Spring 2020 Internship Positions Available

The MIT Press seeks enthusiastic interns in various departments, to start January 2020. These paid internships are a chance for people who love books and journals to learn about publishing and see how a busy university press functions. Successful interns will make valuable contacts and gain experience at one of the nation's largest university presses.

We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds. Candidates who have significant personal experience or engagement with low-income communities or communities that are underrepresented in scholarly publishing are strongly encouraged to apply.

Interns will be paid $13/hour. Hours will be negotiated, but candidates should be able to commit at least 10 hours per week unless otherwise noted. Interns typically start in January and continue through May; exact start and end dates are flexible depending on each intern’s schedule.

General requirements: The ideal intern candidates will have a strong desire to learn about publishing, basic computer skills, excellent communication and organizational skills, the ability to work well individually and as a member of a group, an eye for detail, good judgment, a positive attitude, and a willingness to take initiative.

How to Apply:

All internship applications must be submitted through this JotForm link:

Applications must be submitted by Sunday, December 8, 2019. Your application must include a resume and a cover letter. Please make sure to tell us why you’re enthusiastic about an internship at the MIT Press.

If you have any questions, please email and include ‘MITP Spring 2020 Internship’ in the subject. Please do not submit applications via email.

Internships are available in the departments listed below.

Departmental Openings

Books Editorial: The Books Editorial internship will provide experience with a variety of editorial tasks, including checking page proofs, editing indexes, proofreading jacket copy, reviewing prepress proofs, and handling corrections for reprints. The intern will also learn about the editorial technology that we are now using at the MIT Press. College graduates and graduate students with copy editing experience and familiarity with the Chicago Manual of Style are strongly preferred. The internship is up to 10 hours per week.

Journals Production: The Journals Production intern will learn the process of academic journal production in print and electronic formats. Across a variety of disciplines, the intern will prepare manuscripts for copyediting and composition, work with editors, freelancers, and vendors; review pages; and assemble journal components for printing and online publishing. Digital publishing and Open Access are a particular highlight of the journals program and the intern will have the opportunity to learn all facets of production. The intern will also be involved in special ongoing projects. The internship is 10 hours per week.

For more information on other internships and current job openings, please see our careers website at:

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.