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 $11 per hour for a maximum of 20 hours per week. Internships are available year-round and last for three months. Specific work hours are flexible but interns are expected to work 3 or 4 days per week. 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

There are currently no internships available in this department.

College Business Department

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Countryman Press

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Custom Publications

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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.

High School Department

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IT Department

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Legal and Licensing Department

Copyright and Permissions Internship, Spring 2017

The Copyright and Permissions departments at W.W. Norton & Company, Inc. seek an intern for the beginning of February through May 2017 to help with researching rights queries, compiling rights and copyright information for titles both old and new, scanning documents, managing various organizational projects, and handling filing and other administrative tasks.

Qualified candidates are students interested in the business side of publishing who are very organized and detail-oriented. The ability to multitask and prioritize projects is crucial, and candidates should also be comfortable with interacting with various departments to gather information as necessary. A passion for books is a must!

Schedule is flexible, but a commitment of three days a week for a three-month period is necessary.

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

Managing Editorial Department

Trade Managing Editorial Internship, Summer 2017

W. W. Norton is looking for a rising or current junior or senior to intern in its trade managing editorial department, starting in June 2017. This paid internship will provide hands-on experience working on books in a variety of ways—from proofreading and copyediting to putting a manuscript together; transcribing author and proofreader changes; and checking proofs, blues, and miscellaneous parts of a book. The intern will spend ample time working alongside project editors on a wide range of hardcover, paperback, and digital titles. Additionally, Norton interns have the chance to learn about the company as a whole in weekly brown bag lunches with employees from Norton’s other departments, and may choose to attend the seasonal sales conference.

The ideal applicant has an observant eye for detail and takes pleasure in the revision process. Some basic experience with proofreading is a necessity—a proofreading test will be provided. Applicants should also have strong organizational and communication skills. Specific work hours are flexible, but interns typically work three or four days a week for three months for up to 20 hours per week.

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

Marketing, Advertising and Sales Department

There are currently no internships available in this department.

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

Trade Publicity Internship, Summer 2017

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, 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 have excellent research skills, and be able to prioritize, multitask, and work independently and efficiently.

Interns are required to commit to three full days per week. The summer season runs from May to August.

If interested, please e-mail your résumé, cover letter, and three page non-fiction writing sample to: Yurina Ko. The deadline for applications for the summer internship is March 10, 2017.

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.

Trade Editorial Internship, Summer 2017

The trade editorial department and Liveright imprint at W. W. Norton & Company seek bright, detail-oriented, and reliable candidates who enjoy reading, write well, and, above all, want to learn about book publishing, to participate in our summer 2017 internship program, which will run from May through August.

Interns in these departments are asked to do everything from read manuscripts and proposals to write reader’s reports, assist with permissions for forthcoming books, handle galley mailings, draft catalog and jacket copy, and perform basic office tasks like filing and copying. In general, their job is to help the editorial assistants move projects along from the manuscript stage all the way to publication.

If interested, please e-mail your résumé, cover letter, and a reader’s report of a recently published book (last 10 years or so), all collected into a single attached file to: Ashley Patrick. The deadline for applications for the summer internships is March 10, 2017.

Reader’s reports are usually about 1-2 single-spaced pages in length and should include a brief synopsis, a discussion of any editorial concerns, a consideration of the book’s potential readership, and any other relevant insights about whether the book is worthy of publication.

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.