I graduated from university this summer with an undergraduate master’s degree in biochemistry. Although I had thoroughly enjoyed carrying out two different laboratory-based research projects during my time at university, I decided I wanted to see where my degree could take me without the need to wear a white coat and goggles.
Every year, as we emerge from winter, we welcome a blizzard of applications for our summer intern scheme. The internships we offer give a proper insight into real work at a publishing company, and they’re an incredibly useful way for us to find talented people. The internships are really popular – hardly surprising, as publishing is a highly competitive field. But it’s more than that. Here we treat interns like any other member of staff – there’s no incessant photocopying and no requirement to make the coffee!
This is the first post in a two-part series giving advice on applying to work for us. This post concentrates on what not to do. There will be a follow-up post soon with details of positive ways to improve your application. As usual, our summer internship advertisement has proven extremely popular, with almost 140 applicants for this year’s internships. We have noticed … Read More