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Book Production Assistant (Part-time)

Not everyone was meant to be on the front lines tagging lions or cleaning streams in their pursuit of helping the environment. Just as important are those behind the scenes who help share information necessary for professionals, academics, and the general public to be better informed about the world around them. At Island Press, you can use your keen attention to detail, love of the written word, and desire to help the environment as a Production Assistant. You will be able to learn real-world skills necessary for success in the production department of a publishing house, as well as the inner workings of an environmental non-profit organization.

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Publishing Fellowship

The Publishing Fellowship is intended to serve as a pathway to a successful career in publishing, environmental communications, non-profit management, or related fields. The Fellowship Program is designed to support the professional development of people with marginalized identities, who may have felt excluded from the industry.

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We hire interns for the fall, spring, and summer terms. We look for interns who are interested in learning about the book publishing field, the environment, or non-profit organizations. We especially want to encourage you to apply if your background is under represented in publishing or environmental policy or you hadn't considered any of these career paths before.

This summer we are able to offer paid, part-time internships and have a position available in Development/Fundraising. Click here for the full description and application instructions.

Looking ahead to Fall 2019? We are always accepting applications for future terms. Recruiting will continue until all available positions are filled however at this time we do not know which departments will be seeking interns. Internships are unpaid, volunteer positions and we request 10-20 hours per week. Please note your availability when applying. This position may also receive program or course credit if approved by the educational institution. Click here for descriptions of internships by department.

To apply, please submit a cover letter detailing how this position aligns with your career goals, what you would like to accomplish in the internship, and mention any experience you may have had relevant to the descriptions below. Also include a résumé of your past work and/or volunteer experiences, highlighting your accomplishments.

Read what past interns have to say about the internship experience at Island Press.


Student Director

The Island Press staff and its Board of Directors are looking to recruit two Student Directors over the next year who would each serve a two-year term. We are now welcoming applications from degree-seeking undergraduate or graduate students in good academic and disciplinary standing for a Director beginning in the fall of 2019. Click here for more information.


To Apply:

If you are interested in one of our available positions, please see the application instructions in the full description. Application materials should be sent to with the position title as the subject. No calls please.