The internship in the acquisitions department of The University of Alabama Press, the scholarly and academic publishing division of the University of Alabama System, consists of weekly onsite administrative activities. The intern is expected to be available at the Press offices in the McMillan Building on the University of Alabama campus every week throughout the semester, for a minimum of ten hours per week. This is an unpaid internship, but the student should acquire a priceless introduction to the publishing business.
Duties and responsibilities are according to priorities and to expose the intern to the workings of the department, and over the course of a semester the intern is expected to be responsible for some of the following activities:
If the acquisitions intern is so inclined and the opportunities are available, the intern may assist in the activities of other departments of the press, including Manuscript Editorial, Copyright and Permissions, and Sales and Marketing.
To apply, please email Wendi Schnaufer, senior acquisitions editor at the University of Alabama Press (firstname.lastname@example.org), stating your interest and providing a brief bio and contact info. The deadline to apply is September 15, 2017.