WILLIAM CLARK offers internships from January to May, June to August, and September to December.
Interns report directly to Mr. Clark on a flexible schedule for a minimum of 15 hours per week in his office or remotely, develop an eye for literary merit as well as commercial viability, and gain familiarity with the terms and conditions of publishing agreements. Responsibilities include learning how to: evaluate manuscript submissions; develop and edit book proposals; and communicate with authors, editors, and others. The internship is unpaid.
Applicants must have a passion for literature and a motivating curiosity about the publishing industry. Basic research and organizational skills are required and applicants with experience in critical reading, copy editing or developmental editing are preferred. The ideal intern possesses an appreciation for literary and commercial narrative non-fiction.
Interested individuals in their second year of college or later may apply by email to with the subject line: “Intern Application: [specify January, June, or September].” The email should include: the reasons why the applicant is interested in working in a literary agency; the last five works of non-fiction read; a resume; and a writing sample no longer than five pages, preferably of literary analysis.
Suitable candidates will be interviewed, and given sample material for written evaluation.