Are you passionate about museums, books, and good writing? The Exhibition Research and Publishing Department is looking for an enthusiastic intern with an interest in museum editorial to join our team. The editorial intern will assist the Editor and Digital Asset Manager on current PEM publishing projects, including exhibition catalogues, digital publications, exhibition labels, style guides, process guides, and more. S/he will have the opportunity to learn book and digital publishing processes broadly, and museum editorial principles and processes in detail. As an active contributor to our team, the editorial intern will fulfill a variety of tasks: copyediting, proofreading, fact-checking, bibliographic research, marketing copywriting, transcription, and more.
Internship Qualifications: Undergraduate or graduate student with experience and interest in publishing, communications, English studies, and/or the humanities are encouraged to apply. The position requires excellent writing, editorial, and presentation skills, specifically those related to writing about art and museums, and knowledge of The Chicago Manual of Style. Proficiency with the Windows operating system and Microsoft Office, in particular Word and Excel, is necessary. The ideal applicant would be engaged, organized, detail-oriented, self-motivated, and comfortable managing multiple tasks in a fast-paced office environment. Candidates must be able to communicate clearly and professionally with museum staff, researchers, visitors, and supporters. Office skills such as faxing, data entry and Internet research capabilities as well as excellent organizational skills and the ability to work with confidential material are essential. This internship requires a minimum of 15 hours per week.