Soft Skull offers a seasonal internship program. Interns play an integral role in our company, and we would be excited to have you on board! All interns work on both Soft Skull and Counterpoint Press titles.

Our interns contribute to the following departments: Editorial/Production/Publicity


Our small staff is friendly, fun, hardworking, and heavily reliant upon our interns to keep our momentum. We hire people who are thorough, diligent, flexible, and conscientious, and who enjoy a friendly and fast-paced working environment wherein staff rely on their acute attention to detail. Our interns have the ability and eagerness to pitch in on anything—from galley preparation and manuscript proofreading to website updates and author event planning. If you’re smart, computer savvy, an enthusiastic self-starter, and you love books, then we encourage you to apply.

Length of internship

Generally our internships last 3–4 months. Priority is given to interns who can commit to a minimum of 20 hours per week.

Spring: January–May
Summer: June–August
Fall: September–December


All interns must bring his or her own laptop to work.


While our internships do not pay, we offer in-the-trenches experience and a complete tutorial of the book publishing industry and the publishing process itself. We do our best to tailor the internship program to our interns’ specific interests.

How to apply

Email a PDF of your cover letter and resume to, with INTERNSHIP and  the SEASON(s) you are applying to in the subject line. In the body of your email, include firm start and end dates of availability and how many hours a week you can participate. Please include which operating system you have on your laptop.

Application due date (by season):

Spring (January–May): December 15
Summer (June–August): May 15
Fall (September–December): August 15