Marketing Intern

Feb 08, 2013
Mar 10, 2013
Mr. Matt Litts
Marketing, Publishing
The Smithsonian Books Marketing Internship offers a unique opportunity to learn about all aspects of book publishing while making meaningful contributions to book projects and building marketing, publicity, sales, 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.

Major Duties
•Research and update media and publicity databases
•Research potential special, corporate and premium sales outlets
•Maintain and update media, customer, and course adoption databases
•Assist Director and Marketing Director with marketing, publicity and sales support
•Help manage backlist sales for reprints and print on demand editions
•Respond to requests about Smithsonian Books.

Desired Characteristics
•Excellent writing skills
•Excellent 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
•6 or 12 months in duration; preference given to candidates who can commit to longer periods of time
•16 hours a week
•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

Final intern selection will be subject to the applicant’s successful completion of a pre-appointment background check.

Applicants are asked to complete and forward an optional Applicant Survey form available at

Please include a writing sample with application materials.

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