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Simran P. Gupta, summer 2016 editorial intern. Photo: Shoshana Flax.

Interested in learning more about the children’s book industry, book reviewing, or how magazines and review journals operate? A Horn Book internship is a great place to start.

Our editorial interns are an invaluable help in managing the gazillion books that enter and leave our office (and if the phrase “gazillion books” sounds appealing to you, you’re probably a good fit). They unpack boxes from publishers, shelve books, and send mailings to reviewers — all while becoming familiar with publishing trends. They also write blog posts, comment on whether books are worthy of starred reviews, and participate in meetings. They take on oddball projects like poring over back issues to track down an old editorial. Oh, and sometimes they get free books.

Fall 2016 interns Kaylee Anzick, Kellie McDonald, and Molly Saunders at the 2016 BGHB Awards ceremony. Photo: Siân Gaetano.

Design interns work directly with Lolly, the Horn Book creative director, and help with all aspects of Horn Book design and production. Primary tasks include scanning, image editing, and formatting articles. Each design intern also takes the lead designing a Magazine article and works on a longer-term project based on his/her particular skills or interest. Past projects have included designing a large banner for a conference booth, creating animated web ads, and illustrating an article with spot art. It’s a great opportunity to see how collaborative design work is, working with editors, authors, and cover artists. (And they can get free books, too.)

We offer spring, summer, and fall internships. The next application deadline, for 2017 fall internships, is July 1st. (Fall interns get to participate in the Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards ceremony!) Each internship is approximately ten hours per week and pays $11 per hour. To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Shoshana Flax (sflax at hbook dot com).

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Shoshana Flax About Shoshana Flax

Shoshana Flax, assistant editor for The Horn Book, Inc., is a former bookseller and holds an MFA in Writing for Children from Simmons College.

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