Publishing Strategy and Implementation Intern, Springer Nature Opening Doors Programme

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Date: Mar 25, 2024

Location: London, GB

Company: Springer Nature Group

 

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Publishing Strategy and Implementation Intern, Springer Nature Opening Doors Programme

London, UK – Hybrid Working Model

 

Are you looking for an internship that provides hands-on experience in research publishing and the chance to make connections at one of the largest publishers of education and research content?

 

The Springer Nature Opening Doors Programme, Publishing Strategy and Implementation internship is a paid opportunity for students and recent graduates in the UK to gain experience in research and science news publishing in our journals, books or magazines.

 

Many groups and perspectives are currently underrepresented in the publishing industry, which is a problem that we are actively trying to address at Springer Nature. We are seeking candidates who believe they can contribute to diversity, equity and inclusion in our organisation, in our content, or both. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds, and we particularly encourage candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply, including but not limited to people of Black heritage, Indigenous people and people of colour, people from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds, LGBTQ+ people, people from underrepresented social castes, religious minorities and people with a disability and/or a neurodivergent condition.

 

The successful applicant will learn by supporting projects relating to the strategy of the Nature and fully Open Access journals, part of the Research Publishing division of Springer Nature. If selected for this internship, you will be assisting with projects and data analysis to support the development of the Nature journals. You will also assist with Open Access journal content acquisition projects, including topic and author research and outreach. Part of the journals’ strategy focuses on research supporting the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

 

What’s in it for you?

  • Developing skills in data analysis and project coordination alongside developing business and commercial awareness and an understanding of science communication and the role of selective journals.
  • Develop skills in new journal development, researching and working with publication data, content acquisition, team working and communication in an office environment
  • Gain knowledge and insight into journals publishing roles and processes
  • A paid internship, equivalent to the London living wage
  • Hands-on experience at one of the largest academic publishing groups and the opportunity to learn from experienced publishing professionals.
  • Support from a buddy from one of Springer Nature’s employee networks that connect people who share a common identity.
  • Access to career development, training and events, including an overview of different business areas at Springer Nature and advice on the job application process.
  • The opportunity to work on projects related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the publishing industry and the Sustainable Development Goals.

 

About us:

The Springer Nature Journals group, including the Nature journals, aim to serve researchers through prompt publication of significant advances in any branch of science for a better world. We do this by providing a trusted environment in which researchers can transparently share their discoveries, data and research stories and also to review the work of others.

The teams supporting the strategy of the Nature Portfolio and the fully Open Access journals are responsible for the development of titles to meet both commercial and editorial goals and as such are responsible for business performance management, new product development and managing the transition of our hybrid titles to an open access business model.

 

About you:

  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate programme, or be a recent graduate
  • Available to start in June 2024 for an internship of up to six months
  • Excellent communication skills are key to this role – both written and verbal
  • Strong interest in research publishing and data analytics

 

How to apply: Application deadline 19th April 2024

Please send a CV and a short supporting statement in a cover letter (no more than 500 words) that explains what you will bring to this role and how you feel you could contribute to diversity, equity and inclusion in our organisation, our content, or both.

The internship will start in June for a duration of maximum 6 months and is based in Springer Nature’s London office on a hybrid working model with up to three days a week working from home.

 

If you have any access needs related to disability, neurodivergence or a chronic condition, please contact us at springernatureukcareers@springernature.com so we can make all necessary accommodations.

 

If you're looking to kick-start your career in Research publishing, apply today and you could be part of the next generation shaping our industry.

 

There are additional intern positions available across Springer Nature as part of this program - find out more about other available opportunities. 

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Springer Nature is a Disability Confident Committed Employer and we encourage applications from candidates with disabilities. If you consider yourself to have a disability or learning difficulty and wish to submit your application in an alternative format or would like to discuss reasonable adjustments during the application and interview process, please get in touch either by phone on +44 (0)207 014 4020 or by email SpringerNatureUKCareers@springernature.com so we can make any necessary arrangements.

 

If you have any access needs related to disability, neurodivergence or a chronic condition, please contact us so we can make all necessary accommodation.

 

At Springer Nature we value the diversity of our teams. We recognize the many benefits of a diverse workforce with equitable opportunities for everyone. We strive for an inclusive workplace that empowers all our colleagues to thrive. Our search for the best talent fully encompasses and embraces these values and principles. Springer Nature was awarded Diversity Team of the Year at the 2022 British Diversity Awards. Find out more about our DEI work here https://group.springernature.com/gp/group/taking-responsibility/diversity-equity-inclusion

For more information about career opportunities in Springer Nature please visit https://careers.springernature.com/

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