Publishing intern, Booklist Publications

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The American Library Association (ALA) is the oldest and largest library association in the world. Founded in 1876, our mission is to share our vision of the importance of libraries, literacy and free access to information. ALA offers professional services and publications to members and nonmembers, including online news stories from American Libraries and analysis of crucial issues from our Washington Office. Our main office is located in the heart of Chicago’s Gold Coast, right off of Michigan Ave, with satellite offices in Washington, DC, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania.

Published by the American Library Association,Booklist delivers more than 8,000 recommended-only reviews of books, audiobooks, reference sources, videos, and DVDs each year. Spotlight issues provide coverage of popular genres, topics, and themes such as biography, YA, multicultural literature, graphic novels, romance, sports, and much more. Reviews are supplemented by interviews, essays, and columns. Booklist‘s electronic presence, anchored by Booklist Online, includes e-newsletters, blogs, webinars, and social media.


Gain valuable publishing experience by becoming an intern for Booklist Publications in Chicago!

Whether you are pursuing an MLS, an MFA, or simply want a taste of magazine and web publishing, this unpaid internship offers an excellent overview of the publishing industry and an opportunity to sample the wide-ranging work of an editorial assistant. Specific tasks include opening the mail (consisting primarily of soon-to-be-published books), logging books into the review database, updating web pages, and light editing/proofreading. Interns will also have the opportunity to write a review for Booklist and to discuss career options with a Booklist editor.


We hire two interns each season. Candidates should be available a minimum of 12 hours per week.

For Consideration:

Spring Internship (February–May, 2017):
• Submit application September 1–30, 2016
Summer Internship (June–August, 2017):
• Submit application January 1–31, 2017
Fall Internship (September–December, 2017):
• Submit application April 1–30, 2017

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