• Internship
  • London

Website SpringerNature Springer Nature

Open Access Editorial Performance Intern
How to apply: Application deadline 5th May 2023
Please apply here: https://careers.springernature.com/job-invite/48120/

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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; Open Access Editorial Performance 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 Black people, Indigenous people and people of colour, people from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds, LGBTQ+ people, people from under-represented social castes, religious minorities and people with a disability and/or a neurodivergent condition.

The successful applicant will learn within the Editorial Performance, Journal Special Projects team, part of the Research Publishing division of Springer Nature. If selected for this internship, you will be responsible for supporting the project teams working on new journal launches. Tasks will include supporting the recruitment of Editorial Board Members, including identification of subject experts. You will also assist with journal content acquisition projects, including topic and author research. You will also maintain project spreadsheets, data and reports and assist with ad hoc tasks related to new launch management as needed.

What’s in it for you?

  • Develop skills in new journal launches and development, researching and working with publication data, 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.

About us:
The Springer Nature Journals group aims to support researchers in communicating and advancing discovery for a better world. We do this by providing a trusted environment in which researchers can quickly, easily and transparently share their discoveries, data and research stories.

About you:

  •  Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate programme, or be a recent graduate, preferably in a scientific or engineering discipline
  • Available to start in June 2023 for an internship of up to six months, depending on your preference
  • Excellent communication skills are key to this role – both written and verbal
  • Strong interest in research publishing

How to apply: Application deadline 5th May 2023
Please apply here: https://careers.springernature.com/job-invite/48120/

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 is based in Springer Nature’s London office on a hybrid working model with up to three days a week working from home, in accordance with our Working from Home policy.

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 programme – find out more about other available opportunities.

At Springer Nature, we value the diversity of our teams and work to build an inclusive culture, where people are treated fairly and can bring their differences to work and thrive. We empower our colleagues and value their diverse perspectives as we strive to attract, nurture and develop the very best talent.

Springer Nature was awarded Diversity Team of the Year at the 2022 British Diversity Awards. Find out more about our DEI work here.

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.

To apply for this job email your details to springernatureukcareers@springernature.com.