Work Location

57 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Position Description

The publishing internship at Deseret Book is an exciting opportunity to learn the ins and outs of publishing. What we are offering — apart from your hourly wage — is an internship that will provide real experience in working with one of the oldest publishers in history. You will gain experience and skills that will set you apart from the hundreds of other candidates when competing for your first “real” job.

As our publishing intern, you will assist in manuscript and audio reviews, create and research content for various platforms and products, provide support to book product directors and managers, draft product documents, and track deadlines. You will gain a greater understanding of the entire publishing process from initial acquisition to delivering the final product.

Company Description

Deseret Book Company, founded in 1866, is a trusted resource in the publishing, distribution and retailing of religious books, music and other products serving members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Deseret Book is committed to providing the finest collection of books and music that build faith, strengthen personal values, and offer practical advice to religious and non-religious alike. It now operates 31 full-line bookstores under the Deseret Book brand, and 26 discount bookstores under the Seagull brand, all in the western United States. For more information about Deseret Book Company, visit

Required Skills

Applicants should be majoring in English, communications, or editing and publishing, preferably in junior or senior level of coursework. Must have excellent communication skills, a professional and proactive demeanor, be detail oriented, and have an understanding of the characteristics of good writing. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in manuscript review, short form writing, and excellent written and oral communication skills.

Additional Information

This is a paid internship opportunity ($10/hr) that requires approximately 40 hours per week during regular business hours for 15 weeks, starting April 19, 2019 and ending August 9, 2019.

Application Instructions

If you think you’re the right candidate for this job, please complete a Workday application on our website and send your cover letter and resume to Andrea Barker at abarker{at}


Merchandise discount, great work environment, and an excellent internship experience. Academic credit is available as arranged by the student through their college or university.



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