Rick Steves Europe Summer 2014 Internship
Rick Steves Europe, publisher of best-selling guidebooks, is seeking candidates for one three-month summer internship in its book department. Interns at Rick Steves work 10-20 hours per week on everything from data-heavy work (fact-checking, organizing feedback, formatting files) to proofreading text and maps for our guidebooks and websites. Depending on the intern’s expertise, some writing and editing tasks may also be assigned.
While this is an unpaid internship, it is designed as a learning experience. We require that our interns be enrolled in a college or university during the internship and that they earn college credit for their work. (If you have already graduated, you do not qualify for this internship.) It is up to the student to arrange for credit prior to his/her start date. Also, the intern is responsible for covering any personal expenses, including room, board, and transportation. Our offices are located in Edmonds, Washington, a suburb north of Seattle.
We are seeking communication or English majors who have had at least one writing or editing course. Experience writing and editing in print or for online publications is preferred. Candidates must be proficient in Microsoft Word. Knowledge of French, German, Italian, or Spanish, while not essential, is a plus. We are seeking one intern for the Summer Quarter internship (June 23rd to Aug. 22nd). Please let us know if you would also be interested in the Fall Quarter internship (Sept. 24th to Dec. 5th)
Rick Steves Europe provides a casual, interpersonally rewarding work environment in scenic Edmonds, Washington, about 20 minutes north of Seattle. We are dedicated to the cause of smart travel. We produce a public television series, weekly radio show and podcasts, write popular travel guidebooks, maintain an extensive travel website, run European tours, sell Eurail passes, teach travel classes, and market an exclusive line of travel gear. To learn more about us, visit http://www.ricksteves.com.
If interested, send a cover letter, résumé, and writing samples (links to published samples preferred, but not required) to Tom Griffin, Guidebook Editor, Rick Steves Europe, firstname.lastname@example.org. Candidates will be evaluated in mid-May and the finalist should be chosen by May 20th.