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Make Money, Not Coffee: Summer Internship Opportunities

Instead of flipping burgers or taking extra classes this summer, wouldn’t you rather have a paid internship? Sigma Tau Delta co-sponsors paid internships every summer with Better World Books (BWB) and Penguin Group (USA). Both internships are excellent opportunities to gain real, hands-on experience; no getting coffee and dry cleaning here!

Applications for both internship opportunities are due Thursday, January 31, 2013, at 11:59 p.m.

Better World Books

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“My supervisors have had my goals in mind since before I even started. “We want to shape this internship around your goals. What would make this a valuable experience for you?” they asked during my interview.” – Erin Horning, 2012 BWB Intern

The BWB summer internship offers an outstanding opportunity to work in the Atlanta metro area with Sigma Tau Delta’s national service partner on a unique internship specially tailored to your interests!

  • The internship runs six consecutive weeks, beginning in early June
  • The recipient will work 30 hours per week, earning $10 per hour
  • Sigma Tau Delta will provide the recipient with an additional $1,500 stipend to assist with travel and housing expenses
  • Affordable housing will be available through Emory University’s Summer Intern Housing Program

BWB will work with the recipient to design an internship around the recipient’s qualifications and interests. Tell BWB about your career goals and they will look for worthwhile projects that serve both the organization’s and your interests.


  • Active member of a Sigma Tau Delta chapter that is or will be participating in a BWB Campus Book Drive
  • Comfortable talking with and interacting with others
  • Positive and professional attitude with the desire to learn

More Information and Application Instructions

Penguin Group (USA)


Penguin Group (USA), one of the leading U.S. adult and children’s trade book publishers, has a wonderful opportunity for a summer internship in New York set aside for a Sigma Tau Delta member.

  • The internship runs ten consecutive weeks, exact dates to be determined
  • The recipient will work 28 hours per week, earning $7.25 per hour
  • Sigma Tau Delta will provide the recipient an additional $1,500 stipend to assist with travel and housing expenses

The internship is in one of Penguin’s editorial departments. The intern may assist with the following:

  • Reading and evaluating manuscripts
  • Writing readers reports and rejection letters
  • Researching permission requests, attending meetings, and preparing manuscripts for transmittal
  • Administrative duties including mailings, filing, updating the submission logs, and routing materials

More Information and Application Instructions

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