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Jobs & Internships

Beacon Press is owned and operated under the auspices of the Unitarian Universalist Association and is an equal opportunity employer. Beacon Press values a diverse workforce; people with disabilities, people of color, and those who identify as L/G/B/T/Q are strongly encouraged to apply.


INTERNSHIPS

Beacon Press Fall 2021 Virtual Internships for People of Color

The Beacon Press Internships for People of Color program seeks to increase diversity and inclusiveness in the book publishing industry. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are shifting our program for the Fall to virtual internships, allowing applicants from anywhere in the country to apply. We offer a competitive hourly wage of $16 an hour for each internship. Interns are expected to work for 14–16 weeks, with a 12–20 hour-per-week commitment and a flexible schedule. It is preferable, though not required, that interns be available to work on Thursdays for various meetings. We are also happy to work with your school to help you earn college credits, when applicable.

A Beacon Press internship is a wonderful learning opportunity and may prove to be invaluable should you pursue a career in book publishing. Because Beacon is a small press, our interns have the opportunity to observe the functions of other departments as well as their own, to work in a friendly and supportive environment, and to make a valued contribution to a distinguished press that has a long tradition of publishing progressive, timely, and thought-provoking books.

Editorial Internship

The editorial intern works approximately 15 hours per week and assists all members of the editorial staff. Day-to-day tasks include reading and reporting on submissions, researching potential book ideas, helping guide books to production, and working on special projects. Interns sit in on a number of proposal and other meetings, and get the chance to learn how editors evaluate book proposals and a glimpse into the publishing cycle. Candidates should have a strong interest in publishing (especially the editorial process), in social justice, and how the two can work together.

To apply for the Beacon Press Internship for People of Color for the Fall 2021 semester, please send your résumé and a cover letter to internships@beacon.org and indicate the internship you are applying for. Applications are due by September 30.

Beacon Press is owned and operated under the auspices of the Unitarian Universalist Association and is an equal opportunity employer. Beacon Press values a diverse workforce; people with disabilities, people of color, and those who identify as L/G/B/T/Q are strongly encouraged to apply.