Summer 2020 Contracts Intern

Legal / Contracts New York, New York


Hachette Book Group offers paid summer internships to students and recent graduates interested in a career in book publishing. Our summer internship program, which runs from June 1st – August 7th and allows interns to work 28 hours per week, offers students an opportunity to learn about the publishing industry and explore an area of interest.

As an HBG Contracts Intern, you will have the opportunity to work closely with seasoned professionals and gain hands-on professional experience as you own day-to-day tasks, help with special projects, and attend departmental meetings.  

To enhance your work experience, we offer educational sessions featuring speakers from all departments of the company as well as networking and career development opportunities.

Who you are:

  • A rising junior or senior, graduate student, or recent graduate interested in exploring a career in book publishing
  • Self-starter with strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Enthusiastic and excited about discussing recent books you’ve read
  • Possess a great attitude and a desire to learn as well as excellent organizational skills
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint

What you will learn:

  • Provide general assistance for the Contracts Department (including scanning, routing, and mailing documents, answering telephone, pulling/filing & off-siting files, scheduling meetings, etc.)
  • Responsible for preparing Contract Request and Subsidiary Rights folders for drafting, as well as maintaining Contracts systems and logs
  • Draft agreements and amendments as they may arise
  • Field general Contracts inquiries

How to apply:

In order to be considered, all candidates must submit both a resume and cover letter.