Heyday Publishing, Marketing and Development Intern Summer 2022
Bill Lane Center for the American West
See maximum funding amount and funding details below
Applications closed on January 31, 2022
Approximate Offer Date:
Friday, March 11, 2022
Description of agency and internship overview:
Heyday is an independent, nonprofit publisher founded in 1974 in Berkeley, California. Heyday promotes civic engagement and social justice, celebrates nature’s beauty, supports California Indian cultural renewal, and explores the state’s rich history, culture, and influence. Heyday works to realize the California dream of equity and enfranchisement.
Working with Heyday's development director and marketing manager, the intern will become an integral part of a bustling small publishing house with a focus on California and the American West. The intern can expect to help promote our new books by writing copy, sending out e-newsletters, and coordinating events; and providing development support on mailings and grant writing. The intern will be invited to all staff meetings and seminars with invited speakers, and will have the opportunity to conduct informational interviews with staff members across all departments. By the internship's end, the intern should have a strong working knowledge of book publishing, the nonprofit world, and the current landscape of cultural institutions in the West.
Research and pitch books to review publications and news sites
Draft press release copy and design promotional graphics
Implement website updates and build digital ad campaigns
Research prospective project partners, such as foundations or other nonprofits, and draft letters of inquiry
Help plan and execute social media campaigns to promote Heyday books, authors, and events
Eligibility and Requirements:
Bill Lane Center internships are part of Cardinal Quarter opportunities and we encourage students from all disciplines to apply to our opportunities. The opportunities are full-time (35-40 hours a week) for 10-weeks during the summer. Specific start and end dates can be coordinated directly with the supervisor.
Students from all class years are welcome to apply and students from these majors may be interested, but are not limited to: English, History, Native American Studies, Communication
Note: Students are only eligible for one Stanford-funded full-time experiential learning opportunity during the 2021-22 academic year (inclusive of summer).
For more helpful application advice, please visit the BLC’s FAQs page.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects
Resourcefulness and initiative
Experience using WordPress and Salesforce
Experience with social media outreach for organizations (including interpreting analytics)
Experience with graphic design tools
Selection of applicants:
Complete applications are screened and finalists are contacted for an interview with staff from the Bill Lane Center for the American West. The top candidates for each position are forwarded to the agency for direct interviews with their potential supervisors and other agency staff. Host agencies will then notify the Lane Center of their preferred candidate and that applicant will receive an internship offer by email. The applicant is expected to respond promptly (within 48 hours) via email to the offer, or the offer will be rescinded. Once an applicant accepts an offer, the student should promptly notify all other Stanford and non-Stanford programs to which they have applied that they have accepted another offer and to withdraw their candidacy.