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Publishing Internships in Spain

Internships in Publishing in Spain will take you through the complete publishing process from start to finish, reading manuscripts, editing drafts, and everything in between.

The publishing industry in Spain offers a fantastic opportunity to immerse yourself in the full publishing process along with new and exciting developments in the sector. 

With over 3000 publishing companies in Spain, your internship will enable you to boost your creative skills while working on magazines, books and newsletters. Whether you want to be a successful author or a thriving literary agent, this internship is an enriching experience.

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Responsibilities at publishing internships in Spain may include:

  • Reading through manuscripts and contacting successful authors

  • Pitching ideas to the editorial team and compiling first and second drafts

  • Editing drafts and sub-editing final copy before printing and distributing

  • Promoting an author’s book, via book launches, social media and traditional advertising

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Typical roles for Spain publishing internships

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

  • Editorial Assistant

    In this role, you will assess manuscripts and provide feedback to the editorial staff and the author. You will also communicate with authors regarding contracts and royalties. There will also be the opportunity to edit manuscripts and pitch your own ideas. You will work with the design, distribution, and marketing teams to ensure the publishing process runs smoothly.

  • Copy Editor

    As a copy editor, our internships would provide a great opportunity to perfect your proofreading skills, paying close attention to detail, as you will be reading through manuscripts to spot any grammatical and spelling errors. You will be responsible for checking through first, second and final drafts before they are published, ensuring that they meet editorial guidelines.

  • Publicist

    As a publicist during your internship, you will assist in all aspects of a book’s publication. From television rights to social media promotion, you will assist the editorial and marketing teams, while working with rising stars in the publishing industry. This will help to ensure that a book or journal performs to its goals and reaches the intended target audience.

  • Copywriter

    With the opportunity to hone your writing craft, a copywriting position at a publishing house will require you to create all forms of written content. From blurbs to press releases for new novels, you will work with editorial and marketing teams, consisting of talented individuals to guide you along the way.

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The publishing industry

A love of storytelling is key for this internship, as well as a talent for spotting an exciting, well-written story that will sell. Internships in Publishing in Spain will allow you to enhance your writing and proofreading skills, as well as broaden your experience in various genres. No matter what genre you choose, rest assured that you will develop your craft and identify tones of voice to speak to a multitude of readers.

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Learn more about our publishing internships in Spain

Completing an internship in publishing in Madrid is an unmissable chance to learn more about the world of publishing in Spain, where you can help bring words to life from upcoming Spanish authors. Delving deep into the culture, traditions and mindsets of Spanish wordsmiths, our internships cover writing, editing, and publishing to set your career in motion. You will get to work with experienced editors, professional writers, and proficient proofreaders, as all of our interns are placed with top-tier organizations in Spain. Learn more about our Spanish internship program here.


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