Island Press Field Notes blog

Island Press Field Notes

By Jessica Flores / On August 24th, 2016

When I graduated from my university last year, I wanted to start working in publishing, so when I found Island Press’s summer internships I signed up right away. From my first day as publicity intern, I was already mailing out advance reader copies to...

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By Tiara Beatty / On August 18th, 2016

At the beginning of my college career, I was so sure I wanted to be a journalist. As time passed and my interests changed, I finally realized the field I really wanted to go into: book publishing. As a journalism major with a lot of newsroom experience,...

By Calla Rosenfeld / On August 1st, 2016

Like many college students, I am familiar with the all-too-common rollercoaster: late nights spent thinking about the future, deciding how to leave my proverbial mark on the world. As a rising sophomore, I’m still in the beginnings of my academic career...

By Bernadette LeMasters / On May 5th, 2016

Late last year I graduated with an environmental science and policy degree, and was looking for jobs. I had already built experience in government and university settings while in school, filling temporary positions such as events outreach coordinator,...

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By Danielle Underhill / On March 8th, 2016

Interning at Island Press has been nothing shy of a totally rad experience. The people, the conversation, and the work itself constantly leave me feeling humbly fortunate for the opportunity to grow here. I came to Washington D.C. all the way from...

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By Jordan Aaronson / On March 1st, 2016

I have loved books my entire life, and I always knew that I wanted to pursue a career that would allow me to focus on reading and writing. As an overenthusiastic undergrad, I spent a lot of my time trying to figure out which path I wanted to follow:...

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By Samantha Hansen / On February 8th, 2016

I first applied to Island Press in the midst of a job-hunting fury that surrounded me like a cloud of smoke. Island Press stood out from the rest because not only was it a publisher, but also a non-profit. I loved the idea of being able to work at a...

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By Caitlin Moniz / On January 3rd, 2016

The real world is weird. You emerge from the sheltered existence of a college undergrad to find that your new roommates are you parents. And then there’s figuring out your career path—a daunting task where it feels like doors are closing everywhere you...

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By Rebecca Heine / On December 15th, 2015

I wasn’t really sure what to expect when I first stepped into the offices of Island Press to start my editorial internship, but from the start it’s been a delight.

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By Clare McGranahan / On December 1st, 2015

In this installment, production intern Clare McGranahan reflects on what it takes to print a perfect book.

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