2023 Fall - 2024 Spring Internship Program: Publicity, Children's Books

Posted on July 13, 2023 by InternPlug

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Job Description

Learn about the world of publishing!

Discover career opportunities with our PUBLICITY department in our CHILDREN'S divisions.


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!

Publicity professionals generate exposure and “buzz” for new books and are the biggest advocates of the titles to the media. Publicists pitch newspapers, television, radio stations, websites and bloggers with the hope the press will review our titles and feature stories about forthcoming books and authors. Publicists also help create social media outreach, author tours, author signings, readings, and other events.

Some responsibilities may include:

  • Researching media contacts
  • Crafting pitches for publicity campaigns
  • Tracking media coverage and mailing books to media contacts
  • Assisting in select publicity book mailings (remotely)
  • Attending team meetings to help brainstorm new outlets or contacts to pitch our books


Penguin Random House offers an immersive 20-week PAID, REMOTE internship opportunity in the Fall 2023 and Spring 2024, available in our adult, children’s, and corporate divisions. Interns will have the opportunity to learn how to create marketing book campaigns, work on semester-long projects to develop skills in marketing books and receive robust training from our marketing teams to support professional growth. Our interns are also exposed to the publishing process and our business through panels, networking events, and a mentoring program!

What you study does not matter! We are looking for your desire to work with books, your drive to learn and your curiosity for the publishing industry.

Application Deadline
: July 21, 2023 at 11:59pm EST

Program Dates: September 11, 2023 – November 17, 2023 AND January 8th, 2024 – March 15th, 2024


  • Must be ready to work full-time on or before June 2024 (You do not need to be enrolled in college or have a degree to apply to our internship program).
  • Able to work 21 hours/week throughout the program
  • Available and commit to the program working September 11th – November 17th, 2023 and January 8th – March 15th, 2024
  • Must reside in the U.S. for the duration of the internship program
  • Must be over the age of 18

Interns are paid $20/hour.


Submit your resume and cover letter using our online application process. You must submit a cover letter to be considered for our internship program. In your cover letter, please indicate what genre(s) within children's titles you would like to work with!

**While you may apply for more than one internship opportunity, we encourage you to apply for the areas you are most interested in.**

Penguin Random House job postings include a good faith compensation range for each open position. The salary range listed is specific to each particular open position and takes into account various factors including the specifics of the individual role, and candidate's relevant experience and qualifications.

Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program. Our range of benefits include, but are not limited to, Medical/Prescription drug insurance, Dental, Vision, Health Care/Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, Health Savings Account, Pre-Tax and Roth 401(k), Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance, Life/AD&D Insurance, Commuter Benefits, Student Loan Repayment Program, Educational Assistance & generous paid time off.

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 300 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<>

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.

Penguin Random House LLC

Country: United States of America

State/Region: New York

City: New York

Postal Code: 10019

Job ID: 261596

Advertised until:
Aug. 12, 2023

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