Please note that the below-described internship program is suspended until further notice as equitable guidelines for remote internships are developed and comply with the applicable Department of Labor provisions and guidance for the Fair Labor Standards Act in regard to internships and with the Curricular Practical Training (CPT) requirements of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for international students undertaking an internship in the United States.

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 15 hours per week in his office, 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. Interns receive a stipend.


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 upmarket non-fiction, and a sense of the commercial appeal of material.

Application Process

Interested individuals in their second year of college or later may apply 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 read; and a resume.

Suitable candidates will be interviewed, and  given sample material for written evaluation.