The Association of American Publishers (AAP) has launched a new internship program in partnership with United Negro College Fund (UNCF).
The program will offer paid summer internships to high-achieving African American students at various publishing companies including: Cengage Learning, Elsevier, Hachette Book Group,HarperCollins Publishers, Macmillan, McGraw-Hill Education, Penguin Random House, Scholastic and W.W. Norton. These positions will be in a variety of departments at these publishing houses including: editorial, marketing, publicity, sales and digital engineering. Jobs will take place in New York, Washington, Boston, and St. Louis during the first year.
“In an industry where our ideas are our commodity, recruiting diverse talent is a top priority for publishers,” stated Tina Jordan, vice president of AAP. “Attracting African American student interns to the publishing industry is an important step our member organizations are taking to expand workforce diversity and inclusion efforts.”