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Griffis Publishing Internship

George P. Griffis Publishing Internship

Are you a current Oregon State University undergrad or graduate student? OSU Press seeks highly qualified and motivated studentd to fill our annual internship position. 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. For information on how to apply, contact Marty Brown, marketing manager, at marty.brown@oregonstate.edu.

 

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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