RealArts@Penn internship at Downtown Bookworks

About Downtown Bookworks

Downtown Bookworks is a boutique children's publishing company with a mission to keep kids engaged in reading, and in the outside world; to spark their imaginations, and to encourage curiosity. From DC super hero books to do-it-myself craft kits to our Science with Stuff series (each title is packaged with a pocket treasure such as shark teeth or space rocks), Downtown Bookworks' books and kits are designed to be fun, educational, beautiful, and to feel good in small hands.

The company also operates as a book packager, producing books for other major publishers and clients.

What to Expect

We are a small and relatively young business, and we work in a scrappy and unique way which will appeal if you are smart, resourceful, and eager to learn everything there is to know about children’s book publishing--from coming up with publishable ideas, to shaping content, to figuring out how to reach the target buyer. Our office is an open loft in Tribeca (downtown Manhattan). So no cubicles (or even doors); no HR department; no corporate hierarchy. We are a handful of creative, hard-working editorially-minded people who wear many hats every day and invent our jobs as we go.

The 4 day/week summer internship will involve

Our dream candidate is creative, detail-oriented, technically savvy, and easygoing. The office is busy and buzzing – an excellent place to dive in and really learn the business by doing a bit of everything.