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Jun 18 / Carmen Gamlin

Wayne State University Press, Detroit’s Oldest Non-Profit Publisher Seeks a Part-Time, Fall 2014 Web Development Intern

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  Web Development Internship

Wayne State University Press

Fall Semester 2014


Wayne State University Press, Detroit’s oldest nonprofit publishing company, seeks a Web Development Internship for Fall Semester 2014 (September 2014 to December 2014). The candidate would be in charge of developing functionality for the Press’ Drupal-based website, and any other minisites produced during the season. Applicant must be able to work from WSU Press offices 20 hours per week. Access to own laptop computer and software preferred, but not required. More about WSU Press at


The candidate should have the following skills:

• Knowledge of HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP, and MySQL

• Have experience with content management systems such as Drupal, Joomla, and WordPress (Drupal preferred)

• Have the ability to install premade plugins, and if necessary build additional functionality into the CMS platform

• Have adequate interpersonal and email skills

• Be able to take criticism well

• Be able to meet frequently if necessary

• Be able to help schedule and maintain deadlines

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The range of work will allow the intern to develop their portfolio and work on real-world production projects. The Press’s Technical Project Manager and Marketing Department are committed to providing valuable and productive feedback, while allowing the intern to co-develop and design spec-based functionality.

Potential tasks include, but are not limited to implementing selected premade plugins on the Press’ Drupal-based website, development of additional functionality based on our Drupal CMS platform, and the creation of focused minisites for specific projects. Specific tasks include working on the implementation of new audio and visual content within the Press’ website, and the creation of links directly to ebook content on vendor sites.

The time commitment required is twenty hours per week. The position is unpaid, but will give the intern the ability to work on real-world projects with a focused marketing and digital team. There is also the opportunity for educational credit where applicable. The position would take place in the fall semester beginning Monday, September 15, 2014 through Friday December 5, 2014.

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Wayne State University Press is a leading publisher of books on the Great Lakes Region, Judaica, film and media, fairy tale studies and poetry and fiction by Michigan authors. Located in vibrant Midtown Detroit, the Press publishes about 35 books and 7 journals per year. The Press was recently recognized by The Huffington Post as one of the nation’s 17 most innovative university presses and is Detroit’s oldest nonprofit publisher.

All Interested WSU applicants should send their resume to Bonnie Russell, Technical Project Manager at the WSU Press,

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