Internships

45th Parallel Press is looking for talented and passionate interns for their series nonfiction Editorial and Publicity departments. Interns are placed for Spring (January-May), Summer (June-August), and Fall (August-December) terms. Interns for the upcoming Spring term will work remotely 8 hours per week. Pay is $12 per hour. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to resumes@sleepingbearpress.com. Subject line should include position (Internship), term and year you’re applying for.

Criteria:

  • A current sophomore, junior, or senior pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline
  • Must be able to work remotely 8 hours a week
  • Interest in children’s book publishing
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • A personal laptop or computer with reliable wifi
  • A basic understanding of technology and applications necessary for remote work (Google Drive, Zoom, Excel, etc.)

Interns will gain experience in:

Editorial

  • Compiling comp copy lists and keeping track of author information
  • Proofing marketing copy
  • Assisting designers and editors with photo-research
  • Assisting with indexing for series as needed
  • Proofing and reviewing titles once in layout
  • Fact-checking series as needed
  • Evaluating submissions
  • Participating in department meetings
  • Bringing new ideas to the table on products, trends, and processes
  • Conducting research for trending topics and school curriculum for potential new series

Publicity

  • Creating social media campaign concepts
  • Researching social media influencers & reviewers to add to internal reviewer list
  • Assisting with Blog Tours (identifying bloggers with certain themes, creating questions for authors/illustrators to answer)
  • Compiling local media lists relevant to each book release
  • Event planning assistance
  • Publicity plan assistance (research new author/illustrators websites, social media, local bookstores etc. in anticipation of book release)

Testimonials

"As a former school librarian and school librarian of the year for the state of North Carolina, I heartily endorse this book [D is for Democracy]. Not only does it explain our government in simple terms for young children, it also contains excellent facts and ideas for older children that they can use in research or other projects. The illustrations are also wonderful. This book (in multiple copies) should be in every school library in the country!"
—Vicki Stanfield, Moravian Book and Gift Shop