Location: Main Event Space, Fourth Floor, Pillsbury Hall, University of Minnesota, 310 Pillsbury Drive SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
The MBPR Internship Fair returns at a new location! Are you looking for an opportunity to learn more about publishing? Consider becoming an intern for one of the many book or magazine publishers in the Twin Cities! At the Minnesota Book Publishers Roundtable internship fair, publishers will answer questions, take résumés, and discuss the opportunities available at their companies in a speed-interviewing format.
Joining us this year is a new partner, the University of Minnesota’s art and literary magazine The Tower, staffed by students enrolled in a yearlong course, who will host the event on campus in the newly renovated Pillsbury Hall. Many thanks to the students and Dr. Jim Cihlar, their instructor and former MBPR president, for their support.
The fair is open to the public, but attendees are encouraged to register ahead of time. A variety of internships are available in editorial, design, marketing, production, and other areas, including paid positions and those for academic credit; semester, summer-break, and flexible-schedule work; and opportunities for nontraditional students and experience-based and non-degree-holding applicants.
Registration for publishing organizations wishing to interview potential interns is now open! Registration links are sent via email.
Presenters and attendees are expected to adhere to the university’s Safe Campus protocols, which currently require all faculty, staff, students, and visitors (including contractors, service providers, vendors, and suppliers) to wear a well-fitted face mask that covers the wearer’s nose and mouth, wraps under the chin, and does not have any noticeable gaps at all times when in any enclosed or indoor space on University campuses and properties (including leased facilities), regardless of vaccination status.
MBPR is monitoring the constantly shifting landscape of the pandemic, including campus and state restrictions. We are hopeful about the possibility of this in-person event, but we will continue to evaluate the situation as the date approaches. And, of course, MBPR Job Board includes an internship-specific option that is free for member use.
We look forward to seeing you and meeting a new generation of publishing hopefuls!
The event begins at 5:30 and closes at 7:30pm.
Participating companies will be listed on the website and in an email sent to you day before the event. Bring at least ten printed copies of your resume and be prepared to give brief (5-minute) informational interviews.
We recommend that attendees review the list of participating publishers (updated in February and March) and come prepared with four or five top choices and questions about their programs.
Pillsbury Hall has a ramp entrance and three disability parking stalls on Pillsbury Drive SE. The fourth floor is accessible by elevator.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING
***Please contact Bryan Shealer in the Piper Center if you need help finding transportation to the event.***
Pillsbury Hall is on the 3 and 6 bus lines and a six-minute walk from the Metro Green Line.
The closest parking to the event is in the Church Street Garage at 80 Church Street SE, at a rate of $1 per hour. See the U of M’s Parking Facilities page for more detailed information.
Dedicated bicycle and moped parking is available off Pillsbury Drive SE.
If you have questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.