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Cleis Press is regularly seeking publishing interns to help our dynamic publishing team. Candidates with Public Relations, English, Journalism, Editing or a related field are welcome to apply. Interns should be interested in pursuing a career in publishing or a related industry. Must be detail-oriented, able to handle multiple projects at once, and possess good writing skills.

As a publishing intern, you would help with editorial and marketing tasks such as reviewing incoming manuscript submissions, conducting author research, and helping to develop book projects, and promoting books and authors through print, electronic and online media as well as special events. You will help develop media lists, press releases and themed pitches, respond to media inquiries by sending review copies, and aid with press mailings.

The internship is unpaid and candidates must commit to 16-24 hours per week for a term of 14-16 weeks. Please send resumé, cover letter, and a 1-2 page writing sample (on any subject or from class assignments) via email to

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