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Book Cover Design Intern (for credit)

Open Road Integrated Media has an opening for a school-credit intern to work in its cover design department.

The book cover design intern will report to the Designer and assist the art department in a number of tasks related to ebook and print design and production, including creating ebook and print book covers from start to finish, researching stock art images, and scanning and correcting interior images. The intern also attends the weekly cover review meeting with the editorial and marketing teams and is responsible for taking notes.

Open Road is a fast-paced, high-profile startup—details and deadlines are of the essence. The right individual will have the unique opportunity to experience all aspects of the book design process in a next-generation publishing environment, within a small, close-knit art department. We also have free snacks and coffee in our kitchen, and interns can attend company events such as monthly birthday lunches or movie nights.

Please note that this internship is for credit. Interns usually work about 20 hours a week, but we will work with them to meet their school's credit requirements.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Book cover creation
  • Image and rights research for book covers
  • Laying out print cover mechanicals
  • Scanning and correcting interior images
  • Note-taking at the weekly cover meeting
  • Correcting book interiors (typesetting)
  • Assisting with marketing design as needed



  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, particularly Photoshop and InDesign
  • Pays attention to detail
  • Keeps files organized
  • Meets quick deadlines
  • Interest in design, reading, and next-generation publishing
  • Illustration skills helpful but not required
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