Search Jobs
Search Internships
Publisher Profiles
Publishing Programs
Publishing Organizations
Major/Department guide
Commonly Used Terms
Publishing Events is sponsored by the Association of American Publishers, the leading trade association for the U.S. book and journal publishing industry.

Internship Detail

[Back to Internships]

Description: Berrett-Koehler Publishers is seeking a creative and organized intern to support our marketing department. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone looking to gain marketing experience OR to simply bask in the warm glow of publishing industry experience.

The ideal candidate will work at least 10 hours a week for a minimum of three months. BK is a mission-based publishing company that publishes books on on social justice, business reform, and life. We promise you will:

• Have the opportunity to follow the evolution of books from proposal through publication
• Participate in crafting and executing promotional strategies
• Meet authors and talented industry professionals who care that you are here
• Spearhead special top-secret research projects, often according to what YOU are most interested in (For example, if you're interested in writing or editorial work you'll have the chance to write catalog or other marketing copy and/or apply to review manuscripts)

After completing your internship, you'll be able to add some seriously impressive bullet points to your resume and LinkedIn profile. Gold-star resume bullet points:

• Assisted in the tracking and analysis of sales data and created weekly sales summary reports as well as book campaign summary reports
• Prepared marketing materials (including sales kits, marketing plans, and promotional materials) and helped transmit seasonal title information to distributors and sales partners, such as Amazon
• Compiled marketing plans and production/marketing timelines for authors, and attended and assisted in author marketing meetings and marketing strategy meetings
• Researched and conducted outreach to special sales contacts and/or author tour contacts
• Assisted in book launch marketing, including implementing social media marketing strategies
• Completed a relevant self-directed project that helped to improve the function of the marketing department and improved research skills.

You'll have the opportunity to attend lots of author, department, and staff meetings. You are encouraged to set up one-on-one interviews with individual staff members to pick their brains about what you're most excited to learn!

Interns are an integral part of BK culture. Our mission is to connect people and ideas to create a world that works for all, and we encourage anyone interested to apply.
Length of Internship: Minimum 3 months
Location: Oakland, CA
Payment: $14/hour
How To Apply For This Internship: Please send a short cover letter, resume, and all available social media pages (Twitter, Instagram, Blog, LinkedIn, etc.) to
© 2018 Association of American Publishers, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
site map   |   terms of use