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Interns (m/f/d) in Publishing - Cross-Cultural Internship in India - August 2019

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08.03.2019 - 14:39


Springer Nature is a major new force in scientific, scholarly, professional and educational publishing. By using its combined expertise, scale and the reach of our brands, the company aims to grow and innovate in order to better serve academic researchers, students, teachers, institutions, professionals and the wider public, by helping them discover more. Springer Nature was created through the combination of Nature Publishing Group, Palgrave Macmillan, Macmillan Education and Springer Science+Business Media in May 2015. This strategic merger brought together these dynamic publishing houses with more than 150 years of history behind them, as well as complementary geographic footprints and brand portfolios, a track record of creativity and innovation, and a shared vision to advance knowledge and learning around the world. The company numbers almost 13,000 staff in over 50 countries and has a turnover of EURO 1.5 billion.

Springer Nature’s Indian subsidiaries, Springer Nature Technology and Publishing Solutions (SNTPS) in Pune and Scientific Publishing Services (SPS), based in Chennai, are leaders in the pre-media field. Both companies offer services such as project management, typesetting for books, periodicals and journals, image processing design and pre-printing solutions for all areas of the publishing industry. SNTPS and SPS are vital partners for print and online publishing in English, German and Dutch.

Our subsidiaries offer a selected group of open-minded students and university graduates internships at SNTPS/SPS, giving them the opportunity to gain fascinating insights into business and culture in India. By integrating interns into working life in India, we contribute to intercultural understanding, a goal which is also supported by participation in a social development project.

The Cross-Cultural Internship Program, set up in 2006, is unique in the publishing industry.

We are looking for:
STUDENTS/UNIVERSITY GRADUATES (m/f/d) from the areas print production, print and media technology, digital media, media design/media studies, graphic design, informatics or the humanities, such as German/Dutch studies or Indology.

What you can expect:

You will familiarize yourself with the functions and work processes at one of the publishing industry’s leading service providers. During your internship you will assist our employees in the pre-editing, pagination, graphic and marketing services in various pre-media projects. Your duties will include:

  • text processing, especially proofreading and language checking
  • checking the layout and style of documents according to specifications
  • German/Dutch to English translations
  • supporting the production team in coordinating and documenting German/Dutch projects
  • data validation and backup
  • production-related communication and follow-up with our German/Dutch customers
  • conducting and improving a German/Dutch language training program for Indian colleagues


What you bring with you:

  • excellent written and verbal communication skills in German/Dutch and English. Other languages are an advantage
  • practical experience in the publishing industry (desirable)
  • intercultural and social skills gained through working or studying abroad
  • particular interest in Indian culture
  • flexibility and the ability to integrate

General conditions:

The groups start in February and August each year. We are currently looking for the 27th group to start end of August 2019. Closing date for applications is May 2, 2019.

Number of interns: 10-12

Duration: 6 or 9 months

Job location: Pune and Chennai 

Payment: In addition to an appropriate monthly payment, we will cover your travel and accommodation costs in India. We also offer interesting excursions, paid by us.

„Intern Visa“ regulations: Fortunately the visa regulations for the Indian „Intern Visa“ have changed. You can apply as graduate and as student. We will still check for each case individually whether the applicant is fulfilling the requirements for an intern visa or not.

We look forward to receiving your online application in English language.

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Springer Nature AG & Co. KGaA
Frau Sina Sommer
Chennai Tamil Nadu 600004

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6 or 9 months starting end of August 2019