Internship Opportunities at Childress Ink and Ink-a-Dink
By semester, for-credit and not-for-credit options available, mentoring young professionals is our passion.
CI Intern Job Description and Internship Opportunities
Have an interest in publishing? I offer internship opportunities where candidates can choose their responsibilities and tasks (aka "Action Items") based on career interest. Web management, design, writing, editing, proofreading, marketing, and more.
Writing, Editing, illustration
Web Design and Content Management
PR and Marketing
Intro to Publishing and Media Studies
Work at home, flexible hours
Semester and summer internships available
Intro to the publishing and media world
How a book is made from start to finish: the process from conceptualization, editing, proposals, submissions, production, marketing, through bookshelf and maintaining lifetime sales, including bookselling retail via Ink-A-Dink.com
PR, Marketing, SEO, media and social media promotions
How technology has changed the publishing industry and continues to evolve, allowing many more opportunities for writers and those in communications
Ethics and responsibility in journalism and reporting, the importance of ethical reporting, learning to be social media savvy, our responsibilities as writers (ethical factual reporting) and readers (being informed, checking sources, learning to spot fake accounts) and how the advent of social media and the internet has forever altered ways we gather information
Every candidate receives help in creating a polished resume and LinkedIn profile
Options: (Candidates must be enrolled in an internship course to earn credit. )
Editorial assistant/Assistant Editor:
Major(s) Requested: Web design, Design, English. Editing skills are a plus.
Essential Responsibilities: Assisting author, editor, and reviewer, Kim Childress, with management daily tasks such as:.
Edit and proofread projects as needed
Create new blogs and reviews for posting on ChildressInk.com and Ink-a-Dink.com
Read and review books (intern will receive free books, and will be able to choose which books to review out of selected new releases--young adult, middle grade, picture books, and/or adult interest)
Contribute blog posts on assignment
Internships and opportunities tailored to gain real-world experience in your area of interest, including how books are made from start to finish and differences in adult- vs. children’s publishing
Interest-based freelance opportunities, assisting on current projects, based on time and interests
Act as Beta Reader on upcoming releases (listed in acknowledgements)
Help manage current and new direct outreach and social media campaigns
Assist in proposal proofreading and creation
Knowledge of English grammar, spelling, and punctuation
Editing and proofreading skills
Excellent written and verbal communications skills
Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Google Docs, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint (candidate may receive training and provide web content via WordPress, Strikingly and GoDaddy web design software, based on interest)
Love of books and reading
Works well independently
Self-starter not afraid to be creative
Reliable and responsible
Ability to handle multiple tasks
Industry knowledge a plus but not required
Not-for-credit internships are also available. Interested candidates should send resumes to Kim Childress at email@example.com.