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Publicity Internship – Book Department

January 13, 2021
New York

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 (in French and in English), resume, writing sample (in a single PDF file)
Deadline: February, 7th 2021
Start Date: March 2021

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 communications 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 networks

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 two cover letters (in French and English), a resume, and a short writing sample as well as contact information for two references by e-mail, with the subject line "Book Department 2021 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.


Louise Dodet
Coordinator, Arts Department & Book Office