Internships

The MIT Press will soon be accepting applications for new interns to start working in September 2021. All internships will be remote until at least January 2021; candidates must have U.S. work authorization but may be located anywhere in the U.S. Update with further information to come by August 9, 2021 (feel free to check back then).

The MIT Press hires seasonally for enthusiastic interns in various departments. These paid internships are a chance for people who love books and journals to learn about publishing and see how a busy university press functions. Successful interns will make valuable contacts and gain experience at one of the nation's largest university presses.

We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds. Candidates who have significant personal experience or engagement with low-income communities or communities that are underrepresented in scholarly publishing are strongly encouraged to apply.

Interns are paid $15/hour. Hours will be negotiated, but candidates should be able to commit at least 10 hours per week unless otherwise noted. We have three seasons: Spring (Jan–May), Summer (June–August), and Fall (September–December). Exact start and end dates are flexible depending on each intern’s schedule.

Hardware: MIT Press will ship you a laptop to use for duration of the internship. You'll ship it back to us at the end of your internship. Let us know if you need help with WiFi access.

General requirements: The ideal intern candidates will have a strong desire to learn about publishing, basic computer skills, excellent communication and organizational skills, the ability to work well individually and as a member of a group, an eye for detail, good judgment, a positive attitude, and a willingness to take initiative.

How to Apply

We hope to open applications soon. If you have any questions in the meantime, please write to the internship program coordinators at mitp-internships@mit.edu. Please do not submit applications via email.

For more information on other internships and current job openings, please see our careers website at: http://mitpress.mit.edu/jobs

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.