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Penguin Random House Internship: Priority Selection Application

Description Eligible Sigma Tau Delta Applications Open Sigma Tau Delta
Applications Due
Award Date
Priority Selection for PRH Internship: Summer 2023 Undergraduates and Graduates Jan 23, 2023 Feb 6, 2023 Mar 6, 2023
Priority Selection for PRH Internship: Fall 2023 Undergraduates and Graduates Apr 24, 2023 May 15, 2023 Jun 5, 2023
Priority Selection for PRH Internship: Spring 2024 Undergraduates and Graduates Sep 11, 2023 Oct 2, 2023 Oct 30, 2023

Summer Internship Description

The summer interships have not yet been posted. The following shows the "expected program" based on past year internship programs. Updated information will be posted when PRH releases the internships for summer 2023.

The Penguin Random House internship program offers candidates the opportunity to work in the Penguin Random House Adult & Children’s divisions, attend weekly professional development programming, and learn about the world of publishing. This program is intended to provide opportunities for racially/ethnically underrepresented groups in the publishing industry. Active chapter members interested in learning about the world of marketing in book publishing are encouraged to apply. No prior publishing experience is required.

This is the application for priority candidates that will apply for PRH Summer Internships. Penguin Random House has not posted their summer internships. More information will be available in January.

During the next spring ten week program, interns will work remote for 28 hours per week at a pay rate of $20/hr. Intern schedules will be flexible to account for candidates who may be located in a variety of time zones.

  • 2023 PRH Summer Internships Offered: (expected positions in Editorial, Sales, and Marketing and Publicity)
  • Internship Dates: June 12 - August 18, 2023

Priority Candidate Eligibility

Priority candidates are active student members of Sigma Tau Delta who are

  • a current senior in spring 2023
  • a student who will graduate in spring 2023, summer 2023, or fall 2023 term
  • a student in a graduate program

Candidates must be located in the US during the dates of the program.

A spring 2023 priority candidate selected for a remote internship will receive an additional $700 stipend from Sigma Tau Delta.

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Sigma Tau Delta Priority Application

Sigma Tau Delta has the opportunity to submit up to four priority candidates. The priority candidates will receive an interview with Penguin Random House hiring staff. To apply for the priority application, eligible student members must complete

  1. the Sigma Tau Delta Penguin Random House priority AwardSpring application (due February 6, 11:59 p.m. CST); and
  2. the Penguin Random House internship application. The applications are not yet posted. Once they are posted, applicants will be notified to complete the PRH application.
Sigma Tau Delta staff will verify members who are current undergraduate or graduate students. The selection committee will evaluate the priority applications to select the priority candidates. Selections will be announced before the PRH application deadline.

Submission Requirements

To be considered for a priority candidate position students must complete the Sigma Tau Delta priority application between January 23 and February 6 at 11:59 p.m. CST.

Step 1: Complete the Sigma Tau Delta PRH priority application.

Sigma Tau Delta AwardSpring application page

  • The application requires you to upload a cover letter, resume, and complete two short essay questions. In the cover letter indicate if you have a preference for working with adult or children's books or if you are particularly interested in any genre(s)
  • Questions regarding the online submission process should be addressed to sigmatdapply@niu.edu.

Step 2: Submit Your Application to Penguin Random House.

Applicants will be notified when the Penguin Random House internship job portal is available. At that time you will be asked to also complete their application.

Judging and Notification

Penguin Random House (PRH) staff will review and contact the four priority candidates for interviews. All other applicants will be part of PRH's general application pool. The final internship selections will be made by PRH in April 2023.

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Blog Requirement

A follow-up blog is required from PRH interns who are Sigma Tau Delta members. The blog is an article (400-600 words) for WORDYbyNature, the official Society blog, sharing such things as how the internship contributed to their professional growth or field of study; its impact on their future career plans; and the importance of the funding to the internship experience.

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Past Recipients

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