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Description: Dystel, Goderich & Bourret (DG&B) is looking for dedicated and enthusiastic interns to assist our team. This is a great opportunity for organized, reliable, efficient individuals interested in learning about and breaking into the publishing industry.Candidates should be eager to gain experience at an agency and be committed to devoting 15-20 hours per week in the office (we do not offer remote internships at this time). We’re looking for applicants who are interested in learning about the industry and the specifics of agenting, open to reading widely, and who are detail-oriented, organized, and have critical reading and research skills.

Intern Responsibilities:
• Assist with reading slush, partial, and full manuscripts.
• Request and evaluate manuscripts.
• Write readers reports.
• Assist with contracts, royalty statements, and author correspondence as needed.
• Administrative duties, including but not limited to research, copyediting, filing, scanning, answering phones, data entry.
Length of Internship: One semester, from mid/end-of May to beginning/middle of August.
Requirements: • Strong writing and editing skills
• Detail-oriented & organized
• Well-read across different genres
• Basic computer skills
• Availability 2-3 days a week
Location: New York, NY
Payment: No compensation offered, but class credit available.
How To Apply For This Internship: If interested, candidates can e-mail Amy Bishop at with their resume and cover letter. The cover letter should include answers to the following questions:
• Why are you interested in working at a literary agency? Why DG&B in particular?
• What are your favorite genres?
• What gets you excited about a book?
• What are your three favorite authors and what genre would you be interested in learning more about?
• Why do you think you would be a good candidate for our internship program?
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