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

Political Science and Cultural Anthropology Editorial Internship

Norton’s college department is currently seeking an intern to assist with the development and production of political science and cultural anthropology textbooks. Tasks will vary from day to day, but may include: assisting with manuscript preparation, creating and maintaining tracking documents for marketing and editorial purposes, performing market research, and helping with assorted mailing and other administrative tasks.

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. Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel is highly preferred. A background is political science or anthropology is preferred but not required. Specific work hours are flexible, but applicants must be willing to commit to 20 hours per week for a three-month period.

To apply, please send a cover letter and résumé as attachments to Samantha Held.

College Business Department

There are currently no internships available in this department.

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 2016. 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 or both 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: Ava Bramson.

Music Editorial Internship

W. W. Norton’s electronic media department is seeking an intern to assist the music team with editorial and production tasks starting in June 2016. 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 background in music with the ability to read music is required. The ability to utilize music notation software and understand basic music theory is strongly 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.

Please e-mail your résumé and cover letter as an email attachment to Stephanie Eads.

Political Science Editorial Internship, Spring 2016

The Political Science team is seeking a highly motivated intern for spring 2016 to assist the electronic media (emedia) assistant. The emedia department supports Norton’s college division by producing ancillary materials to accompany its textbooks. Duties vary day by day, and involve a range of responsibilities working with print and online content, from reviewing author materials and formatting documents to assisting with all stages of the publishing process.

The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic about 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, but interns may 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: Michael Jaoui.

Psychology Editorial Internship

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 May to July. 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 attachments to: Alex Trivilino.

High School Department

There are currently no internships available in this department.

IT Department

There are currently no internships available in this department.

Legal and Licensing Department

Contracts Internship

The Contracts and Copyright department at W.W. Norton & Company, Inc. seeks an intern for end of May through mid-August 2016 to help with researching rights queries, drafting amendment letters, compiling rights and copyrights information for titles both old and new, 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 two days a week for a three-month period is necessary.

If interested, please e-mail your résumé and cover letter, as attachments to: Julia Sherrier.

Marketing and Sales Department

College Marketing Internship

W. W. Norton’s College Marketing Department is seeking two interns to work with the Marketing Assistants with various tasks from May to August 2016. 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, and helping with social media campaigns and 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 are important. Specific work hours are flexible, but interns usually work 3 or 4 days a week, up to 20 hours total. College juniors, seniors, and recent graduates are preferred.

If interested, please e-mail a cover letter and resume, collected into a single attached file, to Jeannine Hennawi.

Norton Professional Books

Editorial Internship

The professional books division of W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. seeks a bright, organized, and adaptable individual with excellent written and verbal communication skills to assist the editorial department as an intern for the Spring/Summer 2016 season. This is an opportunity for enterprising college students and recent graduates with a strong interest in professional and academic book publishing to gain experience moving manuscripts toward publication.

Intern responsibilities will include manuscript preparation, proofreading, editorial research, art management, author mailings, e-media projects, marketing and publicity projects, and a variety of day-to-day administrative tasks. Ideal candidates will be detail-oriented, dependable in an office environment, and eager to learn. Norton Professional Books publishes in the fields of mental health, neuroscience, and education and a demonstrated interest in one or more of these subjects is encouraged. Specific hours can be mutually determined, but interns are expected to be available three or four days a week (for a maximum of 20 hours each week).

Please note: All candidates will be considered, but due to the high volume of applications it is only possible for us to contact those selected for an interview.

If interested, please e-mail a cover letter and resume, collected into a single attached file, to Mariah Eppes .

Marketing and Publicity Summer 2016 Internships, Norton Professional Books

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 and Norton Education websites.

If interested, please e-mail a cover letter and resume to Natasha Senn.

Production Department

Archival and Production Internship

The Production Department at W. W. Norton & Company is seeking an Archival / Production Intern for summer 2016 (June start date). 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 filling requests for archive content from the company at large, preparing files for ingestion into the Archive, organizing older files to meet new archival standards and assisting in production tasks as needed.

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

If interested, please e-mail your résumé and cover letter, as attachments to: Alicia DiCristina.

Art Internship

The Art Department at W. W. Norton & Company is seeking an intern. The art intern will gain exposure to all facets of book design and book production for both the trade hardcover and trade paperback departments. Responsibilities include: assisting the in-house designers and art directors, trafficking mechanicals to the editors and copyeditors, archiving files, making jpegs, scanning, assisting in preparing materials for presentations, some light designing, and working with production throughout the cover proofing process.

Qualified candidates should be highly motivated with strong communication skills, the ability to manage several projects at the same time, and, most importantly, a demonstrated interest in publishing. Candidates should have excellent knowledge of graphic design softwares including In-Design, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator. Interns will have the opportunity to participate in a brown bag lunch program to meet with department heads throughout the company, and learn about all aspects of trade book publishing. 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: Steve Attardo.

Production Department Internship

The Production Department at W. W. Norton & Company is seeking an intern for summer 2016. 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, design, estimating, and administrative procedures.

If interested, please e-mail your résumé and cover letter, as attachments to: Lauren Abbate.

Publicity Department

There are no internships currently 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 no internships currently 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.