Graduate Assistant, Diversity Fellow, and Interns

Northwestern University Press Graduate Assistantship

The application cycle for the 2023-2024 graduate assistantship has closed. Information regarding the 2024-2025 application will be posted when available.


Subject to availability, Northwestern University Press hosts internships throughout the calendar year. Please contact Courtney Smotherman ( to learn out about current openings.

Mellon Diversity Fellow

Northwestern University Press was honored to host a Mellon University Press Diversity Fellow funded by the Mellon Foundation between 2019 and 2022. This job existed as a fourteen-month, full-time, entry-level position that immersed three successive fellows in the acquisitions department of a leading scholarly press, working closely with senior acquisitions editors, authors, and projects through the entire acquisitions process. Through this apprenticeship, the fellow acquired deep and specialized knowledge of how editors identify emerging areas of scholarship, worked with authors to develop manuscripts, managed the process of peer review and revision, presented projects for approval, and represented them through each stage of publication. Fellows also worked with other press departments including marketing, design, manuscript editorial, and production on behalf of specific book projects.

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