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About the Summer Internship Program

Internships are a great way to gain knowledge about the culture and day-to-day operations of being an author! Students ages 10-17 are encouraged to apply. The L.B. Anne Summer Author Apprenticeship (LBAA) Summer Program is a paid opportunity. Students will receive a stipend.

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Authentic Author experience learning the ins-and-outs of the industry.

Assistants to L.B. Anne, interns receive mentoring and hands-on direction.

Things you'll do:

Learn about writing and editing. Help publish a book. Social media takeover. Blogging and more!

This summer program is

100% Virtual!

The L. B. Anne Author Apprentice Summer Internship is a six-week virtual program

designed to provide students in grades 5-12 with comprehensive insights into the publishing industry.

Throughout the program, students attend weekly sessions, submit assignments,

and culminate their experience with a final presentation. 

To enrich the experience for our students, we arrange guest speaker sessions every week,

featuring accomplished authors, editors, and illustrators. 

Past Intern Testimonial

"I learned that being an author is a lot more complex than I originally thought. A whole new window was opened to me during this internship. Being an author is far more detailed than I imagined." 
N. R. 2021 Intern

LBAA Summer Internship FAQ's

Age Requirements

All applicants must be 10 years of age by June 1, 2023. Applicants must not exceed 17 years of age during the summer program which concludes August 5, 2023

Access to


Access to a personal computer is required to qualify for the LBAA summer internship. The internship is completely virtual, and interns must attend Zoom meetings, send emails, and complete projects.


Parent or guardian must attend the orientation with intern via Zoom.

Child Privacy

Weekly meetings are required. Parents must attend each meeting with the intern. All correspondences are sent to the parent or guardian's email address. Interns will interact with social media. Faces will not be shown without parental consent.

Work Hours 

Six to ten hours per week, depending on the assignment. The times of day are up to you. We find it best to create a schedule you follow each day.

Selection Process

After we receive an application, we will review it and may contact chosen candidates for an interview. We hope to give final decisions a week after submissions close.

Non-Discrimination Policy

We value our interns by providing equal opportunities to all applicants regardless of sex, race, color, creed, national origin, religion, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical, mental or sensory disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other basis protected by federal, state and/or local laws. JOA Press is committed to giving interns of all backgrounds the opportunity to learn about the publishing industry.

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