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Island Press Field Notes

By Eric Bertsch / On February 22nd, 2017

Island Press has had many interns over the years. After reading this interview with former editorial intern...

By Caroline Sperry / On February 7th, 2017

Caroline Sperry first met Island Press in 2009. Eight years later, she shares the story of how she went from Production Intern to IT & Web Manager.

By Isabelle Monahan / On December 20th, 2016

When I was offered the web and social media internship at Island Press, I jumped at the chance to gain an inside look at an academic press. I began my internship knowing very little about marketing or social media branding. I vividly remember my first...

By David Hall / On December 15th, 2016

The last time I went home to coastal South Carolina was different. I looked at the expansive salt marshes and brackish rivers I knew so well with a different mindset. It’s hardly the first time I’ve thought about climate change when thinking about home,...

By Regina Andreoni / On December 12th, 2016

I am a junior at Georgetown University interested in pursuing a career in the publishing. I major in English because I believe in the power of the written word. As Development Intern, I have learned that it’s not only the words written in books that...

By Jessica Flores / On November 28th, 2016

I started at Island Press as a Marketing Intern over the summer. In many ways, my experience with the Production department is similar to my time in Marketing. From day one I was given an overview of the publishing process with emphasis on my department’...

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...

Photo Credit: SER Texas A&M Student Association - Bastrop Park Fire Restoration

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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