Littleberry Press is not currently hiring any full-time positions.
Littleberry Press offers three-month internships during the summer, spring, and fall. These are paid positions, and interns will gain valuable experience in the day-to-day functions of the independent publishing industry, as well as in fundraising and nonprofit management. Interns will receive complimentary copies of Littleberry Press titles. We can coordinate schedules with the academic school year and offer college credit.
The duties will vary according to the needs of the press, but they may include areas of editorial, clerical, shipping, sales, publicity, or grant writing. The intern is expected to be reliable, punctual, show attention to detail, and work creatively and collaboratively with all staff members. We ask that interns commit to working a minimum of 12 hours each week, but we are flexible with scheduling.
With the onset of the global coronavirus pandemic, we have committed to working with a distributed staff indefinitely. Interns will be required to have a computer/laptop and a reliable access to the Internet for a remote internship.
Updated November 2023: We are looking for up to 3 interns for the spring semester of 2024. While this is a paid, remote internship, our preference is for legal residents of Indiana enrolled in a higher education program (community college, junior college, university, etc.).
Updated January 2024: We have an additional 2 openings for content editor interns!
Description: The Content Editor Intern will ensure that Littleberry Press grants database-derived products, online and print, contain the most authoritative, up-to-date, timely, useful, and accurate information available for each unique listing.
Location: Remote / Virtual
What You’ll Gain: The internship is set up as a hand-on learning experience. This internship is designed to accommodate the intern’s academic commitments by corresponding to the academic calendar with flexible start dates and/or schedules. Interns will learn about digital publishing and print publishing. Coordination with college or university for credit is available as determined by college or university.
Interns will work directly with our Chief Editor/Intern Supervisor who is a grant writer, published author, and former school administrator. Through one-on-one training with our Chief Editor, interns will have the chance to develop content for the GrantSelect database, which is used by researchers, nonprofit managers, city and county council members, and other grant seekers. The fact-checking, research, and writing skills developed during this internship will transfer to most any job or career. Although the focus of this internship is on editorial service, there are opportunities for learn about project management, content development, and illustration and design. Content contributions to the GrantSelect product will be acknowledged in our printed grants directories.
- Develop a breadth of up-to-date (current) foundation knowledge appropriate to the database and its subscribers
- Gather complete and accurate information from a variety of sources, including, but not limited to: foundation personnel, via initial telephone contacts followed by emailed forms; subject-specific print publications, including journals, newsletters, quarterly publications, and directories; authoritative, up-to-date, verifiable websites; and, professional organizations, meetings, etc.
- Summarize and input the above-mentioned information into the GrantSelect database on a daily basis
- Expand scope and coverage of the database according to changes in the field as well as in response to customer needs
- Review and update existing data
- Act as a team member of the Littleberry Press organization
- Computer proficiency is required, including familiarity with online search tools
- Must have a personal computer and reliable access to the internet
- Must have access to Adobe InDesign
- Strong writing, editing, research, communication, and management skills
- Keen attention to detail
Interest in and/or experience with grant writing and/or nonprofit organizations
- Team spirit, excellent work ethic, and friendly and warm attitude
- Self-directed and able to work without supervision
- Email is the primary form of notification during our recruitment process—please ensure your correct email address is included in your application and use only one email address
- Please be prepared to share writing samples (school assignments are fine)
Littleberry Press is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. We embrace and encourage our interns’ differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our interns unique.