Internships at Avalon Travel and Seal Press in Berkeley, California
For anyone interested in a publishing career, experience is a must. Avalon Travel and Seal Press, located in Berkeley, California, have strong reputations for providing interns with the skills they need to build a career in the competitive field of book publishing. We seek interns who are both hardworking and fun, who welcome the opportunity to take on more significant responsibilities than those typically offered in internship programs.
Avalon Travel publishes the Moon and Rick Steves travel guide series, both market leaders in the industry.
Inspired by the simple but radical notion that a book can change a woman’s life, Seal Press is devoted to publishing books that inform, reveal, engage, delight and support women of all ages and backgrounds.
Each internship provides not only a working knowledge of one specific department, but also an overview of a publishing house as a whole.
Internships are offered three times a year: Winter/Spring, Summer, and Fall, and may last up to four months.
Avalon Travel Editorial Internship
The Avalon Travel Editorial intern provides administrative support to the editorial department as a whole. The Intern, while performing a select number of regular administrative tasks outlined below, may also be asked to learn and perform a variety of functions related to book acquisitions and editing, i.e., proofing, electronic file clean up, reviewing bluelines, checking alts, indexing, research, etc. 20 hrs/wk. (Click here to download PDF.)
Seal Press Editorial Internship
The Seal Press Editorial intern provides administrative support to the Seal staff. While performing a select number of regular administrative tasks outlined below, she may also be asked to learn and perform a variety of functions related to book acquisitions and editing, i.e., proofing, checking alts, research, etc. 20 hrs/wk. (Click here to download PDF.)
The Cartography intern provides map production support to the cartography department. The Intern works closely with the Cartography Manager, editors, and cartographers to prepare maps for layout. 20 hrs/wk. (Click here to download PDF.)
Marketing & Publicity Internship
The Marketing & Publicity intern is involved in a variety of marketing- and publicity-related projects, including writing press releases and galley letters, pitching both traditional and online media, writing copy, and doing web research. The intern will also be involved in administrative tasks such as review copy mailings, filing, and other projects as needed. 16 hrs/wk. (Click here to download PDF.)
Avalon Travel Acquisitions Internship
The Acquisitions internship provides an introduction to a real-world publishing environment. The intern assists in the day-to-day workings of the acquisitions department, which is responsible for finding authors for all Moon-series titles and organizing the future publishing program. 16 hrs/wk. (Click here to download PDF.)
- Winter/Spring: Applications accepted November 15 through January 15
- Summer: Applications accepted April 15 through June 1
- Fall: Applications accepted June 15 through September 1
Who Should Apply?
Anyone with a genuine interest in book publishing is eligible to apply for these internships.
How Do I Apply?
If you’d like to apply for any of the available internships, please follow the instructions below:
- Send a resume and cover letter as Microsoft Word or PDF attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Please write the internship name in the subject of your email so we can better direct your inquiry.
- If applying for multiple internships, please send a separate email for each internship and note the internship name in the subject of your emails.
- We do not accept phone calls concerning the internship program. Feel free to email with questions at email@example.com.
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