Intern Spotlight: Meet Katie McClymont! 


Welcome to the second installment of our 2023 summer intern spotlight! This four-part series gives you a glimpse into who our interns are and why they wanted to be a part of Penguin Random House, all leading up to the intern edition of PRH Community Newsletter: Bookmarked 

“As interns on the Corporate Communications team, we have learned so much about the different aspects of Penguin Random House and the publishing industry. We joined a small, tight-knit team that has allowed us to directly contribute to amazing projects, such as the Creative Writing Awards, San Diego Comic-Con, and OurHouse content. Our goal for the upcoming intern-focused content is to shed some light on who we are and why this next generation is looking forward to working in publishing and with you all.  We hope you enjoy the incredible stories of the 2023 intern cohort from their time at PRH!” – Chelsea Kaneshiro & Ciara McKay 

Read on as one of our interns tells us about her time at PRH!

Katie McClymont, Department: Dutton, Marketing & Publicity 

Why did you want to intern at PRH? 

Since graduating college and beginning my job search, it became clear that book publishing would be the perfect career path for me. I wanted to intern at PRH to have the opportunity to learn from the best in the industry. The resources PRH provides are truly unmatched. Most importantly, all the PRH employees I had networked with prior to starting the internship were always so welcoming, eager to share their knowledge and to share important stories with the world. 

What are your goals for the internship? 

One of my main goals is to learn as much as possible about all things publishing. I love that PRH’s intern programming allows us to explore departments outside of the ones we’re currently paired with. Another goal of mine is to get to know PRH employees and fellow interns. I love learning about other peoples’ passions, interests, and career paths. Finally, I hope to give as much to PRH as it has given to me! 

What are some things you’re working on or have worked on during your internship that have been memorable? 

As a marketing and publicity intern, I’ve gotten the opportunity to work on a several pitches. I really enjoyed exercising my creativity and practicing efficiently conveying the selling points of our titles. And I received amazingly helpful feedback from my supervisors, Isabel DaSilva and Sarah Thegeby, which was much appreciated! Another memorable project has been working with one of Dutton’s editors, Cassidy Sachs. I expressed interest in editorial and, in true PRH fashion, Cassidy volunteered to send me a first draft manuscript she’s working on to practice my editorial skills and discuss strategies with her. 

What has been your favorite part of the internship so far? 

Hands down, my favorite part of the internship has been the people. Everyone here is truly so welcoming and eager to talk about their experience. I’ve loved all the coffee chats I’ve been able to have so far. It’s also clear that everyone wants to see each other succeed and help towards that end. I love how the departments within my imprint work so collaboratively. 

Stay tuned for more from our summer cohort!  

For fellow interns interested in contributing to OurHouse content, find out how you can be involved here

Posted: July 27, 2023