Paid Internships from Dorling Kindersley

Mar 24, 2013

We are delighted to inform you that DK is offering four paid internships in memory of Christopher Davis. Here are the details:-


About Christopher Davis
Christopher Davis died on December 2nd 2012. He was one of the founders of Dorling Kindersley and played a key role in the company from its start-up in 1974 until his retirement in 2005, serving as DK’s Editorial Director, Publisher and Deputy Chairman. Christopher was the driving force and talent behind a list of internationally bestselling titles: The Way Things Work, Self-Sufficiency, Baby and Child; landmark reference titles published in association with the Red Cross, the RHS, the British and American Medical Associations, the Natural History Museum, the Smithsonian, and many other leading institutions; the ground-breaking Eyewitness children’s books; and the legendary DK travel guides.
Christopher was committed to the quality of DK books, and all DK’s staff benefitted greatly from his wit, energy, and creative skills. But he was an immensely talented editor and writer, caring deeply about his craft and his staff, and nurturing an incredible number of editors over the years. It is in this spirit that we will remember Christopher and award internships to a new generation of editorial talent.

The Internships
You will be working in one of the creative publishing groups in London as an Editorial Assistant. You will be involved in a wide range of editorial tasks, including research, editing, writing, picture selection and input into the commissioning process, for both print and digital products. You could be working in the Travel Division on DK Travel Guides or Rough Guides; or in the Life Division on baby care, craft or cookery titles. Or perhaps on reference books with the Knowledge team, or with amazing brands in the Licensing Division.
Each internship is for a 12-week period between 2nd September 2013 and 20th December 2013 (actual dates to be agreed) and a competitive salary will be paid.
If you are a bright and creative graduate, simply let us know why you should be awarded this internship at DK – you can show us, or tell us in 500 words. The format of your submission is up to you, but it must be by email.

Visit in order to apply
Your application must be received by 12th April 2013.

Application and Selection
Once we have reviewed all the applications, the successful candidates will be invited to take a timed online copy editing and creative writing test (duration of 1 hour) during the weeks of 7-17 May. For those passing this stage of the process, there may be re-testing and an interview and further assessment at our offices at 80 Strand, London, with the Publishing Directors from each of the four Divisions. The interviews will be carried out on Friday 21st June. You should allow a whole day for this process.
Can you please let us know if you need to have any special adjustments made for any of these stages of the process.
You should expect to hear whether you have been chosen by 8th July 2013.
Good luck!

This is a great move by DK and we highly endorse internships that pay competitive salaries. What are you waiting for? Apply now!