Publicity Internship - Spring 2019

The Publicity Department works with the media to generate coverage of PUP books through reviews, interviews, op-eds, and more. The position is an opportunity to become familiar with, and to participate in, the tasks which go into publicizing books for a major university press. Responsibilities include conducting research related to various books for marketing purposes, researching and updating contact information for media personnel in the database, fulfilling requests from reviewers for copies of books, tracking and organizing book reviews, and ensuring reviewers receive bound galleys of books and press releases in a timely manner. The Publicity Intern reports to the Publicity Assistant.

We are seeking 1 Intern for the Publicity department and they must commit to working 15 hours every week in the Princeton, NJ office and will be paid $10 per hour. -->

Position Requirements:

  • Must be attending a two-year college or university with a strong concentration, or major, in the humanities, preferably English or Communications.
  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Must possess strong organizational skills, verbal and written communication skills, and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be proficient in Word and the internet, and be familiar with databases
  • Must be detail-orientedand able to multi-task.

To Apply:

The deadline for applications is November 2, 2018.

Applications will only be accepted in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF formatting. Please send a Cover Letter and Resume to, and indicate both which semester you would like to intern and to which department you are submitting an application.

We thank all applicants; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

PUP Publishing Internships

Princeton University Press is proud to offer competitive publishing internships in several department areas, including editorial; graphic design; publicity and sales, and production. Internships are offered during the spring, summer, and fall semesters (not all departments offer internships for every semester—see Job Opportunities link for details). Respective internships will be posted when recruiting begins per department. Click on the link for the internship posting for details and guidance on how to apply.

In the internship program, students observe firsthand the inner workings of a major university press and learn about all aspects of the publishing industry. Interns must commit to working at least 15 hours every week (unless specified otherwise by the department) and will be paid $10 per hour. For summer interns who are relocating at least 60 miles, a housing stipend of $1500 (minus applicable taxes) will be provided. The duration is variable, depending on each intern’s respective academic schedule.

The perks of being a PUP intern!

  • Robust orientation program which introduces interns to the Press and to publishing in a concrete way.
  • Informational sessions and Q&A’s about the different departments at the Press, presented by PUP employees. Through these sessions the intern is able to get a feel for the processes and complexity involved in acquiring a manuscript, taking it through production to a published book, and then marketing, publicizing and selling the book.
  • Attendance at all large meetings is highly encouraged where interns gain insight into decision-making processes. Meetings include our seasonal press-wide book launch and sales conference, as well as weekly meetings covering new acquisitions and marketing plans.
  • Supervisors who act as mentors, providing support and advice, and who work to further the intern’s appreciation and understanding of academic publishing.
  • Celebratory lunch at the end of the program with interns, Press colleagues, and a member of PUP’s senior management.


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