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 $8.75 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

Rhetoric & Composition Editorial Internship

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; 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 attachments to: Tenyia Lee. The deadline for applications is May 15.

College Manuscript Department

There are currently no internships available in this department.

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.

Literature and Composition Editorial Internship

W.W Norton’s electronic media department is seeking an intern for summer 2015. The electronic media department supports the college department in producing ancillary materials to accompany our textbooks. Duties vary day by day, and may include formatting documents, working with page proofs and online material, and assisting with all stages of the publishing process.

The ideal candidate will be comfortable working with a variety of disciplines, enthusiastic about the media side of textbook publishing, and a skilled multitasker. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and a demonstrated interest in one of the disciplines is highly preferred. Specific work hours are flexible, but interns work up to a total of 20 hours a week for three months.

If interested, please e-mail your résumé and cover letter, as attachments to: Cara Folkman

Sociology & Cultural Anthropology

The Sociology and Cultural Anthropology team is seeking a highly motivated intern for summer 2015 to assist the Emedia editorial assistant. The electronic media department supports the college department in producing ancillary materials to accompany our textbooks. Duties vary day by day, and may include working with page proofs and online material, reviewing author materials, formatting documents, and assisting with all stages of the publishing process.

The ideal candidate will be comfortable working with a variety of disciplines, enthusiastic about the media side of 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.

If interested, please e-mail your résumé and cover letter, as attachments to: Ava Bramson

High School Department

There are currently no internships available in this department.

Legal and Licensing Department

There are currently no internships available in this department.

Marketing & Sales Department

There are currently no internships available in this department.

Production Department

Trade Production Internship, Summer or Fall 2015

The Production Department at W. W. Norton & Company is seeking an intern for Summer 2015 (June start) and an intern for Fall 2015 (September start). Qualified candidates will be self-motivated with strong communication skills, the ability to manage several projects at the same time, and, most importantly, a demonstrated interest in publishing.

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. In addition, all interns participate in a brown bag lunch program with department heads throughout the company.

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

Publicity Department

There are currently no internships available in this department.

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.

Trade Editorial Fall 2015 Internship

The trade editorial department at W. W. Norton & Company seeks 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 2015 internship program, which will run from September through December.

Interns in the trade editorial department 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: Marie Pantojan. (Reader’s reports 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. They are usually about 1-2 single-spaced pages in length.) Our application deadline for fall term is July 22, 2015.

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.