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Griffis Publishing Internship

Now Accepting Applications for the 2017-2018 Griffis Publishing Internship

Are you a current Oregon State University undergrad or graduate student? OSU Press is seeking a highly qualified and motivated student to fill our internship position for the 2017-2018 academic year. This paid internship provides an outstanding introduction to scholarly book publishing, an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the general operations of a university publishing house, and the opportunity to work with publishing and library professionals. The Griffis intern plays a vital role in the Press’s success and is an indispensable member of the OSU Press publishing team. Click here for a complete job description and application instructions.


A Q&A with past Griffis Publishing Intern

Liz Pilcher

OSU Press's 2015-2016 Griffis Publishing intern, Liz Pilcher, graduated from Oregon State University in 2016 with a degree in Digital Communication Arts.

OSU Press: Why did you choose to study Digital Communication Arts (DCA)?

Pilcher: I chose DCA because I love art, photography, videography and wanted to improve my media skills in those areas.

OSU Press: Why did you decide to go to Oregon State University?

Pilcher: OSU provided a unique media program that included areas of study that the other universities I looked at didn't offer in their media majors.

OSU Press: Why did you want to intern with the Press?

Pilcher: I've always had a love for books and I wanted to learn more about book publishing while being able to provide my media skills to the Press.

OSU Press: What was your favorite aspect of working for the Press?

Pilcher: I really enjoyed working with the authors, especially when they were being featured in the blog and I could learn more about them as individuals and hear about their book's publishing process from the author's perspective.

OSU Press: What are you doing now?

Pilcher: I am a first year graduate student at Portland State University studying Book Publishing, working for Ooligan Press within the publishing program, and working as an intern for Overcup Press.

OSU Press: How did you internship with the Press influence your career choices and/or your choice to continue your education?

Pilcher: I wasn't sure if I wanted to continue my studies after graduating from OSU until I had my internship with the Press. The Griffis internship allowed me to learn more about publishing and inspired me to apply for graduate school to pursue a career in publishing.

OSU Press: What was your most memorable moment with the Press?

Pilcher: My most memorable moment was my last day of work. I was finishing up some final projects with that bittersweet feeling of being so grateful for my experiences at the Press while realizing how much I would miss working there. I was able to try so many new things, worked with wonderful people, and had such a great overall experience that I was sad for it to end and say goodbye. I couldn't have asked for a better internship while at OSU.



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