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Description: *Due to COVID-19, this internship will be adapted to a remote program, subject to change as the situation progresses*

For people with a love of reading who are interested in entering the publishing world, Foundry’s internship program is ideal. This internship will provide excellent experience in many different sides of the publishing industry, including editorial, foreign rights, and filmed media. Projects may include reading and reporting on manuscripts, assisting with editorial submissions, writing coverage of screenplays and manuscripts being considered for film adaptation, drafting posts for Foundry’s social media platforms, and researching new book ideas and potential authors, among others.

If you have interest or experience in foreign rights and/or filmed media, please reference that in your cover letter. Note that we often assign interns to multiple departments, as we strive to give a broad experience of the industry.
Length of Internship: September-December
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 it is a definite plus.
4. Applicants must be able to work at least 2 days a week. Work and academic schedules will be accommodated.
Location: New York, NY (Remote for Fall 2020)
Application Due Date: August 15, 2020
Payment: If your school or career center requires it, we can provide academic credit for your time with us. We are unfortunately not able to offer a stipend for remote work.
How To Apply For This Internship: Send a cover letter and resume as attachments to Yona Levin at Please make the subject line “Literary Agency Internship, Fall 2020.” Unfortunately, due to 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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