Norton Internships

W. W. Norton & Company’s internship program is designed to introduce engaged, motivated college students to publishing and to Norton. Internships provide valuable hands-on experience with the day-to-day business of bookmaking, as well as opportunities to network with employees at the company and with fellow interns who frequently go on to become colleagues in the field.

Interns at W. W. Norton are paid $9 per hour for a maximum of 20 hours per week. Internships are available year-round and last for three months. W. W. Norton, an equal opportunity employer, is fully independent, and employee-owned. Our offices are located at 500 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY.

College Editorial Department

Biology Editorial Internship, Fall 2016

The college division at W. W. Norton & Company is seeking a Fall intern (September-December) to assist with editorial projects in the Biology department. The internship will offer insight into the editorial, marketing, and sales aspects of textbook publishing. Responsibilities will vary, but will include assisting with the preparation of manuscripts, researching market data, performing database work, organizing manuscript review programs, assisting with various stages of production, and other day-to-day administrative tasks.

Candidates should have strong research and writing skills, be detail-oriented and organized, be comfortable working independently in an office environment, and have an interest in learning about textbook publishing. A background or interest in biology is preferred but not required. Specific work hours are flexible but interns usually work 3 or 4 days per week for a total of 20 hours. College juniors, seniors, and recent graduates preferred.

If interested, please e-mail your résumé and cover letter as an email attachment to: Taylere Peterson .

Literature, Drama, and Communication Editorial Internship, Fall 2016

The college division at W. W. Norton & Company is seeking an intern to work in the Literature, Drama, and Communication Department. Duties will include assisting with manuscript compilation for anthologies and other textbooks, such as The Norton Anthology of World Literature, The Norton Anthology of Drama, and Living Theatre, researching information for the new communication list, and assisting with the creation of textbooks’ ancillary materials.

The internship will provide opportunities to learn about all aspects of textbook publishing, see the ways in which all departments and systems interact, and meet with representatives from various departments.

Applicants should be detail oriented, well organized, and interested in academic publishing. Familiarity with Word, Excel, and Adobe Acrobat is a requirement. The schedule is flexible, but applicants must be willing to commit to 20 hours per week for a 3-month period.

If interested, please e-mail your résumé and cover letter as an email attachment to: Gerra Goff .

Norton Critical Editions Editorial Internship, Fall 2016

The college division at W. W. Norton is seeking an intern for the fall (September–December) of 2016 to support the Norton Critical Editions Editorial team. The internship will provide opportunities to experience the editorial, marketing, and sales aspects of textbook publishing. Duties may include assisting with manuscript preparation, maintaining organizational databases, utilizing Excel to analyze sales data, doing photo and market research, mailing books and payments, and helping with administrative tasks such as filing, scanning, and photocopying.

Ideal candidates will possess excellent attention to detail and organization, excellent oral and written communication skills, the ability to work independently and efficiently in an office environment, and an interest in learning more about college textbook publishing. Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel is highly preferred. The schedule is flexible, but applicants must be willing to commit to 20 hours per week for a 3-month period.

If interested, please e-mail your résumé and cover letter as an email attachment to: Rachel Goodman

Philosophy and Political Science Editorial Internship, Fall 2016

W.W. Norton’s college division is seeking an editorial intern to assist with philosophy and political science textbooks for a three-month commitment, starting in September 2016. The internship will offer experience in the editorial, production, and marketing aspects of textbook publishing. Responsibilities will vary day to day, but will include assisting with manuscript preparation, marketing research, and administrative tasks.

Candidates should be interested in book publishing as a career, particularly in college textbooks. The ideal candidate is organized, detail oriented, and able to prioritize, multitask, and work independently and efficiently. Knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, will be useful. An interest in philosophy and political science is a plus. Interns will work about 3 days a week for a total of 20 hours.

If interested, please e-mail your résumé and cover letter as an email attachment to: Shannon Jilek.

College Business Department

There are currently no internships available in this department.

College Manuscript Department

Literature Digital Media Project Editing Internship, Fall 2016

The college division is seeking a fall intern to assist in managing editorial production for the upcoming digital editions of The Norton Anthology of American Literature. The intern will also assist with pre-production and post-production work on other literature projects.

This internship offers considerable project management and hands-on editorial experience. Responsibilities will vary, but will include helping check, traffic, and manage the digital files and support materials. The intern will also assist with light proofreading, quality-assurance testing, and error reporting.

Candidates should have excellent organizational, verbal, and written communication skills. Proficiency in Word, Excel, and Adobe Acrobat Pro is preferred. Our ideal candidate is a highly motivated self-starter who is enthusiastic about these projects and about publishing in general.

If interested, please e-mail your résumé and cover letter as an email attachment to: Kristin Sheerin.

Manuscript Editing Internship, Print Media, Fall 2016

W. W. Norton & Company’s Manuscript Editorial Department is looking for a current senior or recent graduate who is interested in learning more about college textbook publishing. This internship will provide the opportunity to work alongside the department’s project editors, managing editors, and developmental editors as they collaborate with other departments, such as acquisitions, permissions, design, and production, on college textbooks of various disciplines and during multiple stages in the publishing process. Through this internship, you will practice the basics of proofreading and copyediting, reviewing chapters and giving written feedback, helping build manuscripts, and cross-checking galleys, proofs, and blues.

Applicants should possess strong communication skills and be organized, detail-oriented, able to work both collaboratively and independently in an office environment, and curious about the world of textbook or academic publishing. Good handwriting and knowledge of Chicago Manual of Style and basic proofreading marks also a plus!

If interested, please e-mail your résumé, cover letter, and a writing sample of approximately 500 words as an email attachment to: Caitlin Moran and Melissa Atkin

Countryman Press

There are currently no internships available in this department.

Custom Publications

Custom Publications Editorial Internship, Fall 2016

The college department at W. W. Norton & Company is seeking a fall intern to work in the Custom Publications division. Duties will include assisting with marketing research, monitoring sales and inventory of custom texts, maintaining metadata for new titles, serving as a liaison with customers to ensure a smooth and efficient ordering process, managing databases, and helping with library research, manuscript preparation, and light proofreading. This is an excellent opportunity for candidates interested in learning more about the sales, marketing, and editorial aspects of publishing, while focusing on a new and exciting branch of the textbook field that spans a wide variety of disciplines.

Applicants should possess strong writing skills and be organized, detail oriented, able to work independently in an office environment, and curious about the world of textbook publishing. Prior experience in publishing is not required, but familiarity with Excel and a comfort with Internet research are preferred.

If interested, please e-mail your résumé and cover letter as an email attachment to: Alexandra Gakos .

Electronic Media Department

The Electronic Media division at W. W. Norton & Company supports the college department in editing and producing e-books, student-oriented websites, and instructor resource materials across disciplines.

Astronomy, Geology, and Chemistry Editorial Internship, Fall 2016

The Astronomy, Geology, and Chemistry Digital Media teams are seeking a highly motivated intern to assist the digital media editorial assistant with editorial and production tasks in developing, managing, and producing forthcoming media and digital products. Please note: NO specific knowledge of Astronomy and Geology is required!

The intern will work with the digital media team to produce online and electronic instructor and student resource materials. Responsibilities will include working with online material, formatting test questions, and assisting with all stages of the publishing process.

The ideal candidate will be detail oriented, digitally savvy, organized and focused, willing to learn new programs and skills on the job, and, most importantly, excited about the great potential for the media side of textbook publishing. Knowledge of Windows OS and Microsoft Office is required.

The internship is 3 or 4 days a week for 3 months, starting mid-September. The specific work hours are flexible, but interns should be available to work 20 hours per week. Juniors, seniors, and recent graduates preferred.

If interested, please e-mail your résumé and cover letter as an email attachment to: Liz Vogt.

Biology Editorial Internship, Fall 2016

W. W. Norton, the largest and oldest publishing house owned wholly by its employees, is seeking an intern in its College Digital Media group to assist the biology team from September to December. This internship will give you the opportunity to work on digital and ancillary resources that complement college biology textbooks, such as Smartwork, Coursepacks and Test Banks, Lecture PowerPoints, and ebooks, and explore the various stages of the digital media publishing process. You will gain experience in a number of editorial projects including, but not limited to, preparing manuscript for copyediting and production, cataloging and organizing digital assets, testing digital content and functionality, and assisting with reviews of content.

Ideal candidates will have an interest in learning more about college textbook and digital media publishing. Applicants should possess strong communication skills and be organized, detail-oriented, able to multitask and work independently in an office environment. Knowledge of Windows OS and Microsoft Office is required.

If interested, please e-mail your résumé and cover letter as an email attachment to: Victoria Reuter.

Economics Editorial Internship, Fall 2016

W. W. Norton, the largest and oldest publishing house owned wholly by its employees, is seeking an intern in its College Digital Media group to assist the Economics team from September to December. This internship will give you the opportunity to work on digital and ancillary resources that complement college textbooks, such as student websites, videos, and InQuizitive (Norton’s adaptive learning program), and to explore the various stages of the digital media publishing process. You will gain experience in a number of editorial projects including, but not limited to, preparing manuscript for copyediting and production, cataloging and organizing digital assets, testing digital content and functionality, and assisting with reviews of content.

Ideal candidates will have an interest in learning more about college textbook and digital media publishing. Knowledge of Economics is not necessary. Applicants should possess strong communication skills and be organized, detail-oriented, able to multitask and work independently in an office environment.

If interested, please e-mail your résumé and cover letter as an email attachment to: Sam Glass.

History Editorial Internship, Fall 2016

W. W. Norton's electronic media department is seeking an intern to assist the history team with editorial and production tasks for Fall 2016. This internship will focus on creating and organizing digital materials for this year's front list American history textbook. The ideal candidate should be detail oriented, organized, self-starting, comfortable working with minimal supervision, willing to learn new programs and skills on the job; additionally, the candidate should have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Candidates should be interested in publishing as a career, particularly in college textbooks. Duties will include, but not be limited to, data entry, cataloging and organizing large amounts of digital assets, preparing manuscripts for copyediting and production, and reviewing materials as needed.

If interested, please e-mail your résumé and cover letter as an email attachment to: Chris Hillyer.

Literature and Composition Editorial Internship, Fall 2016

W. W. Norton, the largest and oldest publishing house owned wholly by its employees, is seeking an intern in its College Digital Media group to assist the Literature and Composition teams from September to December. This internship will give you the opportunity to work on digital and ancillary resources that complement college textbooks, such as student websites, videos, and InQuizitive (Norton’s adaptive learning program), and to explore the various stages of the digital media publishing process. You will gain experience in a number of editorial projects including, but not limited to, preparing manuscript for copyediting and production, cataloging and organizing digital assets, testing digital content and functionality, and assisting with reviews of content.

Ideal candidates will have an interest in learning more about college textbook and digital media publishing. Applicants should possess strong communication skills and be organized, detail-oriented, and able to multitask and work independently in an office environment.

If interested, please e-mail your résumé and cover letter as an email attachment to: Ava Bramson.

Music Editorial Internship, Fall 2016

W. W. Norton’s electronic media department is seeking an intern to assist the music team with editorial and production tasks starting in August or September 2016. Duties will include, but not be limited to, preparing manuscripts for copyediting and production, cataloging and organizing large amounts of digital assets, and reviewing materials as needed.

Candidates should be interested in book publishing as a career, particularly in college textbooks. A background in music with the ability to read music is required. The ability to utilize music notation software and understand basic music theory is strongly preferred, but not required. The ideal candidate is detail-oriented, organized, self-starting, comfortable working with minimal supervision, willing to learn new programs and skills on the job, and has excellent communication skills. Knowledge of Windows OS and Microsoft Office is required. Specific work hours are flexible, but interns usually work 3 or 4 days a week, up to 20 hours total per week.

If interested, please e-mail your résumé and cover letter as an email attachment to: Stephanie Eads.

Psychology Editorial Internship, Fall 2016

W. W. Norton, the largest and oldest publishing house owned wholly by its employees, is seeking an intern in its College Digital Media group to assist the Psychology team from September to December. This internship will give you the opportunity to work on digital and ancillary resources that complement college textbooks, such as student websites, videos, Interactive Instructor’s Guides, and adaptive quizzes, and explore the various stages of the digital media publishing process. You will gain experience in a number of editorial projects including, but not limited to, preparing manuscript for copyediting and production, cataloging and organizing digital assets, testing digital content and functionality, aiding with concept videos, and assisting with reviews of content.

Ideal candidates will have an interest in learning more about college textbook and digital media publishing. Applicants should possess strong communication skills and be organized, detail-oriented, and able to multitask and work independently in an office environment. An interest or background in psychology is encouraged but not required. Experience with video production is also suggested.

If interested, please e-mail your résumé and cover letter as an email attachment to: Alex Trivilino.

Sociology and Cultural Anthropology Editorial Internship, Fall 2016

The Sociology and Cultural Anthropology team is seeking a highly motivated intern for fall 2016 to assist the electronic media (emedia) assistant. The emedia department supports Norton’s college division by producing ancillary materials to accompany its textbooks. Duties vary day by day, and involve a range of responsibilities working with print and online content, from reviewing author materials and formatting documents to assisting with all stages of the publishing process.

The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic about textbook publishing, detail oriented, organized, self-starting, comfortable working with minimal supervision, willing to learn new programs and skills on the job, and have excellent communication skills. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and a demonstrated interest in one of the disciplines is highly preferred. Specific work hours are flexible, but interns may work up to a total of 20 hours a week for 3 months.

If interested, please e-mail your résumé and cover letter as an email attachment to: Grace Tuttle.

High School Department

Editorial Internship, Fall 2016

W. W. Norton’s High School Group is seeking an intern to assist with editorial tasks beginning September 12th for a three-month commitment. Responsibilities in this internship vary, but will include data entry, assisting with review programs, copyediting, assisting with manuscript preparation, and performing basic office tasks like filing and copying.

Candidates should be interested in academic publishing. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, organized, and comfortable working with minimal supervision. Knowledge of Microsoft Office is necessary. Specific work hours are flexible, but interns typically work three or four days per week, up to 20 hours total per week. College juniors, seniors, and recent graduates preferred.

If interested, please e-mail your résumé and cover letter as an email attachment to: Aimee Lam.

IT Department

There are currently no internships available in this department.

Legal and Licensing Department

There are currently no internships available in this department.

Marketing and Sales Department

College Marketing Internship, Fall 2016

W. W. Norton’s College Marketing Department is seeking two interns to work with the Marketing Assistants with various tasks from September to December 2016. Duties will include, but are not limited to, collecting and organizing a database of contacts, collaborating on digital and direct marketing strategies, writing and proofreading copy for marketing collateral, researching competitors, helping with social media campaigns, and other administrative tasks.

Candidates should be interested in book publishing and/or marketing as a career. The ideal candidate is digitally savvy, organized, self-starting, willing to learn new programs and skills on the job, and has excellent written and oral communication skills.

Knowledge of iWork, Microsoft Office, and Google Docs are important. Specific work hours are flexible, but interns usually work 3 or 4 days a week, up to 20 hours total per week. College juniors, seniors and recent graduates are preferred.

If interested, please e-mail your résumé and cover letter as an email attachment to: Elena Cespedes.

College Sales Internship, Fall 2016

W. W. Norton’s College Publishing Department is seeking an intern to assist with sales and marketing tasks. The College Sales intern will have the chance to meet senior management from various departments during brown bag lunches, learn about various entry-level positions at Norton, and become familiar with many of Norton’s college titles.

Responsibilities in this internship vary, but will include data entry, researching market data, creating marketing materials, preparing materials for academic conferences and marketing campaigns, and performing basic office tasks like filing and copying. While the intern will have various duties and projects, they will also be challenged to look at their responsibilities with an analytical eye, notice problems and offer solutions, and present potential project ideas.

Candidates should be interested in academic publishing and publishing sales. Knowledge of Microsoft Office is necessary. The ideal candidate will have strong research skills and will be detail-oriented, organized, self-motivated, and comfortable working with minimal supervision.

This internship will begin in September for a 3-month commitment. Specific work hours are flexible, but interns typically work 3 or 4 days per week, up to 20 hours total per week. College seniors, graduate students, and recent graduates preferred.

If interested, please e-mail your résumé and cover letter as an email attachment to: Andi Talarico.

Norton Professional Books

There are currently no internships available in this department.

Production Department

There are currently no internships available in this department.

Publicity Department

There are currently no internships available in this department.

Trade Editorial Department

The trade department at Norton publishes nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. Recent titles include Michael Lewis's The Big Short, Carl Jung's The Red Book, The Book of Genesis Illustrated by R. Crumb, Fareed Zakaria’s The Post-American World, Globalization and Its Discontents by Nobel Prize winner Joseph Stiglitz, Irvine Welsh's Porno, The Selected Stories of Patricia Highsmith, Sebastian Junger's The Perfect Storm, The Collected Poems by former Poet Laureate Stanley Kunitz, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond.

Manuscript Editing Internship, Fall 2016

W. W. Norton, the largest and oldest publishing house owned wholly by its employees, is looking for a rising or current senior or recent graduate to intern in its Trade Managing Editorial Department, starting this summer. This internship will give you the opportunity to work on books in a variety of ways—from the basics of proofreading and copyediting to putting a manuscript together, to transcribing author and proofreader changes, to checking galleys, proofs, and miscellaneous parts of a book. It will also give you opportunities to work alongside project editors, acquiring editors, production managers, and art directors on a wide variety of hardcover and paperback titles.

Applicants should be organized, detail-oriented, able to work in an office environment, and able to work on the many diverse editorial areas of publishing. Experience with proofreading is a necessity. Specific work hours are flexible, but interns typically work 3 or 4 days a week for a maximum of 20 hours per week for a total of 3 months.

If interested, please e-mail your résumé and cover letter as an email attachment to: Anna Mageras.

W.W. Norton & Company is an equal employment opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, or any other protected factor.