Peachtree Publishers is looking for our fall 2016 Editorial Interns. We have three positions available. It’s a great introduction to children’s and young adult book publishing, and many of our interns have gone on to work full time in the industry. Applications are due August 1.
The listing is below.
INTERNSHIP TITLE: Editorial Intern
Deadline: August 1, 2016
Semester: Fall 2016
Length: September 2016 – December 2016 (10 – 12 weeks)
Contact: Niki Knippenberg
Location: Peachtree Publishers
1700 Chattahoochee Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30318
Our internships are unpaid positions and require a commitment of 10 – 15 hours per week for a term of 10 – 12 weeks. You may do this for LMC elective/free elective credits.
Peachtree Publishers is an Atlanta-based independent trade publisher, specializing in children’s literature. Peachtree’s Internship Program offers an in-depth, behind-the-scenes learning experience in the children’s book publishing business. Interns will both shadow and work alongside publishing professionals in the editorial department, which acquires and develops Peachtree’s titles. An editorial intern’s responsibilities include the following:
- Evaluating and processing unsolicited manuscripts and acquisition candidates
- Writing reader’s reports
- Assisting with copy editing and proofing
- Assisting with editorial research
- Assisting with special projects
- Assisting other departments as needed
Interns must have a strong background in literature. They should also be detail-oriented, strong writers, able to prioritize and manage multiple projects at once, and interested in pursuing a career in book publishing or a related industry. An interest in contemporary children’s and/or YA literature is preferred.
Applicants must be at least junior or senior level college students. Graduate students and recent college graduates are welcome to apply. Interns are selected based on interest, experience, and academic coursework.