Join our Student Discount Program
The University of Notre Dame Press offers a diverse selection of books that make accessible the ideas of today’s leading experts. These books are a valuable resource for research and in the classroom, but we appreciate that student budgets can be limited.
To help spread your budget further, we are delighted to invite you to join our student discount program. You’ll receive occasional emails about new and relevant books or special sales. As a member of the program, you will regularly receive promotional codes for discounts up to 40% off the list price of any Notre Dame Press print or ebook purchased on our website. Promotional codes can be used as many times as you like until we send you a new discount code.
*Discount offered to members of the program may vary over time. Only current undergraduate or graduate students are eligible for the program.
Student Internship Opportunities
Are you interested in pursuing a career in publishing? A paid student internship with the University of Notre Dame Press is an exceptional opportunity for undergraduate students to work at the world’s largest Catholic university press and learn about the critical function within the academy that university presses play. Interns will acquire valuable hands-on experience in academic publishing, professional mentorship, and a letter of recommendation upon completion of the internship. They will develop highly transferable skills that can amplify their own backgrounds as they start their careers following graduation.
The deadline to apply for a spring position is November 15. The deadline to apply for a summer or fall position is April 19. To apply, students should send a résumé and cover letter to Michelle Sybert at email@example.com. Applicants must be current Notre Dame students during the semester of the internship to be eligible.
The Acquisitions team is responsible for discovering and developing all new books published by the Press and incorporates all initial stages of the origins of a scholarly book: evaluation, feedback to author, external expert peer review, and preparation of a final draft to begin production. Students who work with Acquisitions will contact potential peer reviewers, update project statuses in our database, assist editors in preparing manuscripts for production, and even evaluate potential projects.
The Manuscript Editorial team receives manuscripts from the Acquisitions department and, in concert with the production department, prepares them for publication. Student interns in this department must be detail-oriented and have a good command of English grammar and style, as well as the ability to concentrate on precise, mentally repetitive tasks. Typical tasks include completing the initial checks of first-pass proofs, checking second-pass proofs after correction, and inspecting and revising indexes.
Marketing and Sales
The Marketing and Sales teams work to increase author and book visibility by developing and implementing strategic marketing and sales campaigns. Projects will be tailored to intern skills and interests, although they typically include: drafting promotional data (e.g., shortening existing descriptions, compiling keywords, crafting social media messages), writing press releases, creating promotional images or book flyers, coordinating blurb/promotional quote requests, researching marketing or sales opportunities, and sending pitches to bookstores and media outlets.
The Production team is responsible for turning manuscript files into their final book form. This involves, among other things, book composition, evaluation and manipulation of images, cover and jacket design, and the acquisition of pre-publication certifications such as Library of Congress cataloging numbers and copyright filings. The team also works with the Marketing and Sales team to design and produce effective marketing and promotional materials for the Press’s publications and events. Potential interns will assist with the preparation of marketing/social media graphics and bound galleys, with the formatting of Word documents for composition, and with the legal pre-publication registration processes. Applicants must have a proven facility with the Adobe Suite programs InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator; the ideal applicant will also have a familiarity with QuarkXPress.
The Business Office manages the financial operations of the Press, which include processing invoices, royalties, and permissions, along with managing each department’s budget. Projects will consist in managing data, digitizing paper contracts, and handling other office operations as needed. Students working with the Business Office must be able to work independently, pay attention to detail, and have software proficiency (e.g., Google Suite, MS Office etc.).