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Island Press will not be hiring interns for the remainder of 2020. A decision on Spring 2021 will be made at a later date.

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. 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 spring of 2021. 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.