Design Internship

Boston North Shore, US

Internship Opportunity

Summary: Our mission is to educate, entertain and enrich the lives of our readers, putting books in their hands, wherever, however and whenever they choose. Quarto creates more than 1,500 adult and children's books a year. These books are sold into 35 countries and in 25 languages. Subjects range from how to draw to rewiring your home and from electric pressure cooking to car engine repair.  We cover any subject that can be better explained with photographs and produce high-quality, illustrated books on everything from ayurvedic medicine to Led Zeppelin and container gardening to traveling Route 66. Put another way, we love making books and we love selling lots of them to readers who are as passionate about the subjects we publish as we are.

 At the heart of our business is a belief in creative independence that enables us to produce books of an enduring nature that stand the test of time. They are produced in many ways by an ecosystem of our many authors, contributors, illustrators, photographers and artists. Created with a global customer in mind, our books sell far and wide through our network of international publisher partners. With our offices in the US and three offices based in the UK we are able to reach the world with our books. For the interesting story of our beginnings and growth, please see

Quarto Publishing Group USA (QPG US or The Company), formed in 2004, creates and publishes books globally. QPG US is made up a collection of diverse and creatively independent imprints, including becker&meyer! books, becker&meyer! kids, Chartwell Books, Cool Springs Press, Crestline Books, Epic Ink, Fair Winds Press, The Harvard Common Press, Motorbooks, Quarry Books, Race Point Publishing, Rockport Publishers, Rock Point Gift & Stationery, Walter Foster Publishing, Walter Foster Jr., and Wellfleet Books.

Our internship programs are designed to provide students with an opportunity to integrate real-world experience at an established publisher with their chosen academic program. We accept internship applications all year long. Our Design Internship is currently offered in our Boston North Shore office. The Design Intern would engage in any number of the following activities:

Designing, amending, and preparing book files for output to printers.

  • Quality-checks of jackets and covers, all images and illustrations for color and continuity.
  • Creation of Mood Boards to assist Editorial Team in gaining new title approval
  • Support Sales and Marketing teams by designing materials needed for promotion of all book titles.
  • Co-Manage Photo Shoot production and direction by helping:
  1. research, cast, and book talent/models.
  2. hire and manage supporting talent (such as makeup artists, food stylists, hair stylists, etc.)
  3. scout and coordinate props
  4. book locations
  5. organize and maintain in-house prop room.

Interns must be in their Junior or Senior year of school, should have a relevant major and an understanding of the tools necessary to perform the above functions (such as Microsoft Office, social media platforms/trends.)  The intern must be able to be in the office at least 2-3 days per week. The hours can vary and can be adapted to the requirements of your school's internship program. Each intern will be partnered with an on-site mentor.

This posting is for a for-credit internship and is therefore unpaid.  If you are not sure whether your school offers for credit opportunities, please feel free to forward contact information to us and we will be glad to try to work with your career office.  Please send your resume and cover letter to for consideration. 

QuartoUS is an equal opportunity employer; M/F/D/V are encouraged to apply.