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SAGE publishing internship

SAGE publishing internship

locationLondon, UK
ExpiresExpires: 20/05/2022
Application RestrictionsLower Socio-Economic Status | Disabled | Black, Asian and Ethnically Diverse

Applications closing: 19th May at 11.59pm

Duration: 1 year

Start date: June 2022

Salary: £20,000


This is an exciting opportunity for talented and enthusiastic individuals to develop skills that will assist them in entering a career in academic publishing.

SAGE is an independent, leading academic and professional publisher. They are growing company with over 1,500 employees based in London, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Singapore, New Delhi and Melbourne. 

The SAGE internship programme is a 12-month learning opportunity. The programme is designed to provide a practical work experience and development opportunity for those interested in pursuing a career in academic publishing. Interns will be placed within a team and will assist with projects, assignments and tasks aimed at fulfilling the internship programme objectives.

Interns will have the full support of their line manager, colleagues, and their dedicated buddy throughout the programme to help coach and mentor them to ensure they get the most out their experience and time at SAGE.

For the first six months, interns will have a structured learning plan with a blend of instructor led skills development workshops, online learning, and placement opportunities to gain an understanding of the various publishing and support functions at SAGE. The second half of the intern’s programme will focus on on-the-job learning to help develop the intern’s knowledge and skills and providing practical application.


What you'll learn

  • Develop an understanding and awareness of SAGE and academic publishing
  • Learn about the SAGE culture, including its mission, vision and values
  • Develop their interpersonal and communication skills
  • Develop the skills required to work effectively in a hybrid working environment
  • To develop an understanding of the knowledge, skills and competencies associated to supporting a successful career within academic publishing
  • To develop an awareness of the various publishing and support functions and their purpose
  • To build interpersonal skills required to perform effectively within a team
  • To develop networking opportunities to aid career progression
  • To develop transferable skills that support effective working within a fast-paced changing environment


What you'll be doing

  • A placement within one of the following teams:
    • Editorial
    • Production innovation
    • Corporate communications
    • Global operations
  • Providing support to the placement team including assisting with projects, assignments and tasks aimed at developing skills and knowledge, and providing practical application
  • Blend of skills development workshops, online learning, and placement opportunities to gain understanding of the various publishing and support functions at SAGE
  • On-the-job learning and opportunity to develop skills and personal attributes for entry-level positions at SAGE


What we're looking for

  • Enthusiasm about or an understanding of, higher education and/or academic publishing
  • An excellent communicator
  • PC and Microsoft Office literate
  • Effective in working as part of a team and independently
  • Proactive and take initiative in seeing tasks to completion 



To apply

  • Log in to your Creative Access account or register today to apply for this opportunity
  • Upload your CV and cover letter as one document (applications without a tailored cover letter will not be accepted)
  • Once submitted, you can no longer amend your application, so proof-read carefully
  • Do not contact the company directly
  • Please email any queries about this role to Creative Access at this address:


This opportunity is only open to individuals from a group that is under-represented in the creative industries. This includes, but is not limited to Black, Asian and ethnically diverse candidates, disabled people, and individuals from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.

The successful candidate for this opportunity will also participate in a Creative Access support programme that sits alongside workplace training. This includes a programme of induction training, monthly masterclasses, wellbeing support, buddying / mentoring and more.

Years of experience

  • Entry

Salary range