Job Opportunities & Internships
Do you have a passion for books and ideas? Have you ever wondered how editors choose which books to publish? How manuscripts become bound books? How a book ends up on the shelf of a local bookstore or listed on Amazon.com?
If you love books and have a deep curiosity about what it takes to get published, how editors shape their “lists” of books, the book-making process, or the work it takes to get books out in the marketplace, a SUNY Press internship will give you the opportunity to learn what it’s like to work in the publishing industry.
SUNY Press interns are assigned a range of entry-level responsibilities that familiarize them with the key procedures, policies, and operational systems associated with a select aspect of the publishing process. The internships described below are usually available each academic semester and during the summer.
To apply, please send a résumé and cover letter to the address below outlining your interest, relevant experience, computer skills, and date of availability. Kate R. McDonnell
22 Corporate Woods Boulevard, 3rd Floor
Albany, NY 12211-2504
Marketing and Publicity Internship
Marketing and publicity interns will assist the department in creating promotional materials by drafting descriptive copy, writing press releases and pitch letters, and creating flyers. Other tasks include processing book reviews, helping prepare electronic mailings, proofreading, and other duties as assigned. Familiarity with InDesign and Access is a plus.
Exhibit interns will assist the exhibits program by creating order forms, author flyers, electronic mailings, and researching possible upcoming conferences. Other tasks include packing and shipping out exhibit materials and award nominations, and helping to create the exhibits portion of the marketing plan. Familiarity with InDesign and Access is a plus.