Summer Internships 2023

Penguin Random House UK

Location Hybrid - remote and London offices
Salary London Living Wage
  • Closing: 4:00pm, 18th Apr 2023 BST

Job Description

Have you got plans for the summer? 

Make your mark by spending 8 weeks from July 3rd – August 25th 2023 working with the best at one of the largest publishers in the world. 

You’ll work on a paid independent project made especially for the internship programme - making decisions for yourself and contributing to our shared mission. 

With us you’ll find stability and support, with a deep sense of purpose. Whatever project you’re placed on, you'll gain universally applicable skills that will equip you for wherever you go next. We’ll teach you about publishing and Penguin, just start here.  

Read about the 2023 projects on our careers site

Eligibility criteria 

Our books create belonging, embrace difference, and champion different perspectives. To achieve our mission to make books for everyone because a book can change anyone, we are seeking out new voices. 
See yourself here. If you identify as coming from a lower socio-economic background, this internship is for you. You’ll either have been eligible for free school meals, or at age 14 your highest-earning parent/guardian was not self-employed or in senior management, and was employed in one of the following categories: 

  • Technical and craft occupations such as: motor mechanic, fitter, inspector, plumber, printer, tool maker, electrician, gardener, train driver 

  • Semi-routine manual and service occupations such as: postal worker, machine operative, security guard, caretaker, farm worker, catering assistant, receptionist, sales assistant 

  • Routine manual and service occupations such as: HGV driver, van driver, cleaner, porter, packer, sewing machinist, messenger, labourer, waiter/waitress, bar staff 

  • Unemployed but seeking work 

*We recognise these are broad categories that generalise from the many hundreds of jobs out there, and they may not exactly fit your family situation – An example of where this definition may not fit for you, is if you’re a care leaver or your family went through a divorce which changed your financial position, to name a few examples. Please use your judgement when self-identifying. * 

It’s not a requirement to have completed any formal work experience in or outside of the publishing industry or have a degree qualification.  

 Our application process 

  • Because our doors are open to all kinds of talent, we’re using the inclusive hiring platform Applied to ask three questions about the universal skills we call ‘qualities’. You’ll answer three questions on the platform.  

  • If you’re successful you’ll submit a HireVue video to help us understand your project preferences and attend our online learning and selection day in May, where you’ll be assessed on the rest of the qualities, get to know some of your potential colleagues, and come away with some helpful resources for the future. 

  • We will then match the successful candidates with their best project fit and get you onboarded ready for a great induction on your start date! 

*We will provide reasonable adjustments to those with a disability at all stages of the recruitment process and encourage any requests that will make the process more comfortable for you* 

Application deadline: 5pm on April 7th, 2023 

Salary: London Living Wage and competitive benefits package (financial support for those travelling from afar available upon request) 

Location: Hybrid working between home and our London offices (roughly 2 days per week, to be discussed with the hiring manager) 

Removing bias from the hiring process

Applications closed Tue 18th Apr 2023


Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You won't need a CV to apply to this job

Applications closed Tue 18th Apr 2023