Internship: Doris S. Michaels Literary Agency

The Doris S. Michaels Literary Agency, Inc. is seeking an intern. The internship entails a great deal of reading and evaluating query letters, proposals, and manuscripts. Sometimes line editing for typos and grammatical errors, and sometimes editing for content. Interns can become heavily involved with the submissions process by learning how to do everything from writing the submissions letters to preparing and sending out the packages. There is also a lot of general office work involved including filing, copying, faxing, answering the phone, etc. Applicants should be able to commit at a minimum of 10 hours a week.

The internship is not a paid position.  However, if eligible, they can receive credits towards their degree.

If students are interested in the internship, they should send a cover letter and resume to Professor Jane Denning at jdenning@pace.edu

Internship at Rosetta Books

Rosetta Books, a leading digital-only trade publisher is looking for an intern to perform basic functions in production, distribution, and operations. This position provides an excellent learning opportunity to those interested in digital publishing along with pathways for advancement. Qualified candidates will have a 4 year college degree and current enrollment in a post-grad publishing program, proven interest in publishing and ebooks, and an awareness of the space including what ebooks are, how they are viewed, and what vendors sell them. This person should be punctual, professional, and resourceful.

 

Qualifications:

  • 4 year college degree and current post-grad enrollment
  • Basic data entry experience, including Microsoft Excel or Access
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Flexible, reliable, efficient, and self-motivated
  • Tech- and Internet-savvy
  • A strong interest in publishing a plus
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks
  • Reliable, organized, and interested

Interested candidates should send their resumes to Professor Denning.

Press and Publicity Internship with DEPAIRE Colombine!

The Book Department of the French Embassy is accepting applications for a part-time six-month internship position, starting January 2013 or before. Internships are open to all American students, with a preference to graduate students and recent graduates with a demonstrated interest in publishing and communication.

About us:  The Book Department of the French Embassy promotes and supports French and Francophone authors on tour in theUnited States, and encourages translations and research projects through grants and residency programs. It also cosponsors special events and lectures organized by American cultural institutions in the fields of literature and the social sciences.

 

Requirements:

  • Priority will be given to candidates with experience in communication and with the ability to read French fluently.  
  • Candidates must possess excellent writing and communication skills, in particular the ability to write short, compelling prose that communicates clearly and arouses interest.
  • A thorough knowledge of diverse media outlets and relationships with media, book reviewers, magazine editors and bloggers is encouraged.
  • Candidates should also have an understanding of, and contacts in, digital media.

  Responsibilities include:

  • Publicizing French books published in translation, events inNew Yorkand authors on tour in the United States.
  • Contacting media, reviewers, magazine editors and bloggers, and developing media contacts lists
  • Writing and translating promotional materials (pitch letters, newsletters, press releases…)
  • Updating the Book Department website, blog and social network
  • The intern will work closely with the head of the Book department and her team, composed of three people: one in charge of fiction, another in charge of non fiction and a French intern.
  • Intern will be regularly in touch with different American publishers and media, and attend events organized i nNew York, such as festivals and bilingual lectures.  Though fluency is not a requirement, interns will have the opportunity to speak French with native speakers.
  • The ideal candidate will possess a high degree of creativity and an ability to balance multiple projects simultaneously.

 

Internship terms:

  • Internships are non-paid positions, although school credit can be arranged.
  • Candidates are required to commit to a minimum of 10 weeks for a minimum of 20 hours per week (maximum duration: 6 months).

 

To Apply:

  • Please send a cover letter, resume and short writing sample as well as contact information for two references by e-mail, with the subject line “French Embassy 2013 Internship.”
  • All documents should be sent in Word or PDF file format.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Due to the large volume of applications we receive, we are only able to contact those candidates selected for an interview.
  • The Cultural Services of the French Embassy admits interns of any race, age, color, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin in administration of its internship programs.
  • Applications will be received on an on-going basis.

 

Contact: Laurence Marie, Cultural Attaché, Head of the Book Department, French Embassy

at 972 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10075.  Email: Laurence.Marie@diplomatie.gouv.fr

 

Link of the Week: Ed2010

Want to get involved with the magazine industry? Meet Ed! Ed2010 is an online community of young magazine professionals. Originally founded in New York City, Ed has spread to campuses across the country. Its purpose is to connect students like us to jobs, learning and networking opportunities, and share the news of the magazine industry. Part blog, part campus club, part job posting resource, ED2010 is a fantastic tool for publishing students.

Want to get involved with Ed2010? We have a chapter right here at Pace University. We are currently in the process of planning events for the coming year including networking happy hours, reaching out to the Pace undergrad English and Communications Departments, and possibly some tours or speaker events. If you would like to be involved and updated on Ed2010 events, please email Jenna Vaccaro at Jvaccaro88@gmail.com.

Internship: American Express Publishing

American Express Publishing is offering paid internships within their Digital Assets and Rights department. They are currently looking for interns to help with the ongoing project of adding keywords to their ever expanding image collection.  This is a great opportunity to get real world experience working with a DAM system in a corporate environment.  American Express interns also get deep experience in the application of a (partially) controlled vocabulary to a large library.  They also turn to interns to help update and evolve our vocabulary and the guidelines for using it.

Candidates should be available a minimum of 3 full days a week.

Contact Chad Beer at: chad.a.beer@aexp.com to learn more or to apply for an internship.