college juniors are invited to apply for this unique, challenging
two-month summer internship position. Interns conceive of, develop,
and write a book (approximately 64-128 pages in length) which
will be considered for publication. Interns receive editorial
support, an introduction to the publishing industry, and a generous
Mountain Arts is a leading publisher of greeting cards and books
and the creator of the popular bluemountain.com website. Rabbit's
Foot Press is a new division of the company devoted to developing
fresh book concepts. We have had great success with our college
internship program; some recent books written by summer interns
Girl's Guide to College: Making the Most Out of the Best Four Years
of Your Life.
Redhead Handbook: A Fun and Comprenhensive Guide to Red Hair and
Animal Are You?
(reluctant, nervous, lazy, broke, busy, confused) College
Before applying, get a sense for our previous books, and keep in
mind that we are looking for surprising, unusual ideas. Please note
that we cannot consider book proposals for fiction, poetry, academic
studies, children’s books, or journalistic non-fiction. For
more details about us and the books we publish, please see www.sps.com
for more information about the kinds of books the internships program
has produced, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
college juniors (class of 2006).
and July, 2005 (approximately; final schedule TBA).
week in our Creative Office in San Diego, CA, with transportation
and lodging paid for by us. For the remainder of the internship
you may work at any location of your choice—in the past,
interns have worked from home, have stayed on campus at their
colleges, or have lived with friends in a city of their choice.
for two months.
must be received byApril 8th, 2005.
hard to imagine a better summer job than this for anyone interested
in writing or publishing. I was really pleased with the independence
it offered, combined with what I got to learn about the actual business
of making publications."
Steve Hely, Harvard '02 (Now a writer for “American Dad”)
"I have to say it was by far the best intern experience
I've ever had."
Bryan Walsh, Princeton '01 (Now a reporter for Time Magazine in
apply, you'll need to send us:
A short letter (1 page maximum) telling us about yourself and your
previous writing experiences.
Two book proposals. Each proposal should be no longer than one paragraph
(300 words maximum). Include a potential title for the book, a description
of its subject and content, and an explanation of why you would
feel confident writing it.
A writing sample no longer than one page, single spaced. This sample
should show us what a representative page from the middle of one
of your books might look like.
Please also include your resume and a photocopy/scan of your transcript.
is a highly competitive internship and selection will be based primarily
on the creativity and appropriateness of your proposals and the
quality of your writing sample.
Applications can be submitted as e-mail attachments (preferred)
or by regular mail: email@example.com
2005 Summer Internship
c/o SPS Studios
7917 Ivanhoe Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037
in order to consider your application, we must receive
it by April 8th, 2005. Notification of acceptance will
be made by April 30th, 2005. If you have any questions about the
application procedure, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.