Editorial Internships

Sleeping Bear Press is looking for talented and passionate interns for their Editorial and Publicity departments. Interns are placed for Spring (January-May), Summer (June-August), and Fall (August-December) terms. Pay is $12 per hour. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to resumes@sleepingbearpress.com. Subject line should include position (Internship), term and year you’re applying for.

Criteria:

  • A current sophomore, junior, or senior pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline
  • Must be able to work 8 hours a week
  • Interest in children’s book publishing
  • Strong writing and communication skills

Interns will gain experience:

  • Compiling comp copy lists and keeping track of author information
  • Proofing marketing copy
  • Assisting designers and editors with photo-research
  • Assisting with indexing for series as needed
  • Proofing and reviewing titles once in layout
  • Fact-checking series as needed
  • Evaluating submissions
  • Participating in department meetings
  • Bringing new ideas to the table on products, trends, and processes
  • Conducting research for trending topics and school curriculum for potential new series


Social Media Internships

Sleeping Bear Press is looking for talented and passionate social media interns for their Marketing and Publicity department. Interns are placed for Spring (January-May), Summer (June-August), and Fall (August-December) terms. Pay is $12 per hour. To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and link to an Instagram Reel or TikTok video you have made in the past to resumes@sleepingbearpress.com. Subject line should include position (Social Media Internship), term and year you’re applying for.

Criteria:

  • Intermediate experience creating TikToks, including scripting and editing
  • Currently enrolled in college courses
  • Perceptive of online trends, and responsive to the quickly evolving culture of TikTok marketing, and comfortable making and starring in TikToks
  • Demonstrated ability to work reliably, independently as well as collaboratively
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Drive and dedication to deliver high quality work
  • Knack for spotting the latest trends and cultural moments
  • A creative self-starter who will bring new ideas to the table
  • An interest in the world of publishing/children’s publishing is a plus

Interns will gain experience:

  • Working closely with the Marketing team to create engaging and imaginative content to help grow our TikTok and social media presence and brand voice
  • Pitching ideas weekly, recording video content, editing and posting to Reels and TikTok
  • Responding to comments, growing followers, and interacting with our social media community
  • Interns should feel comfortable being featured on our TikTok and/or Instagram Reels

This is a paid, hybrid remote/in-office position (office is located in Ann Arbor, MI) with an expected commitment of 5-10 hours per week depending on availability.

Testimonials

"P is for Putt and G is for golf and also for my grandson, my first, and this will be in his hands soon, because we all know T is for Tiger and hope springs eternal."
—Leonard Shapiro, Washington Post