Booklist Seeks Interns for 2017

Gain valuable publishing experience by becoming an intern for Booklist Publications in Chicago! We hire two interns each season—see below for next year’s application deadlines. Candidates should be available a minimum of 12 hours per week. Please send your cover letter and resume to: Keir Graff, executive editor of Booklist, at

Spring Internship (February–May, 2017):

  • Submit application September 1–30, 2016

Summer Internship (June–August, 2017):

  • Submit application January 1–31, 2017

Fall Internship (September–December, 2017):

  • Submit application April 1–30, 2017

Booklist - July 2016For over a century, Booklist has helped more readers find more titles than any other publication. Published by the American Library Association, Booklist delivers approximately 8,000 recommended-only reviews of books, audiobooks, reference sources, videos, and DVDs each year. Spotlight issues provide coverage of popular genres, topics, and themes such as biography, YA, multicultural literature, graphic novels, romance, sports, and much more. Reviews are supplemented by interviews, essays, and columns. Booklist‘s electronic presence, anchored by Booklist Online, includes e-newsletters, a blog, webinars, and social media.

Whether you are pursuing an MLS, an MFA, or simply want a taste of magazine and web publishing, this unpaid internship offers an excellent overview of the publishing industry and an opportunity to sample the wide-ranging work of an editorial assistant. Specific tasks include opening the mail (consisting primarily of soon-to-be-published books), logging books into the review database, updating web pages, and light editing/proofreading. Interns will also have the opportunity to write a review for Booklist and to discuss career options with a Booklist editor.



About the Author:

Keir Graff is Executive Editor of Booklist Publications and the author of five books. His most recent is the middle-grade novel, The Other Felix (2011). Follow him on Twitter at @Booklist_Keir.

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