2020 Summer Internship: Contracts, Finance, IT, Royalties, Operations

Company: Penguin Random House LLC 

Requisition ID: 52681 

Learn about the world of publishing!


Discover career opportunities in our CORPORATE FUNCTION departments which include Contracts, Finance, IT, Royalties, and Operations.



Our dedicated team of publishing professionals is committed to helping authors realize their very best work and to finding innovative new ways of bringing stories and ideas to audiences worldwide. Find your story in our books!



Penguin Random House offers a 10-week PAID internship opportunity available in our adult, children’s, and corporate divisions. Interns are exposed to the publishing process and our business through panels, networking events, employee speaker series, and even lunch with our CEO!


Summer interns work for 28 hours per week and are paid $20hr. Summer housing will be available for up to 10 selected interns. To be eligible, you must be a rising college senior, a graduate; and/or any candidate available for full-time employment within 1 year. *You need not be enrolled in college or have a degree to apply to our internship program.


Application Deadline: February 10, 2020

Program Dates: June 1, 2020 – August 7, 2020





The Contracts department manages the process of drafting a book contract and all of the other products for which the company acquires rights. They negotiate the fine points with the author or other proprietors. After the contracts are signed, the contracts department communicates with various internal departments about the details contained in each contract that may affect their business or authors.



Finance is involved with everything that has a financial impact on the company, including sales forecasting, cost of goods, production, inventory, and the balance sheet for a title, imprint, or division. Finance liaises with every other department regarding corporate perspective, policies, and systems.



Our IT professionals build and support the applications, infrastructure and networks that empower the business. 



The Royalties department focuses on ensuring the integrity of the author contract as it relates to payment and financial author care. 



Manage relationships with key vendors to ensure that our books are of a high quality and produced on schedule. Forecast inventory levels to determine when and how many books need to be reprinted. 



Submit your resume and cover letter using our online application process.  


**If you are interested in a department not in this listing, you can submit your application to more than one posting.**


Penguin Random House is the leading adult and children’s publishing house in North America, the United Kingdom and many other regions around the world.  In publishing the best books in every genre and subject for all ages, we are committed to quality, excellence in execution, and innovation throughout the entire publishing process: editorial, design, marketing, publicity, sales, production, and distribution.  Our vibrant and diverse international community of nearly 250 publishing brands and imprints include Ballantine Bantam Dell, Berkley, Clarkson Potter, Crown, DK, Doubleday, Dutton, Grosset & Dunlap, Little Golden Books, Knopf, Modern Library, Pantheon, Penguin Books, Penguin Press, Penguin Random House Audio, Penguin Young Readers, Portfolio, Puffin, Putnam, Random House, Random House Children’s Books, Riverhead, Ten Speed Press, Viking, and Vintage, among others.  More information can be found at http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/.


Penguin Random House values the array of talents and perspectives that a diverse workforce brings. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.


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