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Internship in Subsidiary Rights Department

The Subsidiary Rights Department is seeking a motivated intern for the fall. Interest in the legal aspects of publishing is beneficial. Candidates need to be available 10-15hrs per week. The position will provide basic instruction in intellectual property rights and training in contracts. There will be some correspondence with foreign publishers. Candidates should be detail-oriented, and possess excellent computer skills with a solid understanding of Microsoft Word and Excel.

The internship is unpaid but may qualify for course credit.

If you are interested, please send your resume to

Editorial Intern -- Acquisitions

Columbia University Press seeks to hire interns for the acquisitions editorial department. Applicants should be eager, hard-working college students or recent graduates who would like to gain practical, entry-level experience in book publishing. The editorial intern would:

• Send out manuscripts for peer review

• Attend editorial and marketing meetings
• Compile lists of recipients of complimentary books
• Prepare final manuscripts for release to production
• Write selling points, etc. for editorial and release memos
• Procure promotional blurbs from senior scholars
• Work on grant applications
• Request checks for advances, fees, and other payments
• Contribute to social media presence
• Take on administrative duties, such as photocopying, covering the front desk, etc.

The intern should be able to commit to two or three full days a week. The internship is unpaid, but a transportation stipend is available.

To apply for an editorial internship, please send a brief cover letter and your resume to by the appropriate deadline:

Spring Internship: December 1

Summer Internship: April 1
Fall Internship: July 1