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Publishing Internships in New York

Internships in publishing in New York provide aspiring professionals with the perfect opportunity to explore their creativity and literary prowess.

Immerse yourself in the diverse culture of NYC, living in the city that never sleeps, you’ll have no shortage of inspiration with stories to be told on every block and corner.

An international publishing internship in New York is the ideal way to build your network and create a portfolio that stands out.

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Responsibilities at publishing internships in NYC may include:

  • Proofreading & Editing

  • Drafting PRs, editorials, and blogs

  • Research & Pitching stories

  • Client management

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Typical roles for New York publishing internships

Here are a few examples of roles that our publishing interns in NYC have taken on before:

  • Publicist

    Publicists promote authors’ works to as many potential readers as possible. Interns will have the opportunity to plan and organize book tours, as well as develop marketing strategies to promote an author and/or their work. Publishers work closely with departments such as editorial, sales, and design.

  • Copy Editor

    Copy editing is the first step in the editing process, requiring meticulous and detail-oriented individuals, as they are responsible for eliminating grammatical and syntactical inconsistencies. Interns will have the opportunity to work on several literary forms, from online newspapers to magazines and even manuscripts.

  • Literary Agent

    Representing an author, literary agents liaise between an author and publishers. Agents are responsible for pitching the author’s work to editors/publishing houses while negotiating contracts and deals. Interns will have the opportunity to manage sales, contracts, and the publication process of their designated clients.

  • Editorial Assistant

    Editorial assistants assess manuscripts and provide feedback to the editorial staff as well as the author. Interns will have the opportunity to edit manuscripts, pitch ideas for new works, and influence design, distribution, and marketing, all to ensure that the publishing process runs smoothly.

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The publishing industry

A love for reading, writing, books, and storytelling is essential, as you will be dealing with words every minute of the day. A keen eye for spotting an exciting, well-written story will be a feather in your cap too. Internships in publishing in New York present the opportunity for young professionals to enhance their writing and proofreading abilities, as well as broaden their perspective and literary tastes. No matter the genre, you’re guaranteed to develop your craft and strengthen your ability to identify tones of voice that speak to readers across the globe.

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Learn more about our publishing internships in New York

Help bring words to life from upcoming authors, as you delve deep into the culture, traditions, and mindsets of wordsmiths from all over the world. Our internships in publishing in New York cover everything needed to set your career in motion. You will get to work with experienced editors, witty writers, and proficient proofreaders, as all of our interns are placed with top-tier organizations. Learn more about our New York internship program here.


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    Complete our simple application form and tell us about your passions, qualifications, and experiential requirements.

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    Collaborate in the internship placement process & accelerate your career.