I have about 3 weeks left at Simon & Schuster and so far it’s been a great experience. My first project was pretty much a wrap about a week ago, and I’ve started on my second project which I’ll finish by Thursday. Hopefully I can get a third project in.
The group project is also going well. It’s a blog that will be turned into a book detailing the lives of people in my group. Being the only male in the group is a little weird because it’s hard to get into a female dominated conversation…but I guess I’ll have to live with it.
If in the rare case someone stumbles across this blog and wants to intern at Simon & Schuster…here’s some things you should know about the place.
- The intern program isn’t a rotation. You stay in your department. This might be good or bad depending on how many interns are actually in your department.
- You get a group project with other interns that must be completed by the last week.
- You get a discount card for the Rockefeller Center area.
- Besides having free beverages, you also can get free books.
- Managers are generally pretty nice and let you roam. I’ve had two to three hour lunches before.
- There are several intern events that are informative for the job or just for fun.
- Based on what I’ve seen, interns are 85% women with most of them in publicity, marketing, adults publishing, and childrens publishing.