Work Experience Placements

Internship and Work Experience opportunities can be a great way for students or professionals in other industries to learn, gain experience, and develop valuable connections in STM publishing. We endeavor to only highlight internships or accept postings for internships that:

  • Are related to academic/scientific publishing
  • Are paid (if longer than 1-2 weeks)
  • Are posted publicly by the employer
  • Have a stated learning/networking program or similar component
  • Have a fair and transparent recruitment process
  • Have an equal opportunity or DE&I statement within their description or broader recruitment page

We’re working to highlight internship opportunities in scholarly publishing. If you are an STM member employer and have an internship opportunity you would like to be posted that meets the above criteria, please contact Kayla Dos Santos ( 

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American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Internships at AAAS | American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Washington DC, USA

Full-time and part-time 12 week paid internships offered throughout the year 

Undergraduates, graduate students and recent college graduates


American Chemical Society (ACS)

Internships - American Chemical Society (

Washington DC or Columbus, Ohio, USA

Full time 12 week paid internship taking place from May to August

Current students who have completed their sophomore year or higher, with eligibility to work in USA 

Late January

American Psychiatric Association

My Job Search (

Remote in most US states

Paid full time and part time internships taking place from June to September

Students enrolled in graduate program with an interest in Psychology, social work, sociology, or international affairs. 


Association of American Publishers

Application Now Open for AAP-UNCF Paid Internship Program for Summer 2023 - AAP (

Washington DC, USA

Paid summer internships to students with an interest in pursuing a career in the publishing industry

Students of color who are juniors and graduating seniors from any accredited college or university in the United States




The Student BMJ Clegg Scholarship | BMJ

London, UK

2 day per week summer internship

Medical students based in UK 

Applications open every December


Work Experience Programme


1 week virtual unpaid work experience placements in the summer. 

Anyone aged between 16 and 24, worldwide 


De Gryuter

How to join us | De Gruyter

Various locations, see website

1 year traineeships (Editor training programme) and three to six month internships



ELSEVIER - Rising Tide Internships 2023 - Windsor Fellowship (

UK and US - remote

3 month paid internship from July to September, salary pro rata £21,000 for UK

University students in penultimate or final year of university, from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds

Early April

Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press Jobs - home (

Multiple locations worldwide

8 to 10 week internships in several countries available, at multiple points throughout the year in some cases


Applications reopen a couple of times a year

Pharmaceutical Press 

PharmPress Intern JD.pdf (

London, UK

8 week internship assisting the PhP Editorial team in the creation and development of its Major Reference Works

Pharmacy students in their second or third year


Late February 

Publishers Association

Publishing Assistant Apprenticeship - Publishers Association


13 month paid apprenticeships through LDN Apprenticeships, primarily based with a publisher but with some ‘off-the-job’ training with other apprentices

In theory open to anyone – Level 3 qualification, so equivalent to A Levels 

Late August

Royal Society of Chemistry

Internships (


Internships and summer placement opportunities throughout the summer months in various teams, as well as a Science Writer internship working on Chemistry World and Education in Chemistry, giving an introduction to the complete editorial process

Undergraduate students and graduates


Springer Nature

Springer Nature launches new research publishing internship programme | Springer Nature Group | Springer Nature

UK, US, India and China

Up to six months, paid internship to gain experience in research and science news publishing.

Open to anyone who is currently enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate programme, and recent graduates, but candidates from historically underrepresented groups particularly encouraged to apply. 


Taylor & Francis

New Taylor & Francis apprenticeship scheme opens doors to the next generation in publishing - Taylor & Francis Newsroom (


12 month apprenticeship – obtaining an Apprenticeship Qualification whilst gaining vital occupational experience 

Anyone over the age of 16


Thieme Publishing Group

Internships at Thieme

New York, US

Ten week to six month internships, year round, with stipend covering transport and lunch in Manhattan office, combining general office assistance with special projects. 


W. W. Norton

Norton Internships | W. W. Norton & Company (


12 week internship program, $15 an hour for a maximum of 20 hours weekly (3 or 4 days a week), looking at the day to day process of bookmaking

College students and recent graduates