My internship took me out of the classroom and introduced me to book publishing. Thanks to my experience I am now adept at uncovering historical information, compiling research on a topic from various sources, then synthesizing the data into a format which is useful in the writing process. I also gained a lot of experience by compiling a comprehensive bibliography of my research sources and many sources used by another researcher. Overall, the internship gave me practice using skills that will be helpful after I graduate and expanded abilities that I had learned at UMD, making me career-ready.
Dan Turner, X-communication intern, Spring 2010
So far my experience as an intern with Litwin Books has been very beneficial to me. The
majority of my internship has been over email so it has been very convenient to be able
to work on projects whenever I had the time to do it. My main responsibility has been
proofreading different books with subjects ranging from various articles of a student
academic journal to library instruction to hate speech on the internet. Since I really
enjoy proofreading this has been perfect for me. This internship has given me a more
in-depth perspective on the various aspects of the publishing process, which will be very
helpful in my future career as an editor.
- Brenna Oelfke, Litwin Books intern, Spring 2010
The most important thing I
learned from my internship is what knowledge can be gained from practice.
This internship was invaluable to my growth as a professional and as an
individual. I learned a great deal about time management and working
independently. I gained important experience with useful computer software
programs, and benefitted from the ability to apply what I learned and work
through challenges in the design process. I am far from well versed in all of
the intricacies of book publication, but this internship gave me a much
valued view into a world with a great deal to teach.
- Mylii G. Pukema, X-Communications intern, (Fall 2010)