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Penguin Random House Internships

Future internship application periods will be posted on this page as they are announced by Penguin Random House.

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Fall 2021 Internship

With a full focus on Publicity, Managing Editorial, and Production Editorial, this internship program offers candidates the opportunity to work in the Penguin Random House Adult & Children’s divisions, attend weekly professional development programming, and learn about the world of publishing. This program is intended to provide opportunities for racially/ethnically underrepresented groups in the publishing industry. Active chapter members interested in learning about the world of marketing in book publishing are encouraged to apply. No prior publishing experience is required.

Similar to the previous programs, this program will be 100% remote and will run between Tuesday September 28, 2021 – Monday November 22, 2021.

During this eight week program, Fall interns will work 14 hours per week at a pay rate of $20/hr. Intern schedules will be flexible to account for candidates who may be located in a variety of time zones. An active student member of Sigma Tau Delta who applies through the process delineated below will receive an additional $350 stipend. Active members include undergraduate and graduate students.

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Sigma Tau Delta Priority Application

Sigma Tau Delta has the opportunity to submit up to four priority applicants. The priority applicants will receive an interview with Penguin Random House hiring staff. To apply for the priority application, interested student members must complete
  1. the Sigma Tau Delta's Penguin Random House priority survey form (due June 30); and
  2. the Penguin Random House internship application (due July 9).

Sigma Tau Delta staff will verify members who are current undergraduate or graduate students. The selection committee will evaluate the priority applications to select the priority candidates. Selections will be announced after July 15, 2021.

Submission Requirements

To be considered for a priority candidate position students must complete two applications: the Sigma Tau Delta priority application by June 30, 2021, and the Penguin Random House application by July 9, 2021.

Step 1: Complete the Sigma Tau Delta PRH priority application.

This is a confidential SurveyMonkey application link for students who are applying for the priority application. The application is closed. The Service and Partnership Committee evaluators will assess applications for further review for priority application.

Questions regarding the online submission process should be addressed to

Step 2: Submit Your Application to Penguin Random House.

After you have applied through Sigma Tau Delta's portal, you must also apply directly to Penguin Random House. The Penguin Random House application is due on or before July 9, 2021, 11:59 p.m. EST.

Link to Penguin Random House Internship Application

Judging and Notification

Penguin Random House (PRH) staff will review and contact the four priority applicants for interviews. All other applicants will be part of PRH's general application pool. The final internship selections will be made by PRH by August 31, 2021.

Blog Requirement

A follow-up blog is required from PRH interns who are Sigma Tau Delta members receiving the $350 stipend. The blog is an article (400-600 words) for WORDYbyNature, the official Society blog, sharing such things as how the internship contributed to their professional growth or field of study; its impact on their future career plans; and the importance of the funding to the internship experience.

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Past Recipients

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