Publishing internships boost student employability

EHU Press

The University’s literary imprint, Edge Hill University Press (EHUP), gives students an authentic taste of working in the publishing industry, while developing the skills they need to impress future employers.

Working alongside staff from EHUP’s industry partners, Freight Books and Arc Publications, student interns are involved in every aspect of book production from editing and proofreading, to organising book tours and generating publicity. In some cases they have visited publishers to further understand the publishing industry and gain employability skills, and have also been in contact with leading national and international authors. Members of the first cohort, who produced EHUP’s first ever publication, a short story collection entitled Head Land, have gone on to employment in areas such as university teaching and the civil service or completed MAs at Edge Hill.

“The experience of interning with EHUP impacts on student employability. It gives students actual experience of working in an area like publishing or editing.”

Dr Rodge Glass – EHUP Director, Edge Hill University