Job & Internship Search

Internship Advice

Finding an internship in publishing can be very competitive. Publishing internships can be found in all areas of the industry, from editorial to publicity to technology to sales. To gain experience, apply for internships at smaller to mid-sized organizations. This will make you more competitive for internships with large publishing companies or magazines after your junior year.

Full-time Job Advice

Finding a full-time job within publishing is also very competitive, but internship experience and continually networking will increase your chances of success. Most people enter into the industry as an “assistant” regardless of the area of publishing. Within editorial you may even start as a secretary to a publisher. 

Where Students Intern/Work: Publishing house/company, literary agencies, printers, university press, greeting card publishers, music publishers.

Sample Intern/Job Titles:

  • Account Manager
  • Art Editor
  • Bookseller
  • Contracts Director
  • Copy Editor
  • Designer
  • Editorial Assistant
  • Indexer
  • Junior Copy Writer
  • Marketing Assistant
  • Production Assistant
  • Publicity Assistant
  • Publishing Intern
  • Rights Assistant

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