Peddle helps fund Vintage internship

Peddle helps fund Vintage internship

Vintage Publishing will host a paid internship, with The Bodley Head editor Kay Peddle donating her £1,000 prize money from this year's Kim Scott Walwyn Prize to help fund the four-week one-off internship.

Random House topped up the prize money with £500, with the internship aimed at an individual who might not normally be able to undertake publishing work experience. The internship will take in editorial, marketing and publicity at The Bodley Head and Vintage, as well as one-day of training at the Publishing Training Centre.

Peddle said: "Publishing is a fantastic industry but it's notoriously difficult to get a foot in the door so I hope this internship really encourages people who would otherwise not be able to undertake unpaid work experience in publishing to come forward and apply. It will be a great introduction to the entire publishing process and will hopefully be a richly rewarding experience."

Prospective interns can apply through The Random House Group work experience page or through www.careersatrandom.co.uk. The deadline for applications is 19th August. The internship will take place between 12th September and 7th October 2011.

This comes as the Random House Group this September launches a scholarship for masters students of publishing, international publishing, publishing and language, or digital publishing at the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies at Oxford Brookes University. The student will receive a paid-work placement for four weeks within the RHG, with priority again given to those from a background that is underrepresented in the publishing industry.

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