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

Biology Editorial Internship

The college division at W. W. Norton & Company is seeking a summer intern (May-August) 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, as attachments to: Katie Callahan

History Editorial Internship

The college division at W.W. Norton & Company is seeking a spring/summer intern to assist with editorial projects in the history department for a three-month commitment, ideally starting May 1, 2015. 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 attachments to: Travis Carr

Music Editorial Internship

The music department is currently seeking an intern to assist the editorial team from May to August. Starting and ending dates are negotiable. The intern will assist in the publication of a substantial list of text and trade books; assist in maintaining the music blog; 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; prepare manuscripts for copyediting and production; 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 attachments to: Michael Fauver

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.

Biology and Geology Editorial Internship

The Biology & Geology Emedia team is seeking a highly motivated summer 2015 intern to assist the Emedia editorial assistant with editorial and production tasks in developing, managing and producing forthcoming ancillaries.

The intern will work with the Emedia team in editing and producing instructor and student resource materials. Responsibilities will include creating asset maps, working with online material and formatting test questions, and assisting with all stages of the publishing process. The intern will also have the opportunity to work with the print Biology and Geology teams on various book-related projected.

The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, 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.

The internship is 3 or 4 days per week for three months. The specific work hours are flexible, but interns must 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 attachments to: Victoria Reuter

History Editorial Internship

History team is seeking a summer 2015 intern to assist the media editorial assistant in developing, managing, and producing forthcoming ancillaries. Responsibilities will include light proofreading and editing, formatting manuscripts for instructor materials, reading textbook manuscripts, reviewing author videos, and other ad hoc projects.

Ideal candidates are detail-oriented, organized, self-starting, comfortable working with minimal supervision in an office environment, willing to learn new programs and skills on the job, and have excellent communication skills. Knowledge of Microsoft Office is preferred but not required. This internship is 3 or 4 days a week for three months. The specific work hours are flexible, but interns must be available to work 20 hours per week. Juniors, seniors, recent graduates with an interest in history are preferred.

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

Music Editorial Internship

W. W. Norton’s electronic media department is seeking an intern to assist the music team with editorial and production tasks from May 2015 through August 2015. Duties will include, but not be limited to, preparing manuscripts for copyediting and production, cataloging and organizing large amounts of digital assets, and reviewing materials as needed.

Candidates should be interested in book publishing as a career, particularly in college textbooks. A passion for music is a plus. The ability to read music, utilize notation software, and understand basic music theory is preferred, but not required. The ideal candidate is detail-oriented, organized, self-starting, comfortable working with minimal supervision, willing to learn new programs and skills on the job, and has excellent communication skills. Knowledge of Windows OS and Microsoft Office is required. Specific work hours are flexible, but interns usually work 3 or 4 days a week, up to 20 hours total per week.

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

High School Department

Marketing and Sales Internship

W.W. Norton’s High School Group is seeking an intern to assist with marketing and sales tasks beginning Tuesday April 7th 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. Juniors, seniors, and recent graduates preferred.

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

Legal and Licensing Department

There are currently no internships available in this department.

Marketing Department

There are currently no internships available in this department.

Production Department

There are currently no internships available in this department.

Publicity Department

Trade Publicity Summer 2015 Internship

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.

If interested, please e-mail your résumé, cover letter, and a 3 page non-fiction writing sample to: Jessica Osorio. The deadline for summer applications is March 23, 2015.

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 Summer 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 May/June through August.

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: Jeff Shreve. (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 summer term is March 11, 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.