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Careers in scholarly communication are emerging within the publishing, library, and information fields at an increasing pace. 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.

Internships

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. 

Posting an Internship on the SSP Job Board 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!


Employers: To post an internship opportunity, please click here. Internship postings are free for both member and non-member organizations. For help with getting started, please view our guide.

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. 
  • Internship postings must be specific to the opportunity and cannot link to a list of jobs on your organization’s website. 

Postings violating these guidelines will be removed. 


Please note: The internship links below may be outdated and will be removed in the next 60 days.

Internships Available

Anthem Press

Editorial, Sales, Marketing, Publicity, Design
Ongoing | London, UK

Columbia University Press

Acquisitions Editorial, Editorial Design and Production, Subsidiary Rights or Marketing Paid Internships
per semester
up to 15 hours per week

Indiana University Press

Multiple Opportunities
Summer, Fall, Spring | Bloomington, IN, USA

Ithaka

Various Positions
Various Locations in USA

Massachusetts Medical Society

Multiple Opportunities
Waltham, MA, USA

MIT Press

Various Departments
Cambridge, MA, USA

Oxford University Press

Various Departments
Fall, Spring, Summer | New York, NY, or Cary, NC, USA

Princeton University Press

Multiple Opportunities
Princeton, NJ, USA

Sage Publication, Inc.

Multiple Opportunities
Various Locations
(Search for “intern”)

Smithsonian Institution

Multiple Opportunities
Washington, DC, USA

Springer

Multiple Opportunities
Various Locations

The University Press of Florida

Various Departments (Student Interns)
Gainesville, FL, USA

Thomson Reuters

Multiple Opportunities
Various Locations
(Search for “internship”)

University of Georgia Press

Multiple Opportunities
Summer & Spring | Athens, GA, USA

University of Massachusetts Press

Publicity & Marketing, Production
Summer, Fall & Spring | Amherst, MA, USA

University of Wisconsin Press

Various Departments
Madison, WI, USA

Wayne State University Press

Multiple Opportunities
Summer & Spring & Fall | Detroit, MI, USA