Internship - Smithsonian Books

Sep 24, 2008
Oct 24, 2008
Mr. Christina Wiginton
Other, Publishing
The Smithsonian Books internship offers a unique opportunity to learn about all aspects of book publishing while making meaningful contributions to book projects and building writing, editing, and project management skills. The ideal candidate will be thoughtful, self-motivated, and academically inclined, with great attention to detail and the ability to work successfully as part of a team.

Smithsonian Books publishes narrative nonfiction books in categories where the Smithsonian's authority is unparalleled, such as history, science and technology, and art. We also produce signature illustrated books based on our museums and collections.

Major Duties
•Write and edit copy for annual Engagement Calendar, marketing collateral, web content, and other special projects as assigned
•Research images and sources
•Copyedit and proofread galleys, marketing pieces, and bluelines
•Assist Director and Executive Editor with editorial and sales support
•Manage backlist and film inventory; maintain author rights and production files
•Respond to general requests about Smithsonian Books, serve as the primary public contact point

What you bring....
•Excellent writing skills
•Good communication skills; able to effectively express thoughts and ideas easily in groups and one-on-one
•Professional, courteous manner
•Ability to multi-task and complete complex projects in a timely manner

Education/Other Experience
•Proficiency in Microsoft Office and PC platform
•BA or MA, or engaged in degree program for either
•3.5 GPA

Internship Details
•4, 9, or 12 months in duration; preference given to candidates who can commit to longer periods of time
•16 hours a week, flexible schedule
Unpaid internship; willing to work with candidates to achieve course credit

Please submit a cover letter indicating your interest in the internship, resume, and writing sample to Please include "Internship - Books" in the subject line.

No phone calls, please.

Please include resume, cover letter, and writing sample

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