Edelweiss Ascend will provide each intern with a safe, real world, well-rounded experience with a publishing professional or team of publishing professionals. Our team works with internship hosts to design the best curriculum based on the company’s need with the intention to teach and share basic skills needed for entry level positions in the publishing industry.
Each intern will be assigned to one of the following organizations for a 10-week internship and is scheduled as follows:
June 6, 2022 – August 11, 2022 (Monday – Thursday)
Each intern will work, virtually, 20 hours per week for 10 weeks.
Rockelle Henderson is the president of Rock Inked, Inc., an author consulting, marketing, and literary management firm. She serves on the board of the Book Industry Charitable Foundation (Binc) and has previous led its communications and marketing committee. Over a career that spans more than twenty years, Rockelle has held positions at Random House, Penguin, HarperCollins, and Disney/Hyperion. She’s worked with authors such as Jacqueline Woodson, Karin Slaughter, Eriq La Salle, and Edward P. Jones, and on the marketing campaigns for books by Michael Crichton, Terry McMillan, Bill Gates, Stephen King, and Tom Brokaw. In 2016, she founded the Bluffton Book Festival in Bluffton, South Carolina, a literary festival whose mission is to increase literacy levels in the southeast region of the United States; while bringing together local and national literary talent to raise awareness and funds for two charities—the Literacy Center of Bluffton/Hilton Head Island and the Binc Foundation.
Tessera Editorial was founded on the idea that publishing can and should be an accessible industry to all people. Through myriad diverse voices in the profession, we hope to open the world of books to as many readers as possible. Our editors and mentees have worked with a number of traditional and indie publishers and authors and have brought invaluable experience and knowledge to all of their projects. Tessera is an all BIPOC, all remote organization for marginalized people and people of color who meet author/publisher needs as developmental editors, copy editors, proofreaders, sensitivity readers, and writers. By creating a space where marginalized people can learn and work with the tools of publishing that they may otherwise not have access to, we hope to improve the vastness of the book and publishing landscape.
Thank you to Wiley for being the founding member of our Edelweiss Ascend Publishing Internship Program.