Random House, Inc. Internship Profile
- "How to learn book publishing in just one summer"
- "Nothing random about this top publishing internship"
Locations: New York, NY
Number of Interns: 21 - 50
Compensation/Benefits: Unpaid, Academic Credit
Responsibilities: Administrative, Arts and Design, Editorial, Finance, Human Resources, Marketing, Public Relations, Sales, Technology, Other
Random House is the world’s largest general trade book publisher. It is a division of Bertelsmann AG, one of the foremost media companies in the world. The company’s publishing groups include Crown, Knopf Doubleday, Random House Publishing Group and Random House Children’s Books. It’s also the publisher of many of the world’s best- known authors, such as John Grisham, Danielle Steel, Anne Rice, Dean Koontz, Dan Brown and Dr. Seuss.
Interns are placed in one of the company’s publishing groups or in a corporate group, such as finance, publishing operations, sales, IT or human resources. Random House tries to place interns according to their specific areas of interest. Once a week, interns gather for lunch to hear key executives speak about their roles and the work done within their divisions. Speakers may include experts in publishing, publicity, editorial, marketing, finance, production and elsewhere.
Summer: March. Apply online at the website below. Send a resume and cover letter explaining why you want a book publishing internship and what you expect to gain from the program. Note your specific areas of interest (i.e., publishing divisions and functional area(s) like editorial, marketing, publicity, sales, finance, rights, production or design). Finalists are asked to interview in New York in the spring.
Open to all rising college seniors, regardless of major. Prior office experience and enthusiasm to gain more knowledge of the publishing industry are huge pluses.