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Publicity Internship – Book Department

May 15, 2019

Employment: Credit-Worthy Internship Job  
Organization: Embassy of France | 972 5th Avenue, New York, NY 
Department: Book Department 
Duration: 6 months, 20 hours per week 
Application: Cover letter, resume, writing sample (in a single PDF file) 
Deadline: May 28th, 2019 
Start Date: June, 3rd 2019

The Book Department of the French Embassy promotes and supports French and Francophone authors on tour in the United States, and encourages translations and research projects through grants and residency programs. It also cosponsors special events and lectures organized by American cultural institutions in the fields of literature and the social sciences.


The Book Department seeks an American communication intern. Priority will be given to candidates with experience in communication and with the ability to read French fluently.

Candidates must possess excellent writing and communication skills, in particular the ability to write short, compelling prose that communicate clearly and arouse interest. A thorough knowledge of diverse media outlets and relationships with media, book reviewers, magazine editors and bloggers is a plus. Candidates should have a solid knowledge of digital media.

The intern will work closely with the head of the Book department and his team.

The intern’s main responsibility will be publicizing French books published in translation, events in New York and authors on tour in the United States. Responsibilities include: 

•Developing contacts lists

•Writing and translating promotional materials (newsletters, press releases, ect.)

•Updating the Book Department website, twitter, blog and other social network 

The ideal candidate will possess a high degree of creativity and an ability to balance multiple projects simultaneously.

Internship terms:

Internships are non-paid positions, although school credit can be arranged.  
Duration: 6 months, 20 hours per week

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and short writing sample as well as contact information for two references by e-mail to thibault.lacarriere@diplomatie.gouv.fr, with the subject line "French Embassy 2019 Internship." All documents should be sent in Word or PDF file format. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Due to the large volume of applications we receive, we are only able to contact those candidates selected for an interview.

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy admits interns of any race, age, color, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin in administration of its internship programs.


Thibault Lacarrière
Cultural attaché, head of Books and Ideas department