Internships

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.

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, generally 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—among them Michelle Alexander, Noam Chomsky, Tressie McMillan Cottom, Arlie Russell Hochschild, Alec Karakatsanis, James Loewen, Monique Morris, and the late Studs Terkel—have chosen to publish their books with us to support such non-profit publishing principles.

The New Press offers internships in spring, summer, and fall of each year.

The dates are as follows:

Spring: January through May
Summer: June through August
Fall: September through December

In the interest of safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, interns will be required to work remotely.

SKILLS/REQUIREMENTS

An interest in the goals and mission of The New Press's publishing program is strongly desired. Prior experience in publishing, editing, book sales, graphic design, etc. 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.

COMPENSATION/HOURS

New Press interns are paid $15.00 per hour and are expected to work a maximum of 15 hours each week. Working hours are divided into two shifts: morning (9:30 to 1:30) and afternoon (1:30 to 5:30).

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

We appreciate your interest in The New Press.

Ready to apply? Please click here to fill out an internship application.