HarperCollins Publishers is the second-largest consumer book publisher in the world. Headquartered in New York, HarperCollins has publishing operations in 18 countries. With two hundred years of history and more than 120 branded imprints around the world, HarperCollins publishes approximately 10,000 new books every year in 17 languages, and has a print and digital catalog of more than 200,000 titles. Writing across dozens of genres, HarperCollins authors include winners of the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Newbery and Caldecott Medals, and the Man Booker Prize.
The house of Mark Twain, the Brontë sisters, Thackeray, Dickens, John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., Maurice Sendak, Shel Silverstein, and Margaret Wise Brown, HarperCollins has a long and rich history that reaches back to the early nineteenth century and offers our publishing team a depth of experience that few others can rival—from the modest print shop that James and John Harper opened in 1817 to the global house we are today.
As a student, a paid internship at HarperCollins provides an exciting opportunity to work inside one of the world’s largest publishers. We offer three 10-week paid internship programs throughout the year. While these programs are primarily focused on editorial, marketing, publicity, design, and managing editorial, we also offer professional development programming to give our interns a broad understanding of the entire publishing process.
Our summer internship program spans ten weeks from early June through mid-August. As a summer intern, you will work for a specific department and imprint, but will be exposed to the entire publishing process through our Summer Internship Speaker Series – a weekly presentation by some of the savviest professionals the industry has to offer.
The program concludes with a presentation titled “How to get a job in Publishing,” providing industry-specific tips for your resume, cover letter and interview. In addition, you will have plenty of opportunities to network with your fellow interns!
Open to incoming college juniors, seniors, and recent graduates (seniors and recent grads preferred).
Our fall and spring internship programs are both 14 hours per week for 10 weeks and are open to college sophomores, juniors and seniors only.
Summer: posted in March
Fall: posted in Late July / early August
Spring: posted in December
What we look for:
A strong desire to learn more about the book publishing industry
A passion for the written word
Involvement in school activities/jobs relating to book publishing
Some office experience
Did we mention a passion for books?!
How to apply
You can look for specific internship opportunities here.
Please submit a separate cover letter for each internship for which you apply. Resumes without cover letters will not be considered.
Questions about the program should be directed to our Facebook page.