Internships are offered each Spring, Summer and Fall semester.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 below 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.
File updated October 18, 2018