The Thieme Medical Publishers internship program in our New York office offers a unique opportunity to gain valuable experience in the field of medical publishing and to have direct contact with professionals in the field. In addition to providing general office assistance, interns are typically given special projects to work on in cooperation with staff members. We encourage prospective interns to specify an interest in one of the departments mentioned below. All interns are welcome to attend essential editorial, production and sales meetings. The ideal candidate will have strong computer, communication and organizational skills. Previous book or magazine experience and language skills are a plus but not required.
Learn everything about how a book is born from conception to publication. This is a great opportunity to get a taste for the editorial side of professional publishing regardless of one's major or field of study. Thieme is a leading publisher in such diverse fields as radiology, orthopedic surgery, audiology and neurosurgery. What we do isn’t rocket science, but we are the best there is at brain surgery—books that is. We are also developing a wide range of electronic support tools for the clinicians who rely on our content.
If you wonder how books are produced and what steps are involved to make a manuscript into a finished title, consider this department. This is a great chance to learn about copyediting, design, data preparation, and printing. This department is ideal for detail-oriented candidates. Previous production experience is a great benefit.
Thieme Journals is a fast paced department, growing rapidly, currently publishing over 180 titles in print and digital formats. The Journals Coordinator is responsible for working directly with 40 English titles and their editorial boards, including planning annual meetings, assessing the Impact Factor and indexing, among many more duties. The Journals Dept. seeks an intern with exceptional organizational skills and a meticulous attention to detail and accuracy to assist with quality checks and many other projects as assigned.
Our global marketing program includes direct mail, website, e-mail campaigns, space advertising, and book reviews. Marketing Interns will work in a forward-thinking environment with true hands-on opportunities. This is for hard working, enthusiastic students who want to gain real-world Marketing experience in a short period of time.
The Web Internship offers an exciting opportunity to learn valuable web skills while working within the Marketing department. Responsibilities include assisting our web team with publishing and online duties, including social media marketing, and performing internet research. Applicants with HTML skills are preferred. Applicants interested in learning about web development and website design are urged to apply!
E-Product Development / E-Publishing Internship
The E-Product Development group at Thieme Publishers seeks tech-savvy interns interested in gaining experience in all phases of the ongoing transition from print- to e-centric publishing. Academic and/or work experience in computer science, web development, communications, and publishing would all be helpful. The successful internship candidate will be working with a small, driven team of developers and programmers on projects that touch on all areas of the publishing efforts at Thieme.
Get involved in compiling advance and promotional material, planning and organizing medical exhibits, and dealing with distributors such as wholesalers and bookstores in the Americas while learning the tricks of the trade! This is great for someone with good organizational skills. Previous bookstore or other sales experience, and fluency in other languages is a plus.
Do you like numbers? Are you interested in budgeting, long-term planning, currency hedging, acquisitions, and credit risk management? If you have good analytical and numerical skills, the finance department is the place for you.
Testimonials from Recent Interns
“The supervision was really good… I really felt like a part of the team.”
“The internship exceeded my expectations. I was very impressed with the level and amount of work and responsibility given to me… I can now imagine working in publishing because I like books in general and it is great to see the product at the end of a process.”
“I liked the level of supervision I had during my internship. It was enough for me to work independently, however someone in the department was always there to answer any questions I had… Everyone at Thieme is very friendly and I truly enjoyed working with such a great sales team. They have taught me so much about the field and I am really thankful for such a great experience.”
“My supervisor was very helpful and patient, came over to my desk when needed, and the weekly catch-up meetings were a great help…I loved everything about this internship. I felt very comfortable talking to my supervisor and the people in the office. I learned a lot and the work was very interesting!”
“The organization of the internship was perfect. I was in contact with my coordinator before and during the internship and he was always open to questions and responded very thoroughly… I am sure that Thieme opened a door to a career in publishing for me.”
What we offer:
- Year-round full-time or part-time internships from a minimum of ten weeks to six months
- A stipend to cover transportation expenses and lunch
- Flexible office hours
- Academic credit can be arranged (e.g. independent study credits)
- Hands-on publishing experience
- A great office location in midtown Manhattan (walking distance to Madison Square Garden, the Empire State Building and Times Square)
Please note: all intern participants are responsible for their own housing accommodations. Our staff will provide a list of suggestions that will assist you in finding housing during your internship assignment.
Please mail, fax, or e-mail a cover letter, which briefly explains your area of interest and skills, and which specific department(s) you are applying for, along with your resume and two professional references to:
Thieme Publishers New York
333 Seventh Avenue, Floor 18
New York, NY 10001
Please do not duplicate applications. Appropriate candidates will be contacted for an interview.