Work With Us

The Drake Community Press is a publishing laboratory linking pre-professional experience with academic inquiry. We publish on a two-year cycle, involving students at every step of the process, from project development to work in research, content, editing, design, promotion and distribution.

The Press accepts interns on a rolling basis throughout the publishing cycle. We maintain a staff of committed editorial interns who serve as a core group of students directly involved with Press management, activities and all aspects of book production.

  • Students (FR – SEN) with demonstrated background and interest in writing, editing, ethnography, sociology, graphic design, comparative religion & philosophy, photography, public relations/event planning, marketing, or any combination of these areas of study should consider applying.
  • Candidates must be reliable and punctual, have excellent task follow-through, demonstrate creative initiative and be able to work collaboratively with individuals from a variety of cultural backgrounds.  
  • Ability to gather information efficiently and to cite sources accurately and appropriately, and an interest in community-engaged learning and grant writing are a plus.  Previous service-learning or service-writing experience also a plus.
  • Terms are renewable on a semester basis.
  • Review of applications year-round, with starting dates typically beginning at the start of each academic term.
  • 1-2 senior editorial positions are paid (9$)
  • Students in junior editorial positions may be asked to seek funding for their own positions through grants.
  • Positions involving credit rather than payment follow semester, summer, of J Term scheduling.

 Submit the following materials to:

    • one-page statement of your interest in becoming an editorial intern, with explanation of your particular interests and experience appropriate to the position
    • current resume/curriculum vitae
    • writing sample, 250-500 words (narrative or expository)
    • brief (1-2 paragraph) letter of recommendation from at least one professor familiar with your work (email okay)


If you questions about the application process or need assistance, contact the Press Director at 515-271-3969 or by email.