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Restless Books is an independent publisher of international literature, located in Gowanus, Brooklyn. We publish between 15-20 titles a year, many of them in translation, from all over the world. Our books include novels, memoirs, travel narratives, science fiction, graphic novels, and narrative nonfiction. More info at

TYPE OF INTERNSHIP: Unpaid publishing internship

HOURS: Three days per week (flexible), 9:00am-5:00pm

START DATE: Immediately


Working closely with the Restless Books staff to gain experience in all aspects of book publishing, including marketing, publicity, sales, editorial, and nonprofit development.

Conducting research, building and maintaining databases and contact lists

Reading manuscripts and writing reader’s reports

Drafting copy for the company newsletter, blog, and social media

Contributing to social media accounts, especially Facebook and Twitter

Collecting, logging, and distributing publicity materials

Galley mailings to media, booksellers, librarians, and educators

Research and grant applications for nonprofit development

Participation in weekly marketing meetings and monthly editorial meetings

Becoming familiar with titles in the Restless Books catalogue

Attending promotional events for Restless Books with authors and translators
Length of Internship: 3–6 months (flexible)
Requirements: Interest in and familiarity with contemporary literature, world languages, marketing, and/or the publishing industry

Interest in marketing, publicity, sales, nonprofit development, copywriting, line editing, and/or social media

Excellent reading and writing skills

College degree completed or in progress in literature, a foreign language, business, or a related field

Superior attention to detail

Ability to meet deadlines and multitask

Fluency in another language a plus, but not required

Proficiency in cloud software such as Google Drive and Dropbox; design software such as Photoshop or InDesign; and
marketing and social media platforms such as Mailchimp, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram a plus, but not required

Preference will be given to candidates granted academic credit for participation in the internship.
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Payment: Unpaid
How To Apply For This Internship: Send the following to Alison Gore, Editorial Assistant at

A detailed resume, with two professional references

A brief cover letter describing your interest in Restless Books and your qualifications for the publishing internship
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