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

Composition and Rhetoric Editorial Internship, Spring 2017

The college division at W. W. Norton & Company is seeking a fall intern (January-April) to assist with editorial projects in the Composition & Rhetoric 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 book reviews, assisting with various stages of production, and performing other 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. Those with an interest in writing and rhetoric are especially encouraged to apply. Specific work hours are flexible. Juniors, seniors, and recent college graduates preferred.

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

Psychology Editorial Internship, Spring 2017

The college division at W. W. Norton & Company is seeking a spring intern to assist the Psychology department. The internship will offer insight into the editorial, marketing, and sales aspects of textbook publishing. Responsibilities vary but will include assisting with the preparation of manuscripts and ancillary materials, helping with manuscript review programs, researching market data and competition, writing comparative reports, and completing administrative tasks such as requesting checks, printing, and scanning.

The ideal candidate is energetic, meticulous, and organized, has strong research and communication skills, and is comfortable working independently in an office environment. Applicants should demonstrate an interest in textbook publishing. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Excel, is required. A background in psychology or the sciences, though not required, is preferred.

This internship will begin mid or late January for a three-month commitment. Interns must be available to work 3-4 days for a total of 20 hours per week. College juniors and seniors, graduate students, and recent graduates preferred.

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

College Business Department

There are currently no internships available in this department.

College Manuscript Department

Literature Digital Media Project Editing Internship, Spring 2017

The college division is seeking a winter/spring 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, including the digital Norton Critical Editions.

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.

This internship is for 3 days (20 hours total) per week and will begin in mid-January 2017.

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

Countryman Press

There are currently no internships available in this department.

Custom Publications

There are currently no internships available in this department.

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 and Geology Editorial Internship, Spring 2017

The Astronomy and Geology Digital Media team is 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, and experience with Google spreadsheets is useful.

The internship is 3 or 4 days a week for three months, ideally starting January 9th. The specific work hours are flexible. Juniors, seniors, and recent graduates preferred.

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

Economics Editorial Internship, Spring 2017

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 January to April. 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, Spring 2017

W. W. Norton's electronic media department is seeking an intern to assist the history team with editorial and production tasks for Spring 2017. This internship will focus on creating and organizing digital materials for this upcoming year's Western Civilizations titles. 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.

Music Editorial Internship, Spring 2017

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 music team from January to April.

This internship will give you the opportunity to work on digital and ancillary resources that complement college music textbooks, such as student websites, eBooks, online playlists, and InQuizitive (Norton’s adaptive learning program) while exploring 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 manuscripts for copyediting and production, cataloging and organizing digital assets, testing digital content and functionality, and assisting with reviews of content.

Ideal candidates will be interested in learning more about college textbook and digital media publishing. A background in music with the ability to read music and a passion for music are required. The ability to utilize music notation software, and understand basic music theory is strongly preferred. Applicants should possess strong communication skills and be organized, detail-oriented, self-starting, willing to learn new programs, 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: Stephanie Eads.

Physical Anthropology and Chemistry Editorial, Spring 2017

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 Chemistry and Physical Anthropology teams from January to April. This internship will give you the opportunity to work on digital and ancillary resources that complement college Physical Anthropology and Chemistry textbooks, and explore various stages of the 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 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: Doris Chiu.

High School Department

Editorial Internship, Spring 2017

W. W. Norton’s High School Group is seeking an intern to assist with editorial tasks beginning January 2nd 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. 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

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.

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

Archival & Production Internship, Spring 2017

The Production Department at W. W. Norton & Company is seeking an Archival / Production Intern for Spring semester 2017. Qualified candidates should be detail-oriented multi-taskers with demonstrated experience in data entry. Candidates must be computer savvy with some experience using Adobe Creative Suite including Acrobat Pro, InDesign and Photoshop as well as a knowledge of Microsoft Excel. A familiarly with FileMaker Pro is a plus.

Duties will include auditing archival author photos and comparing the archive against the W.W. Norton website, standardizing archival author photographs to meet new standards, preparing images for ingestion into a digital asset management system, and assisting in production tasks as needed.

The Archival/ Production Intern will gain exposure to digital asset management processes, archival procedures, as well as an exposure to the book production process for both trade and college titles.

If interested, please e-mail your résumé and cover letter as an email attachment to: Ashley van der Grinten.

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.

There are currently no internships available in this department.

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.