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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.

Design interns help with various aspects of Horn Book design including scanning, formatting articles, and taking the lead designing a Magazine article. It’s a great opportunity to see how collaborative design work is, particularly when working with editors and authors as well as cover artists. Special projects vary depending on skills of the current intern. (And they can get free books, too.)

We offer spring, summer, and fall internships. The next application deadline, for 2017 spring internships, is November 15. Both editorial and design internships are available; each internship is approximately ten hours per week and pays $10 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. She is a member of the Sydney Taylor Book Award committee.

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