Work Experience and Internships

Come and try us on for size

We know that publishing can be a bit of a mystery.


How do we decide what to publish?


How do books get made?


And who tells the world about them?

What we can offer you and how to apply

Work Experience


We have year-round paid work experience slots of two weeks, where you’d be shadowing a team and getting to grips with day-to-day life here. It’s a learning opportunity – a chance to learn about the world of work and go behind the scenes.


Head over to our work experience page to find out more about our placements and how to apply.




Our summer internships placements are from July – August and paid London Living Wage. Find out more about the placements and how to apply here.


The Scheme

The Scheme is our early career positive action programme and we’re going to use the summer to decide where to take it next to achieve the greatest impact: which means it will open up again for applications in 2023. We know this will be disappointing news for anyone hoping to apply this year so please head to our jobs page to see what’s on offer – we have over 150 entry-level roles each year. We love the programme, and are committed to its continued success, and will share an update next year on our future plans.

Hints and tips

For work experience: be curious, be yourself.


For internships, the skills will vary depending on the department.


Check out our blog for practical tips on applications and interviews as well as meeting some of our ex-interns.


We can also recommend other affordable accommodation if needed or you can get in contact with The Spare Room Project. They match those from outside of London with publishers who can offer them a spare room during their placement.

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