internship applications in person. Please do not call the line to pitch your materials! And as always, good luck.
Blogger and writer of MG/YA fiction