Princeton University Press

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Internship Position

Princeton University Press (PUP) Programming Intern


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ASAP Pathway

Professional Pathway


Supervising Mentor

Samantha Jeannot, Program Associate, Princeton University Press


Contact Email Address

[email protected]


Position Description

The Princeton University Press (PUP) is a global non-profit scholarly publisher. The collaborations of the PUP teams bring 250 books to readers and listeners each year. The Press publishes in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences, and is committed to engaging students with textbooks, researchers with monographs, and general readers with a range of titles that bring scholarly work to wide audiences.  

PUP interns will learn about the lifecycle of a book, and the collaborations entailed in publishing through an active internship professional development program that includes observing meetings, attending informational sessions specific for interns, and collaborating on projects and initiatives with staff. We seek a colleague with a curiosity for learning, an appreciation for the role of books in knowledge creation and transfer, and an interest in communication and collaboration. The intern will focus specifically on research projects around equity and inclusion, well-being, organizational morale, improving the experience of new staff, and the impact of COVID on the workplace. A PUP intern will also gain experience working with global teams--as PUP has three centers of collaboration in Princeton, Oxford, and Beijing as well as a significant number of staff working remotely in other areas --and will meet colleagues across the 165-person organization.



This internship welcomes all eligible applicants, including Mountainview Community students.


Skills You Will Need to Begin This Position
  • Creative Thinking
  • Enthusiasm for Community-building
  • Enthusiasm for Equity & Inclusion Initiatives
  • Strong Communication Skills
  • Strong Reading Skills
  • Strong Writing Skills
  • Knowledge of the Microsoft Suite of Applications


Skills You Will Develop
  • Research Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Team-based Collaboration
  • Experience with the Publication Process through Informational Meetings
  • Experience in Areas of Human Resource Management
  • Experience Leading and Participating in Equity & Inclusion Initiative
  • Participation in Decision-making


Careers Relevant to This Internship
  • Academia & Scholarly Research
  • Communications
  • Human Resources
  • Program Management
  • Publishing


How to Apply 

Submit the following in a single email to [email protected], using the subject "ASAP Internship Application":

  1. Responses, of any desired length, to the all three (3) questions below: 
    1.  Please tell us what you hope to learn about publishing and workplace experience in this fellowship. (Replies can be as broad or specific as you’d like.) 
    2. Please share with us a story, or book, or other form of narrative that has meaning to you, and why.
    3. Please tell us something you feel is important for your colleagues to know about you. 
  2. A list of the names and contact information for two (2) academic and/or professional references
  3. A CV or résumé

You must also complete the ASAP Personal Information Form, and indicate there that you are applying to this internship.

We will contact you directly if we are interested in an interview (by telephone or Zoom).