Summer Editorial Internship

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Summer Editorial Internship
New York, NY

HarperCollins is currently seeking a summer intern to assist a group of editors in the Harper imprint. This intern will work on titles by the very best writers, doctors, scientists, journalists, and innovators in their fields. The titles span a variety of disciplines and genres including: general health and fitness, science, medicine, food and lifestyle, relationships and inspiration, memoir, business, economics, and career development; books for those seeking to gain an understanding of how we can live our lives better.


This summer internship is a paid opportunity (28 hours per week), and it will run from June 5 through August 10 for a total of 10 weeks.



  • Complete reader's reports on select manuscript submissions.
  • Draft descriptive and jacket copy, along with relevant metadata key terms.
  • Assist in all aspects of manuscript transmittal, including art logs, CIP data application, and paperback reprints.
  • Manage book shipments to authors and agents.
  • Attend various team and department meetings.
  • Review platforms of successful authors.
  • Routine filing, mailings, and other administrative tasks.



- Applicants must be entering their junior or senior year of college, a grad student, or a college graduate.

- Prior office experience preferred.

- Must be proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite.

- Strong analytical reading and writing skills.

- Strong communication skills.

- Is detail-oriented and organized.

- Ability to juggle multiple projects.

- Interest in working on a primarily nonfiction list. 

- Applications MUST have a cover letter.


HarperCollins Publishers is an equal opportunity employer.

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