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Coffee House Press

Publishing Internship—Spring 2021

Location: MN - Twin Cities Metro
Type: Paid Internship
Category: Editorial and writing
Deadline: November 1, 2020

City: Minneapolis, MN
Salary: $700
Website: https://coffeehousepress.org/pages/internships
Is this a remote / work from home position?: Yes

Job description

An internship at Coffee House Press will introduce you to all aspects of a small literary publisher and will give you skills that can also easily transfer to larger publishing houses and other careers, both in the arts and elsewhere. Internships are currently being done remotely.

INTERN TASKS

-Reading and reporting on submissions
-Manuscript fact-checking
-Proofreading
-Acquisitions and permissions research
-Researching donor and grant prospects
-Database upkeep, including spreadsheets and database software
-Writing copy for newsletters, reading group guides, and the CHP website
-Assisting with the upkeep of publicity materials
-Light page layout and editing of press materials, signs, and other documents
-Providing support before and during events
-Website maintenance
-Other tasks as assigned

Internship hours are flexible, averaging 6 to 8 hours per week over the course of approximately four months for a total of at least 90 hours. At the completion of the internship, interns receive a stipend of $700, $100 worth of discounted Coffee House titles, and a discount on all future purchases. Internships are intended as fixed-length, educational experiences and should not be interpreted as job training. Interns are not entitled to or guaranteed employment upon the completion of the internship, but they are welcome to apply for open positions at the press at any time.

Qualifications or requirements

Diverse experiences and viewpoints are important to us. We encourage applicants of all backgrounds, races, ethnicities, gender and sexual identities, and disability statuses. Please note that I-9 Employee Eligibility Verification is required.

How to apply

APPLICATION MATERIALS

-A cover letter explaining why you’re applying for the program, along with 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). Please do not send creative writing samples (poetry, stories, novel excerpts, memoir, and so on).

Email the required application materials to the Intern Coordinators at internship@coffeehousepress.org.