University Press of Mississippi offers internship
March 19, 2013
The University Press of Mississippi has established the McRae
Publishing Internship, supported by the Richard and Selby McRae Foundation.
As the only university press in Mississippi and the largest publisher in the state, the University
Press of Mississippi represents the state to the rest of the nation and the world via its distinguished list of titles on scholarly, regional, and national topics.
With the creation of the McRae Publishing Internship, the Press offers a singular educational
opportunity to young men and women interested in book publishing to start their careers as
interns and gain valuable practical knowledge about the publishing industry. Interns will learn
about publishing while providing assistance to and working under the supervision of the Press’s
full-time staff in a variety of tasks:
• Checking permissions
• Assisting in the creation of book descriptions, captions, and indexes
• Preparing letters, reports, and checklists
• Maintaining the press’s reviewer database, marketing mailing list, and e-mail contacts
• Performing clerical duties such as filing and copying
• Scanning books for electronic conversion
• Checking the quality of e-book editions
• Maintaining an electronic rights database
• Assisting in the dissemination of information to the press’s electronic partners.
Previous interns have gone on to jobs in publishing or related fields or continued their education
by attending university-affiliated publishing programs. The McRae intern will be invited to work 30 to 40 hours per week during the summer for
two to three months, or flexible hours during the fall and spring semesters. The intern will be paid a monthly stipend of $500 based on the number of hours and weeks worked. The internship is open to applicants attending an institution of higher learning in the U.S. or having graduated within the past year. It is a competitive internship with applicants being
interviewed by the press staff in person or by phone.
Cover letters and resumes should be submitted simultaneously to Craig Gill, Assistant
Director/Editor-in-Chief at cgill @mississippi.edu and Katie Keene, Editorial Assistant at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are currently being considered for fall and summer 2013.