Publishing Internship


Type of internship: Unpaid publishing internship


Hours: Three days per week (flexible), 9:30am-6:00pm


Duration: 3-6 months (flexible)


Start date: Rolling



  • Interest in contemporary literature, world languages, and/or the publishing industry
  • Interest in marketing, publicity, sales, nonprofit development, copywriting, line editing, and/or social media
  • Excellent reading and writing skills
  • College degree completed or in progress in literature, a foreign language, business, or a related field
  • Superior attention to detail
  • Ability to meet deadlines and multitask
  • Fluency in another language a plus, but not required
  • Proficiency in cloud software such as Google Drive and Dropbox; design software such as Photoshop or InDesign; and marketing and social media platforms such as Mailchimp, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram a plus, but not required
  • Preference will be given to candidates granted academic credit for participation in the internship.


Intern training includes:

  • Working closely with the Restless Books staff to gain experience in all aspects of book publishing, including marketing, publicity, sales, editorial, and nonprofit development.
  • Conducting research, building and maintaining databases and contact lists
  • Reading manuscripts and writing reader’s reports
  • Drafting copy for the company newsletter, blog, and social media
  • Contributing to social media accounts, especially Facebook and Twitter
  • Collecting, logging, and distributing publicity materials
  • Galley mailings to media, booksellers, librarians, and educators
  • Research and grant applications for nonprofit development
  • Participation in weekly editorial and marketing meetings
  • Becoming familiar with titles in the Restless Books catalogue
  • Attending promotional events for Restless Books with authors and translators


How to apply: Send the following to Editorial Assistant Alison Gore, at

  • A detailed resume, with two professional references
  • A brief cover letter describing your interest in Restless Books and your qualifications for the publishing internship