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Restless Books is an independent, nonprofit publisher of international literature, located in Gowanus, Brooklyn. We publish between 12-15 titles a year for adults and young readers, many of them in translation, from all over the world. Our books include literary fiction, narrative nonfiction, genre fiction, and books for young readers of all ages. More info at

HOURS: Three days per week (flexible), 10:00am-6:00pm


Working closely with the Restless Books staff to gain experience in all aspects of book publishing, including marketing, publicity, sales, editorial, and nonprofit development.

Conducting research, building and maintaining databases and contact lists

Reading manuscripts and writing reader’s reports

Drafting copy for the company newsletter, blog, and social media

Contributing to social media accounts, especially Facebook and Twitter

Collecting, logging, and distributing publicity materials

Galley mailings to media, booksellers, librarians, and educators

Research and grant applications for nonprofit development

Participation in weekly marketing meetings and monthly editorial meetings

Becoming familiar with titles in the Restless Books catalogue

Attending promotional events for Restless Books with authors and translators
Length of Internship: Duration: 3-4 months
Spring: January through April
Summer: May through August
Fall: September through December
Requirements: Interest in and familiarity with contemporary literature, world languages, marketing, and/or the publishing industry

Interest in marketing, publicity, sales, nonprofit development, copywriting, line editing, and/or social media

Excellent reading and writing skills

College degree completed or in progress or relevant experience in literature, a foreign language, business, or a related field

Superior attention to detail

Ability to meet deadlines and multitask

Fluency in another language a plus, but not required

Proficiency in cloud software such as Google Drive and Dropbox; design software such as Photoshop or InDesign; and marketing and social media platforms such as Mailchimp, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram a plus, but not required
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Application Due Date: We accept applications on a seasonal basis during the following application windows:
Spring: September 15 - November 1
Summer: January 15 - March 1
Fall: May 15 - July 1
How To Apply For This Internship: Send the following materials to the Internship Coordinators at, and include the season and year for which you are applying in the subject line:

A detailed resume, references to be provided upon request

A brief cover letter describing your interest in Restless Books and your qualifications for the publishing internship, and please indicate your earliest start date in the letter

A list of five favorite titles published within the past five years (any genre, any language)

Please include any visa, funding, or academic deadlines or requirements in the body of your email (e.g. required number of hours per week or a funding deadline that conflicts with the application windows)

Applications will be reviewed upon a seasonal basis after the application window has closed.
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