EDITORIAL ACQUISITIONS INTERN Summer 2015

5 Mar

ROWMAN AND LITTLEFIELD INTERNSHIP PROGRAM: LEXINGTON, UPA, AND UPCD 

Rowman & Littlefield, a scholarly publisher in Lanham, MD, is currently accepting resumes for the summer 2015 semester from students interested in exploring a career in publishing with its Lexington Books, University Press of America (UPA), and/or University Press Copublishing Division (UPCD) imprints.

The responsibilities of those selected for this editorial internship will include a variety of tasks that will provide excellent exposure to the business of book publishing.

Tasks will include imprint-specific tasks as assigned, as well as:

  • Preparing and sending out contract packages
  • Communicating with authors as needed
  • Contacting scholars for book endorsements and peer review
  • Drafting marketing copy

The ideal candidate will have strong organizational, verbal, and written communication skills; proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite a plus.

Academic credit from an accredited institution of higher education must be available to all who apply for this unpaid opportunity. Student in all majors will be considered, but English, Communications, and Marketing students will be given preference. This internship offers a flexible schedule, but candidates must know their schedule (academic and otherwise) for the requisite semester when applying.

If you are interested in applying for this internship, please send a resume and cover letter to Michael Wiles via email or post using the below contact information:

Michael Wiles, c/o Human Resources

Rowman & Littlefield

4501 Forbes Blvd., Suite 200

Lanham, MD 20706

humanresources@rowman.com

All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.

EDITIORIAL INTERN Summer 2015

5 Mar

ROWMAN AND LITTLEFIELD INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Rowman & Littlefield, a scholarly publisher in Lanham, MD, is currently accepting applications for the summer 2015 semester from students interested in exploring a career in publishing with its Lexington Books, University Press of America, and University Press Copublishing Division imprints.

The responsibilities of this editorial intern will include a variety of tasks that will provide excellent exposure to the business of book publishing from stem to stern. The internship offers valuable hands-on experience working with editors and authors, as well as the opportunity to participate in the various stages of a book’s life from inception to production.

Tasks will include imprint-specific tasks as assigned, as well as:

• Preparing and sending out contract packages
• Communicating with authors as needed
• Contacting scholars for book endorsements and peer review • Drafting marketing copy

The ideal candidate will have strong organizational, verbal, and written communication skills; proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite a plus.

Candidates must be able to receive academic credit or fulfill a graduation requirement to be accepted into this unpaid internship position.

This internship offers a flexible schedule, but candidates must know their schedule for the requisite semester when applying.

If you are interested in applying for this internship, please send a resume and cover letter to Michael Wiles via email or post using the below contact information:

humanresources@rowman.com

Rowman & Littlefield, c/o Human Resources, 4501 Forbes Blvd., Suite 200 Lanham, MD 20706

Internship Opportunities at the Smithsonian in Washington D.C.

23 Jan

The Smithsonian’s Office of Fellowships and Internships has a number of amazing opportunities working with the various museums in D.C. This is not retail or customer service but hands-on experience with preservation, research, design, etc. Please begin with the link below which includes information on how to apply.  Some have deadlines, some are rolling hires. This is a unique opportunity if you plan on being in Baltimore for the summer.

http://www.smithsonianofi.com/internship-opportunities/

If you’d like help navigating the site, please contact Kathy Forni kforni@loyola.edu

2015 Spring Sustainability Intern at Under Armour

13 Jan

Under Armour’s Intern program offers current college students the chance to get inside the world’s most dynamic brand in sports. The paid internship experience is open to students graduating from an undergraduate program between December 2015 and May 2018.

What you’ll do as the Sustainability Intern: accurately and efficiently enter and analyze sustainability program data; research relevant sustainabilty topics as requested by the team; provide support for ongoing sustainability projects

What UA is looking for in the Sustainability Intern: high degree of verbal and written communication skills; the ability to effectively and concisely present information; ability to multi-task in a fast paced, ever-changing environment, and work as part of a team; proven ability to think critically, problem-solve, analyze needs, and offer solutions; strong analytical, organizational, and project management skills; an interest in international labor standards, human rights, and global environmental issues.

 Qualifications to be considered:

Must be currently enrolled in a full time undergraduate academic program with at least one academic term remaining following your internship at Under Armour

Suggested grade point average of 3.2 or above

Willingness and ability to commute to Baltimore, MD during the duration of the internship

Ability to work between of 10-20 hours per week between Monday and Friday during the internship; schedule can be flexible

Follow the link below to apply

http://www.workinsports.com/in/cp_job.asp

Summer research internship at the Maryland State Archives

13 Jan

Below is a note from Emily Oland Squires about a terrific summer internship opportunity at the Maryland State Archives. It’s a great fit for the skills of an English major. And it’s paid!

Consult your advisor or Dr. Forni about this or any internship opportunity you uncover…

— Dr. Norman

 

_____

Good morning,
I am writing to share the announcements and application instructions for the Maryland State Archives’ summer internship program.  Please note there are position openings in history, information technology/computer science, women’s studies, and records management.  The deadline for student application is TUESDAY, MARCH 31st.

http://www.jobaps.com/MD/?Keyword=&Loc=&DeptNumber=230110&OccList=&JobType=&KeywordFullText=0

Please share with your students and circulate on your listservs/newsletters, etc.!  Please contact me with any questions.
Sincerely,
Emily


Emily Oland Squires
Director of Research
and Student Outreach

Maryland State Archives
350 Rowe Blvd.
Annapolis, MD 21401
410-260-6443 (phone)
410-974-3895 (fax)
emily.squires@maryland.gov

How English (and philosophy, and history) Work

3 Dec

Here is an article by Paula Krebs, dean of humanities at Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts, appearing in Vitae. It’s initially about how Victorian writers might respond to the recent and unfolding events in Ferguson, MO, but eventually widens its focus to talk about what people educated in the humanities (e.g., English, history, & philosophy majors) bring to the table, work-wise, that more narrowly educated people do not. Here’s an excerpt:

My former boss used to talk about the time he met a police officer who, it turned out, was an alumnus of our university. They got to talking, and my boss was really impressed with the officer’s perspective on his job and his community, his human-relations skills, and his sense of himself as a professional. The officer said he owed it all to his education. He had, it turned out, been a philosophy major. … We are not making a strong enough case for a liberal-arts education that helps students to understand the differences and connections between the ways that social sciences, humanities, and sciences see and act on the world. We undermine our own universities when we allow our students and the general public to see higher education as job preparation alone, rather than job preparation that is also preparation to be citizens and leaders who understand a complex world. It’s preparation to be a worker who understands the connections between work and the world in which it takes place. It’s preparation to be a worker who can invent his or her next job, not just apply for it.

See more at: https://chroniclevitae.com/news/819-ferguson-and-the-liberal-arts

ROWMAN & LITTLFIELD EDITORIAL ACQUISITIONS INTERN

13 Nov

Rowman & Littlefield is currently accepting applications for the spring 2015 semester from students interested in studying with the company’s various editorial departments.

Rowman & Littlefield, headquartered in Lanham, Maryland, is one of the largest and fastest-growing independent publishers and distributors in North America. The company publishes in virtually all fields in the humanities and social sciences.

Students accepted will train and learn all operations of editorial’s acquisitions department. Responsibilities include formatting manuscripts, writing book descriptions, ordering books, reviewing proposals, observing editorial meetings, and searching for cover images, among others.

Academic credit from an accredited institution of higher education must be available to all who apply for this unpaid opportunity. English, Communications, and Marketing students will be given preference.  This internship offers a flexible schedule, but candidates must know their schedule (academic and otherwise) for the requisite semester when applying.

Please direct resumes to humanresources@rowman.com.

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