University of Nebraska Press Acquisitions

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Emily Casillas
Acquisitions Editor

Internship for undergraduate students — Available all year

  • Researching biographical information of authors and marketing information for specific titles
  • Formatting and reviewing manuscripts
  • Assisting staff in securing permissions for titles to be published
  • Screening manuscript submissions, particularly memoir, literary nonfiction, fiction, and scholarly humanities titles
  • Reviewing photos, permissions, and manuscript materials to determine readiness for production


Student Stories

“My internship in the Acquisitions department at the University of Nebraska Press was a great first step toward my dream job. I wrote copy that ended up on book jackets, did research on copyright law, and tracked down photos for projects, like this book on bison. I familiarized myself with an industry I’m on my way to becoming a part of. My time in Acquisitions landed me internships in other departments at the Press that have improved my skills and increased my chances of landing a job I love.” —Abby Stryker

“As an Acquisitions Intern at UNP, I was able to get a helpful, behind-the-scenes look at the academic publishing process. Rather than just sitting in on meetings and watching from afar, the types of substantial tasks assigned helped me to leverage a job in publishing soon after graduating.” –Natalie O’Neal

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