HarperCollins Publishers

Summer 2018 Contracts Intern

Job Locations US-TN-Nashville
Legal & Contracts


Start living for your future now, by gaining real-world job experience with a paid summer internship at HarperCollins Christian Publishing. For the seventh consecutive year, our CEO has been recognized as a significant contributor to keeping Nashville’s business sector thriving and growing by The Nashville Post.    As the world’s largest Christian publisher we are home to authors: Chip and Joanna Gaines, Sadie Robertson, Simone Biles, Kwame Alexander, Dave Ramsey, John Maxwell, Jen Hatmaker, Andy Stanley, Louie Giglio, and thousands more.  Adding HarperCollins Christian Publishing to your list of networks will help build your resume with industry respected training and experience. 


Essential Responsibilities: The legal intern will be responsible for reviewing, tracking and summarizing key legal and author contracts.


The intern will:

  • Learn key terms of a publishing agreement
  • Become experienced with multiple different contract boilerplate styles
  • Learn details of other commonly utilized contracts in the publishing industry
  • Fine-tune skills of issue spotting and key point summarization
  • Utilize various internal software and databases for tracking and confirming rights
  • Identify potential opportunities for under-utilized assets
  • Assist in streamlining rights-related processes
  • Some clerical work (e.g. photocopying, filing, data entry, email, note taking, etc)


Must be a Fall 2018 College Junior, Senior, or Graduate Student


Skills Required:

  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook)
  • Research skills                                               
  • Previous exposure to contracts a plus


Behavioral Skills:

  • Strong Organizational Skills
  • Detail-Oriented
  • Self-Starter/Proactive
  • Professional Conduct
  • Multi-tasker
  • Excellent communication skills, both interpersonal and written
  • Tolerance of Ambiguity


Industry Knowledge: General understanding of publishing contracts and related rights is a plus, but not required.


HarperCollins Christian Publishing is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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