Penguin Group (USA) Internship - Summer 2014

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

The Sigma Tau Delta/Penguin Group (USA) Summer Internship will run ten consecutive weeks at 375 Hudson Street, New York, NY,10014. Exact dates will be determined by agreement between the recipient and Penguin Group (USA). The recipient will work 28 hours per week, earning $7.25 per hour. For the 2014 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 Group (USA) summer internship program for Sigma Tau Delta.

Scope of the 2014 Internship

Penguin Group (USA) 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

Application Submission Instructions

Penguin Group (USA) Internship Application Link

Online Instructions

Upon application, please submit, with your resume, a one to two page letter addressing your qualifications and your interest in the editorial field of publishing. Specify, in detail, the types of books you would like to work with.

Address your cover letter to: Sigma Tau Delta Internship Committee. Preliminary screening will be made by a Sigma Tau Delta panel of judges, and the top five applications will be forwarded to Penguin Group (USA) for final selection.

Online Account

You already have an online account if you have previously:

  • submitted a paper or roundtable proposal for the international convention
  • registered for the international convention
  • submitted a paper for the Sigma Tau Delta journals

To access your account use the same email address and password you used previously.

If you do not have an online acount, you must first set up your account. Create a password containing at least five characters.

All confirmations and follow-up communication will be sent via the email address you used to set up your account.

Step 1: Authors

After you have successfully logged on, choose: Submitter Account | Add As Author/Co-Author.
Note: Sigma Tau Delta only allows one author.

Choose the Continue button at the bottom of the page.

Step 2: Add Submission

In the Title box, type in your full name in order of  "last name, first name."

Example: Smith, Mary

Cover Letter

Select your word documents. Click the Browse button to select your first document (your cover letter), then click the Attach button.

Attachments must be titled in the order of "last name, first name, document title."

Example:
SmithMaryCover.doc or docx

Resume

Click the Browse button to select you second document (your resume), then click the Attach button.

Attachments must be titled in the order of "last name, first name, document title."

Example:
SmithMaryResume.doc or docx

You will now see your two documents listed below the document box.

Step 3: Other Information

Complete all the following information fields:

  • Chapter State
  • Chapter School
  • Chapter Region
  • Induction Semester
  • Induction Year
  • Anticipated Graduation Year
  • Sponsor Name (first and last name)
  • Sponsor Email Address

Click the Continue button at the bottom of the page.

Step 4: Review

Click: Continue and review the information for your application.
You may make edits at this time (choose the Edit button). To save edits, click the Accept button at the bottom of the page.

Click: Save Changes.

Submission Confirmation

You will receive an email confirmation that your application has been received. Please check your confirmation.

Application Deadline

The application deadline is Monday, January 20, 2014, 11:59 p.m. CST. Questions regarding the online submission process should be addressed to sigmaoffice@niu.edu.

Judging and Notification

Preliminary screening will be made by a Sigma Tau Delta panel of judges, and the top five applications will be forwarded to Penguin Group (USA) for final selection. You will be notified by March 4, by means of the email address associated with your account, whether or not you are among the five finalists. A final decision is expected to be made by Penguin Group (USA) in mid-April.

About Penguin Group (USA)

Penguin Group (USA) LLC is the U.S. member of the internationally renowned Penguin Group. Penguin Group (USA) is one of the leading U.S. adult and children's trade book publishers, owning a wide range of imprints and trademarks, including Viking, G. P. Putnam's Sons, The Penguin Press, Riverhead Books, Dutton, Penguin Books, Berkley Books, Gotham Books, Portfolio, New American Library, Plume, Tarcher, Philomel, Grosset & Dunlap, Puffin, and Frederick Warne, among others. The Penguin Group (www.penguin.com) is a Penguin Random House Company.

Penguin Group (USA) values the array of talents and perspectives that a diverse workforce brings. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Past Recipients

Summer 2014
Natalie Hallak (Upsilon Omicron Chapter, St. John's University, Queens, NY)

Megan Williams (Rho Epsilon Chapter, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL)

Summer 2013
Ashleigh LovelaceAshleigh Lovelace (Delta Epsilon Upsilon Chapter, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Read about Ashleigh's first half at Penguin Group (USA).

 

 

Summer 2012
Nadia Barksdale (Phi Xi Chapter, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL)

Summer 2010
Kristen Susienka (Alpha Tau Chapter, St. Norbert College, WI)

Summer 2009
Alison Colman (Chi Lambda Chapter, Elmhurst College, IL)