Publishing work experience

Unrivalled access to work experience through our connections in all parts of the industry

All our journalism and publishing students have the opportunity to do work experience during their course. This enables them to apply what they learn in a real environment, gain a greater understanding of how the industry works, and develop a network of contacts that will be invaluable to them in their career in publishing. Typically they have the chance to do a variety of work placements in a range of departments or market sectors.

We have two members of staff with responsibility for work experience and internships. In the academic year 2019/20 over 50 employers have offered work placements to our students in Oxford, London and elsewhere. There are also opportunities for work placements in other countries, including in the publishing divisions of international NGOs. For example, over recent years Oxford Brookes students have won places on the World Bank Publishing Internship Prize; in each of the last ten years, our students were awarded prestigious internships at the International Labour Organization; and in 2020 for the first time a student started a placement at the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva. International students can do work experience alongside their studies, and many publishers welcome their skills and knowledge.

The following is just a selection of companies and organizations offering work experience to our students:

  • Black Dog Publishing
  • Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Boardworks
  • Cambridge University Press
  • David Fickling Books
  • Dorling Kindersley
  • Elsevier
  • Faber & Faber
  • Felicity Bryan Literary Agency
  • Edinburgh University Press
  • GTI Publications
  • Guardian Books
  • Hachette
  • HarperCollins
  • Hodder Education
  • Infinite Ideas
  • International Labour Office
  • Macmillan
  • New Internationalist
  • W.W. Norton
  • Octopus
  • Oneworld
  • Oxfam
  • Oxford University Press
  • Pearson
  • Pegasus Theatre
  • Quadrille
  • Routledge
  • Simon and Schuster
  • SPCK
  • Story Museum
  • Sweet & Maxwell
  • Taylor & Francis
  • Walker Books
  • Wiley
  • World Health Organization.