W. W. Norton & Company’s three-month spring internship program (February-April) is designed to introduce motivated college students and recent graduates to publishing and to Norton. Internships provide valuable hands-on experience with the day-to-day business of bookmaking, as well as opportunities to network with employees at the company and with fellow interns who frequently go on to become colleagues in the field.

Interns at W. W. Norton are paid $15 per hour and work a maximum of 20 hours weekly. Specific work hours are flexible, but interns are expected to work three or four days per week. All interns must be able to work during regular business hours (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST).

  • For interns who reside within commuting distance of the office, this internship will be in-person in our Manhattan offices once our office reopens; those in other locations will work remotely.

See all internships at https://wwnorton.com/careers/norton-internships

Here are a few examples of the internships that are available.

Literature, Communication, & Philosophy Print Editorial Internship, Spring 2022

Your work if you become a Norton intern with the Literature, Communication, and Philosophy teams may include the following:

  • Researching market data (including sales of specific titles across publishers, college course class size, potential textbook adoption numbers)
  • Compiling materials and preparing manuscripts for reviews and production
  • Maintaining lists and databases of key information such as digital content, media contacts, and book review programs
  • Learning the basics of copyediting and proofreading
  • Proofreading early proofs of manuscripts and book introductions. In addition to some first-edition textbooks in Philosophy and Communication, literature titles an intern may work on include: Pride and Prejudice, The Jungle, The Souls of Black Folk, The Marrow of Tradition, The Great Gatsby, Gulliver’s Travels, Heart of Darkness, Dracula, Selected Tales of Gogol, Up from Slavery, Cane, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Daodejing, Middlemarch, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Moby-Dick, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Walden
  • Researching publication data to assist in obtaining permission to reprint previously published material
  • Organizing online book review programs and surveys, including researching possible participants and their contact information

Countryman Press Editorial & Marketing Internship, Spring 2022

Countryman Press, an imprint of W. W. Norton, is looking for an intern to participate in our three-month internship program who is interested in illustrated books across categories including cooking, health, travel and lifestyle.

Custom Publications Print and Digital Editorial Internship, Spring 2022

Your work if you become a Norton intern with the Custom team may include the following:

  • Contributing to the process of customizing textbooks and ebooks to be tailored to a specific class, department, or school’s need, while working with texts across a variety of different disciplines, both in print and digital. Learning the basics of copyediting and proofreading.
  • Writing abstracts for reading selections in the Norton Custom Library, our print-on-demand branch.
  • Helping assemble surveys, handouts, marketing materials, and similar materials useful to our customers.
  • Helping monitor inventory and reprints.
  • Testing Norton’s digital learning materials such as InQuizitive for Writers, They Say/I Say Blog, and the Everyone’s An Author Tumblr.
  • Maintaining lists and databases of important information, including information related to ISBNs and project status and tracking pertinent information as a project develops.
  • Attending meetings to learn how our custom team collaborates closely with a host of teams at Norton and outside of Norton: book production, media producers, editors, customers, designers, fulfillment group, permissions group, vendors, travelers, professors, and bookstores.


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