Scholarly Communications Internships
As a benefit to the scholarly publishing community, SSP offers students and those new to the industry the opportunity to learn about internship and practicum positions with publishers and libraries. We invite organizations to post specific internship positions on our Job Board, where they will be seen by many people from a variety of disciplines in a specialized Internships section. Internship postings are free for both member and non-member organizations.
Careers in scholarly communication are emerging within the publishing, library, and information fields at an increasing pace. Training for careers in scholarly communications can range from degrees in library and information science to marketing, business, and computer technologies. Scholarly communications positions tend to encompass a broader, more interdisciplinary skill set than traditional research publishing and library positions, often requiring expertise in two or more of the following areas:
Web/network technologies; electronic publishing technologies; digital repositories; information architecture; standards development; researcher behavior and workflows; copyright law; contracts/licensing; social anthropology; business models; project/information management; human factors/usability.
Internships in the publishing and library fields, as well as practicum courses developed within degree programs, provide an excellent way to gain experience and credentials in scholarly communications.
Read this post from The Scholarly Kitchen about the benefits of internships to both the intern and the employer!
Internship posting guidelines:
- Internship postings must be related to scholarly communications.
- Free internship postings are not to be used for advertising regular full-time, part-time, or contract positions.
- All internships longer than one month should be paid at least the national minimum wage.
- Internship positions should be advertised publicly, rather than being filled informally
- Internship postings must be specific to the opportunity and cannot link to a list of jobs on your organization’s website.
- Recruitment processes should be fair, transparent, and based on merit.
SSP has decided to no longer advertise unpaid internships on our job board. This is in an effort to promote greater diversity, equity, and inclusion in the publishing industry. Unpaid internships make it difficult for people who are not able to work for free, or do not live near their place of work. We, therefore, feel it is appropriate to promote paid internships, to support greater equity and inclusion within our industry.
Postings violating these guidelines will be removed.