Find out more about the range of publishing internship programs on offer – both by the APA and the industry at large.

Internships can provide a great opportunity for aspiring publishing professionals to learn about the industry, and make connections with role models in the sector. 

Internship programs currently supported by the industry include:

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Open Book: Australian Publishing Internship

Supported by the APA and our members, the Open Book: Australian Publishing Internship aims to foster cultural diversity in the Australian publishing industry, and provide a well-rounded introduction to the industry.

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Hachette Summer Internship

The annual Hachette Australia Summer Internship Program provides both a broad understanding of the trade publishing business and a deep dive into how the various departments within a commercial publishing house work together to take books into the hands of readers.

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Writing NSW Editorial Internship

This editorial internship program from Writing NSW is presented in partnership with publishers Giramondo, Hachette and Pan Macmillan, along with Diversity Arts. It is designed to help the emerging editors take the first steps in a publishing career with the aim of increasing cultural diversity in the publishing industry.


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black&write! Editing Internships

The  black&write! Editing Internships recruit, train and mentor Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander editors. Interns get hands-on editing experience while working on the winning black&write! Fellowship manuscripts.