Publishing Intern

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Cleis Press
2246 Sixth St.
Berkeley, CA
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Part-time, Unpaid

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Cleis Press is seeking a publishing intern to help with an interesting mix of duties.

The internship is unpaid and candidates must commit to 16 hours per week in the office for a term of 10-12 weeks.


As an publishing intern you would help with incoming manuscript reviews, participate in editorial meetings, and help with research. You would help with promoting books and authors through print, electronic and online media as well as special events. You will help develop media lists, press materials and themed pitches, respond to media inquiries by sending review copies and aid with press mailings.


Candidates should possess strong writing skills, resourceful thinking, and a strong interest in PR.

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. Send resume, cover letter, and a 1-2 page writing sample (on any subject or from class assignments) via email to

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