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Internship (paid): American Literary History

American Literary History is a scholarly journal edited by Prof. Gordon Hutner and graduate students here in the Department of English at the University of Illinois. ALH is seeking a paid intern for Fall 2021 ($11.50/hour), approximately 6 hours/week.

The exact duties will depend on the needs of the editorial staff, but may include:

  • Proofreading
  • Copy-editing
  • 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.  

To apply, send your resume, a letter of interest, and contact information for three references to Kirstin Wilcox, Director of the Humanities Professional Resource Center, at kwilcox@illinois.edu, with “ALH Internship” in the subject line of your email. Deadline: Wednesday, August 25, 6pm.

(Pro-tip: have a look at the journal before you apply, so that you understand the purpose, audience, and content of the publication. The University of Illinois library subscribes, so you can browse it for free online by using the library website.)