Internships

Applications for Fall 2021 are now closed. 

We review all applications, but due to the volume of applications we receive, we only contact finalists for interviews.  Our next round of openings will be for Spring 2022 (January–May). To apply for the spring, please check back here in mid-November, when we update this page with the departmental internship openings. If you have any questions in the meantime, please write to the internship program coordinators at mitp-internships@mit.edu. Please do not submit applications via email.

The MIT Press hires seasonally for enthusiastic interns in various departments. These paid internships are a chance for people who love books and journals to learn about publishing and see how a busy university press functions. Successful interns will make valuable contacts and gain experience at one of the nation's largest university presses.

We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds. Candidates who are underrepresented in scholarly publishing are encouraged to apply.

Interns are paid $15/hour. Hours will be negotiated, but candidates should be able to commit at least 10 hours per week unless otherwise noted. We have three seasons: Spring (Jan–May), Summer (June–August), and Fall (September–December). Exact start and end dates are flexible depending on each intern’s schedule.

General requirements: The ideal intern candidates will have a strong desire to learn about publishing, basic computer skills, excellent communication and organizational skills, the ability to work well individually and as a member of a group, an eye for detail, good judgment, a positive attitude, and a willingness to take initiative.

Fall 2021 internships were available in the departments listed below:

Advertising and Digital Marketing: The Advertising and Digital Marketing Intern will be learning about Advertising and Digital Marketing research, planning, execution and analysis as well as administrative tasks. This person will be responsible for: assisting with media research and maintaining media planning tools, assisting with social media posting, maintaining the marketing calendar, drafting creative briefs for ads, pulling and organizing metrics for all campaigns, managing routine updates to our website, assisting with open access week and holiday promotions, maintaining book database records (ad plan, keywords, similar books), assisting with billing/accounting records, and taking point on various projects as needed,. This person should have some experience in marketing concepts, experience using excel/google sheets, strong communication and writing skills, and the ability to communicate professionally via email and in person. The internship is up to 20 hours per week.

Books Publicity: Books publicity interns will learn about promoting books to the media. Their primary responsibilities include scanning and distributing book reviews, maintaining and updating the Press’s review log, assisting with galley and finished book mailings, researching media for books, helping to create press materials such as pitch emails and press releases, monitoring and responding to emails in the Press’s general publicity inbox, and other general assistance. Office and/or publishing experience, as well as familiarity with FileMaker, Cision, and/or other database software, is a plus but not required. This internship will be 15 hours a week.

For more information on current job openings, please see our careers website at: http://mitpress.mit.edu/jobs

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.