We receive many requests from people wishing to participate in our work experience programme, and we have a track record of former participants finding full-time work in publishing and the media industries, both in the UK and overseas. We are currently able to offer four, 3-month paid internships a year in our Book Department. We also run the Carole Blake Open Doors Project, offering candidates from backgrounds under-represented in the industry the opportunity of two weeks’ experience in publishing (for more information, click here).
Due to the type of work required of our interns, participants who are not native English speakers must have TOEFL level English or equivalent.
We are unable to help with finding accommodation in London while you are with us, except for those on the Carole Blake Open Doors Project, with the programme's partnership with the Book Trade Charity (BTBS). However, the Book Trade Charity does offer some funding for those in need starting out in the industry, which can be independently applied for. For more information, see their website here.
Blake Friedmann is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all backgrounds.
We are currently offering one full-time internship in the Book Department, for three months, working across the department including with primary agents and the foreign rights team.
We are looking for keen readers with an eye for detail, and a real passion for the book trade and ideally ambition to work in rights or within a literary agency. Candidates must be willing to get stuck in and hit the ground running from day one, tackling a wide range of administrative tasks including reception and phone duties, as well as reader reports and preparing materials for foreign rights submissions and book fairs. Enthusiasm and a willingness to learn are essential, as well as strong organisational skills and a good team ethic.
Our internship scheme is currently on hold and will re-open in Summer 2018.
Shortlisted candidates should be prepared to write a reader report, and will be interviewed over the phone before any final decisions are made.
We are not currently offering work experience placements in our media department.