Who we are
Founded in 1923, W. W. Norton is the oldest and largest independent
and employee-owned publishing house, publishing works of Nobel
laureates, master teachers, and Pulitzer Prize winners. For a century,
Norton has been dedicated to achieving a common goal: to bring to
readers and students enduring fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, as well
as high-quality textbooks and digital learning tools.
About the internship
W. W. Norton is looking for interns to participate in our twelve-week
internship program. Our internship program provides participants with
an engaging, supportive, and hands-on learning experience in
publishing that includes brown bag lunch sessions and networking
within the intern class. 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
- 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
- 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.
Why you’ll be a great fit
We are excited to add interns who bring diverse perspectives to
Norton. The ideal candidate is curious, hardworking, and eager to
learn more about the different facets of publishing. Here are some
skills and qualities we look for in candidates:
- You are a college junior, senior, or recent graduate.
- You are eager to improve your verbal and written communication skills.
- You enjoy collaborating and working in a group to solve challenges.
- You have a passion for learning and ideas.
- You have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (Word,
- You consider yourself a detail-oriented person.