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MBPR 2017 Internship Fair

March 28, 2017 @ 10:30 pm

FREE, but please register using the Eventbrite form below

PLEASE NOTE: We’ve reached our online registration capacity, but still welcome walk-ins who bring up-to-date copies of resumes and are prepared to discuss backgrounds, education, goals, etc. that are relevant to internships at specific companies.

Are you looking for an opportunity to learn more about publishing? Spend a semester or your summer break as an intern for one of the many book or magazine publishers in the Twin Cities! Join the Minnesota Book Publishers’ Roundtable for a 2017 internship fair, where publishers will be on-site to answer your questions, take resumes, and discuss the opportunities available at their companies. The informational interview portion of the fair will go from 5:30-7:00 pm; additional networking will last from 7:00-7:30 pm. We will have handouts with information on all participating companies. Bring copies of your resume and be prepared to give brief informational interviews.


Coffee House Press Coffee House Press is an internationally renowned independent book publisher and arts nonprofit based in Minneapolis, MN; through their literary publications and Books in Action program, CHP acts as a catalyst and connector—between authors and readers, ideas and resources, creativity and community, inspiration and action.

Internships offered: An publishing internship at Coffee House Press will introduce you to all aspects of a small literary publisher. Skills gained in publicity, marketing, editorial, development, and administration can also easily transfer to larger publishing houses and other careers, both in the arts and elsewhere.

Compensation: $1200 stipend

Elva Resa Publishing Elva Resa is the nation’s leading independent publisher of books for and about military families. Our award-winning primary imprint specializes in resources for military family members of all ages, covering topics like deployment, moving, careers, and education in a mobile lifestyle. Our authors lead military family events at US bases around the world. Our online store, MilitaryFamilyBooks.com, distributes military family books from a variety of publishers, as a reseller to individuals and a bulk wholesaler to government purchasers.

Internships offered: We have part-time internships available, both paid and unpaid, depending on skills and experience. Flexible hours, virtual and in-office, with at least one morning/week in our Woodbury editorial office. All interns work on real projects, which vary by season and year. Examples include writing magazine/website articles and press releases; developmental editing, copyediting, and proofreading manuscripts; designing books and related resources; writing/designing marketing materials; managing social media and marketing/PR campaigns (radio, print, video, online, e-commerce); supporting author events and related marketing; pick/pack/shipping orders and learning more about the business side of publishing.

Compensation: We have both paid and unpaid internships, depending on the intern’s skills/experience and ability to lead projects, as well as the intern’s goals. We mutually decide on projects/areas of interest, level of guidance/education, and work schedule/payment.

Exile Press Exile Press is an award-winning publisher of children’s literature, poetry, and language acquisition materials, such as Teddy’s Day, Letters, Idiom Attack, and As much as a Rat’s Tail. Established in 2005 by CEO, Peter N. Liptak, Exile Press has offices in the US and Seoul, Korea and is dedicated to what we can learn from beyond borders, to culture in communication and to what we may discover in the complex beauty of the English language and the cultural diaspora of the global village. Our specialties include language acquisition, art & poetry, and children’s early readers.

Internships offered: Graphic design intern, social media & marketing intern, other options

Compensation: Unpaid

Free Spirit Free Spirit Publishing is the leading publisher of learning tools that support young people’s social-emotional health and educational needs. We help children and teens think for themselves, overcome challenges, and make a difference in the world.

Internships offered: Publishing internship that focuses on editorial, sales, and marketing work in an entrepreneurial environment. Internships may also expose interns to a range of other areas of publishing, including production, design, and publicity.

Compensation: Unpaid. Interns receive small transportation stipend upon completion. CEU credits may be obtained.

Lerner Publishing Group The Lerner Publishing Group specializes in creating high-quality nonfiction and fiction titles for children and teens. With our nine imprints, we publish a diverse list of products ranging from illustrated picture books to photo-driven nonfiction titles to novels for both the school/library and trade markets.

Internships offered: We hire interns in our digital, editorial, and marketing departments.

Compensation: $9 per hour.

Mighty Media Press Mighty Media, Inc., is an award-winning creative communications company that specializes in content development, print design, book packaging, and integrated digital product.

Internships offered: Editorial, Design

Compensation: Stipend and/or college credit/hourly wage, depending on qualifications

Milkweed Editions Milkweed Editions is an independent book publisher based out of Open Book in Minneapolis. We take risks on debut and experimental writers, we invest significant time and care in the editorial process, and we enable dynamic engagement between authors and readers. We believe that literature has the potential to change the way we see the world and that bringing new voices to essential conversations is the clearest path to ensuring a vibrant, diverse, and empowered future. Learn more: milkweed.org/our-story

Internships offered: Milkweed Editions offers a four-month intensive introduction to independent book publishing. Over the course of the session, interns will assist with projects from all areas of our operation, including editorial, publicity, marketing, online and community engagement, and development (nonprofit fundraising). We try to tailor project assignments to individual interests as much as possible, but please keep in mind that one goal of the internship is for participants to develop an understanding of how each department functions within the context of the others. The comprehensive approach of our program—working behind the scenes with books from the pre-acquisition stages through to the final point of sale—offers both breadth and depth of experience and introduces interns to a wide range of career trajectories across the industry. Learn more: milkweed.org/internships

Compensation: Positions are unpaid, but we offer free books, mentorship, and a range of professional development opportunities. We also offer a small parking/transportation stipend.

Minnesota Historical Society Press The Minnesota Historical Society Press is a leading publisher of the history and culture of Minnesota and the Upper Midwest. We publish in the areas of Native American studies, nature and environment, the arts and popular culture, food, adventure and travel, true crime, war and conflict, women’s history, Scandinavian studies, and the histories of Minnesota’s diverse peoples. In addition to book publications, MNHS Press produces the Minnesota History journal and the free, digital encyclopedia, MNopedia.

Internships offered: Editorial internships to support the editors of our books and journal. We also offer editing and writing opportunities through our online encyclopedia, MNopedia. Design/production internships offer the opportunity for basic book design work, marketing support, and production assistance.

Compensation: Unpaid; occasionally a small stipend.

North Star Editions North Star Editions is an MN-based publishing company dedicated to guiding readers toward a lifetime love of reading. North Star Editions manages two imprints Flux (YA Fiction) and Jolly Fish Press (Middle-Grade Fiction). Internships offered: Editorial internships (acquisition readers, editorial interns, etc.); marketing internships

Internships offered: Varies

Compensation: Stipend and/or college credit/hourly wage, depending on qualifications

Paradigm Education Solutions Paradigm Education Solutions publishes textbooks on computer technology and health careers at the college level along with advanced digital solutions for today’s classrooms.

Internships offered: Editorial

Compensation: Hourly wage

Prototype Career Services Prototype Career Media is the publishing imprint of Prototype Career Service, a 32-year-old St. Paul firm specializing in counseling, workshops, and printed materials to assist individuals of any age/profession in achieving satisfying careers. In addition to books, our printed resources include more than 1500 nationally-syndicated weekly career columns written by founder/president Amy Lindgren. We have an impeccable reputation and industry-leading services, but outdated branding and publicity. Our newly-developed internship program is one of several stages in our re-imaging plan. We’re looking forward to meeting individuals who want to learn and grow with us as we tackle these projects.

Internships offered: Publicity / Sales; Content Strategy; Web / Social Media

Compensation: $500 stipend

Red Bird Chapbooks Red Bird Chapbooks is a non-profit publisher of quality chapbooks, broadsides, and pamphlets.

Internships offered: We offer a publishing internship that introduces interns to a wide range of considerations for small press publishers from editorial to artistic to administrative concerns. A description of our internship role is available on our website: www.redbirdchapbooks.com/content/ways-get-involved-red-bird.

Compensation: Unpaid

Red Line Editorial Red Line Editorial creates high-quality books for publishers on a variety of subjects. Most of our books are nonfiction titles created for students in grades K–12, but we also work in a number of other genres. Red Line Editorial is known for the high quality of the work we produce.

Internships Offered: Editorial internship, design internship

Compensation: Hourly

Redleaf Press Redleaf Press is a nationally known nonprofit publisher of books for early childhood professionals. Our educational and instructional publications improve the lives of children by strengthening and supporting the teachers, trainers, and families who care for them.

Internships offered: The publishing internship program is designed to expose participants to all areas of book publishing. We offer internships that emphasize editorial, production, or design skills.

Compensation: Unpaid; college credits can be earned

Red Sofa Literary Agency Red Sofa Literary is a boutique literary agency originally established in St. Paul/Minneapolis.

Internships offered: Social Media/Marketing; General Publishing experience

Compensation: Volunteer – only request 2 to 3 hours/week

Storm Literary Agency Boutique Literary Agency representing Quality Children’s Literature From Exceptional Authors and Illustrators

Internships offered: Screen queries & submissions, Read/edit manuscripts

Compensation: Volunteer and stipend

The Quarto Group The Quarto Group is a leading, global illustrated book publisher that sells adult trade and children’s books all around the world (45 countries and 35 languages). Quarto has a Minneapolis office, home to four imprints: Burgess Lea Press (cooking), Cool Springs Press (gardening and home improvement), Motorbooks (transportation), and Voyageur Press (beer and spirits, cooking, music, popular science, and self-sufficiency). We love making books that educate, entertain, and enrich our readers!

Internships offered/compensation: Quarto hires interns in our editorial, marketing, and design departments for college credit.

The Loft Literary Center: The Loft advances the artistic development of writers, fosters a thriving literary community, and inspires a passion for literature. Internships offered/compensation: The Loft offers several different internships: marketing & communications, program & events, development, and Poetry Out Loud. Compensation: Interns are paid a flat stipend of $1,000.

Uncivilized Books/ODOD Uncivilized Books has been publishing award winning comics and graphic novels for over 5 years. We’ve published works by Gabrielle Bell, David B., Joann Sfar, Sam Alden, Sophie Yanow, James Romberger, Jason Little, Alan Moore, and many others.

Internships offered: Marketing

Compensation: Unpaid Keep checking back for updates on participating companies!


March 28, 2017
10:30 pm
FREE, but please register using the Eventbrite form below


Open Book, Target Auditorium
1011 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55415 United States
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