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ABAA & Abe Books: Paid Summer Internship Program Application Deadlines February 22 & April 30, 2024

The Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America's Diversity Initiative Committee is proud to announce a paid summer internship program co-sponsored by AbeBooks.

ABAA & Abe Books:  Paid Summer Internship Program Application Deadlines February 22 & April 30, 2024
ABAA & Abe Books:  Paid Summer Internship Program Application Deadlines February 22 & April 30, 2024

Time & Location

Feb 02, 2024, 2:30 PM

Location is TBD

About the Event

The Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America's Diversity Initiative Committee is proud to

announce a paid summer internship program co-sponsored by AbeBooks. They invite you to apply and

share this opportunity with qualified applicants at your institution and beyond.

This 10-week paid, hands-on, learning-oriented program seeks to provide an opportunity for entry to

historically underrepresented individuals in the trade—Black, Indigenous, people of color, and/or

LGBTQ+, by offering tools, experiences, and exposures necessary to pursue a career in the antiquarian

book trade.

The intern will gain experience in research, cataloging, customer relations, and more with an ABAA

member as host.

Application Requirements

● Self-identify as Black, Indigenous, person of color, and/or LGBTQ+.

● Minimum requirement of a high school diploma, OR currently enrolled student in any degree

program, OR recent graduate (< 1-year post-grad).

● Must be detail-oriented, have experience doing independent research, have strong writing skills

and time management, and be comfortable working on solo and collaborative projects.

● Prior experience working in a bookstore, library, or customer service setting is a plus.

● Ability to secure summer housing independently and ability to coordinate commute if necessary.

The application is a 2 stage process. 

Stage 1 application can be found here. Applicants will submit

standard information and application materials. 

Stage 2 of the application will open on February 22, 2024.

The list of host firms will be available for reference.

Interns can select host firms they would like to apply for. However, The ultimate intern and host pairing

will be decided by the Diversity Initiative Committee with consideration of various factors such as

specializations, areas of focus, and business structure. The location could also be a point of consideration.

The deadline to apply for Stage 1 and Stage 2 is April 30, 2024. Please note that you must apply to

Stage 1 before you can fill out an application for Stage 2 

ABAA Headquarters will be available throughout the entire process, from applications to internship

pairings through the completion of the program, to address any questions or concerns that may arise.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to Xin Yi Zhao, ABAA’s Associate Director, at xin@abaa.org for more

information.

ABAA INTERNSHIP APPLICATION

*Because this form requires supplementary materials, files will be uploaded to the form owner’s Google Drive.

Respondents will be required to sign in to an email account hosted by Google to complete the application. If you do

not have a Google-hosted login, you can create one here, or contact Xin Yi Zhao (xin@abaa.org) to apply via an

alternative method. Be sure to upload your material as a PDF.

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Note:  These events are listed as a courtesy to members and friends of IOBA.  Every effort is made to post accurate information, but that the most reliable information will be ABAA's Assoicat Director Xin Yi Zhao.

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