HSG offers part-time spring, summer, and fall internships at our office in Chelsea. Interns work directly with our agents to get a hands-on feel for what daily life at a literary agency entails. Responsibilities include reading manuscripts from both potential clients and current agency clients, assessing quality of submissions, and providing editorial feedback. Interns also also learn to write reader's reports, rejection letters, editorial letters, and pitch letters.
We look for interns who are curious, interested in pursuing a career in publishing, and hungry to learn. At any given time, we have between one and three interns, which gives us the opportunity to truly mentor each person and tailor the program to individual interests. Many of our interns go on to have successful careers in publishing.
To apply, email Jonathan Cobb at firstname.lastname@example.org
with Internship Application as the subject line. Please include your resume and cover letter. Also please indicate your 1st- and 2nd-priority areas of interest: Adult (Commercial); Adult (Literary); Children's & YA; Subsidiary/Foreign Rights. Due to the volume of applications we receive, we can only respond to those in which we are interested.
Fall Session: June 1 - Aug 15
Spring Session: October 1 - January 15
Summer Session: March 1 - May 15
NOTE: This is an on-site internship. HSG Agency does not offer remote internships.