TCU Press offers student internship opportunities, particularly for students in AddRan College, Neeley School, Scheiffer School, and those in the English/Writing Department. You can earn academic credit while strengthening your involvement in the TCU community and sharpening your skills in a dynamic, evolving industry. We offer a learning laboratory where students can experience real-world situations and gain valuable work experience.


Students interested in an internship must first meet the requirements of their respective college (credit hours, approval, course enrollment, etc.).

Helpful strengths are:

  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Ability to interact professionally with colleagues and clients
  • Other qualifications dependent on specific area of study

Intern Duties

  • Editing
  • Proofreading
  • Sales and marketing
  • Organizing Press and author events
  • Corresponding with authors, editors, and other professionals
  • Reviewing possible acquisitions
  • Help with designing print and digital materials

Past Intern Work

Our students have helped with production of these titles:

Marketing and advertising materials created by interns:

Comments From Our Former Interns

Kit Snyder Spring 2016-Spring 2017

“I came into the internship at TCU Press dreaming of being an editor and actually having little idea of what that entails. By the end of the semester, I learned what being an editor actually involves, but I also learned that there were many other areas of publishing that were just as interesting. My time at TCU Press taught me the skills to work in publishing, and the work and the people at the Press made me love my job and fueled my passion for working in this field. I was able to work in almost every area of publishing and was able to explore. The chance to actually work with manuscripts and even in social media allowed me to experience publishing firsthand and created a desire to keep working in this field.”

Kathleen Calgaard Spring 2022

“My semester at the press was one of the most valuable experiences I have had during my time at TCU. The various projects that were given to me pushed me outside of my comfort zone and taught me the importance and value in being a detail oriented person. I also loved getting to read and work with works of differing genres and topics. The TCU Press will always have a special place in my heart.”

Dashiva Francois Spring 2022

“If I had to rate my experience at TCU Press, I would give it a 10/10 every time. Not only is the staff amazing, welcoming, patient, and supportive, they try to put in the best work Texas has to offer. As I perused their bookshelves, I was inspired to see that they publish works by poet laureates or prominent music directors. The Press has more to offer than editing. An intern can dabble in the marking side of the process, the graphic design side, or the directing side because the staff is willing to help in any department.”

Emma Kate Howard Spring 2024

“I am so grateful for my time at the Press! If you are interested in pursuing a publishing career, or if just want a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to turn a manuscript into a finished book and distribute it to readers, I highly recommend working at the Press. It is so rewarding knowing that my edits and suggestions played a role in making our books as good as possible. It’s been an honor to get to know the dedicated team in the office. Some of my favorite memories from the semester come from our staff meetings, where, alongside the important updates about our books, we get to have fun and joke with each other. This internship has helped me to solidify my publishing career goals, and I can only hope that my future coworkers are as kind, driven, and fun to work with as those at the Press.”

Dania Kreisl Summer 2023, Spring 2024

“Being an intern at TCU Press this semester has been such a privilege. I’ve been able to grow in my love of reading, writing, editing, and overall, learning. I’ve been able to learn about the process of publishing and have been granted such an amazing hands-on experience within this process. When I started, I just remember feeling this complete sense of awe because I was literally doing what I want to do for the rest of my life; it was such a surreal feeling.  The feeling of the first book you’ve ever been able to help publish, especially editing it, coming in from the printer, is a feeling like no other. That book for me is The Codger and the Sparrow. Seeing it finally in book form, with a cover and fresh pages in between, made me feel such joy and excitement, but not only about this, it made my dream of working in publishing feel more realistic. I have felt an immense amount of support from all members of staff here at TCU Press, you can see and feel that they just want to help us succeed in all our aspirations. They knew I wanted to do all things in publishing while I’ve been here, so they’ve taken the steps to provide tasks and opportunities that let me learn and practice those things. They’ve helped me with my goal of attending the Denver Publishing Institution this coming summer, where I will get to further my skills in publishing and network in the work force in this industry. This internship has been one of the most rewarding things I’ve gotten to be a part of at TCU, and I’m immensely grateful for the opportunity, I will miss it.”


Interested in an internship at TCU Press? Contact Abigail Jennings or James Lehr