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Description: For people with a love of reading who are interested in entering the publishing world, the contracts internship at Foundry is ideal. This internship will give you a unique view at the behind-the-scenes workings of the publishing industry, while providing excellent experience in the backend duties of an agency. You will spend your time familiarizing yourself with the foreign rights and contracts departments, and keeping records up-to-date and organized. You may also be given the opportunity to read and evaluate submissions if interested. This internship is ideal for anyone with an interest in business or contract law and how they intersect with the creative industry.

You’ll spend time working on various special projects that will greatly increase your understanding of how the publishing industry works. Among others, projects may include updating royalty statement records, assisting in contracts tracking, drafting posts for Foundry’s social media platforms, and managing the distribution of foreign editions.
Length of Internship: 3 months (January-March)
Requirements: 1. Candidates should be working towards a bachelor’s degree or post-graduate degree. Recent college graduates may also apply for the position.
2. Analytical/critical eye with an ability to provide a concise opinion in writing.
3. No experience in the publishing field is necessary, although a definite plus.
4. Applicants must be able to work at least 2 days a week in Foundry's NYC office. Work and academic schedules will be accommodated.
Location: New York, NY
Application Due Date: November 15, 2019
Payment: If your school or career center requires it, we can provide academic credit for your time with us. Otherwise, we are able to offer a small stipend for travel expenses and lunch.
How To Apply For This Internship: Send a cover letter and resume BY NOVEMBER 15th to Yona Levin at Please make the subject line “Contracts Internship, Winter 2020.” Unfortunately, due the volume of applications we receive we are not able to respond to all applicants. We will reach out to candidates about interviews on a rolling basis.
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