Wichita State junior lands internship with Yale University Press

Photo of Hannah Holliday in her Yale University T-shirt.

Only two students were selected for the 2023 summer Yale University Press manuscript editorial internship — one was secured by a Yale University student and the other was Wichita State University's own Hannah Holliday.

Holliday, a junior studying creative writing and communication in WSU’s Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, will continue to live in Wichita while working remotely at her internship, which will be done over nine weeks starting June 5 and ending Aug. 5.

“I can't wait to experience what it's like to work in a real publishing house and edit a large variety of different books,” Holliday said.

Interns will work with manuscript editors to assist in preparing manuscripts for publication and gain hands-on experience in editing, typography and working with the “Chicago Manual of Style.”

Holliday serves as the undergraduate poetry editor for the student literary journal Mikrokosmos, is the vice president and outreach coordinator for Sigma Tau Delta, and works as a tutor for the WSU Writing Center.

“Hannah is a very hard worker, and she takes her schoolwork seriously,” said Kerry Jones, director of the Writing Center. “She loves working with language, and I know she has a special place in her heart for editorial work. This is a wonderful opportunity, and I’m over the moon for her.”

Holliday credits her time at WSU with helping her land the position.

“My professors, my experiences with Mikrokosmos and the Writing Center, and networking with Wichita Professional Communicators have been integral to my success,” Holliday said. “I'm so fortunate to have such a prestigious position to look forward to for the summer, and I couldn't have received it without the advice, teachings and encouragement of everyone I've met in Wichita.“

About Wichita State University

Wichita State University is Kansas' only urban public research university, enrolling almost 22,000 students between its main campus and WSU Tech, including students from every state in the U.S. and more than 100 countries. Wichita State and WSU Tech are recognized for being student centered and innovation driven.

Located in the largest city in the state with one of the highest concentrations in the United States of jobs involving science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), Wichita State University provides uniquely distinctive and innovative pathways of applied learning, applied research and career opportunities for all of our students.

The Innovation Campus, which is a physical extension of the Wichita State University main campus, is one of the nation’s largest and fastest-growing research/innovation parks, encompassing over 120 acres and is home to a number of global companies and organizations.

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