Editorial Internship

New York City, New York (US)
The editorial internship is a full-time position, paid according to an hourly wage
Aug 22, 2019
Entry Level
Metro Area
New York

Editorial Intern

IPI is currently inviting applications for the position of Editorial Intern to assist the Editor in producing and disseminating IPI books, policy papers, issue briefs, and related materials at IPI’s headquarters in New York City.

The intern will gain knowledge and skills from on-the-job experience, with the Editor providing guidance and feedback to facilitate the learning process.


  • Copyediting, formatting citations, fact checking, and proofreading publications, and copyediting other IPI communications as required
  • Maintaining the house style guide
  • Managing the in-house printing of reports
  • Conducting photo research for publications
  • Assisting with the dissemination of publications on social media
  • Managing books purchases and subscriptions to journals, magazines, and newspapers
  • Conducting publications-related administrative tasks, including expense requests
  • Performing other ad hoc tasks as determined by the Editor


  • Outstanding editing ability, with acute attention to detail, a passion for grammar, and opinions about punctuation
  • Outstanding writing ability, with an understanding of how to convey ideas concisely and clearly
  • Good eye for design and formatting
  • BA, particularly in international affairs or a related field
  • Knowledge of Chicago style desirable
  • Experience copyediting, proofreading, or working as a writing tutor preferred
  • Familiarity with or interest in multilateral institutions a plus
  • Knowledge of written French a plus

To apply

The closing date for applications is Sunday, September 15, 2019. A short-list of candidates will be asked to perform a short editing test. A second short-list will be asked to interview. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Please submit the following with “Editorial Intern” as the email subject:

 1) Cover letter with current résumé /CV;

2) Relevant sample of academic or policy writing (1,500 words or less); and

3) Contact information for three professional references.

Please send only Word, Word Perfect or Adobe Acrobat files. Do not compress or zip files. No telephone inquiries.

The editorial internship is a full-time position, paid according to an hourly wage. Interns also receive a subsidized MetroCard. This internship will be for a three-month period with the possibility of extension to a maximum of six months.

Applicants must be eligible for employment in the United States. Please note that IPI cannot sponsor work visas for internships.

IPI is an equal-opportunity employer and strongly committed to hiring and retaining a diverse and internationally representative staff.

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