Rick Steves’ Europe Winter 2015 Internship
Rick Steves’ Europe, publisher of best-selling guidebooks, is seeking candidates for a three-month internship in its book department. Interns at Rick Steves work 10-19 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 and that they earn college credit for their work. (If you have already graduated, you do not qualify for this internship.)
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. European travel experience is also beneficial. We are seeking one intern for Winter Quarter (Jan. 5th-March 13th); apply early as interviews will begin the week of Nov. 17th.
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, 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 (published samples preferred, but not required) to Tom Griffin, Guidebook Editor, Rick Steves’ Europe, firstname.lastname@example.org.