We are inviting English MA students to apply for the Eighteenth-Century Life editorial internship. The intern will work with me and the other interns on every aspect of editing a scholarly journal, including reading and evaluating essays, evaluating referee reports, copyediting, and page proofing. This is part of a plan to provide students with “real life, professional experience,” beyond academic work and teaching. In addition to learning about editing at a professional level, our interns also learn about what constitutes a scholarly article, which is something that even PhDs generally do not learn (until they’re slogging away as assistant professors).
The editorial internship has exactly the same stipend and benefits as a teaching assistantship; the difference is that you would not be teaching, but instead working with us.
Previous interns have gone on to jobs in copyediting, as well as into prestigious PhD programs, at such schools as the University of Michigan (Andromeda Hartwick), Arizona State University (Heather Ackerman), and the University of Minnesota (Elissa Hanson).