Internships

Pace University’s publishing internships are offered at the beginning of every semester. If you are a student and not currently working in the industry you must complete the PUB 699A/B course sequence in order to complete the requirements of the degree.

Students must enroll in PUB 699A, Internship 1 to receive credit for the internship. Internships in the fall and spring semesters are typically a 15- to 25-week work assignment during the fall and spring semesters. Summer internships may last a period of 8 to 12 weeks with the intern working a full-time schedule. The internship program is designed to introduce talented students to careers in publishing. Following the completion of the internship, students are required to register in PUB 699B and to write a thesis paper demonstrating the knowledge gained from the experience.

During the internship, the student not only learns about the particular job assignment and functional area, but also studies the company and the related industry. By the end of the semester the student develops their thesis topic based on or developed out of their internship experience and begins their preliminary research.

On the job, interns are assigned specific projects; undertake research and analysis activities; may participate in staff meetings; and become involved in ongoing department functions. The responsibilities of the intern vary from company to company.

Through courses in the Master of Science in Publishing Program, students are exposed to all aspects of publishing (marketing strategies, e-commerce, circulation, distribution methods, financial and legal applications, editorial principles and practices, manuscript acquisition, magazine production and design, magazine writing and editing, book production, and information systems in publishing). Courses also cover areas such as desktop publishing and image manipulation. Our students are valuable contributors to the company participating in the internship program.

Evaluations are made periodically during the semester by the program's advisor and the employer. Students also meet regularly with the director of internships to discuss their work assignments and their company. In meetings with the director, students identify and analyze the learning that occurs in their assignments and are introduced to skills that promote a successful internship experience.

To Employers: A company may list its internship opportunities with the M.S. in Publishing Program at least four weeks prior to the upcoming semester by filling out the form available on this site or by emailing Professor Jane Denning at the address listed below. Summer internship requests should be received by the beginning of the spring semester.

To Students: Upon the recommendation of the director of the internship program, e-mail or fax resumes to your company. An interview is arranged with the student and the company representative.

For more information, contact:

Professor Jane Denning
Director of Internships and Corporate Outreach
Master of Science in Publishing
551 Fifth Avenue
Room 805F
New York, New York 10176
(212) 346-1404
E-mail: jdenning@pace.edu