Rare Book School is an independent, non-profit institute supporting the study of the history of books and printing and related subjects. Our week-long continuing education courses serve our community of librarians, professors, graduate students, book collectors, book sellers, book artists, and beyond.
Laura Perrings, Director of Programs & Education, and Laura Eldam, Director of Communications & Outreach
The intern will be communicating with different audiences in an outreach and publicity context; taking a publication project through the editorial, design, and publication process; working with a variety of stakeholders on a project; project management including keeping organized records; light video editing.
This internship will prepare interns for careers in any of the following:
- Communication, Outreach, and Publishing
- Project management
This internship will provide experiences to develop and polish the following skills:
- Communication to diverse audiences
- Problem-solving and analytical thinking
- Project management and leadership
The intern will participate in various aspects of project management, outreach, and publicity. Projects may include:
- Shepherding a lecture pamphlet through the editorial, design, and publication process;
- Writing copy, editing photos, and designing graphics for social media publicity relating to Rare Book School events, involving coordinating with Programs and Communications departments;
- Editing, organizing, and archiving photographs, records, data for Rare Book School’s archives, website, and annual report;
- Editing, uploading, and captioning event recordings.
The intern will be mentored about communications and publication for a continuing education non-profit by the Director of Communications & Outreach and the Director of Programs & Education.
A few of the desired qualities for the intern are:
- Excellent writing skills;
- Copy-editing experience and exceptional attention to detail;
- Familiarity with Chicago Manual of Style;
- Strong organizational and time-management skills;
- Proficiency with Mac operating system (or ability to learn quickly);
- Good knowledge of and experience working with Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube;
- Good knowledge of and experience working with Microsoft Office suite, WordPress, Adobe InDesign/Photoshop/Acrobat, iMovie, Canva (or ability to learn quickly).
DURATION AND EFFORT
The internship will occur during the Fall 2022 semester.
PhD+ interns will be paid up to $5000 per semester ($25 per hour for 200 hours per semester).