Friday, June 12, 2015

UPM in Search of Interns

UPM is looking for intern workers to fill at least two positions including the McRae Publishing Internship, a position generously supported by the Richard and Selby McRae Foundation.

The McRae Publishing Internship offers a singular educational opportunity to young men and women interested in book publishing to start their careers as interns and gain valuable practical knowledge about the publishing industry. Interns will learn about publishing while providing assistance to and working under the supervision of the Press’s full-time staff in a variety of tasks.

Interns will assist in proofreading manuscripts, checking permissions, assisting in the creation of a book’s descriptions, captions, and indexes, among many other things. Previous UPM interns have gone on to jobs in publishing or related fields or continued their education by attending university-affiliated publishing programs.

The position requires a minimum of 25 hours per week during the fall semester with a preference for more hours if possible. The monthly stipend will vary based on the amount of time worked. The application deadline is July 10.

The other position available this spring is a student internship. The student intern should be available to work 8-15 hours per week (between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.), and will assist with a variety of editorial tasks including the following:

  • proofreading book descriptions, captions, and indexes
  • preparing letters, reports, and checklists
  • checking permissions
  • filing and copying

UPM is happy to work with the student so that s/he could receive college credit for work done at the Press.

To apply for either position, please send a cover letter and resume to Editorial Assistant Katie Keene at kkeene@mississippi.edu. Please indicate in your cover letter for which position you are applying.



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