Penguin Random House - Summer 2016

The following list of finalists have been selected to be considered by Penguin Random House for 2016 Summer Internships. Internship announcements should be announced by May 1. 

  • Emilie Barnes
  • Hannah Koerner
  • Ananya Shrestha
  • Danielle Steinwart
  • Jessica Thwaite


A paid summer internship opportunity is available from Penguin Random House to provide an interested undergraduate student member of Sigma Tau Delta with experience in the publishing industry.

The Sigma Tau Delta/Penguin Random House Summer Internship will run ten consecutive weeks in New York City from June 6, 2016, through August 12, 2016. The recipient will work 28 hours per week, earning $10.00 per hour. For the 2016 summer internship, Sigma Tau Delta will provide the recipient an additional $1,500 stipend to assist with travel and housing expenses.

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 summer internship program for Sigma Tau Delta.

Scope of the 2016 Internship

Penguin Random House has a wonderful opportunity for a summer internship in one of their editorial departments. The intern may assist with the following:

  • Reading and evaluating manuscripts
  • Writing readers reports and rejection letters
  • Researching permission requests, attending meetings, and preparing manuscripts for transmittal
  • Administrative duties including mailings, filing, updating the submission logs, and routing materials

About Penguin Random House

Penguin Random House is the leading adult and children’s publishing house in North America, the United Kingdom, and many other regions around the world. In publishing the best books in every genre and subject for all ages, we are committed to quality, excellence in execution, and innovation throughout the entire publishing process: editorial, design, marketing, publicity, sales, production, and distribution. Our vibrant and diverse international community of nearly 250 publishing brands and imprints include Ballantine Bantam Dell, Berkley Books, Clarkson Potter, Crown, DK, Doubleday, Dutton, Foder’s, Gotham, Grosset & Dunlap, Little Golden Books, Knopf, Modern Library, Pantheon, Penguin Books, Penguin Press, Penguin Random House Audio, Penguin Young Readers, Portfolio, Puffin, Putnam, Random House, Random House Children’s Books, Riverhead, Ten Speed Press, Viking, and Vintage, among others. More information can be found at the Penguin website and Random House website

Penguin Random House values the array of talents and perspectives that a diverse workforce brings. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Past Recipients

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