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

Astronomy and Chemistry Editorial Internship, Spring 2017

The college team at W. W. Norton, the largest and oldest publishing house owned wholly by its employees, is seeking an editorial intern to assist with chemistry and astronomy textbooks, starting in January.

The internship will offer the opportunity to learn about the editorial, production, and marketing aspects of textbook publishing. Responsibilities vary but will include assisting with manuscript preparation and review programs, conducting market research, managing data entry, and helping with basic office tasks. Interns will also have the opportunity to participate in a brown bag lunch program to meet department heads throughout the company and learn about publishing.

Candidates should be interested in learning about textbook publishing. The ideal candidate has excellent communication skills and is detail oriented, organized, and able to work independently and efficiently. Knowledge of Microsoft Office is required. Preference will be given to candidates with a science background.

Specific work hours are flexible, but interns are expected to work up to a total of 20 hours per week, for a three-month period.

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

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, but interns usually work 3 or 4 days per week for a total of 20 hours. Juniors, seniors, and recent college graduates preferred.

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

History Editorial Internship, Spring 2017

The college division at W. W. Norton & Company is seeking a winter intern to assist with editorial projects in the history department for a three-month commitment, ideally starting January 9, 2017. 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 schedules are flexible, but interns should be able 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: Kelly Rafey.

Norton Critical Editions Editorial Internship, Spring 2017

The college division at W. W. Norton is seeking an intern for the spring (January–April) of 2017 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.

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.

Manuscript Editing Internship, Spring 2017

W. W. Norton, the largest and oldest publishing house owned wholly by its employees, is looking for two rising or current seniors or recent graduates to intern in its Manuscript Editing Department. This internship will give you the opportunity to work on print and digital versions of college textbooks—from learning the basics of proofreading and copyediting, to reviewing chapters and giving feedback, to exploring various stages of the publishing process. It will also give you opportunities to work alongside project editors, developmental editors, and managing editors on college textbooks from a wide range of disciplines.

Applicants should possess strong communication skills and be organized, detail-oriented, able to work independently in an office environment, and curious about academic publishing.

If interested, please e-mail your résumé and cover letter as an email attachment to: Caitlin Moran and Melissa Atkin.

Countryman Press

Editorial & Publicity Internship, Spring 2017

The Countryman Press, a division of W. W. Norton & Company, is seeking an intern for the months of January through April 2017 to assist with a variety of publicity, editorial, and administrative tasks supporting our list of cooking, lifestyle, and travel titles. Interest in one or more of these subjects is preferred, though not required. You can see our most recent books at countrymanpress.com.

Responsibilities in this position are wide-ranging and provide significant opportunities for learning. Duties include reviewing submissions and preparing for editorial board meetings, researching photos, marking reprint corrections, drafting copy for catalogs and press releases, executing publicity mailings, and maintaining social media accounts. Candidates must be detail oriented and eager to learn, with excellent written and verbal communication. Applicants should be motivated, independent workers who can work on multiple time-sensitive projects and prioritize deadlines.

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

Custom Publications

Editorial Internship, Spring 2017

The college department at W. W. Norton & Company is seeking a winter 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, liaising 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 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, 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, 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 biology team from January to April. This internship will give you the opportunity to work on digital and ancillary resources that complement college biology textbooks, such as Norton’s online homework system, 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, and 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: Gina Forsythe.

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.

Literature and Composition 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 Literature and Composition teams 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. 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, 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.

Psychology 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 Psychology 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, 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, 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.

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, 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.

Marketing and Sales Internship, Spring 2017

W. W. Norton’s High School Group is seeking an intern to assist with marketing and sales tasks beginning January 2nd for a three-month commitment. Responsibilities in this internship vary, but will include 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. 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, Advertising and Sales Department

College Advertising and Design Internship, Spring 2017

W.W. Norton’s College Advertising Department is seeking an intern to work with the Assistant Manager of the Advertising Department. This intern will assist with various tasks from early January to mid March 2017. Duties will include, but are not limited to: designing advertising emails, design work in Adobe InDesign, writing and proofreading copy for advertising collateral, and other administrative tasks.

Candidates should be interested in book publishing, design, and/or advertising 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 InDesign, iWork, Microsoft Office, and Google Docs are important. Knowledge of HTML is a plus. Specific work hours are flexible, but interns typically 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: Mara Beckman.

College Marketing Internship, Spring 2017

W. W. Norton’s College Marketing Department is seeking two interns to work with the Marketing Assistants with various tasks from January to April 2017. 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 completing 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 is crucial. Specific work hours are flexible, but the intern must work 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, Spring 2017

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 intern program informational lunches, will have the opportunity to learn about various entry-level positions at Norton, and will 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 College Sales 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 textbook 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 January for a three-month commitment. Specific work hours are flexible, but interns typically work three or four 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: Avi Molder.

Trade Marketing Internship, Spring 2017

The trade marketing 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 and marketing, to participate in our Spring 2017 internship program, which will run from January through April.

An internship in the trade marketing department involves playing a supporting role in social media outreach, performing website maintenance and market research, and assisting with mailings and other clerical duties. In general, the intern’s job is to assist the department as they market Norton’s diverse trade list, which includes works of history, science, economics, technology, memoir, literary fiction, poetry, and more; interns will learn the ins and outs of book marketing today.

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

Norton Professional Books

Marketing and Publicity Internship, Spring 2017

Norton Professional Books, a department of W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. focusing on mental health and education books, seeks an intern to assist the Director of Marketing and Publicity. Candidates will conduct research, assist with 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 (http://books.wwnorton.com/books/norton-mental.aspx) and Norton Education (http://books.wwnorton.com/books/Education.aspx?id=4294988052) websites.

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

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.

Production Internship, Spring 2017

The Production Department at W. W. Norton & Company is seeking an intern for winter 2017. 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 Department at W. W. Norton & Company is seeking an intern for winter 2017. 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.

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

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.