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Penguin Random House Summer Internship

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Internship opportunities are available from Penguin Random House to provide interested undergraduate student members of Sigma Tau Delta with experience in the publishing industry.

The summer internship will run ten consecutive weeks in New York City, June 1 – August 7. The recipient will work 28 hours per week, earning $20.00 per hour. Sigma Tau Delta will provide the recipient an additional $1,500 stipend to assist with expenses.

Penguin Random House offers paid internship opportunities in various business areas such as contracts, editorial, finance, graphic design, managing editorial, marketing, online marketing, production, publicity, sales, subsidiary rights, and operations. Internship opportunities will be available in their Young Readers and Adult divisions, as well as within some of their corporate divisions. In addition to the editorial field, Penguin Random House provides the opportunity for our members to be considered for available internships across all business areas.

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ApplicationĀ  Process

To apply, students will submit a resume, and a cover letter addressing their qualifications and interest in the field of publishing. Historically, the strongest applications have been submitted by students who had previous internship experience and could talk about the specific ways that experience prepares them for a position with Penguin.

In theĀ concise one-page, single-spaced cover letter, applicants need to indicate up to three business areas they are applying for. For those who are choosing editorial as a business area, they should include their preference for working within an adult or children’s imprint or if they are particularly interested in any genre(s). Browse Penguin’s divisions and imprints.

Preliminary screening will be made by a Sigma Tau Delta panel of judges, and the top five applications will be forwarded to Penguin Random House for their final round of screening. Applicants will be notified by January 20, whether they are among the five finalists.

Summer Penguin Random House Internship applications will be accepted through December 30, 2019.


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