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 $8 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.

Trade 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.

There are currently no internships available in this department.

College Editorial Department

Sociology, Geology & Anthropology Editorial Internship, Summer 2014

The college division at W. W. Norton & Company is seeking a summer intern to assist with editorial projects in the Sociology, Geology, and Anthropology departments. The internship will offer insight into the editorial, marketing, and sales aspects of textbook publishing. Responsibilities will vary, but may include light copyediting and proofreading, researching market data, performing database work, organizing book review programs, assisting with various stages of production, and performing other day-to-day administrative tasks.

Candidates should have strong writing skills, be detail-oriented and organized, be comfortable working independently in an office environment, and have an interest in learning more about textbook publishing. Specific work hours are flexible but interns usually work three 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: Lindsey Thomas

Biology Editorial Internship, Summer 2014

The college division at W. W. Norton & Company is seeking a summer intern 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 three or four 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: Katie Callahan

Political Science Editorial Internship, Summer 2014

The college division at W.W. Norton & Company is seeking a summer inter to assist with editorial projects in the Political Science 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 and electronic ancillary materials, researching market data, assisting with various stages of production, as well as other day-to-day administrative tasks.

Ideal candidates are detail-oriented, organized, able to complete projects under minimal supervision, and have an interest in the field of political science. Interns typically work three or four days per week for a total of 20 hours (specific schedule TBD).

If interested, please e-mail your résumé and cover letter: Sarah Wolf

Rhetoric & Composition Editorial Internship, Summer 2014

The college division at W. W. Norton & Company is seeking a summer intern to assist with editorial projects in the Rhetoric and Composition department. The internship will offer experience in the editorial, marketing, and production aspects of textbook publishing. Responsibilities will vary, but will include assisting with the preparation of manuscripts, reading and responding to print and web content for our books, researching competing titles, organizing book review programs, and limited administrative support when necessary.

Candidates should have strong writing and communication skills, be detail-oriented and organized, be comfortable working independently in an office environment, and have an interest in learning more about textbook publishing. Experience in publishing is a plus but is not required. Specific work hours are flexible but interns usually work three or four 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: Tenyia Lee. The deadline for submissions is April 30, 2014.

Physical Sciences Editorial Internship, Summer 2014

W.W. Norton’s college team is seeking an editorial intern to assist with chemistry, astronomy, and physics textbooks, for summer 2014. The internship will offer experience in editorial, production, and marketing aspects of textbook publishing. Responsibilities will include preparing manuscript, assisting review programs, market research, data entry and management, and basic office tasks like mailing, copying, and printing.

Candidates should be interested in learning about textbook publishing. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, organized, have the ability to work independently and efficiently, and have excellent communication skills. Knowledge of Microsoft Office is required. Preference will be given to candidates with a physical science background. Specific work hours are flexible, but interns are expected to work up to a total of 20 hours per week, for 3 months.

If interested, please e-mail your résumé and cover letter as an email attachment: Arielle Holstein

Custom Publications Editorial Internship, Summer 2014

The college department at W. W. Norton & Company is seeking a summer intern to work in the Custom Publication 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, database management, preparing manuscripts, and some 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, Internet research skills, and experience working in an office are preferred.

If interested, please e-mail your résumé and cover letter as an email attachment: Matthew Schantz

History Editorial Internship, Summer 2014

The college division at W.W. Norton & Company is seeking a summer intern to assist with editorial projects in the history department for a three-month commitment, ideally starting May 1, 2014. The internship will offer insight into the editorial, marketing, and sales aspects of textbook publishing. Tasks will vary, but will include assisting with preparation of manuscripts and electronic ancillary materials, researching market data, organizing book review programs, reviewing manuscript proposals, and other day-to-day office duties.

Ideal candidates are detail-oriented and organized, able to work independently in an office environment, and interested in learning about textbook publishing. Those with an interest in history are especially encouraged to apply. Specific work hours are flexible, but interns usually work three or four days per week. Juniors, seniors and recent graduates preferred.

If interested, please e-mail your résumé and cover letter as an email attachment: Penelope Lin

Music Editorial Internship, Summer 2014

The music department is currently seeking an intern to assist the editorial team from January to April. Starting and ending dates are negotiable. The intern will assist in the publication of a substantial list of text and trade books; provide information to professors and college bookstores regarding Norton’s music publications; procure music, photo, and text permissions; assist in market research; assist in the writing and proofing of copy; research online databases; and perform various clerical tasks as required.

The ideal candidate is extremely detail-oriented with strong organizational skills, excellent command of spoken and written English, and the ability to balance multiple projects at one time. The ability to read music and experience with music notation software are preferred but not required. Please note that this is a part-time internship for someone who is interested in a publishing career.

If interested, please e-mail your résumé and cover letter as an email attachment: Michael Fauver

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.

There are currently no internships available in this department

Norton Critical Editions

Norton Critical Editions & Sociology Editorial Internship, Summer 2014

W. W. Norton is seeking an intern for the summer of 2014 to support the Norton Critical Editions and college sociology department. Duties may include assisting with manuscript preparation, creating and maintaining organizational databases, doing photo and market research, mailing books and payments, and undertaking quotidian 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 twenty hours per week for a three-month period.

If interested, please e-mail your résumé and cover letter as an email attachment: Thea Goodrich

Norton Professional Books

Marketing & Publicity Internship, Winter 2014

Norton Professional Books, a department of W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. focusing on mental health and architecture and design titles, seeks an intern to assist the Director of Marketing and Publicity. Candidates will conduct marketing campaigns, contact various media outlets, and pursue promotional opportunities to reach a diverse audience of professionals, academics, and general interest readers. Those candidates with design skills can utilize their talents to create press releases, fliers, and posters for our latest titles.

This internship is ideal for someone interested in learning about the creative and strategic aspects of marketing and publicity in the book publishing world. There will also be opportunities to work on editorial assignments. For more on these books, visit our Psychotherapy and Psychiatry and Architecture & Design sites.

If interested, please e-mail your résumé and cover letter: Kevin Olsen

Production Department

Production Internship, Spring 2014

The Production Department at W.W. Norton & Company is seeking an intern for Spring 2014 (April start). The production intern will gain exposure to all facets of book production for both trade and college textbooks, including manufacturing, composition, art and design, paper selection, and budget estimating.

Qualified candidates will be self-motivated with strong communication skills, the ability to manage several projects at the same time, and, most importantly, demonstrate an interest in publishing.

If interested, please e-mail your résumé and cover letter as attachments: Production Jobs

High School Group

High School Group Internship

W. W. Norton’s High School Group is seeking an intern to assist with sales, marketing, and editorial tasks beginning as soon as possible for a three-month commitment. Responsibilities in this internship vary, but will include data entry, researching market data, assisting with review programs, preparing materials for academic conferences, 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. Juniors, seniors, and recent graduates preferred.

If interested, please e-mail your résumé and cover letter as attachments: Astrid Burke

Trade Publicity Department

Publicity Internship, Summer 2014

The Trade Publicity Department at W. W. Norton & Company seeks bright, energetic, and detail-oriented individuals with superior writing and oral communication skills, as well as excellent interpersonal skills, to participate in our internship program. Interns will assist in various projects, from basic office tasks like filing and photocopying clips to assisting publicists with mailings, review chasing, assembling press kits, writing and editing pitch letters, making follow-up calls, and keeping our database up-to-date by researching media contacts.

The ideal candidate will be someone who loves reading and is interested in learning more about book publishing. He or she must be able to prioritize, multitask, and work independently and efficiently. Knowledge of Microsoft Word/Excel and an excellent phone manner are also helpful.

All Norton interns are paid $8 an hour, and are required to commit to three full days per week.

If interested, please e-mail a cover letter, résumé, and a three page nonfiction writing sample to: Lauren Opper. The application deadline for the summer internship is May 1st.

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.