Editorial Internship
Candlewick Press offers internships in the fall, spring, and summer according to the needs of various departments. The desired time commitment averages fourteen hours per week up to twelve weeks. We are a dynamic company that provides excellent opportunities to acquire firsthand knowledge of the publishing industry. We are looking for motivated, conscientious, and dedicated individuals with excellent organizational skills, as well as strong attention to detail, who are very eager to learn about the children's publishing industry and be part of a high-energy, creative team.

Candlewick Editorial Internship
Editorial Interns will work closely with a mentor in the editorial department and learn about the entire editorial process, from initial submission to printer's proofs. Intern tasks often include reading submissions, writing reader's reports, and drafting rejection letters; researching comparable titles in the market; fact-checking; researching third-party permissions for visual and textual material incorporated in books; drafting jacket/cover copy and ad card copy; and checking in-house page proofs and printer's proofs. Additionally, interns may attend meetings based on availability, which may include weekly covers, production, and picture book team meetings as well as project-specific meetings with members of the editorial, editorial services, and design teams. Candidates with reading comprehension in other languages should specify this in their resume and cover letter.

Candlewick MIT Kids Press STEAM-focused Editorial Internship
In collaboration with MIT Press, our MIT Kids and Teen imprints publish engaging and ambitious books with a focus on STEAM themes for kids ages 0-18. Our list is predominantly nonfiction, and we work with scientists, artists, inventors, writers, and thinkers to make beautiful, cutting-edge books for young audiences. We are in search of a detail-oriented intern who can complete photo research, fact checking, reader's reports, and a variety of other tasks to help bring our projects from submission to finished book. Depending on availability, our intern can expect to attend production and design meetings as well as editorial brainstorming sessions, and to get a front row seat to the bookmaking process. Interest in children's nonfiction and/or STEM topics strongly preferred.
As internships are determined on a need basis, there is a chance a particular department may not host an intern every semester. Candlewick Press' paid internship initiative offers an invaluable opportunity to develop professional skills, learn the ins and outs of the publishing world, and make important contacts within the industry. Internships can be used for college credit if approved by the interns' educational institution. We Need Diverse Books (WNDB) offers grants for diverse candidates during the summer semester. For more information, click here.

**Please note that Candlewick Press will be offering hybrid internships for our Summer 2024 and Fall 2024 internship program.**

Our annual application deadlines are as follows:

Spring internships (running from early February through early May) - November 5th
Summer internships (running from early June through mid-August) - April 30th
Fall internships (running from early September through end of November) - June 15th

To Apply: submit a resume and cover letter via e-mail, specifying either the Candlewick or MIT Kids Press internship and semester of interest, to the attention of the internship coordinator at If applying for more than one department's internship, please submit separate cover letters for each.
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