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Free Spirit Intern
Wise Ink Editorial Intern
Wise Ink Marketing and Design Intern
Redleaf Press Intern
Milkweed Editions Intern
Graywolf Press Intern
Coffee House Press Intern



Free Spirit Intern
Free Spirit Publishing is the leading publisher of learning tools that support young people’s social-emotional health and educational needs. We help children and teens think for themselves, succeed in life, and make a difference in the world. Our publishing house is located in Golden Valley, Minnesota. We publish twenty to twenty-five books annually in the categories of Early Childhood, Bullying & Conflict Resolution, Gifted Education, Character Education & Service Learning, and Teacher Resources and Professional Development.

Free Spirit offers one unpaid publishing internship per season, which combines experiences in the editorial, sales, and marketing departments. Please see our website for additional details: www.freespirit.com/internships. An internship at Free Spirit will introduce you to all aspects of a small business and educational publishing. It will provide you with the opportunity to work directly with the owner of the company, department directors, and key staff. The Free Spirit internship will give you skills that can transfer to larger publishing houses and careers outside of publishing. Internship hours are flexible, averaging 10–15 hours per week. At the completion of the internship, interns receive a small stipend. CEU credits may be obtained through the internship.

We accept résumés year round. However, please note in the application which internship season you are applying for and follow these application deadlines:
• Winter/Spring internships: Résumés accepted through December 31.
• Summer internships: Résumés accepted through May 15.
• Fall internships: Résumés accepted through August 15.

To apply for the internship program please send:
• A cover letter explaining why you’re applying for the internship, along with your preferred start date
• A résumé outlining your education and work experience
• A letter of recommendation from an academic advisor, college professor, or employer familiar with you and your work
• Additional documents: a writing sample 1–5 pages

Mail or email materials to Free Spirit Publishing Internship Program, Human Resources, 6325 Sandburg Road, Suite 100, Golden Valley, MN 55427; internships@freespirit.com.

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Wise Ink Editorial Intern
Wise Ink is a forward-thinking, fast-paced publishing startup looking to hire an intern with a strong skill set. We are looking for passionate and determined college or graduate students who are serious about publishing and willing to work hard to get a leg up in the industry. Our interns don’t send packages or fetch coffee; they create and edit content that reaches thousands of people. We’re looking for an agile intern who doesn’t mind rolling up their sleeves and helping us grow our brand. If you’re motivated and flexible, we want to work with you to give you the experience you need to get started in the publishing industry.

Responsibilities:
• Review manuscripts and assist with assessments
• Write for a top industry blog
• Assist in proofreading and editing projects at all stages
• Create marketing copy and other written content

Requirements:
Students applying for this internship should have strong written and oral communications skills with an interest in publishing, editing, writing, and marketing

Majors: English, Journalism, Communications

Our application deadlines are as follows:
Spring Semester: Apply by November 30th
Summer Term: Apply by April 30th
Fall Semester: Apply by July 31st

To apply, visit here or email a cover letter and resume to Laura Zats at laura@wiseinkpub.com.

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Wise Ink Marketing and Design Intern
Wise Ink is a forward-thinking, fast-paced publishing startup looking to hire an intern with a strong skill set. We are looking for passionate and determined college or graduate students who are serious about publishing and willing to work hard to get a leg up in the industry. Our interns don’t send packages or fetch coffee; they create and edit content that reaches thousands of people. We’re looking for an agile intern who doesn’t mind rolling up their sleeves and helping us grow our brand. If you’re motivated and flexible, we want to work with you to give you the experience you need to get started in the publishing industry.

Responsibilities:
• Create print and digital marketing promotional materials
• Attend and provide input in marketing and design meetings
• Write for a top industry blog
• Assist in designing books and e-books
• Manage social media

Requirements
Students applying for this internship should have strong written and oral communications skills with an interest in publishing, marketing, graphic design, and social media.

Majors: English, Marketing, Journalism, Art & Design, Communications

Our application deadlines are as follows:
Spring Semester: Apply by November 30th
Summer Term: Apply by April 30th
Fall Semester: Apply by July 31st

To apply, visit here or email a cover letter and resume to Laura Zats at laura@wiseinkpub.com.

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Redleaf Press Intern
Redleaf Press, a nationally known publisher of books for early childhood professionals located in St. Paul, Minnesota, is accepting applications for unpaid internship positions during the fall and spring semesters and for summer. The publishing internship program is designed to expose participants to all areas of book publishing, but with an emphasis on editorial, production, and design.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, and Experience
Qualified candidates will be a junior or senior enrolled in a Bachelor's degree program in English, journalism, liberal arts, early childhood education, or a related field. Strong writing, communication, organizational, and time-management skills are necessary. The ability to act professionally in a professional environment is required, as is the ability to multitask and to meet deadlines. Excellent computer skills, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, are desired. Familiarity with the Macintosh platform is a plus.

Essential Job Functions
1. Assist in the development of the annual publishing lists by logging, reading, and evaluating selected project proposals and manuscripts; create summaries for the acquisitions/development editor for unsolicited proposals and manuscripts.
2. Opportunities to assist in proofreading and fact-checking manuscripts.
3. Help identify potential authors by researching journals, online articles, and conference programs based on direction from acquisitions/development editor and editor-in-chief.
4. Contact academic and peer reviewers to review materials; process feedback.
5. Assist in the preparation of final manuscripts for transmittal to production.
6. Provide quality checks on epub files.
7. Participate in interior design and cover design reviews.
8. Provide editorial administrative support, including generating new boilerplate contracts and agreements for freelance writers, freelance editors, and authors; maintaining files and records; updating databases and doing general word processing; corresponding as directed; making travel arrangements; and requisitioning payments for advances and other related expenses.

To apply, submit the following electronically:
• a cover letter explaining your interest in the internship and your career goals
• a résumé outlining your education and work experience
• a writing sample
• a letter of recommendation from an academic advisor, college professor, or employer familiar with you and your work

Send materials to internships@redleafpress.org.

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Milkweed Editions Intern
Are you interested in publishing? Milkweed Editions provides ongoing unpaid internship opportunities designed to meet the needs of the press, while giving interns the chance to learn about various aspects of work in a nonprofit publishing house. Internships are available in our offices in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. Milkweed Editions provides a wonderful opportunity for hands-on experience in the publishing field. Interns acquire valuable knowledge of the operation of a small, nonprofit literary press, and of the publishing process as a whole.

Application Deadlines:
March 15: Summer session
July 15: Fall session
November 15: Spring session

For more information, please visit http://milkweed.org/about-us/internships-jobs/internship-description/ .

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Graywolf Press Intern
Graywolf Press offers ongoing unpaid internships designed to expose qualified applicants to editorial and marketing work and other aspects of the publishing industry. Graywolf is a small, nonprofit literary press dedicated to the creation and promotion of thoughtful and imaginative contemporary literature essential to a vital and diverse culture. The typical internship requires a commitment of fifteen to twenty-five hours per week for a period of four months. The internship must be scheduled during operating hours, 9:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and usually operates around the academic calendar.

For more information about internship opportunities at Graywolf Press, please go to www.graywolfpress.org.

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Coffee House Press Intern
Coffee House Press is a nationally known and renowned nonprofit publishing house located in Northeast Minneapolis. We publish annually sixteen to twenty books: novels, short stories, poetry, and literary essays.

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.

For more information about internship opportunities at Coffee House Press, please go to www.coffeehousepress.org.

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