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Sigma Tau Delta/PRH Internship Application Dates

Due to the COVID-19 situation in New York City, NY, the Penguin Random House (PRH) Internship program has been cancelled for Summer 2020. Also, PRH has temporarily suspended the application process for the fall 2020 semester.


Penguin Random House (PRH) offers paid internship opportunities to learn about the world of book publishing. Opportunities are available in their Adult & Children’s divisions in business areas such as contracts, editorial, finance, graphic design, managing editorial, marketing, online marketing, production, publicity, sales, subsidiary rights, and operations. PRH offers internships during the spring, summer, and fall, with each session lasting 10 weeks. Interns will work 14 hours per week for the spring and fall sessions and 28 hours per week in the summer. Opportunities are available in PRH Broadway offices in New York City.

Paid internship opportunities are available from Penguin Random House to provide interested undergraduate student members of Sigma Tau Delta with experience in the publishing industry. Sigma Tau Delta selects six finalists as priority candidates for each internship cycle.

Eligibility and Tip

Applicants must be active Sigma Tau Delta members who are in an undergraduate program at the time of application. Their anticipated graduation date must be in 2020 or 2021; applicants who expect to graduate in spring 2020 may apply.

  • Applicants with prior internship experience are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Your application materials will be reviewed carefully. You have the option to apply in one to three business areas. Prioritize and explain why you are applying to the selected area(s).

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Additional Details

Individual colleges and universities may arrange for academic credit for the internship but that must be worked out between the student and her/his university.

The recipient of the internship will be responsible for securing and paying for housing as well as other expenses. Each applicant must be prepared to accept the internship and its conditions if it is awarded to her/him. Failure to do so may jeopardize the continuation of the Penguin Random House internship program for Sigma Tau Delta.