UGA Press is Looking for a Few Good Interns

intern-giphyThe University of Georgia Press is looking for some talented students to fill our spring internship positions. Interns work directly with Press staff on ongoing projects. They will get hands-on experience with working in the publishing industry and gain skills that can translate well to other art or entertainment jobs in the future.

Editorial Intern

• Two unpaid internships each semester and summer.
• Interns work 10 hours per week, learning the basics of the editorial process as texts move from manuscript to bound book.
• Processes covered include how project editors coordinate the work of freelance copyeditors and authors; use of The Chicago Manual of Style; use of design elements; how editors track art, permissions, and other materials; how to edit indexes; how to prepare art inventories; preparation of disks for copyediting; coding manuscripts for design; and proofreading texts.
• Various tasks include: editing indexes; preparing art inventories; preparing disks for copyediting; coding manuscripts for design; proofreading texts; and filing.
• Candidates must be full-time students at UGA and have a minimum GPA of 3.00; a working knowledge of Microsoft Word; a thorough understanding of grammar, spelling, and punctuation; an ability to attend to detail; and an interest in publishing.
• A proofreading test is required.

To apply, send résumé and cover letter by October 19 for a spring internship to Jon Davies at jdavies (at) uga.edu.

Intellectual Property Intern

• Interns will learn about intellectual property rights and contract standards in the university press industry.
• Interns work 8-10 hours per week providing support for subsidiary rights and permissions projects.
• Interns will learn how to:

-create permissions log databases
-draft proposals for rights catalogs
-research trends online in intellectual property
-organize and update physical rights database
-create user-friendly guides to rights and permissions

To apply, send résumé and cover letter by October 19 for a spring internship to Jon Davies at jstepp (at) uga.edu.

Publicity and Social Media Intern

• Will work in marketing department and help with daily posting to social media accounts such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Goodreads.
• Institutional or professional experience posting to social media a plus.
• May help occasionally in writing copy for various campaigns.
• No design skills necessary.
• Facility with audio and video editing a plus.
• Working knowledge of Excel and Emma (email marketing platform) a plus.
• Will aid in creating mailing lists and distributing review copies of forthcoming books.

To apply, send résumé and cover letter by October 19 to Amanda Sharp at asharp (at) uga.edu.

Design and Production Intern

• Interns will be part of a team providing support for all aspects of the design and production process as copy-edited and coded/styled manuscripts evolve into books in many different formats and as previously-published titles are processed for restocking.
• Interns provide general clerical support for staff of 5 publishing professionals.
• Interns work 6-12 hours per week in flexible shifts within Press office hours 8:00-5:00 M-F.
• Candidates must have knowledge of or ability to quickly learn following programs within Mac-based platform and workflow including Adobe Acrobat, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Excel, Filemaker Pro, and Word. The ability to attend to detail is essential.
• Interns will have opportunity to learn:

-basics of book design
-illustration program management, from analysis of reproducibility to prepress preparation
-detailed typesetting conventions specific to bookmaking
-quality control measures for different stages of proofs and samples
-how to produce cover mechanicals for reprints
-how to make text corrections for reprints
-strategies for researching and requesting reprint permissions
-how to enter and track essential information in Press-wide database

To apply, send résumé and cover letter by October 19 for a spring internship to Rebecca Norton at ranorton (at) uga.edu.

All internships are unpaid but may be eligible for credit. Several of our former interns have gone on to work at university and trade presses, so take advantage of this unique opportunity to gain some real-world skills in an in-demand industry.

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