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MBPR 2018 Internship Fair


Tuesday, March 27, 2018 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (CDT)

MBPR 2018 Internship Fair

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Are you looking for an opportunity to learn more about publishing? Spend a semester or your summer break as an intern for one of the many book or magazine publishers in the Twin Cities!
Join the Minnesota Book Publishers' Roundtable for a 2018 internship fair, where publishers will be on-site to answer your questions, take resumes, and discuss the opportunities available at their companies.

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The informational interview portion of the fair will go from 5:30-7pm; additional networking will last from 7-7:30pm. We will have handouts with information on all participating companies. Bring copies of your resume and be prepared to give brief informational interviews.


Participating Companies: 

Coffee House Press: 

Coffee House Press is an internationally renowned independent book publisher and arts nonprofit based in Minneapolis, MN; through their literary publications and Books in Action program, CHP acts as a catalyst and connector—between authors and readers, ideas and resources, creativity and community, inspiration and action. 

Internships offered: More information to come.

Exile Press:

Exile Press is a Minneapolis based, small publisher of award winning books and apps in ESL, Korean language and culture, Children’s Early Readers, Graphic Novels & Poetry. Founded in 2006, we’re dedicated to what we can learn from beyond borders, to culture in communication and to what we may discover in the microcosm of word’s art, the complex beauty of the English language and the cultural diaspora of the global village. Our books are about inspiring an adventurous spirit in others and joining them on their journey. Our specialties include language acquisition, travel journals, philosophy, art books, and poetry. Our scope is global and beyond.

Internships offered: Social Media/Publicist, Sales/Promotions, Web Designer/Developmer, and Graphic Designer internships are available; 10-20 hours/week (minimum 3-month commitment), 240-hours

Compensation offered: Bonus at completion of internship.

Free Spirit Publishing:

Free Spirit Publishing is the leading publisher of learning tools that support young people's social-emotional health and educational needs. We help children and teens think for themselves, overcome challenges, and make a difference in the world. Our publishing house is located in Golden Valley, Minnesota. We publish 20 to 25 books annually in the categories of Early Childhood, Bullying & Conflict Resolution, Gifted Education, Character Education & Service Learning, and Teacher Resources & Professional Development.

Internships offered: We offer a publishing internship that focuses on editorial, sales, and marketing work in an entrepreneurial environment and exposes the intern to a range of other areas of publishing at Free Spirit, including production, design, and publicity.

Compensation: Upon completion, interns will receive a small stipend.


The Lerner Publishing Group specializes in creating high-quality nonfiction and fiction titles for children and teens. With our nine imprints, we publish a diverse list of products ranging from illustrated picture books to photo-driven nonfiction titles to novels for both the school/library and trade markets.

Internships offered: More information to come.

The Loft:

Founded in 1974 (incorporated in 1975), the Loft is a haven for readers and writers; one of the largest centers of its kind of the country. Our mission is to advance the artistic development of writers, foster a thriving literary community, and inspire a passion for literature. This work is essential. We believe that story, verse, and writing aren’t just nice things to have, or to put up on a shelf, but are core to a full existence. At their best, words help us connect, entertain, mourn, provoke, educate, and empathize. We accomplish our work by bringing essential conversations, artists, readers, and learning opportunities together under one roof.
Internships offered: Marketing and Communications and Summer Youth Internships are available.
$1,000 stipend to defray costs.

North Star Editions:

North Star Editions is a MN-based publishing company dedicated to guiding readers toward a lifetime love of reading. North Star Editions manages two imprints Flux (YA Fiction) and Jolly Fish Press (Middle Grade Fiction).

Internships offered: Editorial (reading submissions and writing reader reports)

Compensation: Some training in handling acquisitions and editorial work

Red Line Editorial:

Red Line Editorial creates high-quality books for publishers on a variety of subjects. Most of our books are nonfiction titles created for students in grades K–12, but we also work in a number of other genres. Red Line Editorial is known for the high quality of the work we produce.

Internships offered: More information to come.


Red Sofa Literary:

Red Sofa Literary is a boutique literary agency originally established in the St. Paul/Minneapolis. Our mission is to celebrate a life of reading and geek culture, where brains always win over the brawn. For more info on our agency, please see our submission guidelines, posts and more.

Internships offered: Social Media

Compensation: Unpaid

Redleaf Press:

Redleaf Press is a nationally known nonprofit publisher of books for early childhood professionals. Our educational and instructional publications improve the lives of children by strengthening and supporting the teachers, trainers, and families who care for them.

Internships offered: More information to come.

Keep checking back for more information on additional publishers attending the internship fair!


Parking Information

There is a small side lot next to the Open Book building (just past the building on the right as you are heading east on Washington; for those heading west, turn on 10th or 11th and go down the alley to access the lot). If the Open Book lot is full, other options are:  

  • Meters along 10th and 11th take quarters; most cost $1.00/hour
  • Guthrie ramp. Enter on 9th Avenue (between Washington and 2nd Street South). 
  • Municipal parking ramp across from the Mill City Museum 
Have questions about MBPR 2018 Internship Fair? Contact MBPR

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Open Book (Target Performance Hall)
1011 Washington Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (CDT)

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