Internships (UK)


Our office in London has six internship programs each year: two in Spring (January to April), two in Summer (May to August) and two in Autumn (September to December). One internship in each period will focus on the editorial process and the other will focus on sales, marketing and publicity but there will be the opportunity to learn about the other department in order to gain a rounded view of the publishing process. Each internship is full-time, and paid at a rate of £10.20 per hour for 42.5 hours per week—Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 6pm (with some evening and weekend work), with paid holiday allowance. Exact start and finish dates will be arranged during the hiring process, and can be shifted a little to accommodate academic or other commitments. Interns will be expected to learn through practical hands-on experience and will be appraised throughout their time with Verso.

Please apply for the Summer 2018 internships by the end of Monday 5th March, and we will confirm interviews for shortlisted candidates by Monday 12th March, for interview during the week beginning 19th March.

We aim to confirm placements by Monday 26th March. Due to the large number of applications we receive we will only be contacting those applicants who have been selected for interview. Applicants will need to be available for one interview in March (where they will be expected to take a copy writing and proofing test), and to be legally entitled to work in the UK. All applications need to include both a CV and cover letter, as separate attachments, with the letter offering specific reasons why the applicant would be well suited to working on Verso's list. Please email your application to In the subject line, please quote: SUMMER INTERNSHIP; either EDITORIAL or MARKETING, depending on which dept you wish to apply for; your name. Please make sure that you follow these requirements. NOTE: editorial applications are always oversubscribed. We are particularly interested in candidates who are seeking a career in publishing.

Verso's internships are intended to act as an introduction to book publishing, as well as to a wider political and intellectual project. Internship responsibilities will include office administration tasks, supporting sales, publicity and marketing projects, assisting book production and conducting editorial research. We will aim to ensure that each intern works closely with a few books through a complete production or publicity cycle. A good knowledge of Verso's list, an interest in politics, philosophy and history, and a curious and critical engagement with current affairs, will be an advantage.

The internships are very much viewed as a first step to gaining a position within the publishing industry and we have a good record of helping our interns to find permanent work. We will seek to advise interns on job applications and interviews, act as referees—and, where possible, make recommendations to our numerous contacts within the industry.

Verso is an accredited Living Wage employer.