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We are accepting applications for our Winter Editorial Internship. If you’d like to be considered for this opportunity, please see the guidelines below.

Lucinda Literary’s Editorial and Online Marketing Internship offers high-energy, self-motivated, creative, do-it-all interns the opportunity to gain experience in tasks such as:

  • Reading and managing the “slush pile” (unsolicited queries to our agency)
  • Writing readers reports and assessments for our agents
  • Corresponding with writers
  • Gathering information on industry trends and comparative books research
  • Learning and assisting with social media and marketing efforts using tools such as Excel, Asana, Mailchimp, and Google Analytics
  • Drafting, designing, and editing our newsletters and blog posts

As a paid position, this role is ideal for graduate students in the Arts, Marketing, or Communications fields or those in relevant undergraduate university programs seeking an “in” to publishing, an apprenticeship, or course credit in the representation and marketing areas of book publishing. Interns will benefit from frequent, direct interface with members of the company and gain a diversity of experience transferable to any later career in publishing or online marketing.

This internship is held remotely under a flexible weekday schedule, alongside additional reading time when possible. We can accommodate existing school or part-time work requirements and course credit is available. At the end of the program, Lucinda Halpern will lend her review and feedback on the intern’s final cover letter and resume as well as her mentorship for career opportunities.

Requirements

Students with excellent research, writing, communication, and organizational skills. Previous office experience is preferred, but not required.

To Apply

Please send your cover letter and resume to [email protected]marking “Internship” along with a short description of any relevant education or experience in your subject line. We will contact you for an interview upon considering your application.

“Everyone at Lucinda Literary is welcoming, kind, supportive, and dedicated to creating a fruitful learning environment for their interns. My time here introduced me to the agency side of publishing while honing my writing skills, multitasking abilities, editorial eye, and understanding of the market as a whole. A truly unique aspect of this internship is how much the team values your ideas. I was encouraged to scout potential clients, give my own feedback on new and ongoing projects, strategize how to improve social media engagement, and more. The work was deeply collaborative and always interesting, allowing me to work directly with Lucinda herself and all of the agents.

This internship was an extraordinary opportunity to not only surround myself with such reputable names in the industry, but to also develop close relationships with them as my colleagues. I have immense gratitude for Lucinda and everyone at the agency for their mentorship and genuine eagerness to teach and advise me. Every time I worked with them, I was reminded why I love publishing.”

—Ashleigh Lackey

“Before working at Lucinda Literary, I had only a vague idea of what my post-grad working life would look like. I’m eternally grateful to this agency for introducing me to publishing; it has provided me with a direction that is clear and thrilling. I’ve found the work to be incredibly fun and rewarding, and I was eager to dive into my tasks every day. Not only have I honed my abilities to edit and create content, but I’ve become a more technically valuable and well-rounded employee: I’m now well-versed in WordPress, Mailchimp, and QueryManager, and my note-taking and scheduling responsibilities have greatly improved my administrative prowess.

My most cherished aspect of all of these projects is the fact that I’m working closely with professionals who are quite intimidating on paper but could not be more welcoming and eager to teach. I’m so grateful to this internship, Lucinda, and the other agents because they have shown me how excited I should be about my possible future in publishing, and they’ve given me the skills that allow me to be confident in this dream.”

—Claire Callahan

“I came into this internship knowing absolutely nothing about publishing. I was in my final year of university, finishing up my political science major while simultaneously realizing I did not want to work in the political science field. Upon consulting with friends and family, I realized that my true passion was, and always has been, books. Working with authors, reading future bestsellers… this was the field I wanted to go into. After some research, I came across Lucinda Literary’s summer internship. These past seven months, I’ve learned more about publishing and the ins and outs of the literary field than I could have ever imagined. I spend my day reading and evaluating manuscripts, giving queries a first look on behalf of agents, and working hand in hand with the incomparable Julia Collucci, Lucinda Literary’s Executive Assistant. On the technical side, I am now well-versed in MailChimp and Word Press and can handle website and newsletter updates with ease. 

I am so grateful to Lucinda Halpern for being such an empowering, honest, and kind mentor. I can’t thank Julia Collucci enough for being such a wonderful role model. It was because of these women, and everyone at Lucinda Literary, that I was able to secure an offer from the prestigious Columbia Publishing Course at Oxford University. I look forward to spending my summer knee-deep in books, continuing to learn all things publishing.”

—Arianna Siddiqui