Penguin Random House UK Summer Internships


Summer Internships are now open

Application Deadline: 22 April

Make your summer count.

Penguin Random House is the UK’s largest publisher, and we have 9 internships that will run from 8th July – 30th August 2019, paid at London Living Wage and based at one of our three London offices.

Whether you’re interested in Editorial, Marketing, Sales or Design, you’ll gain skills and knowledge that will equip you for wherever you go next.

You’ll be part of a team, attending key department meetings to get a better sense of what they do and how they work with other teams too. You’ll take charge of a project with the support of the team, so there is the chance to make a real impact on how we do things.

Intrigued yet? We’ve got more information on the possible projects you could be working on below and each offers a real opportunity to learn how our different divisions work and gain useful insights in to the day to day of working in Publishing.

This year, you’ll apply to one internship application and if successful you’ll advance to a Learning and Selection Day where we’ll talk about what a career in publishing entails and find the best intern for each project, based on your skills and interests.

What are we looking for?

If you can grow and adapt in new situations, that’s what matters to us. You don’t need a degree or knowledge of publishing to apply and succeed.

The key things we’ll be looking for throughout your application will be:

Attention to detail

You’ll have a forensic eye for detail, working with care and being able to spot and fix any errors you come across.


This involves everything from being able to write clear and engaging emails and reports to being comfortable talking to a range of people, whether that’s senior team members, industry contacts or members of the public.


You’re always looking outward and are keen to learn. You enjoy exploring and researching ideas and concepts.


You thrive on keeping things on track, whether for yourself or other people, taking a methodical approach to any task.

Able to take initiative 

You don’t sit and wait for opportunities to come to you; you make things happen


A genuine interest in what you’re doing and approaching it with a great attitude. Your passion for ideas and stories shines through in your work.

What else do you need to know?

  • 22 April: applications close at 11:55pm
  • 7 May: find out if you’ll move to the next stage
  • 8-19 May: Get to know you HireVue videos
  • 25 May: Learning and Selection Day in Vauxhall Bridge Road offices
  • 8 July: First day

Our normal office hours are 9:30 – 5:30 but we’ll be operating under Summer Hours, which means redistributing our hours to have half days on Fridays.

For more information and details

Visit the official webpage of Penguin Random House UK