Island Press Field Notes blog

Island Press Field Notes

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By Maddy Adams / On September 18th, 2017

As a high school senior, I have not done any internships. After all, it is not really expected. However, I wanted to start the internship grind early. So, I thought, why not do an internship that combines two things I’m interested in: writing and the...

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By Kirby Sandmeyer / On September 6th, 2017

I thought that after graduating in May, I had a pretty well-rounded knowledge of what working in publishing would be like, but my summer here at Island Press has showed me that learning never ends.

By Natasha Shah / On August 23rd, 2017

For me, summer has always been the perfect time to venture out of my comfort zone to explore new opportunities that I otherwise would not have during the school year. This summer was no exception. Since the election, I had taken up a sudden interest in...

By Kendall Geisel / On July 6th, 2017

Books have always seemed like magic to me, like an enchanted entity conceived out of thin air for the purpose of readers’ escape from reality. However, when I got the job as Island Press’ Production Intern, I quickly realized that it takes a lot more...

By Brenna Raffe / On June 12th, 2017

The best career advice I’ve ever received was not in fact career advice at all. It was a tweet, and it said something along the lines of ‘what you spend your time doing when you’re procrastinating, you should do for the rest of your life.’ After a brief...

By Isabella Austin / On May 1st, 2017

Ever since I was little, reading has been the only hobby that’s stuck around. I tried soccer, art, piano, and even basketball, but ended up eventually quitting all of those. Books have been one of the only constants in my life, which is why I always...

By Eric Bertsch / On April 18th, 2017

After graduating college with a BA in Communications I wasn’t exactly sure what to do with myself. Having no luck with finding immediate employment I decided to try out some internships to pick up some experience and references. That was when I came...

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...

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