Internships at Simon & Schuster

The Simon & Schuster Internship Program participants will have an unmatched, behind-the-scenes learning experience. Though interns work within specific departments, they are able to explore all aspects of the business of book publishing through speaker presentations, mentoring relationships and networking opportunities.

Program Details:

Interns are placed within specific imprints or divisions on either the adult or children’s side of the business based on interest, experience, academic coursework, and the Simon & Schuster business needs. Past assignments have typically been within editorial, marketing, and publicity departments.

Interns will both shadow and work alongside publishing professionals. They will also attend meetings and events and participate in weekly lunch and learn programs designed specifically for the intern class.

Each year will have three 8 week programs to represent the Summer, Fall, and Spring sessions. The summer session will be 40 hours per week and the Fall and Spring sessions will be a minimum of 16-20 hours per week to accommodate the interns’ academic schedules.

Interns will be paid hourly and will be required to fill out a weekly time sheet.

How to Apply:

  • Complete an online application at the Simon & Schuster career portal
  • Attach your resume and cover letter. Your cover letter should include area of interest (department and division). All resumes must be attached to the online application in order to be considered. Resumes that are mailed or e-mailed will not be considered.
  • Due to the high volume of applicants, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Please do not contact Simon & Schuster regarding the status of your application.


  • Must be currently enrolled undergraduates (Juniors and Seniors preferred) or graduate students while in the program
  • Must submit an application with cover letter through the Simon and Schuster career site here
  • Must be legally permitted to work in the United States after graduation; Completion of the application assumes eligibility to work in the United States.

Required experience and skills

  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • A passion for books and an eagerness to tell us about it
  • A great attitude and desire to learn

We visit colleges and universities throughout the calendar year. Become a fan of the Simon & Schuster Careers Facebook page to view the recruiting calendar and see when we’ll be near you!

Important Note: The internship program is designed as an educational experience for qualified students and does not constitute an offer or contract of employment. Company employee benefits, including but not limited to vacation, sick days, bonus or health and welfare plans, are not available to participants in the internship program.

About Simon & Schuster

Simon & Schuster has been named to Forbes magazine’s list of “America’s Best Mid-Size Employers 2022.”

Simon & Schuster is a global leader in general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for readers of all ages, and in all printed, digital, and audio formats. Its distinguished roster of authors includes many of the world’s most popular and widely recognized writers, and winners of the most prestigious literary honors and awards. It is home to numerous well-known imprints and divisions such as Simon & Schuster, Scribner, Atria Books, Gallery Books, Pocket Books, Adams Media, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, and Simon & Schuster Audio, as well as international companies in Australia, Canada, India, and the United Kingdom, and proudly brings the works of its authors to readers in more than 200 countries and territories.