See below for an internship opportunity with the YA and children’s writer Cynthia Liu. Please let Professor Chris Green (CGREEN1@depaul.edu) know if you’re selected and he will register you for academic credit for Winter Quarter.
Paid Marketing/Publishing Assistant Internship with a Start-Up Publishing Company
A start-up youth publishing company, based in Chicago, is seeking to hire one Marketing/Editorial intern starting this fall, for credit. The intern will be expected to work an average of 10-15 hrs/week and will be paid a stipend of $500 for the 10 week internship.
The ideal candidate is detail-oriented, organized, and eager to take on editorial and marketing tasks related to the day-to-day responsibilities of a youth publishing company. For example, previous interns have obtained book reviews from notable bloggers, sent out promotional swag for publicity, and aided in the development and design of new titles.
The intern will assist in marketing and editorial tasks and will learn about the publishing industry. This will translate to a diverse internship, with practical experience in both editorial and marketing tasks.
Any candidate should also be willing to perform organizational/logistical/administrative tasks, and contribute wherever the team needs help. Everyone working with this start-up publishing company has an all-hands-on-deck, collaborative attitude, and we’d like to add a like-minded individual to help us in the future. No task is too big or too small to take on.
Applicants should be:
-a problem solver
-capable of self-direction and management
-eager to learn new skills
Applicants should have:
-strong interest in child/teen empowerment
-strong interest in children’s and YA publishing (editing, writing, production, etc.)
-a willingness to tackle new tasks independently, solve problems, and show determination in completing assignments
-a willing-to-do-just-about-anything-for-the-team attitude
-a sense of humor
-children and teen sensibilities (In other words, you should feel comfortable thinking like a kid or a teen. If you have no idea how to do this, please do not apply.)
-strong communication and interpersonal skills
-excellent writing skills (capable of editorial work)
-strong time-management skills
Write a brief cover letter expressing why you have such intense enthusiasm for the internship (maximum 500 words) in the body of your email message to us. Explain your education, applicable experience, and interest in children’s fiction in that message as well as how you meet the internship criteria.
Attach to the email a resume listing relevant experience.
Put “Internship Application” in the subject line.
Email these materials to firstname.lastname@example.org.