Development Internship

The New Press is currently offering a development internship. The intern will assist the Director of Development, Manager of Foundation Relations, and Development Assistant with fundraising tasks such as identifying new sources of funding, supporting outreach and events, updating the development calendar, and maintaining databases.

The intern post comes with its own specific and challenging duties, familiarizing the intern with a wide array of skills and techniques. Bi-weekly seminars are held with department heads to familiarize interns further with different career paths within publishing and not-for-profits. Interns are invited, but not required, to participate on a voluntary basis in any seminars that fall outside of their working hours. We are very proud that interns usually leave our program with solid job prospects.


As an intern, you’ll find that while The New Press is guided by its not-for-profit mission and not by the bottom line, it functions in many ways like a commercial trade publisher: it identifies new authors, pays standard advances and royalties, and distributes its books nationwide. However, as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, The New Press uses foundation and donor support to publish innovative works of educational, cultural, and community value that, despite their intellectual merits, may be deemed insufficiently profitable by commercial publishers. Any excess profit earned on a particular title is then dedicated toward the production of other books. Many commercially successful authors—including the late Studs Terkel, Bill Moyers, Michelle Alexander, and James Loewen—have chosen to publish their books with us to support such non-profit publishing principles. 

The New Press relies heavily on the help of its paid interns, treating them in many respects the way assistants are treated at other publishing houses and nonprofits. This means far greater exposure to interesting work than is normally afforded interns; it also calls for a degree of responsibility that is significantly greater than at most internships. Our New York office is large and efficient enough to offer a wide spectrum of experience, but small and casual enough for you to form intimate and lasting bonds with the staff.


The development intern must have strong writing, editing, and interpersonal skills, and experience with Microsoft Office Suite (particularly Word and Excel). A basic understanding of logistics, database management, and prospect research is required. The intern will often be responsible for general office duties, so prior office experience is helpful. Although any prior experience in publishing, book sales, graphic design, etc. is a plus, the intern should also have some knowledge of working with donors, foundations, and creative partnerships. Other requirements include the ability to work on special projects as needed and assigned by the development team.

An interest in the goals and mission of The New Press’s publishing program and nonprofit fundraising is strongly desired.

Applicants must have authorization to work in the United States.

The New Press is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, color, gender, religion, national origin, marital status, ancestry, citizenship, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender preference, physical or mental disability or other characteristic protected by applicable law.


New Press interns are paid $15.00 per hour and are expected to work a maximum of 15 hours each week.

Interns can also voluntarily participate in bi-weekly lunch seminars outside of working hours and are offered free books. Interns are invited, but not required, to participate on a voluntary basis in any seminars that fall outside of their working hours.

We have many wonderful applicants and as a result are only able to respond to those candidates who are invited for an interview.

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