About Beacon Press

An independent nonprofit publisher of "serious" fiction and nonfiction, Beacon Press works with authors such as Howard Zinn, Rashid Khalidi, Aviva Chomsky and Mary Oliver.  The company has a 150-year history and its titles have received many awards, including National Book Awards, American Book Awards, Christopher Awards and PEN New England Friend to Writers Awards.  Beacon focuses on issue-based content on topics such as freedom of speech, diversity and religious pluralism.

Interns work primarily in the editorial and publicity/marketing departments.  Editorial interns help with permissions and unsolicited manuscripts, while publicity intern responsibilities include posting reviews and sending out galley mailings.  Since the company is small, interns often cross department lines, allowing participants to experience many aspects of an independent publishing environment.


Open to current college students, recent grads and graduate students.

Beacon Press

  • Beacon Press
  • 25 Beacon Street
  • Boston, MA 2108
  • Phone: (617) 742-2110


  • Number of Interns: Varies
  • Compensation/Benefits: Unpaid
  • Duration: N/A
  • Academic Level: College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students


  • Boston, MA