University of Pennsylvania Press Summer 2014 Internships
The Internship Program at Penn Press is meant for undergraduate students
and others seeking to explore the field of academic publishing.
Running ten weeks, from June 3 to August 9, our summer program
encompasses the entire publishing process, from manuscript proposal to
bound book. Please note that unlike most other CURF internships, those
students who are selected to work at Penn Press will be expected to work
only 20 hours per week.
The internship is structured but not inflexible, and all Press
departments are represented in the program: Acquisitions, Editing &
Production (which includes design), Marketing, and Business &
Administration. Each intern will be assigned to one or two departments
depending on availability and the intern’s preference. Interns assigned
to one Press department will spend the entire length of the program in
that department, while those assigned to two will spend five weeks in each.
Interns will be expected to complete daily tasks as well as more
in-depth projects under the guidance of Press staff members. Work
experience will range from reading manuscripts to researching the
prospective market for a book. Interns are invited to attend staff
meetings, local conferences, and exhibits.
During the program, interns will also participate in seminars designed
to offer a glimpse into the various aspects of publishing and address
ways to attain an entry-level position in academic or trade publishing.
Stipend Amount: $2,200 (for 20 hours per week for 10 weeks)
Questions about this particular internship should be directed to:
University of Pennsylvania Press
3905 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4112
Tel: 215.898.3252 Fax: 215.898.0404