The MIT Press hires seasonally for enthusiastic interns in various departments. 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 are paid $13/hour. Hours will be negotiated, but candidates should be able to commit at least 10 hours per week unless otherwise noted. We have three seasons: Spring (Jan–May), Summer (June–August), and Fall (September–December). 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

The spring 2020 MIT Press internship application process has closed. We review all applications, but due to the volume of applications we receive, we only contact finalists for interviews. Our next round of openings will be for summer 2020 (June–August). To apply for the summer, please check back here in mid-April, when we update this page with the departmental internship openings. If you have any questions in the meantime, please write to the internship program coordinators at Please do not submit applications via email.

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.