William Clark offers internships from September to December, January to May, and June to August.
Interns report directly to Mr. Clark on a flexible schedule for a minimum of 10 hours per week in an elegant office overlooking Madison Square Park, develop an eye for literary merit as well as commercial viability, and gain valuable experience and exposure in the international publishing community. Responsibilities include: preparation of detailed readers reports for discussion; aid in development of book projects; and minimal clerical work. Internships are unpaid, though college credit is possible.
Applicants who can demonstrate a motivating passion for literature and the world of books, experience in critical reading, writing, copy-editing or developmental editing are preferred. Basic research and organizational skills are required. The ideal intern possesses both a keen appreciation for quality non-fiction and fiction, and a sense for the commercial potential of material.
Interested individuals in their junior year of college or later should apply in the month preceding the internship period by email to with the subject line: "Intern Application." The email should include: the reasons why the applicant is interested in working in a literary agency; the last five works of non-fiction and fiction read; and a resume in the body of the email (no attachments are accepted).
If we feel you are good candidate, we will schedule an in-office interview, after which we may give a sample proposal or partial manuscript for a written evaluation. Because of the nature of our screening process, we are unable to screen applicants long-distance.