Rowman & Littlefield Editorial Internship - Summer 2020 | Rowman & Littlefield

Rowman & Littlefield is currently accepting applications for the Summer 2020 semester from students interested in studying with the company’s editorial department, located in Lanham, MD.

Rowman & Littlefield is seeking an Editorial Intern to work with our editorial team at our headquarters in Lanham, MD. We are looking for ambitious students who have a strong desire to learn about the publishing industry and the drive to grow professionally. 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 a team-oriented attitude.

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.

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 doing the following activities for actual upcoming books:

  • Review proposals
  • Manage peer reviews
  • Draft book copy
  • Conduct market research
  • Solicit and edit endorsements
  • Research book cover images
  • Regularly attend Editorial Board Meetings, Marketing Launches, Informational Lunch & Learns, as well as sit in on the occasional author meetings to learn more about the publishing process

Because Rowman & Littlefield is committed to the growth of tomorrow’s publishing leaders, students selected as interns are expected to gain practical and valuable experience, not only in their hired department, but with regard to the publishing industry as a whole. During their internship, accepted students will get experience with other departments, including marketing and production, in an effort to broaden their view of the publication process. 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 Rowman & Littlefield to your list of networks will help build your reputation with industry-respected training and experience! If you are interested in applying for this internship, please send a resume and cover letter to our Human Resources Manager, Dawn Ennis via email at

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.

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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 refer to for Rowman & Littlefield’s Equal Employment Opportunity–Affirmative Action Policy Statement, as well as additional information relating to equal opportunity employment.