Class Year: 2015
Major: English and Creative Writing
What’s happening? We’d love to hear how your internship is going: I am working at the Doris S. Michaels Literary Agency in New York City. DSM Agency specializes in self–help and business books. The agency is also interested in women’s issues, current events, and strong works of literary fiction. I get to evaluate queries and manuscripts, post content on the agency’s Twitter and Facebook pages, and handle general office work.
How I heard about my internship: I learned about DSM Agency online. I devoted last summer to researching literary agencies that have internship programs.
Why I applied for my internship: I was intrigued by the agency’s mission statement: “to represent high quality books that make a difference in people’s lives.” DSM Agency also seemed like a tight-knit community of professionals, and I am drawn to that kind of environment.