Winter Award Cycle Now Open

Sigma Tau Delta’s winter award cycle is open now though February 5 at 11:59 p.m. CST. During the 2024 winter cycle, applications are being accepted for the Penguin Random House Internship Priority Consideration, the Sigma Tau Delta Journal Summer Internship, and the Summer Program Scholarship. Learn more about these opportunities below and consider applying via our AwardSpring platform today.

Penguin Random House Internship Priority Consideration

Paid internship opportunities are available from Penguin Random House to provide interested undergraduate and graduate student members of Sigma Tau Delta with experience in the publishing industry.

Fall 2024/Spring 2025 Internship

The Penguin Random House internship program offers candidates the opportunity to work in the Penguin Random House Adult & Children’s divisions, attend weekly professional development programming, and learn about the world of publishing. This program is intended to provide opportunities for racially/ethnically underrepresented groups in the publishing industry. Active chapter members interested in learning about the world of marketing in book publishing are encouraged to apply. No prior publishing experience is required.

Fall/spring interns will work remote for 21 hours per week at a pay rate of $20/hr. Intern schedules will be flexible to account for candidates who may be located in a variety of time zones.

  • Fall 2024/Spring 2025 PRH Internships likely offered: Marketing and Publicity
  • Internship Dates: ten weeks in fall 2024 and ten weeks in spring 2025

To apply for priority consideration, applicants must apply BOTH to Sigma Tau Delta’s AwardSpring platform AND Penguin Random House’s Application portal by the following due dates:

  • Application to Sigma Tau Delta for priority consideration: February 5 at 11:59 p.m. CDT
  • Full application to Penguin Random House: TBA

Past Penguin Internship Recipient Blogs

My Summer with Penguin Random House
The Summer I Turned Into a Penguin: My Surreal Time as Penguin Young Readers Intern
Exploring the World of Children’s Publishing with a PRH Internship
Hidden Heroes: Working as a Production Editorial Intern at Penguin Random House
Interning at Penguin Random House through Sigma Tau Delta
An Internship Like No Other: Perseverance and Publishing at PRH
Putting the Puzzle Pieces Together: My PRH Internship
The One Where I Remotely Interned at Penguin Random House
Overcoming Imposter Syndrome to Apply for a PRH Internship
Saying ‘Why Not’ to a Career at Penguin Random House
Publishing in the Time of Covid: My Virtual Internship at PRH
Not So Random Memories from My PRH Internship
Making Protagonist Choices: My Internship at PRH
Perfect is Penguin: My Internship at Penguin Random House
My 140 Hours Interning at PRH’s Razorbill
How an Internship Shaped my Career
Spending Summer in an Igloo: My Editorial Internship with Penguin Random House
Interning at Penguin: Life of a Book Nerd
The Halfway Point: Penguin Group (USA) Summer Internship

Sigma Tau Delta Journal Summer Internship

A paid, remote, three-month internship opportunity is available with the Sigma Tau Delta Journals. This opportunity will provide a minimum of two Sigma Tau Delta student members (undergraduate or graduate) with editorial and publication experience. These interns will work with the Managing Editor on the publications, from May 15 until August 15, averaging 10 hours per week. The interns may complete this internship from any location, so long as they have reliable internet access. Each intern will be paid $300 per month for three months.

Job Summary

Under the Managing Editor’s direction interns will:

  • Read and evaluate submissions
  • Edit accepted submissions for publication
  • Communicate regularly via email and/or video conference with the Managing Editor

Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong work ethic
  • Editorial experience
  • Computer literacy


Applicants must be active student members of a Sigma Tau Delta chapter at the time of application and should be familiar with the most recent issues of the Sigma Tau Delta journals. Claim your copy of the 2024 Sigma Tau Delta Journals!

Application Deadline: February 5, 2024

Past Sigma Tau Delta Journal Internship Blogs

Formation and Cultivation: The Impact of the Sigma Tau Delta Journal Internship
Grammar and Lit. Theory in Praxis: A Sigma Tau Delta Journal Internship
Building Confidence and a Career in Publishing: Interning with Rectangle and Review
Once an Editor, Always an Editor: Thoughts from a Sigma Tau Delta Journal Intern
Sigma Tau Delta Journal Internship: Answering the Dreaded “What’s Next?”
Anxiety Relief from . . . an Internship?
7 Reasons You Should Apply for Sigma Tau Delta’s Journal Internship
Apply for a Sigma Tau Delta Journal Internship

Summer Program Scholarship

The Summer Program Scholarship provides up to $1,500 for the purposes of attending a special summer program, in the student’s home country, which furthers the applicant’s engagement with Sigma Tau Delta’s mission. Qualifying summer programs must be at least three weeks in length and no longer than three months. Applicants should demonstrate academic scholarship and chapter service and must explain the relevance of their summer program to fostering their engagement with the English discipline, including literature, language, writing, or literacy.

Application Deadline: February 5, 2024 for programs in summer 2024

Past Summer Program Recipients

Spanish Immersion with a Summer Program Scholarship
Summer Program Facilitates Trip to Denver Publishing Institute
Summer Program Scholarship Supports Study in Greece
Summer Program Scholarship Funds NYU Publishing Institute Experience
How Can A Summer Program Change Your Life?

More from Footnotes: January 23, 2024

Jessica McCole: New Program Coordinator
New Sigma Tau Delta Merch
Summer Program Scholarship
2024 Convention Update
Outstanding Literary Arts Journal Award Winners
African American Read-In
Chapter Enrollment and Activities—Spring 2024

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