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Social Science Books Intern, Springer Nature Opening Doors Program

Company: Springer Nature
Location: New York
Posted on: April 2, 2024

Job Description:

About Springer Nature Group

Springer Nature opens the doors to discovery for researchers, educators, clinicians and other professionals. Every day, around the globe, our imprints, books, journals, platforms and technology solutions reach millions of people. For over 180 years our brands and imprints have been a trusted source of knowledge to these communities and today, more than ever, we see it as our responsibility to ensure that fundamental knowledge can be found, verified, understood and used by our communities - enabling them to improve outcomes, make progress, and benefit the generations that follow. Visit and follow @SpringerNature / @SpringerNatureGroup.

Social Science Books Intern,Springer Nature Opening Doors Program

New York - Hybrid Working Model

Are you looking for an internship that provides hands-on experience in research publishing and the chance to make connections at one of the largest publishers of education and research content?

The Springer Nature Opening Doors Program Social Science Books internship is a paid opportunity for students and recent graduates in the New York area to gain experience in research and science news publishing in our journals, books or magazines.

Many groups and perspectives are currently underrepresented in the publishing industry, which is a challenge that we are actively addressing at Springer Nature. We are seeking candidates who believe they can contribute to diversity, equity and inclusion in our organization, in our content, or both. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds, and we particularly encourage candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply, including but not limited to Black people, Indigenous people and people of color, people from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds, LGBTQ+ people, people from underrepresented social castes, religious minorities and people with a disability and/or a neurodivergent condition.

The successful applicant will sit across the Social Sciences and Politics & International Studies Books Teams, as part of the Research Publishing division of Springer Nature. If selected for this internship, you will work closely with a team of acquisitions editors to manage a prestigious book program in these areas. Specific tasks may include assisting in peer reviews of new books and books under contract, identification of new potential authors and publishing opportunities (including use of data-driven tools to identify growth areas), helping authors prepare manuscripts for production, ensuring information in databases is accurate and up-to-date, writing marketing texts, attending external meetings, and related duties.

What's in it for you?

  • Developing knowledge and experience in academic social science publishing, particularly for book acquisitions
  • Developing skills in communication, analysis, and project management
  • Hands-on experience with Microsoft Office and Google suite, as well as publishing databases.
  • A stipend for the duration of the internship: $20/hour for a 35-hour week
  • Hands-on experience at one of the largest academic publishing groups and the opportunity to learn from experienced publishing professionals
  • Support from a buddy from one of Springer Nature's employee networks that connect people who share a common identity.
  • Access to career development, training and events, including an overview of different business areas at Springer Nature and advice on the job application process
  • The opportunity to work on projects related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the publishing industry

    About us:

    The Springer Nature Books Team explores new fundamental knowledge and innovation. Publishing over 3,000 books a year, the Social Sciences and Politics & International Studies Books Teams disseminate both scholarly and analytical research via research monographs, handbooks, collegiate textbooks, and books for professionals.

    About you:

    • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate programor be a recent graduate in a Social Sciences discipline
    • Available to start in June 2024 for an internship of up to six months
    • Strong interest in a career in research publishing
    • Responsible, organized, detail-oriented, strong communicator, and curious

      How to apply: Application deadline April 19th, 2024

      Please send a resume and a short supporting statement in a cover letter (no more than 500 words) that explains what you will bring to this role and how you feel you could contribute to diversity, equity and inclusion in our organization, our content, or both.

      The internship will start in June for a duration of maximum 6 months and is based in Springer Nature's New York office on a hybrid working model with up to three days a week working from home.

      If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employment selection process due to disability, neurodivergence or a chronic condition, please direct your inquiries to Holly Ciccarella @ .

      If you're looking to kick-start your career in Research publishing, apply today and you could be part of the next generation shaping our industry.

      There are additional intern positions available across Springer Nature as part of this program - find out more about .


      The salary offer may vary based on work experience, education, skill level and equity. The US salary range does not align with the salary ranges in other countries when converted to the currency of that country.

      Springer Nature is an Equal Opportunity Employer that complies with the laws and regulations set forth in the following

      Internal applicants: We encourage that you speak to your manager once the interview process has started. At the point of offer acceptance, it is required that you inform your manager. If for any reason you're unable to do so, please contact HR who can provide guidance as required.

      At Springer Nature we value the diversity of our teams. We recognize the many benefits of a diverse workforce with equitable opportunities for everyone. We strive for an inclusive workplace that empowers all our colleagues to thrive. Our search for the best talent fully encompasses and embraces these values and principles. Springer Nature was awarded Diversity Team of the Year at the 2022 British Diversity Awards. Find out more about our DEI work here. .

      For more information about career opportunities in Springer Nature please visit .

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