Marketing and Product Development Internship

Office of the Publisher's Agent, Mary Baker Eddy's Writings

The Office of the Publisher’s Agent (OPA) is the department responsible for the publication and sales of Mary Baker Eddy’s writings in all formats – print, digital, and translations.

Do you love reading Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, and other books by Mary Baker Eddy? Are you interested in marketing, product development, and business? Are you organized, and good with detail and follow-through? Do you like variety in projects and tasks? Do you enjoy learning about languages and cultures? Are you good at keeping track of multiple projects at the same time? Would you enjoy working hard in a prayerfully-focused and fun department?

If the answers are yes, this internship offers great opportunities. Projects may include any or all of the following (or similar): historical research; assistance with digital product creation; marketing research; ad development; assistance with creating marketing materials for Reading Rooms; assistance with print production; performing translations research; assistance with inventory management and web shop organization; documentation of published healings, and more.

Opportunities include:

  • Training with and work alongside digital, translations, and print product managers; learn about all aspects of publishing

  • Learning to identify new advertising and marketing initiatives; helping write advertising copy, helping with merchandising/promotional materials, and more

  • Learning to analyze ongoing market research and identifying new ways to reach target markets with print products, digital products, and translations

  • Assisting with product development, from initial concept to product delivery

Qualifications & Desired Qualities:

  • Committed to Christian Science and interested in sharing its healing message through Mary Baker Eddy’s writings

  • Organized, detail-oriented, and efficient self-starter

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Earning a degree in Marketing, Business, or similar fields (or, demonstrated experience and/or interest in these fields)

  • Willingness to work in a fast-paced department on a variety of tasks

  • Team player who can work independently

  • Interest and/or experience with writing and/or graphic design a plus

To Apply: Fill out the online application and email us your resume and a cover letter at Applications are due January 31, 2019. Applicants will be notified by the third week of February.

Program Dates: May 28 - August 9 (11 weeks)

Compensation: Interns will not receive pay or compensation but will receive a living stipend of $300 per week to help offset the cost of living in Boston. They will also be housed near The Mother Church, free of charge, for the duration of the program. The living stipend and housing are taxable benefits. Interns who are Mother Church members and are returning to school after the internship program will be eligible to receive an Albert Baker Fund educational grant award after their successful completion of the program.

Questions: If you have questions about this program, please contact Chris Sheasley, 1-617-450-3494 or 1-800-288-7090 ext. 3494 (toll free)