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Become A Publishing Internship

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Working As A Publishing Internship

  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Stressful

  • $50,000

    Average Salary

Example Of What A Publishing Internship does

  • Maintained label publishing catalog via data entry using Excel.
  • Prepared and delivered CD's for pitch meetings.
  • Edited, proofread, and developed manuscripts; Wrote press releases
  • Monitor social media channels and our social media voice through Hootsuite, resolving inquiries directly.
  • Proof read and edited Operated desktop publishing software and equipment to design, layout, and produce camera- ready copy.
  • Created online companion e-books with html, which include searchable features for W.W. Norton.
  • Converted various types of files for printing or for the Internet, using computer software.
  • Involved in the editing process of manuscript submissions.
  • Maintained the company s social media presence on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.
  • Proofread manuscripts for academic texts at each stage of production process: first, second, and final proofs.
  • Provided web content in the form of blog entries and ad copy.
  • Updated catalog information and metadata using proprietary publishing metadata software.
  • Assisted in the basic editing of manuscripts quickly and efficiently.
  • Created graphic content using Photoshop and Illustrator for client websites.
  • Experience with Excel, Adobe Photoshop, and In-Design CS-5
  • Composed blog posts about industry trends and uploaded them to the magazine's website.
  • Assisted with textbook sales and sampling Updated and maintained customer databases Wrote and edited marketing copy
  • Designed book covers and book interiors using Adobe InDesign 4.
  • Market Research Intern, Houzz.
  • Read and reviewed manuscripts and book proposals.

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How To Become A Publishing Internship

Public relations specialists typically need a bachelor’s degree. Employers prefer candidates who have studied public relations, journalism, communications, English, or business.


Public relations specialists typically need a bachelor’s degree in public relations, journalism, communications, English, or business. Through such programs, students produce a portfolio of work that demonstrates their ability to prospective employers.


Entry-level workers typically begin by maintaining files of material about an organization’s activities, skimming and retaining relevant media articles, and assembling information for speeches and pamphlets. After gaining experience, public relations specialists begin to write news releases, speeches, articles for publication, or carry out public relations programs.

Other Experience

Internships at public relations firms or in the public relations departments of other businesses can be helpful in getting a job as a public relations specialist.

Some employers prefer candidates that have experience communicating with others through a school newspaper or a leadership position in school or in their community.

Important Qualities

Interpersonal skills. Public relations specialists deal with the public and the media regularly; therefore, they must be open and friendly to maintain a favorable image for their organization.

Organizational skills. Public relations specialists are often in charge of managing several events at the same time, requiring superior organizational skills.

Problem-solving skills. Public relations specialists sometimes must explain how a company or client is handling sensitive issues. They must use good judgment in what they report and how they report it.

Speaking skills. Public relations specialists regularly speak on behalf of their organization. When doing so, they must be able to clearly explain the organization’s position.

Writing skills. Public relations specialists must be able to write well-organized and clear press releases and speeches. They must be able to grasp the key messages they want to get across and write them in a short, succinct way to get the attention of busy readers or listeners.

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Publishing Internship Career Paths

Publishing Internship
Production Assistant Office Administrator Marketing Coordinator
Associate Marketing Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Production Assistant Office Manager Marketing Director
Brand Director
11 Yearsyrs
Editorial Assistant Project Manager Marketing Manager
Brand Marketing Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Manager Product Manager Marketing Communications Manager
Content Marketing Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Copy Editor Communications Specialist Marketing Manager
Digital Marketing Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Writer And Editor Communications Coordinator Communications Director
Director Of Communications And Marketing
9 Yearsyrs
Marketing Assistant Office Manager Marketing Director
Director Of Digital Marketing
10 Yearsyrs
Copy Editor Writer And Editor Marketing Specialist
Marketing Communications Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Editor Marketing Manager
Marketing Director
7 Yearsyrs
Technical Writer Communications Manager Marketing Consultant
Marketing Lead
6 Yearsyrs
Editor Project Manager Program Manager
Marketing Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Editorial Assistant Writer And Editor Marketing Specialist
Marketing Program Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Technical Writer Program Manager Marketing Consultant
Marketing Strategist
6 Yearsyrs
Contributing Writer Content Writer Social Media Manager
Marketing/Social Media Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Marketing Assistant Marketing Director Search Engine Optimizer
Online Marketing Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Writer And Editor Communications Manager Marketing Manager
Product Marketing Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Graphic Designer Marketing Specialist Marketing Manager
Regional Marketing Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Graphic Designer Marketing Manager Marketing Director
Senior Director Of Marketing
13 Yearsyrs
Contributing Writer Managing Editor Marketing Director
Vice President Of Marketing & Communications
12 Yearsyrs
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Publishing Internship Demographics


  • Female

  • Male

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

  • Unknown

  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • German

  • Japanese

  • Mandarin

  • Greek

  • Russian

  • Italian

  • Hindi

  • Korean

  • Indonesian

  • Urdu

  • Croatian

  • Chinese

  • Bosnian

  • Turkish

  • Hmong

  • Polish

  • Gujarati

  • Hebrew

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Top Skills for A Publishing Internship


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Top Publishing Internship Skills

  1. Press Releases
  2. Adobe Indesign
  3. Company Website
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Edited, proofread, and developed manuscripts; Wrote press releases
  • Utilized Adobe InDesign to format the inside spread according to School Datebooks standards and client specifications.
  • Updated company website and organized accounts of artist revenues and expenses, Designed, organized and executed promotional mailings.
  • Assisted in the basic editing of manuscripts quickly and efficiently.
  • Updated Catalog information * Filed licenses, license requests, and statements electronically and physically * Contacted licensees with outstanding payments

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