Lexington Books Editorial Internship - Summer 2020 | Rowman & Littlefield

Lexington Books, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield, is currently accepting applications from ambitious students interested in learning more about a career in publishing with our company’s editorial department, located in Lanham, MD, for our summer 2020 Editorial Internship.

Interns are exposed to the publishing process and our business through a hands-on internship working directly with our editorial team. Accepted students will train and learn all operations of the publishing process, including but not limited to:


  • Logging book proposals
  • Communicating with authors as needed
  • Contacting scholars for book endorsements and peer review
  • Drafting marketing copy
  • Creating promotional flyers
  • Reviewing final manuscripts for formatting and permission issues
  • Attending book proposal and departmental meetings


Lexington Books is seeking an Editorial Intern with a strong desire to learn along with a professional drive. The ideal candidate is eager to step in and help with any task or assignment, no matter how big or small, and is detail-oriented with excellent written and verbal communication skills. Students should also have strong research skills, the ability to prioritize in a busy environment, and be a team player.  Students in all majors will be considered; academic credit from an accredited institution of higher education must be available to all who apply for this unpaid opportunity. 

This internship offers a flexible schedule, but candidates must know their schedule (academic and otherwise) for the requisite semester when applying. Candidates should have a passionate interest in the publishing industry, with a specific passion for non-fiction is preferred. General understanding of a specific target market is a plus, but not required.

Adding Lexington Books to your list of networks will help build your resume with industry respected training and experience! If you are interested in applying for this internship, please send a resume and cover letter to Dawn Ennis via email at dennis@rowman.com.

About Our Company:
Rowman & Littlefield—an independent publisher with an outstanding reputation—publishes innovative, high-quality college texts, provocative and timely titles for general readers, and professional and scholarly books throughout the humanities and social sciences. Headquartered in Maryland, R&L also has offices in New York City, Boulder, Colorado, Connecticut, and London.

Rowman & Littlefield
Lanham, MD
VEVRAA Federal Contractor

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status. Please follow the link here for Rowman & Littlefield’s Equal Employment Opportunity–Affirmative Action Policy Statement, as well as additional information relating to equal opportunity employment.