Journals in Literature and in Medieval Studies

Fall 2015 internships are available working with the journals listed below.  These internships involve 4-5 hours/week of work in Fall 2015 and may extend into the Spring semester if the intern and the editorial supervisor so choose.  Participation in English 199: Internship Seminar (a one-credit, 8-week course from October 19, 2014 to December 9, 2015) is required.

The exact duties vary from one journal to another, depending on the production schedule of the publication, the needs of the editor, the quantity of other staff, and the nature of the content, but may include:

  • Proofreading
  • Copyediting
  • Fact-checking
  • Maintaining databases of reviewers
  • Correspondence of various kinds
  • Record-keeping of various kinds
  • Communicating production schedules
  • Collating information
  • Curating a social media presence
  • Assisting with a website
  • Other duties as required

You will learn how a scholarly or literary journal gets put together and you will get familiar with the variety of moving parts that go into any periodical publication.

The following journals will be hiring interns for Fall 2015:

To apply, send your resume, a letter of interest, and contact information for three references to the contact listed next to each journal.

As a courtesy to your fellow applicants, we ask you to apply to only three journals.

As a courtesy to the editors who will be assessing your applications, explore the journals that interest you before you apply.  The University of Illinois library subscribes to these journals, so you can browse them for free online by using the library website.

Journals that have not yet filled their internships will accept applications until  September 30, 5pm.