Jobs & Internships

Non-Barnard Jobs and Internships

Below are opportunities offered by organizations that have contacted the English Department directly.  Please also consult the Career Development office and our bulletin board near the northern stairwell of the fourth floor of Barnard Hall.

Note that though the posting may be outdated, some of the internships listed are on a recurring basis.


Literary jobs and internships


Spring Internship with Prestigious Literary Agency

Sterling Lord Literistic, Inc. invites Columbia and Barnard students to apply for a part-time for-credit spring internship in our New York office. Agency interns gain an intensive introduction to all aspects of book publishing and author representation.

SLL is one of the world’s leading literary agencies, combining a long tradition of literary excellence with a diverse and successful client list. The Agency represents a wide range of authors, including National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize winners, New York Times bestsellers, New Yorker writers, literary and commercial novelists, politicians, journalists, scientists, and favorites in children's literature. The winning combination of established authors and newly emerging voices attests to the past achievement and future promise of the Agency.

Our current client list includes: Jack Kerouac, Ken Kesey, John Irving, Dee Brown, David Mitchell, Carolyn Parkhurst, Jane O’Connor, Sheila Heti, Jenny Lawson, James McBride, Rachel Maddow, John & Meghan McCain, and many others. Further information can be found on our website, www.sll.com.

Our internships are part-time, about 15-30 hours per week, beginning in January through May 2014. In addition to a professional interest in literary publishing, candidates should have an attention to detail and be willing to work hard on both the glamorous and not-so glamorous pieces that make up any successful business. They’ll become an integral part of a casual but serious office environment, and will have the opportunity to participate in monthly lunches with some of the most powerful agents in the industry. Our offices are in the landmark Louis Sullivan Building on Bleecker Street.

Please email a one-page cover letter and résumé to Jenny Stephens, jenny@sll.com, on or before December 15th.
 

Posted 11/25/13


Intern at Literary Agency under a Barnard Alumna

Aitken Alexander Associates, a Literary Agency, is looking for interns on a rolling basis, starting immediately.  The position provides a hands-on introduction to the world of book publishing.

The New York office of the agency is the headed by Anna Stein, a Barnard alumna, primarily represents writers of literary fiction and narrative non-fiction.  Responsibilities include evaluating manuscripts and maintaining our databases.  Interns will also gain experience writing pitch letters, offering editorial feedback, and reading publishing contracts.

The internship is unpaid, requires a two-day-per-week commitment; hours are flexible.  Interested candidates should send a resume and brief cover letter to Alex Hoyt at alex@aitkenalexander.com

posted 11/11/13

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Internship Opportunity at Literary Agency

The Carol Mann Agency was established in 1977 and has long been home to highly-regarded writers of fiction and non-fiction. We are a boutique agency that prides itself on giving individual attention to all our clients and regularly placing projects with leading publishers both in the United States and overseas. Our broad range of tastes, experience shepherding books from their most nascent stages to publication, and relationships with co-agents throughout the world make us one of New York’s top literary agencies.

We are privileged to work with a number of bestselling and award-winning authors. Among them are internationally acclaimed novelist and screenwriter Paul Auster (member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, winner of Spain’s Premio Principe de Asturias and France’s Commandur de l’Ordre), Fox Butterfield (Pulitzer Prize winner for All God’s Children) Tim Egan (Pulitzer Prize winner and author of 2006 National Book Award winner The Worst Hard Time), Shelby Steele, Hannah Storm, Thomas Sowell, Judith Wallerstein, Mona Charen, Michael Wex, Kevin Liles, Chris Crowley and Dr. Henry Lodge, Drs. Mary and Michael Eades, Marita Golden, Nadine Strossen, Rick Smolan, David Elliot Cohen, Pusheen and The Oatmeal.

Our internship program offers college students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience at a boutique literary agency. We offer on-site internships for those based in New York as well as remote internships. On-site internships require a commitment of 15-25 hours per week for three months (fall, spring, and summer semesters); remote internships are more flexible, but interns must be able to commit to working with us for the full semester.

Duties vary based on interest, aptitude, and availability but may include reading manuscripts and proposals; writing reader reports; reading and responding to unsolicited submissions; general administrative duties; providing editorial feedback on client proposals; writing blog posts and web copy; manning the Goodreads, Twitter and Litfactor accounts; assisting with subsidiary rights; reviewing legal agreements; and much more. For self-motivated interns, the opportunity is available to take on additional responsibilities. Interns are a valuable part of our team and contribute actively to the agency’s success, allowing them to be competitive in the job market. Many former CMA interns have gone on to successful careers in publishing at such companies as Little, Brown; DeFiore and Company; Sterling Lord Literistic; Lapham’s Quarterly; Thames & Hudson; Workman Publishing; Palgrave Macmillan; The Bent Agency; and many more.

To apply please email Lydia Blyfield (lydia (at) carolmannagency (dot) com) with a cover letter and your resume.

posted 11/4/13

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Paid Internship Opportunity at a Literary Agency

Small, lively literary agency seeks interns. This is the perfect introduction to the publishing world, as you’ll get to see every aspect of work at an agency.

Responsibilities include:
-Reading and reviewing manuscripts
-Responding to new queries
-Mailing
-Preparing submissions to editors
-Administrative duties, including filing and reception
-Taking home reading (expect around one manuscript per week)

We’re looking for people with the following qualifications:
-Interest in and knowledge about contemporary literature
-Interest in foreign rights is a big plus
-Willingness to help out in all aspects of supporting a very busy office
-Responsibility, reliability, and attention to detail
-Excellent written and oral communication skills

Availability: Very flexible hours, plus some outside reading if your schedule allows. Ideally we would hope that you could commit to at least 10 hours per week. This is a paid internship and where you can gain valuable experience and knowledge of the publishing industry.

Please send resume via e-mail to:
info@fletcherandco.com

No phone calls please.

posted 11/4/13

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PENGUIN GROUP (USA) PAID INTERNSHIP PROGRAM 2014

COMPANY DESCRIPTION:
Penguin Group (USA) LLC is the U.S. member of the internationally renowned Penguin Group. Penguin Group (USA) is one of the leading U.S. adult and children's trade book publishers, owning a wide range of imprints and trademarks, including Viking, G. P. Putnam's Sons, The Penguin Press, Riverhead Books, Dutton, Penguin Books, Berkley Books, Gotham Books, Portfolio, New American Library, Plume, Tarcher, Philomel, Grosset & Dunlap, Puffin, and Frederick Warne, among others. The Penguin Group (www.penguin.com) is a Penguin Random House Company.

INTERNSHIP PROGRAM:
Penguin Group (USA) offers internship opportunities in various business areas such as contracts, editorial, finance, graphic design, managing editorial, marketing, online marketing, production, publicity, sales, subsidiary rights, and operations. Internship opportunities are available in our Young Readers and Adult divisions.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
Semester Deadline Program Dates
Spring January 1 February 3 – April 11
Summer February 28 June 2 – August 8
Fall August 1 September 8 – November 14

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Interested in applying for an internship? Send us your cover letter and resume. Please indicate the semester and business area(s) you are applying for in your cover letter.

Penguin Group (USA)
Human Resources Department
Internship Coordinator
375 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10014
jobs@us.penguingroup.com
Fax: 212-366-2930

Penguin Group (USA) values the array of talents and perspectives that a diverse workforce brings. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Visit us at www.penguin.com

posted 11/4/13

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Local Internship at On-Line Literary Magazine

NARRATIVE IS CURRENTLY seeking internship candidates to assist with production of the magazine, including editorial and technical tasks, public outreach, and other programs.

PURPOSE:
Founded a decade ago, Narrative is a premier online literary magazine with the mission of transitioning great literature into the digital age and uniting readers and writers around the world and across generations. Narrative operates under an original model, combining the values and standards of a nonprofit institution with the ethos and sensibility of a start-up: a fast pace, a tireless staff, and ceaseless determination to stretch every dollar to its fullest in support of the mission. Narrative publishes more than three hundred poets, writers, and artists annually, including Tobias Wolff, Alice Munro, Sherman Alexie, James Salter, E. L. Doctorow, Ted Kooser, Joyce Carol Oates, and many more. Narrative's library of new literature by celebrated authors and by the best new and emerging writers is available at no cost to readers.

INTERNSHIP QUALIFICATIONS:
You have a passion for literature, strive for excellence in everything you do, thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic workplace, and are eager to envision, collaborate on, and execute ideas and tasks. You are a high-energy, low-maintenance, well-rounded person with the ability to ensure that projects, people, paperwork, schedules, and other responsibilities are timely, exceptional, and on target. For this position, we need someone who is friendly, professional, reliable, diplomatic, extremely organized, a good conversationalist, a solid writer, computer savvy, and conversant with traditional publishing, social media, electronic publishing, iPhone applications, public relations, and marketing.

Narrative is located in San Francisco and needs local interns but, as an Internet-based, digital publication, also works with interns in various locations.

How to Apply:
Please send your CV to interns@narrativemagazine.com with a letter indicating what you can bring to Narrative.
 


Grant Writing Internship for Documentary Film

Job Description

The Grant Writing Intern will work to locate and write grant proposals to secure grant funding for the post-production costs of Pier Kids: The Life. Candidates should have excellent writing and computer skills and must be highly organized, self-driven with the ability to work under pressure and manage multiple deadlines.

Given the nature of the position, the job can be done from anywhere you like – although we will have our first meeting at the Foundation Center downtown. In general, it is not necessary to meet in person. I would suggest, however, that you come to the West Village to meet the team and to experience where the film was shot. Wherever you decide to work, we expect a minimum of five hours per week.

No previous grant writing experience is necessary. Note that the internship is unpaid.

About the Film

Pier Kids: The Life examines the legacy of Stonewall and the Gay Rights Movement it ignited by following the lives of DeSean, Krystal, and Casper, three gay and transgender youth of color who, after being pushed out of their home because of their sexuality, have become homeless on the same street the riots took place more than forty years ago. While rooted in a specific place and time, the film is constantly pulling back to interrogate one of the most basic units of American life―the family. We follow Krystal, for example, from Christopher Street to Kansas City where she faces her biological family for the first time since becoming a woman. Would they accept her? Could she take rejection from them once again? Or would she gain strength from it and come back to New York a better woman? For more information, please check out our website at www.pierkidsthelife.com and like our page at www.facebook.com/PKthelifefilm.

Email your resumes to nathan@pierkidsthelife.com

posted 9/9/13

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Internship Opportunities at The Center for Fiction

Literary Intern
The Center for Fiction is looking for an intern to assist with our literary journal, The Literarian, and with bylined content throughout our website. The intern will read submissions, compile our quarterly Community page in the magazine, upload and format content, and contribute occasional pieces (such as entries in The Essential Books for Writers series). The literary intern is expected to work on Wednesdays from 10:30-5:00 and preference will be given to candidates who are also available on Fridays. This is an unpaid position, but access to an extensive fiction library, study space and use of our Writers' Studio is available. The intern must be a current student or very recent graduate. Interested candidates should email Dawn@centerforfiction.org with cover note and resume.

Kids Read/Books for NYC Schools Intern
The Center for Fiction is looking for an intern to assist with our Books for NYC Schools/ Kids Read program this fall and possibly into the spring. Books for NYC Schools gathers book donations from publishers and the public and re-donates those books to public schools throughout the five boroughs, as public schools in NYC often have little to no book buying budget. Kids Read brings public NYC school students to the Center during the school day for one on one interactive events with some of their favorite authors. We're looking for an intern who is a self-starter to own these projects. Duties include sorting and shipping book donations; corresponding with publishers, the public and school administrators and teachers; updating the Center's website; helping out at events; researching authors and more. This is an unpaid position, but access to an extensive fiction library, study space and use of our Writers' Studio is available. The intern must be a student (school credit may be available) or recent graduate. Interested candidates should e-mailKristin@centerforfiction.org with a cover letter and resume.

For more information on The Center for Fiction please visit our website www.centerforfiction.org

posted 9/5/13

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Summer Internship with Literary Agency in NY

Sterling Lord Literistic, Inc. invites Barnard students to apply for a part-time for-credit summer internship in our New York office. Agency interns gain an intensive introduction to all aspects of book publishing and author representation.

SLL is one of the world’s leading literary agencies, combining a long tradition of literary excellence with a diverse and successful client list. The Agency represents a wide range of authors, including National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize winners, New York Times bestsellers, New Yorker writers, literary and commercial novelists, politicians, journalists, scientists, and favorites in children's literature. The winning combination of established authors and newly emerging voices attests to the past achievement and future promise of the Agency.

Our current client list includes: Jack Kerouac, Ken Kesey, John Irving, Dee Brown, David Mitchell, Carolyn Parkhurst, Jane O’Connor, Sheila Heti, Jenny Lawson, James McBride, Rachel Maddow, John & Meghan McCain, and many others. Further information can be found on our website, www.sll.com.

Our internships are part-time, about 15-30 hours per week, beginning in June 2013. In addition to a professional interest in literary publishing, candidates should have an attention to detail and be willing to work hard on both the glamorous and not-so glamorous pieces that make up any successful business. They’ll become an integral part of a casual but serious office environment, and will have the opportunity to participate in monthly lunches with some of the most powerful agents in the industry. Our offices are in the landmark Louis Sullivan Building on Bleecker Street.

Please email a one-page cover letter and résumé to Jenny Stephens, jenny@sll.com, on or before April 15th.

posted 3/15/13

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Public Relations Intern in Media Firm -NY office

Rodale is currently seeking Public Relations interns through its 2013 Spring Internship Program. Responsibilities may include writing press releases, conducting research, working events, updating media lists, distributing press releases and assisting with mailings. The intern may also help coordinate television segments as needed, and support a variety of PR departments.

Preferred majors for this candidate include Communications and Journalism. The ideal candidate should have exceptional writing and communication skills and have the ability to handle a fast-paced environment. We are seeking an organized individual who is creative, forward thinking and takes initiative; prior PR and event experience a plus.

Rodale is a global media company with a heritage, mission, and authority dedicated to the health and wellness of the individual, community, and planet. Through a broad portfolio of leading media properties, Rodale reaches more than 70 million people around the world through multiple distribution channels, including magazines, books, online, mobile, e-commerce, direct-to-consumer, and video. The company publishes some of the best-known health and wellness lifestyle magazines, including Men’s Health, Prevention, Women’s Health, Runner’s World, Bicycling, Running Times, and Organic Gardening, and is the largest independent book publisher in the United States, with a collection of bestselling titles, including Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth, The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite, Eat This, Not That! and Flat Belly Diet! Rodale is also a leader in direct-response marketing and has more than 25 million active customers in its database. To learn more about Rodale, visit www.rodaleinc.com.

Internships are open to students eligible for academic credit from an accredited college or university. The ideal candidate will have a strong academic record, previous intern experience and an interest in the chosen area of the business. Internships are based in the Company's New York City location. We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.

If anyone is interested, they can email Lauren Harvey (Barnard '12), Rodale Books Publicity Coordinator at Lauren.Harvey@rodale.com or apply through the Rodale website.

Rodale has made a positive difference in the lives of millions of people. Perhaps we'll make a difference in yours. Discover this career opportunity and more at www.rodaleinc.com

posted 1/15/13

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Editorial Internship at on-line lifestyle & fashion magazine

Lifestyle Mirror, an online lifestyle and fashion magazine, is seeking talented, detail-oriented editorial interns for its Chelsea office.

Ideal candidates will be reliable and enthusiastic, and possess a tremendous passion for visual images and creative text. Internships can provide school credits or experience and the opportunity to be involved with a fast-growing project from the beginning.

Interns will be responsible for pitching and writing stories on food & cocktails, art, music, culture, travel and home design. They will also assist editors by transcribing interviews, liaising with PR representatives, and researching products. Interns should be available a minimum of 3 days a week. A small stipend for travel expenses will be provided.

Interested sophomores, juniors, and seniors are encouraged to contact our recently-graduated Barnard English-major alumna who is an editor there:  s.levine@lifestylemirror.com. Please use the subject line "editorial internship."

posted 12/6/12

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The Dramatist Guild Internship

The Dramatists Guild of America is seeking interns to work in the areas of membership, education, outreach, publication and office management.  Hours are completely flexible, though we’d prefer at least a minimum four-hour block of time per day, for a total of 12-20 hours per week.  The internship is unpaid, but school credit is possible.  The Guild’s offices are open from 9:30-5:30 pm Monday – Friday, and are located in the center of the very lively Times Square area.

The Dramatists Guild of America was established over eighty years ago, and is the only professional association which advances the interests of playwrights, composers and lyricists.  The Guild has over 6,500 members world-wide, from beginning writers to the most prominent authors represented on Broadway, Off-Broadway and in regional theatres.  The Guild’s Board of Directors -- elected from its membership –- currently includes such writers as Stephen Sondheim, Edward Albee, Marsha Norman, Tony Kushner, David Auburn, David Henry Hwang, Stephen Schwartz and Lynn Nottage.  

We have a strong interest in playwrights working with us as interns, though any artist interested in theatre is welcome to apply.  Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to:

Rebecca Stump
Membership Associate
1501 Broadway, Suite 701
New York, NY 10036

Internships are on-going, so applying any time is possible.  We are currently looking for Spring semester interns.  Email: rstump@dramatistsguild.com for more information, or call 212-398-9366.

posted 11/21/12

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Penguin Group Paid Internship Program

COMPANY DESCRIPTION:
Penguin Group (USA) is the U.S. affiliate of the internationally renowned Penguin Group, the second-largest English-language trade book publisher in the world. The company owns a wide range of imprints, including Viking, G.P Putnam’s Sons, Berkley, Riverhead, Penguin, Dutton, Plume and Signet, among others. Penguin Group (USA) is also a global leader in children’s publishing. Some of our Young Readers imprints include Dial, Grosset & Dunlap, Philomel and Puffin. The company publishes consumer books, in both hardcover and paperback editions, as well as maps, calendars and audio-books. Penguin Group is owned by Pearson plc, an international media group.

INTERNSHIP PROGRAM:
Penguin Group (USA) offers internship opportunities in various business areas such as contracts, editorial, finance, graphic design, managing editorial, marketing, online marketing, production, publicity, sales, subsidiary rights, and operations. Internship opportunities are available in our Young Readers and Adult divisions.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
Semester - Deadline
Spring - January 1
Summer - February 28
Fall - August 1

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Interested in applying for an internship? Send us your cover letter and resume. Please indicate the semester and business area(s) you are applying for in your cover letter.

Penguin Group (USA)
Human Resources Department
Internship Coordinator
375 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10014
jobs@us.penguingroup.com
Fax: 212-366-2930

Penguin Group (USA) values the array of talents and perspectives that a diverse workforce brings.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

Visit us at www.penguin.com

posted 10/2/12

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Thames & Hudson Editorial and Publicity Intern

About Thames & Hudson: Thames & Hudson is the most eminent publisher of illustrated books in the world. We publish high-quality, beautifully printed books on art, architecture, design, photography, decorative arts, fashion, style, lifestyle, travel, archaeology, history, and spirituality, as well as a number of titles for children. Thames & Hudson books are distributed in the USA by WW Norton & Company, Inc and in Canada by Penguin. They can be found in bookstores everywhere, or can be ordered direct or from our website www.thamesandhudsonusa.com.

Candidate must:

  • be proficient in Microsoft Office (specifically Excel and Word)
  • have an excellent phone manner
  • be energetic and detail-oriented
  • have superior writing and oral communication skills
  • be able to work independently and efficiently

Responsibilities include:

  • Basic office tasks including: filing, photocopying, and mailing packages
  • Writing and editing press releases and pitch letters
  • Helping create and maintain our new Facebook page
  • Keeping our Publicity Assistant database up-to-date by contacting and researching media outlets
  • Compiling clipping reports
  • Creating media lists for advanced and review copy mailings
  • Organizing the Thames & Hudson library
  • Internet research to create special sales mailing lists
  • Researching and updating contact info on media bloggers
  • Compiling a list of upcoming major art shows at top museums
  • Make winter/spring book files
  • Acquisitions research
  • Evaluating proposals
  • Writing rejection letters
  • Organizing correspondence regarding co-editions
  • College market research
  • Line editing
  • Website overhaul assistance
  • Updating our catalogue list

Thames & Hudson internships are for-credit where applicable.
Candidate must be available 2-3 days a week, flexible hours if necessary.

Please send resumes to Elizabeth Keene, Assistant Editor, ekeene@thames.wwnorton.com

posted 9/26/12

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Artistic/Management Internship Available at Hip to Hip Theatre Company

Artistic/management interns work directly with the Artistic Director to gain hands-on experience with all aspects of managing a non-profit theatre, and will gain relevant experience and immediately applicable skills for a career in producing or arts management, including budgeting, contract administration, human resources, marketing, grant writing, casting and managing rehearsals. Interns will also learn the ins and outs of communication with all major theatrical unions, and attend meetings with local politicians and New York City Department of Parks personnel.

Applicants should have strong attention to detail and a desire to learn about theatrical management. Candidates should have a theatre background, and should have excellent research, writing, and analytical skills, as well as strong computer and organizational skills.

*Please note that the work schedule for the artistic/management internship will likely be irregular and include evening and weekend hours.

*Please send letter of interest to:

Hip to Hip Theatre Company
48-25 43rd Street, 3F
Woodside, NY 11377

posted 9/26/12

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Fall internship available at Sterling Lord Literistic

Sterling Lord Literistic, Inc. invites Barnard students to apply for a part-time fall internship in our New York office. Agency interns gain an intensive introduction to all aspects of book publishing and author representation.

SLL is one of the world’s leading literary agencies, combining a long tradition of literary excellence with a diverse and successful client list. The Agency represents a wide range of authors, including National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize winners, New York Times bestsellers, New Yorker writers, literary and commercial novelists, politicians, journalists, scientists, and favorites in children's literature. The winning combination of established authors and newly emerging voices attests to the past achievement and future promise of the Agency.

Our current client list includes: Jack Kerouac, Ken Kesey, John Irving, Dee Brown, David Mitchell, Billy Collins, Carolyn Parkhurst, Jane O’Connor, Sam Lipsyte, James McBride, Rachel Maddow, John & Meghan McCain, and many others. Further information can be found on our website, www.sll.com.

Our internships are part-time, about 15 hours per week, beginning immediately through December 2012. In addition to a professional interest in literary publishing, candidates should have an attention to detail and be willing to work hard on both the glamorous and not-so glamorous pieces that make up any successful business. They’ll become an integral part of a casual but serious office environment, and will have the opportunity to participate in monthly lunches with some of the most powerful agents in the industry. Our offices are in the landmark Louis Sullivan Building on Bleecker Street.

Please email a one-page cover letter and résumé to Jenny Stephens at jenny@sll.com, on or before September 30th.

We look forward to hearing from Barnard’s students.

posted 9/11/12

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Glamour Fall Semester Books Internship

Condé Nast is offering an educational internship for Fall 2012 in the books department of Glamour magazine. Candidates should be able to receive credit for participating in this program. The Intern Program will allow students to gain exposure to the industry and will provide a real-world experience that can be a supplement to classroom studies.

Specifically, an ideal books intern candidate for Glamour should be hardworking, dedicated, and have a deep knowledge of contemporary literature. He/she should seriously love books. (We mean love them love them!) Previous internship experience at a book publisher, magazine, or other print/online publication is a plus.

The Glamour books intern will be responsible for reviewing book catalogs, opening submissions from publishers, cataloguing them, skimming new releases to determine if they're worth covering, pitching ideas for books coverage for both the print magazine and for Glamour.com, and possibly writing book blog posts for Glamour.com.

Please include a cover letter in the body of your email stating why you would be right for this internship, making sure it includes the following info:
1. Whether you can receive course credit
2. Your year in school
3. Your availability (how many days a week you can work and when you can start/end)
4. Your previous experience in journalism or book publishing, including any internships

Please submit the above-described cover letter email and a resume with “Glamour fall books internship” in the subject line to Alison_Goldman@condenast.com.

posted 8/6/12

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Seeking English Tutors : $35 per hour

Tutor Associates provides one-on-one, in-home tutoring in a wide variety of subjects for students residing in Manhattan and Brooklyn. We are currently interested in hiring motivated individuals of outstanding intelligence and enthusiasm to join our corps of professional tutors.

At Tutor Associates we believe that learning is an essential life-skill. Our goal is to equip our students with the confidence and tools they need to succeed academically and to become active learners for life. Our mission is to assess any obstacles to learning and develop effective strategies to help our students overcome them.

We offer a unique opportunity to work in an environment where ideas can be shared and theories developed with an eye on how learning can be made more dynamic. We seek enthusiastic and motivated lovers-of-learning who are genuinely interested in education and who wish to inspire their students through one-on-one, in-home tutoring sessions.

Recent college graduates should apply by emailing their resume and a cover letter detailing their interest in working with Tutor Associates to resumes@tutorassociates.com.

posted 8/6/12

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Internship with Lifestyle Mirror

Lifestyle Mirror, an online style magazine, is seeking talented, detail-oriented editorial interns for its Chelsea office.

Ideal candidates will be reliable and enthusiastic, and possess a tremendous passion for visual images and creative text. Internships can provide school credits or experience and the opportunity to be involved with a fast-growing project from the beginning.

Interns will be involved in assisting the editor in chief and rest of the editorial team in story and photo research, photo and video shoots, analytics and editorial calendar planning.

Interns should be available a minimum of 3 days a week. A small stipend for travel expenses will be provided.

Interested candidates should please send resumes to l.carroll@lifestylemirror.com.

posted 8/1/12

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Part-Time Assistant Position with The Wallace Literary Agency, Inc.

The Wallace Literary Agency, Inc. is seeking an ambitious and organized part-time assistant to a literary agent.

Responsibilities include reviewing contracts and tracking payments, handling permission requests and royalty statements, responding to submissions, covering phones, and communicating with foreign and domestic publishers.

Candidates should have strong writing and communication skills, as well as an interest in publishing.

Interested parties should email a resume and a brief cover letter to wlamcgowan@aol.com. Qualified applicants will be contacted for an in-person interview.

posted 7/13/12

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Thames & Hudson Editorial and Publicity Intern

About Thames & Hudson: Thames & Hudson is the most eminent publisher of illustrated books in the world. We publish high-quality, beautifully printed books on art, architecture, design, photography, decorative arts, fashion, style, lifestyle, travel, archaeology, history, and spirituality, as well as a number of titles for children. Thames & Hudson books are distributed in the USA by WW Norton & Company, Inc and in Canada by Penguin. They can be found in bookstores everywhere, or can be ordered direct or from our website www.thamesandhudsonusa.com.

Candidate must:

  • be proficient in Microsoft Office (specifically Excel and Word)
  • have an excellent phone manner
  • be energetic and detail-oriented
  • have superior writing and oral communication skills
  • be able to work independently and efficiently

Responsibilities include:

  • Basic office tasks including: filing, photocopying, and mailing packages
  • Writing and editing press releases and pitch letters
  • Helping create and maintain our new Facebook page
  • Keeping our Publicity Assistant database up-to-date by contacting and researching media outlets
  • Compile clipping reports
  • Creating media lists for advanced and review copy mailings
  • Organizing the Thames & Hudson library
  • Internet research to create special sales mailing lists
  • Attending intern workshops to meet with various departments within W. W. Norton (our distributor)
  • Research and updating contact info on media bloggers
  • Compiling a list of major art shows at top 20 museums coming up in the fall
  • Make winter/spring book files
  • Researching proposals
  • Writing rejection letters
  • Data entry (CRM database)
  • College market research
  • Line editing skills
  • Website overhaul assistance
  • Updating our catalogue list

Thames & Hudson internships are for-credit where applicable.  Candidate must be available 2-3 days a week, flexible hours if necessary.

Please send resumes to Tiffany Alvarado McKenna, Publicity Director, tamckenna@thames.wwnorton.com.  Resumes will be accepted year round according to the schedule below. Please specify the time period for which you are applying in your cover letter.

  • for this summer: as soon as possible; no later than Feb. 15th
  • mid-June for fall
  • mid-November for spring

posted 2/1/12



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Planned Television Arts Internship Opportunity

Planned Television Arts, a division of Ruder-Finn, is a media placement public relations firm that specializes in book publicity. We have several positions open for Spring 2012 marketing interns. The intern would work very closely with the chief marketing officer of PTA. About PTA: We are the nation’s largest and oldest book promoters in the country. For 50 years we have promoted best-selling and leading authors to the news media. We have also promoted celebrities, non-profits, consumer products, and major policy experts. The environment is not corporate, but fun and youthful, and provides a great learning opportunity. We’ve scheduled interviews for our clients with Oprah, Today Show, Larry King Live, The View, New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal and hundreds of other media outlets. We have a very active year-round intern program that accepts interns from a variety of colleges and universities. Celebrating six decades as the largest privately owned NYC-area PR firm, Ruder Finn has nearly 500 employees with offices all across the US and world, headquartered in NYC.

Interns are mentored at Planned TV Arts by a staff that consists of media professionals eager to share their knowledge with college students. Internships are unpaid, but we do offer course credit as well as hands-on experience with a friendly team. We have offices in New York City and Washington, DC. If interested, please submit your resume/cover letter to Jennifer Garza at garzaj@plannedtvarts.com.

posted 2/6/12

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Internship with Novelist

Published novelist Nancy Hallinan is looking for part-time assistance with reading (e.g., bills) and editing of current novel, as she has limited vision. Seeking individual with good speaking/writing skills.
Location: Upper West Side
Pay: modest but negotiable
Hours: flexible but include 3-7 days/week
Contact: Nancy Hallinan (212) 222-6936
Novels: Sasakawa: Global Philanthropist, Night Swimmers, Voice from the Wings, Rough Winds of May

posted 9/19/11

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European Institute Internships

The European Institute offers volunteer internships in the fall, spring and summer for undergraduate and graduate students. We strive to provide interns with an educational, timely and interesting experience through projects that develop professional skills relevant to the issues they are studying.

Where do I send my application?
Send applications by e-mail to NFAHEY@europeaninstitute.org , by fax to (202) 362-1088, or by mail to:
ATTN: Human Resources
The European Institute
1001 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 220
Washington DC, 20036.

Internships are in the following topic areas:
Programs (Defense and Homeland Security; Energy, Environment, and Transportation; Trade and Finance; Telecommunications and Space Technology)
Communications (Press; European Affairs - the Institute’s public policy journal; website and blog)

SEND application (with specific internship area clearly indicated) to:
Natalie Fahey
Fax: (202) 362-1088
Email: NFAHEY@europeaninstitute.org

What should my application contain?

Internship applications should include:
· A resume and cover letter
· Specify the area of internship (Programs or Communications)
· List educational history, professional data and information about extracurricular activities
· Any foreign language skills should be noted with level of proficiency achieved. If you are a native speaker, please indicate so.
· In the cover letter, explain why you are interested in working at The European Institute and why you chose the specified area.
· Indicate what semester you are applying for (spring, summer or fall)
· Writing samples may be requested

When are the deadlines to submit an application?
Spring: November 1st
Summer: March 1st
Fall: July 1st

Programs Intern:

· Monitor transatlantic relations
· Research European economic and political developments
· Assist with event planning as part of the Institute's program development
· Draft background papers and compile background materials for events
· Draft meeting summaries following Institute events
· Aid with website development and the creation of new content
· Translate documents and conduct research on foreign language websites
· Assist with administrative and organizational projects

Communications Intern:

· Write for the blog
· Research topics and authors for European Affairs
· Cull European press coverage on web for developments in transatlantic relations
· Assist with web site updates and content
· Write press releases
· Develop special projects for promotion of publications
· General administrative and organizational assistance

posted 2/6/12


Film Studies Jobs and Internships


Independent Film Internship Opportunity

Unpaid internship with award-winning independent filmmaker, Brooklyn-based.

Looking for energetic interns for an independent nonfiction/hybrid film by Jennie Livingston (Paris is Burning (winner of Sundance Grand Jury Prize, and according to Variety, one of the most-seen documentaries of the last 25 years). Livingston works in both fiction and nonfiction: her films include Who’s the Top? (Berlin, 2005) Through the Ice, (Sundance, 2006). Recent directing work includes a 2011 video piece for Elton John’s Las Vegas stage show.

Earth Camp One has been partially funded by Guggenheim Foundation, Netflix, Kickstarter, and others and is currently in post-production. Projects and tasks for interns include research, transcribing, assisting with fundraising events, animation development, editing, pickup and delivery and other aspects of completing a work of film that is truly independent in form, focus, and funding.

Want to know more? Basic information about the story, including an excerpt, is available here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/802151454/earth-camp-one?ref=live

The project requires interns who can work and think independently, who are interested in hybrid forms of storytelling and first-person narrative. This is a good work environment for anyone open to contributing to and learning from the processes that go into making a work of “creative nonfiction.” This is an equal opportunity internship that is particularly welcoming to women, queer students, people of color, and to all students and emerging filmmakers interested in films that are finding new forms and that are being made outside of corporate structures.

Please send cover letter, resume, and particular skills and areas of interest to: james.earthcampone@gmail.com

posted 10/31/13

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Grant Writing Internship for Documentary Film

Job Description

The Grant Writing Intern will work to locate and write grant proposals to secure grant funding for the post-production costs of Pier Kids: The Life. Candidates should have excellent writing and computer skills and must be highly organized, self-driven with the ability to work under pressure and manage multiple deadlines.

Given the nature of the position, the job can be done from anywhere you like – although we will have our first meeting at the Foundation Center downtown. In general, it is not necessary to meet in person. I would suggest, however, that you come to the West Village to meet the team and to experience where the film was shot. Wherever you decide to work, we expect a minimum of five hours per week.

No previous grant writing experience is necessary. Note that the internship is unpaid.

About the Film

Pier Kids: The Life examines the legacy of Stonewall and the Gay Rights Movement it ignited by following the lives of DeSean, Krystal, and Casper, three gay and transgender youth of color who, after being pushed out of their home because of their sexuality, have become homeless on the same street the riots took place more than forty years ago. While rooted in a specific place and time, the film is constantly pulling back to interrogate one of the most basic units of American life―the family. We follow Krystal, for example, from Christopher Street to Kansas City where she faces her biological family for the first time since becoming a woman. Would they accept her? Could she take rejection from them once again? Or would she gain strength from it and come back to New York a better woman? For more information, please check out our website at www.pierkidsthelife.com and like our page at www.facebook.com/PKthelifefilm.

Email your resumes to nathan@pierkidsthelife.com

posted 9/9/13

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Internship with Little Monster Films

Little Monster Films is a full-service independent documentary production company based in Morningside Heights. We focus on feature-length, theatrical documentary films that bring inspiring stories to international audiences. We are currently in post-production on three feature length documentaries. In the past six months alone we have been awarded grants from the Sundance Documentary Fund, the Bertha BRITDOC Journalism Fund, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

We are looking for an intern who can assist with office organization and all things related to the development, production, and post-production of creating an independent documentary film. Tasks will include working with Final Cut Pro and Avid Media Composer, running errands, and providing general office support. Some tasks will be big and exciting and others will be small and mundane, but all will help you better understand what it takes to make a documentary film and run a production office. Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to me at samantha.m.knowles@gmail.com.

littlemonsterfilms.com

posted 9/5/13


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