Creative Access
Design internship

Design internship

remoteHybrid | Remote
ExpiresExpires: 20/05/2024
Creative and Design

Closing date: 20th May 2024

Salary: £26,500, pro rata

Duration: Three weeks, Monday to Thursday


Learn more about the world of book cover design in this exciting three-week internship. 

Little, Brown's identity is personified by our innovative, dynamic and free-thinking people. Across our thirteen imprints, you won't find a wider range of titles anywhere in UK publishing. We pride ourselves on quality and diversity. A repeat recipient of the Publisher of the Year award, we're one of the most successful and dynamic publishers in the UK.

Little, Brown is a division of Hachette, one of the largest publishing groups in the UK, with 12 publishing divisions and over 60 imprints. Everyone here is proud to be in the business of opening doors and minds.

You’ll become an active member of the design team for the duration of the internship. The focus of your work during this time will be completing a live brief as much as is feasible in the time. From first visuals, through the feedback stage and to have a final print-ready cover.


Key tasks

  • Shadowing designers on live projects
  • Attending cover visual and briefing meetings
  • Picture researching
  • Art-working visuals to meet production standards
  • Meeting colleagues in other key design-related departments (production, editorial, marketing)


Who we're looking for

  • We’re looking for an enthusiastic designer/illustrator with a passion to learn more about the world of book cover design. 
  • We don’t require any specific qualifications or training, just a portfolio of work that demonstrates your design or illustration skills.

Within your application, please attach your CV, cover letter and portfolio.


What we offer

  • This is a paid internship and lasts for three weeks, with a four day week (Monday to Thursday). 
  • The role is hybrid, with some home-working and suggested office presence (in either of our London or Manchester offices). There is the option to be fully remote if needed.
  • Hardware and software requirements can be discussed at the interview stage.


Our commitment

Hachette employs people on the basis of their abilities. We aim to attract and develop talent from a base as broad as the world of readers we want to reach, with a wide and representative range of age, faith, disability, race, gender, sexuality and socio-economic, regional and cultural backgrounds.

If you are shortlisted and need us to make any adjustments to help you attend for interview, please let us know.

Please state in your application that you found this role through Creative Access.

The Book Trade Charity offers financial support to people looking to enter the book trade but who may struggle to afford the costs of attending interviews and undertaking junior roles. For more information visit

Level of experience

  • Entry

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