Internship

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: 

  • Following production process from manuscript acceptance to finished book.

  • Assisting with marketing and outreach initiatives.

  • Assisting in planning local events and readings.

  • Updating our website and blog and create monthly e-newsletter.

  • Proofreading 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) which may take place 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/or 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.

Volunteer

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:

  • Handmaking anthologies for the Sarabande Writing Labs series

  • Helping us sell books at local fairs and festivals

  • Greeting 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 kristen@sarabandebooks.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.