On Interning at Island Press

As I approached the end of my third year of college, I knew it was time to gain real experience in marketing and publicity. While searching for an internship, Island Press caught my eye because I have always had an interest in books and the...

I am an indecisive person. I tried almost every sport, dance, and hobby as a child. I inevitably quit all of them—except for one. Books. I love reading, and I love writing. For a good part of my life, I knew I wanted to work in the publishing industry...

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...

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...

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...

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

The Island Press UPS machine, a publicity intern's best friend.

 

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

Islanders hit the Potomac for Fun Day 2014 (we're the kayakers, not the paddleboarders—none of us were quite that adventurous). Photo credit Jason Leppig.

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