Education Publishing Intern

Type: Intern
Region: London

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 175 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.

About the Brand

Macmillan Education provides world-class content in the most relevant, engaging and flexible formats to support students, teachers and institutions in lifelong learning. 

Education Publishing Intern, Springer Nature Opening Doors Programme

London, UK – Hybrid Working Model

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

The Springer Nature Opening Doors Education Publishing internship, with Macmillan Education is a paid opportunity in the UK to gain experience in editorial, rights, sales and marketing in a thriving publishing department dedicated to providing resources to schools in the Caribbean.

Many groups and perspectives are currently underrepresented in the publishing industry, which is a challenge that we are actively trying to address at Springer Nature. We are seeking candidates who believe they can contribute to diversity, equity and inclusion in our organisation, 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 colour, 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 spend up to six months within the Caribbean Schools team, part of the Macmillan Education division of Springer Nature. If selected for this internship, you will be developing skills, experience and insight into a thriving educational publishing business across all its publishing, editorial, rights, sales and marketing functions.

What’s in it for you?

  • A unique opportunity to be a part of a small and dynamic publishing team working within a leading academic publishing group, that focuses on the key market of Caribbean schools
  • Experience of the full product lifecycle from conception through to production, marketing and selling
  • Guidance and support from experienced team members
  • A paid internship, equivalent to the London living wage
  • 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 connects 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:

Macmillan Education Caribbean are a well-established, outgoing, mutually supportive, friendly multifunctional team working within Springer Nature, based in their Kings Cross offices. 

We are proud that for 70 years we have published the leading resources used in Caribbean schools that provide support for Caribbean ministries of education, teachers and students. We publish a wide range of components, across many subject areas and at all levels of school education. Creatively, we maintain and grow our Caribbean business, relationships and revenue streams.

About you:

  • Available to start in June 2024 for an internship of up to six months
  • Can demonstrate an active interest in a career that shares our passions for education, publishing and the Caribbean region
  • Proficient in English.

How to apply: Application deadline April 19th, 2024

Please send a CV 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 organisation, our content, or both.  You may also submit writing samples — such as links to a blog or any previously published work — to support your application.

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

If you’re looking to kick-start your career in educational 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 other available opportunities. 

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