Graywolf Press is hiring two remote interns for a six-month Publishing and Editorial Internship. Internships are being conducted remotely, but applicants must reside in California, Hawaii, Minnesota, or New York for the duration of the internship.
This internship is intended to provide intensive educational and hands-on experience in the workings of a literary nonprofit publishing house, with projects from the Editorial, Marketing and Publicity and Development departments of Graywolf.
Over the course of the program, interns will have an opportunity to learn more about the publishing industry as a whole through focused conversations with staff members about the departments they work in and their careers. In addition to these informational interviews, interns will be invited to attend key all-staff and department specific meetings. Interns are also encouraged to take advantage of any opportunities to ask questions and learn more about areas of publishing that are of particular interest to them.
Interns will receive minimum wage ($15 per hour), paid twice monthly as regular wages. They will also receive a free copy of each Graywolf book published during the session. The internship schedule is a flexible fifteen hours per week for a period of six months starting January 10, 2022 and ending July 1, 2022. We expect interns to set aside ten office hours each week for check-ins, meetings, informational interviews, and online time when you’ll be reachable by email or Teams. Office hours to be determined based on availability between 10:00am and 5:00pm CT, Mondays through Thursdays, and 10:00am and 3:00pm CT Fridays.
While we understand that applicants will have simultaneous commitments such as school and employment, we will not consider applicants who will be enrolled in another book publishing internship, or who will otherwise be employed by another book publisher at any point during your internship with Graywolf. We do not discourage you from applying for multiple publishing positions at once, but we ask that you withdraw your application from Submittable as soon as you accept a position elsewhere. This restriction does not apply to those working in journal and magazine publishing.
We hope at the end of this internship that you will have learned:
- The publishing path from manuscript submission to final printed book
- How the editorial, marketing/publicity, and development departments work together and support each other
- What makes Graywolf different from other publishers and from other nonprofits