Wednesday, March 11, 2009

It's Internship Season at Wiley (Again)

Ah, spring, when a young man's (and woman's) fancy turns to thoughts of...internships! Wiley has just announced three areas for which it is seeking summer interns:

  • Information Technology: A structured ten-week summer internship program is available for students typically between their junior and senior years of college who aspire to careers in Information Technology. The program provides students with the opportunity to gain practical experience and learn from IT professionals and combines on-the-job training with seminars and group luncheons. The program offers coverage of the following IT technologies: Client management and trouble shooting, IP addressing, Network hardware, Storage Virtualization, Server Virtualization, Network storage, and network backups. The summer IT program offers a weekly stipend of $550 and runs from May through August. If you are interested in applying for an internship, submit a letter addressing why you would like to be selected for the program and areas of interest along with a resume. Summer internship applications should be submitted by May 1.
  • Acquisitions/Editorial: A structured ten-week summer internship is available for students typically between their junior and senior year of college who are interested in Editorial careers. The program offers students the opportunity to learn from publishing professionals. We also sponsor several informational luncheons and special projects during the summer to provide an overview of the entire publishing process. The program dates are May 26 - August 7, 2009. Hours are M-F, 8:30-4:30pm. This intern will research market information, competitive titles, possible author candidates, and new title ideas. Other responsibilities include creating and maintaining project files, assisting with the creation and review of marketing materials, perparing materials for meetings, and general administrative tasks. Requirements: Enrolled in a degree program at a College or University. Must be internet savvy and have the ability to do Web-based research. Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and have a familiarity with email correspondence (i.e. Outlook or Lotus Notes). Attention to detail, analytical skills, strong interpersonal skills, and effective written and oral communication are also necessary.
  • Editorial: A structured ten-week summer internship is available for students typically between their junior and senior year of college who are interested in Editorial careers. The program offers students the opportunity to learn from publishing professionals. We also sponsor several informational luncheons and special projects during the summer to provide an overview of the entire publishing process. The program dates are May 26 - August 7, 2009, work hours are M-F, 8:30-4:30pm. This intern will work with the Dummies Editorial department and will split their time between the Consumer and Technology groups. Some responsibilities include; reviewing page proofs, preparing manuscripts for editing, and attending various department meetings. Additional responsibilities may include; copying and labeling art, maintaining a database of art contract data, and general administrative tasks. Requirements: Enrolled in a degree program at a College or University. Good written and oral communication skills, exceptional attention to detail, effective problem solving skills, time-management skills, and the ability to work independently. Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and have a familiarity with email correspondence (i.e. Outlook or Lotus Notes).
Contact information for inquiring about internship opportunities in Hoboken, Indianapolis, San Francisco, and the Boston area is here.

4 comments:

Mark Roy Long said...

Do the Wiley interns get paid or is a knowledge for the sake of knowledge kind of thing?

Lori Cates Hand said...

It looks like they might get a "stipend" of $550 a week. I don't know whether they might also be able to negotiate some kind of college credit as well. But the main benefit, of course, is the experience and the contacts they'll get. Having an internship totally gets your foot in the door for future full-time opportunities. And in this economic climate, internships are also a good idea for people who have already graduated.

Julie Cancio Harper said...

Wow, Lori. That stipend is equal to what my starting salary as an Editorial Assistant was back in 1998. I can't believe it's been 11 years -- it seems like yesterday.

Leeann Harney said...

I worked as an Editorial Assistant in the Consumer Dummies dept. two years ago, and the Editorial intern only got $350 a week. Still really good for an intern, though!