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Penguin Random House Internships

Three 2019 paid internship opportunities are available from Penguin Random House to provide interested undergraduate student members of Sigma Tau Delta with experience in the publishing industry.

Sigma Tau Delta/Penguin Random House Internship Dates

Spring 2019

September 10 - October 9, 2018

The spring internship will run ten consecutive weeks in New York City (NYC), February 5 - April 13. The recipient will work 14 hours per week, earning $15.00 per hour. Sigma Tau Delta will provide the recipient an additional $700 stipend to assist with expenses. Applicants must be living in or be located within a commutable distance from NYC. Work hours may be arranged to accommodate a student's class schedule.

Summer 2019

December 3, 2018 - January 15, 2019

The internship will run ten consecutive weeks in New York City (NYC), June 4 - August 10. The recipient will work 28 hours per week, earning $15.00 per hour. Sigma Tau Delta will provide the recipient an additional $1,500 stipend to assist with expenses.

Fall 2019

April 2 - April 29, 2019

The fall internship will run ten consecutive weeks in New York City (NYC), September 10 - November 16. The recipient will work 14 hours per week, earning $15.00 per hour. Sigma Tau Delta will provide the recipient an additional $700 stipend to assist with expenses. Applicants must be living in or be located within a commutable distance from NYC. Work hours may be arranged to accommodate a student's class schedule.

Additional Details

Individual colleges and universities may arrange for academic credit for the internship but that must be worked out between the student and her/his university.

The recipient of the internship will be responsible for securing and paying for housing as well as other expenses. Each applicant must be prepared to accept the internship and its conditions if it is awarded to her/him. Failure to do so may jeopardize the continuation of the Penguin Random House internship program for Sigma Tau Delta.

Scope of the Internship

Interns may assist with the following in one of the editorial departments at Penguin Random House:

  • Reading and evaluating manuscripts
  • Writing reader's 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

About Penguin Random House

Penguin Random House is the leading adult and children's publishing house in North America, the United Kingdom and many other regions around the world. In publishing the best books in every genre and subject for all ages, we are committed to quality, excellence in execution, and innovation throughout the entire publishing process: editorial, design, marketing, publicity, sales, production, and distribution. Our vibrant and diverse international community of nearly 250 publishing brands and imprints include Ballantine Bantam Dell, Berkley Books, Clarkson Potter, Crown, DK, Doubleday, Dutton, Fodor's, Grosset & Dunlap, Little Golden Books, Knopf, Modern Library, Pantheon, Penguin Books, Penguin Press, Penguin Random House Audio, Penguin Young Readers, Portfolio, Puffin, Putnam, Random House, Random House Children's Books, Riverhead, Ten Speed Press, Viking, and Vintage, among others. More information can be found at the Penguin Random House website.

Penguin Random House values the array of talents and perspectives that a diverse workforce brings. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Past Recipients

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