Acquisitions Intern

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Independent Institute
100 Swan Way
Oakland, CA
Posted: March 03 2015
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Part-time, Unpaid

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Description

The Independent Institute is a non-profit, non-partisan, scholarly research and educational organization that sponsors in-depth studies of critical social and economic issues.

The mission of the Independent Institute is to boldly advance peaceful, prosperous, and free societies grounded in a commitment to human worth and dignity.

The Independent Institute is based out of Oakland, California. Our internships are on a rolling deadline with the largest amount of openings taking place in the Summer.

Interns in the Acquisitions department assist in the review and assessment of scholarly manuscripts to be published as either a policy report or a book. There will be an opportunity to learn how editors and publishers acquire and build a list of new publications and assess relationships between manuscripts and marketplaces. You will gain insight into the workings of the broader landscape of the scholarly book publishing industry.

Responsibilities

Assist in the assessment and evaluation of prospective authors and manuscripts

Provide critical analysis and commentary for texts under consideration

Work with authors to develop manuscripts before publication

Learn and understand the role of scholarly publishing in a think tank setting

Assist in completion of book translation projects

Acquire professional editorial development skills

Requirements

Applicants should have strong analytical skills with a background in journalism, writing, or editing.

Skills

Required - Academic English, Copy Editing, Editing, Microsoft Word, Assessment Skills

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