Starting My Internship Tomorrow!

3 Jun

A few months ago I applied for a summer internship with Lark Books, a book publisher in Asheville. I learned about the internship through a job and internship fair held at UNCA, and I’m so glad I came across the Lark Books booth. I informed Lark Books at the fair that I was interested in the internship even though I knew I’d be in Ireland for 5 weeks of the summer, and they urged me to still apply.

I applied, went in for an interview, and last week I found out that I was selected for the internship. I’ll be working from tomorrow until the 15th, go to Ireland for 5 weeks, and then return to the internship to complete the 160 hour requirement. I’m so excited to have still been given this opportunity despite the fact that I’ll be in Ireland for 5 weeks. I can’t wait to learn more about the book publishing world (since I know close to nothing at this point).

Lark Books is a branch of Sterling Publishing, which is based in New York. According to sterlingpublishing.com:

Founded in 1949, Sterling Publishing is one of the world’s leading publishers of non-fiction books. We are unique in that we have the reach of the major publishers yet the passion & creativity of an independent press.

I’m really excited for this opportunity to learn all the facets of the book publishing world, plus having the chance to be back in the city that I love: Asheville, North Carolina. I have no doubt that I will learn a lot, while also having the opportunity to make connections in the publishing world that will help me in the future. Most of all, however, I’m just eager to get to know a new group of people and be introduced to an area of work that is of interest to me, especially since I love to write and hope to publish my memoir someday.

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23 Responses to “Starting My Internship Tomorrow!”

  1. stickyquote June 3, 2012 at 11:33 am #

    Wishing you the best and I hope to read your memoir one day have a great day and enjoy your summer vacation…

  2. LA Edwards June 3, 2012 at 12:18 pm #

    Congratulations! You will be a superb intern. Best of luck as you partake upon your new journey. I will be thinking about you. Most importantly, have fun!

    • ameliaclaire92 June 3, 2012 at 3:43 pm #

      Thanks Louise! πŸ™‚ I can’t wait to tell you about it.

  3. Anita S June 3, 2012 at 12:25 pm #

    So exciting! You have a wonderful summer ahead of you. I wish you the best!

    • ameliaclaire92 June 3, 2012 at 3:43 pm #

      Thanks Anita. I’ve very excited for what the summer holds. πŸ™‚

  4. Advice To My 20s Self June 3, 2012 at 12:53 pm #

    I concur, Congratulations and have fun in Ireland. Sounds like a fantastic summer plan.

    • ameliaclaire92 June 3, 2012 at 3:44 pm #

      Definitely. I can’t wait to write all about it, too!

  5. yogikarenk June 3, 2012 at 7:38 pm #

    Congratulations! Set a date to publish your book by, that will give you a timeline to work with. You will publish it, I have complete faith in that!

    • ameliaclaire92 June 3, 2012 at 8:55 pm #

      Thank you. And that’s a good idea. I may even set dates for when I’d like to finish certain chapters. That may give me some more structure.

  6. spashionistareport June 3, 2012 at 8:33 pm #

    Congratulations Amelia. I hope you will give us a good narrative of your new job and travels as the summer progresses πŸ™‚ .

    • ameliaclaire92 June 3, 2012 at 8:56 pm #

      Thank you so much, and I definitely plan to keep all of you informed! πŸ™‚

  7. stephenedwards425 June 3, 2012 at 9:27 pm #

    Well done…you certainly deserve it…

    Be encouraged!

  8. grigoriatsiakmaki June 4, 2012 at 10:51 am #

    Congratulations!

  9. Carrie June 4, 2012 at 4:26 pm #

    Thinking of you today!!

  10. 4amWriter June 4, 2012 at 10:04 pm #

    This is a huge opportunity! Even now, as I look back on my college days/daze I wish, I *so* wish I had done more in the sense of taking my writing seriously. That includes applying for awesome internships like what you’re doing. Congratulations and I can’t wait to hear all about it.

    • ameliaclaire92 June 6, 2012 at 2:21 pm #

      Thanks. It’s currently day 3, and I’m loving it!

  11. RDoug June 6, 2012 at 6:58 pm #

    I sincerely hope you enjoy your internship, Amelia. May it blossom into a field of golden opportunities from which you’ll one day grow a towering career that will grant to you a lifetime of fulfillment.

    • ameliaclaire92 June 6, 2012 at 7:58 pm #

      Is that from as fortune cookie? πŸ˜‰

      • RDoug June 6, 2012 at 11:04 pm #

        Mexican fortune cookie. Came after the sweet and sour enchiladas.

  12. rogerfqhedgemana October 18, 2012 at 1:07 am #

    Reblogged this on Roger Hedgeman Blog.

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