Summer Internship Scheme 2013

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Human Resources
Oxford - Central

About Us

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford, which furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

About the Role

We are offering the opportunity for recent graduates and final year students to apply for our Summer Internship scheme. The internship will last for 8 consecutive weeks over the summer period and will provide opportunities for those interested in a career in publishing and business to gain valuable insights into a publishing house and experience work and life at a leading University Press.

The successful candidates will work on a specific project for the 8 week period; these projects cover a variety of areas from science to music publishing and bilingual dictionaries to online products.
Examples of the projects that will be available are as follows:

• Analysing the usage of three scholarly reference online products, with a view to evaluate the impact of marketing promotion on existing articles
• Reviewing all backlist titles, researching what XML is currently held and where, and creating a central log of this information.
• Cleaning, categorising, and improving our library contact data in the UK, Europe, and ROW
• Researching the app, mobile and tablet market, putting together a report on the size of the market
• Producing a complete review of digital education funding initiatives around the world, involving collation and analysis of data, primarily through online research, but supplemented by interviews with regional managers
• Researching and experimenting different ways of presenting digital content and the relationships between content to users, providing a broad overview of digital publishing from a number of functional perspectives

The internship scheme is Oxford based and will start on 1 July 2013 and finish on 23 August 2013.

The key objective of the internship scheme is to allow graduates to gain a range of valuable skills and work experience, which will in turn support them with future applications within the publishing industry.

About You

Successful candidates will have a good academic record, be a recent graduate or final year student and be able to demonstrate strong interpersonal and organisational skills, as well as genuine commitment to a career in publishing.

Application notes:

Please complete the relevant application questions and provide us with your term time contact details on your application. It would be useful for you to also note both your term time and home contact details on your CV.

You will be required to attach a cover letter, CV and additional document, please ensure each of these documents include the following details:

Cover letter – In no more than 250 words, explain why you are interested in a career in publishing.

CV – Personal, education and work experience information.

Additional document – In no more than 500 words, please write a comparative analysis of the OUP website and one of our competitors websites (your choice). (This email address is for queries only. To apply for this vacancy please click on the orange ‘Apply’ button below)

3 March 2013