Sarabande's internship program now offers six-month internships during our spring and fall seasons (January-June and July-December). We accept up to three interns each season. Interns who complete our program gain the skills, references, and experience to launch their career in publishing.
Each intern will receive comprehensive exposure to Editorial, Marketing, Development, and Programming.
Responsibilities may include:
Follow production process from manuscript acceptance to finished book.
Assist with marketing and outreach initiatives.
Assist in planning local events and readings.
Update our website and blog and create monthly e-newsletter.
Proofread manuscripts and publicity materials.
Interns work from our Louisville office 11am-4pm, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Interns will also be expected to work up to two local events per month (book festivals, conferences, fundraising events) that may land on weekends or evenings. Please only apply if you have reliable transportation. This internship is unpaid, but we highly encourage students to apply for college credit and funding. We will do our best to work with your university's for-credit requirements.
We accept internship applications year-round through our online submission manager and fill positions on a rolling basis.
More interested in a sneak peak behind the scenes? Volunteer with us!
Throughout the year, we will offer a variety of opportunities to join us in the office or attend an event with us as a volunteer. (We usually send our volunteers home with a book as a thank you!)
Here are a few of our recurring activities:
Bind anthologies for the Sarabande Writing Labs students
Help us sell books at book fairs and festivals
Greet people and provide support at a local event
If you’d like to be emailed when there’s an opportunity to volunteer, email Kristen Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org to let her know you’re interested.
Join our young professionals board
Sarabande’s Young Professionals Board seeks to cultivate a community of energized, arts-engaged leaders. Board members will have access to exclusive networking and leadership opportunities and an insider’s look at independent book publishing at Sarabande.
To learn more, visit our Young Professionals Board page.