Summer Remote Intern - Art & Design

Penguin Random House

Remote / Virtual 09-27-2023
  • Paid
  • Internship
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description

Learn about the world of publishing!

Discover career opportunities in our ART & DESIGN department.

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!

Art & Design

Designing books-covers, jackets, and interiors-is a collaborative effort. The staff reviews the book and meets with the editor and marketing department to create a visual-packaging direction and oversee its implementation to both represent the book's essence and attract the target audience.

Some responsibilities may include creating covers and interior designs for each book, setting up hardcover and paperback mechanicals, Image research, type research, Illustrator research and creating social media assets.


Penguin Random House offers a 10-week PAID, REMOTE internship opportunity available in our adult, children's, and corporate divisions. Interns are exposed to the publishing process and our business through panels, networking events, and employee speaker series!

Summer interns work for 28 hours per week and are paid $20/hour.

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: October 20th 2023 at 11:59pm EST

Program Dates: June 3, 2024 – August 11, 2024

• Must be ready to work full-time on or before June 2025 (You do not need to be enrolled in college or have a degree to apply to our internship program).
• Able to work 28 hours/week throughout the program
• Available and commit to the program working June 3, 2024 – August 11, 2024
• Must reside in the US for the duration of the internship program
• Must be over the age of 18


Please submit your resume, cover letter and portfolio using our online application process. In your cover letter, please indicate if you have a preference for working with adult or children's books. Share what genre(s) would you like to work with!

All candidates who wish to be considered must attach a portfolio. Applications without portfolios will not be reviewed.
**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.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gmyzk6-18-207-160-97-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary: $20.00 Per Hour ($ USD)
Company Profile
Penguin Random House

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.