Internships Alert: Aperture and The Loewenthal Company

Aperture: Publicity and Events Intern

Deadline for Spring Term: October 15, 2017

Aperture is a not-for-profit organization that “connects the photo community and its audiences with the most inspiring work, the sharpist ideas, and with each other” through print, in-person experiences, and online.

Their internship program is called the Steven A. Baron Work Scholar Program, which allows each intern to “contribute to the editing, design, production, circulation, sales, and marketing of photography’s most significant publications; the development of major traveling exhibitions; educational programs for children and adults; the creation of web content; and all other business operations essential to a non-profit organization.”

“Interns serve on a volunteer basis for which they receive a lunch stipend of $300 per month full-time, as well as complimentary copies of Aperture magazine (stipends for part-time work scholars vary depending on their time commitment). We do not offer summer or semester-long internships. Applicants must make their own living arrangements and should have sufficient financial resources to cover their living expenses. College credit is available for this program. A full-time (five days per week, unless otherwise noted), six-month time commitment is necessary, with the potential to extend the internship for an additional six months.”

How to Apply:

“Applicants are selected based on their interest and motivation in working for Aperture, an ability to contribute significantly to the program, and openness to gaining a meaningful work experience. Experience and interest in photography, publishing, the visual arts, and in fields related to the specific department to which you apply is strongly encouraged. Please see below for instructions on how to apply for the program.

We receive a high volume of applications each term. For that reason, we ask you to follow the guidelines closely to insure that your application will be considered.”

  • Please submit your application as a single PDF file (cover letter first, then resume). The file name should be “application_LASTNAME.pdf”
  • In the first sentence of your cover letter, please indicate three departments, in order of preference, for which you would like to be considered. A list of departments and position descriptions can be found below. In your letter, please describe your background, skills, and motivations for applying. Lastly, please let us know how you heard about the Work Scholar Program.
  • Some departments require additional materials. Please review the below department descriptions for additional materials. Additional materials should be a separate PDF from your application. The file name should be “sample_LASTNAME.pdf”
  • Please submit your application via email to workscholars@aperture.org

For more information, click here.

The Loewenthal Company: Editorial and Clerical Intern

The Loewenthal Company was started by Linda Loewenthal, an experienced literary agent who has been in the industry for 20 years. This literary agency helps and support authors bring their creative vision to life, before putting it out into the world to be picked up for publication.

Details about the Internship:

The Loewenthal Company is “seeking an intern to assist with editorial and clerical tasks. Daily duties will include evaluating submissions, managing the agency’s social media, and clerical tasks as needed.

Some work/office experience is necessary, and editorial or writing experience a plus.

This is a paid, Mon-Thurs position and provides a strong introduction to the publishing industry. The agency specializes in nonfiction titles and is based in Park Slope, Brooklyn.”

Applicants should email a cover letter and resume to Linda Loewenthal (linda@loewenthal.co – not .com) with the subject “INTERN – Pace MS Publishing Program.”

Fall Internship Opportunity!


Emma Sweeney Agency is interested in a bright, ambitious intern looking to gain experience in the publishing world. This job will be a mixture of research, bookkeeping, manuscript appraisal, and various other tasks that come up on a daily basis. While this is an unpaid, part-time position, they are willing to work with your school to arrange for the awarding of school credit. They are looking for a student who can commit to 8-10 hours a week.

Emma Sweeney Agency LLC was formed in 2006 and is a boutique literary agency based in New York City. They’ve had four New York Times bestsellers, including Water for Elephants, Ape House, Making Rounds with Oscar, and The Joy of Living. Their authors have won The Booker Prize and the American Book Award, been short-listed for the National Book Award and the Orange Prize, and are the recipients of NEA grants and Rhodes scholarships. They specialize in general fiction, historical fiction, and narrative nonfiction projects including memoir, history, science, and religion. They work with co-agents in every territory, from the UK and Australia to Germany, Spain, France, Italy, eastern Europe, and Asia, and make dozens of foreign rights sales (as well as audio and first serial sales) for their clients every year.

If interested in this internship opportunity, email your resume and cover to Noah Ballard at noah@emmasweeneyagency.com. Please copy (CC) Professor Denning at jkinneydenning@pace.edu.