Credo Communications offers unpaid internships in several areas of publishing. These internships can qualify for course credit; please check with your course adviser. Internships are for one semester and require you to be present an average of 15 hours per week.
Job Title: Editorial Intern, General
Reports To: Publisher
Editorial Interns work closely with the Publisher to support editors in the signing, developing, and publishing of distinctive and outstanding books. The position is an opportunity to become familiar with, and to participate in, the tasks that go into acquiring and developing authors and books.
1. Manages manuscripts and page proofs to send to authors and readers and endorsers.
2. Sends complimentary copies to readers and authors, and facilitates general mailing responsibilities.
3. Provides proofreading, editing, and writing support as directed.
4. Conducts stock art research for images for covers and jackets to determine the most cost effective purchase.
5. Attends meetings with authors, staff, and other publishing professionals to gain insight into the decision-making process.
6. Maintains royalty and contact databases, such as author addresses, and/or creates documents, such as table of contents for manuscripts.
7. Helps maintain Credo Communications and Credo House Publishers websites.
8. Researches out of print properties with a view toward bringing them back on Print On Demand.
9. Completes all other duties as assigned or requested for the general support of the organization.
The Editorial Intern reports to the Publisher on a day-to-day basis and for overall supervision and coordination.
Challenges and Opportunities
Interns interact with authors, with editors, with other staff, such as production editors, compositors, and designers. By doing, the intern is able to get a feel for the processes and complexity involved in acquiring an author or manuscript, taking it through production to a finished book, and then marketing, publicizing and selling it. The actual tasks may be repetitive.
1. Must be a junior or senior at a four-year college or university.
2. Must possess superior communication skills, both written and verbal.
3. Must be detail-oriented and meticulously compliant with set procedures.
4. Possess basic computer skills in Word and the Internet. It is helpful to be familiar with databases and programs such as Excel and InDesign.
1. Cover letter clearly articulating qualifications, interests, and abilities
2. Resume (include relevant work, volunteer, and educational experience)
3. Letter of recommendation from academic or professional leader
4. Supply internship requirements and advisor’s name/contact information
Please submit your cover letter, resume, and letter of recommendation to email@example.com.
Application materials must be complete by July 1 for fall semester consideration and November 1 for spring semester consideration.
Former Interns and Institutions
Sarah Heth | Cornerstone University
Tim Hill | Evangel University
Karen Neumair | Kuyper College / Cornerstone University
Jeff Tumbleson | Calvin College
Katherine Wisen Averill | Cornerstone University
Elizabeth Kool Mezey | Cornerstone University
Olivia Hernandez | North Park University
Alyssa Helm | Cornerstone University
Nicole Ricks | Cornerstone University
Andrew Whytock | Cornerstone University
Ashleigh Carlon | Cornerstone University
Rebecca Eekhoff | Kuyper College
Sarah Parsell | Cornerstone University
Emily Van Houten | Cornerstone University
Britanny Jacobson | Cornerstone University
Amy Etrheim | Cornerstone University
Hannah Thelen | Bowling Green State University
Robin Turici | Cornerstone University
Robbie Tissot | Grand Valley State University
Megan Brown | Cornerstone University
Kevin Zeller | Kuyper College / Cornerstone University