Sleeping Bear Press is looking for talented and passionate interns for their Editorial and Publicity departments. Interns are placed for Summer (June-August), Fall (August-December), and Spring (January-May) terms. Interns will work in the office 10-15 hours per week. Pay is $12 per hour. To apply send cover letter and resume to Subject line should include position (Internship), term and year you’re applying for.


  • A current sophomore or junior pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline
  • Ann Arbor adjacent/local
  • Must be able to work 10-15 hours a week
  • Interest in children’s book publishing
  • Strong writing and communication skills

Interns will gain experience in:


  • Compiling comp copy lists and keeping track of author information
  • Mailing books to reviewers, the Library of Congress, and authors
  • Filing catalog-in-publication data with the Library of Congress for titles on both Cherry Lake and Sleeping Bear lists
  • Filing copyright for Sleeping Bear titles.
  • Coordinating the leveling process for both Cherry Lake and Sleeping Bear titles
  • Proofing marketing copy
  • Assisting designers and editors with photo-research with titles when needed
  • Acting as a liaison with photo-researcher for rights-managed photos
  • Pulling data from internal database system for various parties as needed
  • Managing the ordering and organizing of office supplies from our various suppliers
  • Evaluating slush 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
  • Collaborating within and across departments


  • Mailings for F&Gs and books
  • Creating/maintaining reviewer list for each mailing
  • Finding relevant content and scheduling social media
  • Laying out social media monthly schedule
  • Tracking monthly social media statistics
  • Working with Publicity Manager on social media advertising
  • Researching social media influencers & reviewers to add to internal reviewer list
  • Assisting with Blog Tours (reaching out to bloggers, creating questions for authors/illustrators to answer, tracking blog posts).
  • Compiling local media lists relevant to each book release and performing necessary follow up
  • Event planning assistance
  • Publicity plan assistance (research each author/illustrators website, social media, local bookstores etc. in anticipation of publicity call and book release)


"The Legend of the Old Man of the Mountain tells a beautiful and charming tale, offering a fitting homage to New Hampshire's famous, beloved and deeply mourned Old Man. Imagining great chief Pemigewasset reunited with his love will be a great comfort, helping to fill the gap in the reader's heart left by the Old Man's demise, even though the gap on the cliff remains."
—Donna Urey, White Birch Books