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Penguin Random House Internships

Spring 2021 Internship

With a full focus on marketing, 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 and December 2020 graduates interested in learning about the world of marketing in book publishing are encouraged to apply. No prior publishing experience is required.

Similar to the Fall 2020 program, this program will be 100% remote and will run between March 22 - May 14, 2021.  

During this eight week program, Spring 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, and students who graduated during the month of December 2020.

The Penguin Random House application deadline is January 18, 2021, 11:59 p.m. EST.

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Online Account Set-up

Link to Sigma Tau Delta Spring 2021 PRH Internship Application

You already have an online application 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 have forgotten your account, type in your email address and at least five characters in "password." The system will reply to you via email with the actual password. You will then be able to logon to the system.

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 to the email address you used to set up your account.

Step 1: Prepare Resume

In this application you will be asked to submit a copy of your resume. Attachments must be titled in the order of last name, first name, document title.

Name your resume file according to this example: SmithMaryResume.docx or pdf

You also will submit your resume and cover letter separately for the Penguin Random House application. In the cover letter address why you are interested in the marketing internship.

Step 2: Add Proposal

  • Click the +Add Proposal button located on left side of page.
  • In the Title box, type in your full name in order of  "last name, first name."
    Example: Smith, Mary
  • Upload your resume. You will now see your documents listed.

Step 3: Other Information

Complete all the following information fields:

  • Chapter State
  • Chapter School
  • Chapter Region
  • Induction Semester
  • Induction Year
  • Anticipated Graduation Year
  • Chapter/Faculty Advisor Name (first and last name)*
  • Chapter/Faculty Advisor Email Address*

* See Chapter Directory. Chapter/Faculty Advisors are included within the chapter listing.

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: Submit

Step 5: 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 on or before January 18, 2021, 11:59 p.m. EST.

Link to Penguin Random House Internship Application

Questions regarding the online submission process should be addressed to

Judging and Notification

Sigma Tau Delta staff will verify you are eligible to apply for the Penguin Random House Internship via our applicaion link. Only eligible Sigma Tau Delta members will be eligible for the additional $350 stipend.

If you are not eligible through Sigma Tau Delta, and still apply to the Pengin Random House applicaion link, your application will be accepted, but it will not be prioritized in the application pool.

Penguin Random House staff will review and interview candidates. A selection will be made in March 2021.

Blog Requirement

Following the internship, the Sigma Tau Delta internship recipient is required to submit 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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