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20th Century Studios Literary Affairs Internship – Summer 2020

Apply Now Apply Later Current 21CF Employees and Freelance / Contractors Apply Here Job ID R10010341 Location New York, New York, United States Business 20th Century Fox Date posted Jan. 29, 2020


Be a part of an innovative team and culture…

We are the studio's eyes and ears in the publishing world, looking for pre- and post-publication books that have film adaptation potential.  We have helped 20th Century Studios acquire the film rights to literary properties such as HIDDEN FIGURES, THE FAULT IN OUR STARS, GONE GIRL, and THE MARTIAN.

A Day in the Life…

The department’s intern will be instrumental in researching new titles and publishing trends.  To this end, they will:

  • Help with data entry to keep track of developments with new book titles.
  • Compile a daily report of book reviews and industry news to keep the department apprised of new projects.
  • Assist with day-to-day research projects into different genres, publishing trends, and backlist titles.
  • Read on average, 1-2 books per week and analyze their adaptability

What we are looking for…

(Basic Qualifications)

  • Diligence for finishing projects and updating records.
  • Previous experience within an office environment.
  • Self-motivated and well organized.
  • A passion for reading and a strong interest in publishing and the film industry.
  • The ability to distill a book’s plot and discuss adaptability with our team.
  • Knowledge of book and film titles across genres (YA, sci-fi, rom coms) and the ability to compare possible book to film adaptations with existing properties.

(Preferred Qualifications)

  • Previous internship experience with a publisher, agency (literary or film) or production company a plus.

Additional Information

Internship Eligibility:

  • All students must possess unrestricted work authorization
  • All students must be at least 18 years old
  • At the time of application, must be enrolled in an accredited college/university taking at least one class in the semester/quarter (spring/fall) prior to participation in the internship program OR must have graduated from a college/university within 6 months OR currently participating in a Disney College Program or Disney Professional Internship
  • All candidates must be able to have a consistent, reliable work schedule throughout the session.
  • All candidates must provide their own housing and transportation for the duration of the internship.

Program Dates:

  • All candidates must be available from May/June-August/September
  • All candidates must be willing to work up 40 hours/week

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

About 20th Century Fox:

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, which is part of a business segment we call 20th Century Fox.

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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