JHU Press Internship Program

Are you interested in learning about careers in publishing? Would you like to gain a deeper understanding about how books are selected for publication? Are you curious about how books and journals are designed and made? Have you ever thought about how you discover new books? What about the mechanisms to make them available to stores and libraries? These are all distinct parts of the publishing industry, each offering a unique career path.

Our internship program is hands-on, and you will learn the business of publishing from multiple angles. Each term-based internship will center around investigating and presenting solutions for a defined problem or proposals for a defined opportunity. There will be multiple opportunities to learn and interact with a wide range of people involved in the publishing industry.


Apply via SMILE (Job# 11856)
JHUP Internship application
Personal statement (see application)
Sample of work (see application)
We are giving priority to first-generation and low-income applicants.

Pay rate / hours:
$15 per hour
150 hours per term, days and time flexible (term is October to May)
Location: Office is in Baltimore; expect a hybrid of in-person (if the office has reopened) and remote.