DeFiore and Company is currently looking for an intern for Summer 2017, starting late April or early May.
DeFiore and Company is a literary agency looking for someone interested in learning about all aspects of publishing. As literary agents working as liaisons between authors and publishers, they have a comprehensive vantage of the publishing industry. An intern will gain a great understanding of the literary agency business and the publishing process—from query to submission to publication. The intern will be responsible for reading and responding to queries and manuscripts, writing reader reports, filing, sorting mail and basic office support.
Potential candidates should be motivated, well-organized, responsible, and have excellent communication skills. Some experience critically evaluating fiction and non-fiction work is necessary, as well as a love of books, an extensive knowledge of current titles, and a strong interest in the publishing business.
The weekly schedule is flexible, though interns should be willing to commit 15-20 hours per week for a minimum of three months. Internships at DeFiore and Company are for-credit only.
Those interested in applying should send an email with a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org at Ashley Collom’s attention ASAP. Please be sure to include ‘resume’ in the subject line.
Any further questions about this opportunity may be sent to Gabrielle Piraino at email@example.com.