Superstar books intern Catherine R. Smyka needs her life back, and that means I need a new books intern to start at the end of this month. Could that books intern be you?
Here are the nuts and bolts of it: Internships last three months, and they take up about ten to twelve hours a week or so of your time per week. They are unpaid, though there are lots of free books involved. Duties include assembling the readings calendar, filing the dozens of new books that come into The Stranger's offices every week, and contacting publishers with book requests and review information. Organization is important, accuracy is key, and a good sense of humor helps. Being a reader is a necessity, although favorite genres and topics are entirely unimportant. This is a good gig for booksellers, librarians, people looking for clips to start them on the path to the lucrative field of book reviewing, and people who would like to learn more about different aspects of the publishing industry.
If this is you, or if you would just like more information about the internship, please send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Put "Internship" in the subject line, tell me why you think you'd be a good intern and what you'd like to get out of the internship, and include some writing samples. I hope to hear from you soon.