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Get in touch if you’d like to be part of And Other Stories – from throwing a party for an author and your friends to starting a reading group for literature from a particular part of the world. . . tell us what you’d like to do, it could happen!
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Please take the leap! Help us bring out great books, and cook up some fun events and projects.
We are accepting applications for volunteer internships. Applications will be ongoing. Interns do what we do most of the time: finding new readers for these astounding books we’re lucky enough to publish. In other words: marketing, publicity and general support work. Interns also help with duties including database management, events, proofreading, and general office tasks. Because we’re small, it’s more varied and interesting than most internships. You must be comfortable using email, Word, Excel and WordPress and have excellent written English. Ideally, you will have a foreign language too.
The internship will be 2 or 3 days / week for 3 months. Supervision and support will be provided during the internship as well as further support and career advice after it finishes. It is structured voluntary work.
You will need to be able to bring a laptop to work from our office in High Wycombe (30 min.s train ride from London) a minimum of one day per week. The internship is not for editorial work. Of course, if you have made a real effort and trained yourself in html or WordPress, or InDesign or Photoshop, you may be immediately useful on particular editorial projects. And we will share a lot with you about many aspects of our activity.
Previous interns have gone straight from the internship into jobs in publishing (see below), so we trust it is useful experience.
If you are organised and good at working on your own projects, love our books and can see creative ways to promote them and our authors, please get in touch.
What our previous interns say about their time with us:
Working at And Other Stories was an internship like no other. It was a joy to help out with publishing genuinely brilliant and unusual books, and as it’s a small company you really do get experience in every area. I enjoyed my time at And Other Stories immensely and I feel so lucky and proud to have been involved; it’s the perfect way to start a career in publishing. - Helen Weir, Random House Children’s Books
My internship gave me a fantastic insight into the publishing world. What’s more it was thoroughly enjoyable to work at such a new and exciting publishing house. I would definitely recommend an internship with And Other Stories if you’re interested in a career in literary publishing – a very worthwhile experience! - Sorcha McDonagh, Hesperus Press
‘My internship with And Other Stories was such a valuable experience, and the perfect introduction to the publishing world. I gained insight into many aspects of the industry, met and worked with fantastically enthusiastic people, and learned so much – I can’t recommend it highly enough!’ Leslie Cameron, Pan Macmillan
‘My internship at And Other Stories was amazing. I had the opportunity to work with inspired people, who truly work hard to deliver high quality books and still want to listen to your opinion and ideas. Working in a small team helped me learn more about all the roles in a publishing company. It was the best way to be introduced to the publishing industry and definitely worth it.’ Juliana Aoki, Black Dog Publishing