The Association of American Literary Agents (AALA) and their non-profit arm, Literary Agents of Change (LAoC), are excited to offer internship opportunities for 2021 to students of City College of New York’s Publishing Certificate Program or Medgar Evers College. We are providing grants of $6000 each to four students from diverse backgrounds to intern for ten weeks (June-August) with one of our members.
It’s our goal to increase access to internship opportunities to candidates who are underrepresented in a publishing industry that is largely white, straight, cisgender, and able-bodied. By applying below, you will be considered for this program and the associated grant money. The top four candidates’ materials will be shared with AALA members from our organization of over 400 literary agents who are interested in hiring you as an intern at their agency.
Interested agents will be in touch with the four selected candidates directly to schedule interviews. Internship offers will be made by April 15, and candidates will have until April 22 to accept offers. Once offers are accepted, AALA will be in touch with further details regarding internship scope, agreement, orientation sessions, and payment of grant monies. We plan to host a slate of programming over the course of the summer to further interns’ access to networking, mentorship, and educational panels that will cover the world of agenting and the publishing industry as a whole. Because many offices remain physically closed, it is anticipated that the internships and programming offered will be remote/virtual opportunities.
To apply, please fill out the sections below and submit no later than 11:59pm EST on March 15, 2021.
Intern applicants must be a current student of City College of New York’s Publishing Certificate Program or Medgar Evers College who identifies as part of a marginalized community.
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