DRF David Miller Internship programme

19th April 2024

Now in its third year, the DRF David Miller Internship programme creates entry pathways for people from groups under-represented in the publishing rights sector, in partnership with Creative Access, a leading social enterprise specialising in diversity, equity and inclusion. The DRF David Miller Internship Programme with its educational brief supports two paid internships over a 6-week period.

The programme offers an entry level introduction to rights and agenting in publishing companies and literary agencies, providing a full understanding of the role of rights professionals within the wider industry. This will be achieved through first-hand experience and intensive training, with the specific aim of providing a significant stepping stone to the successful candidates in their search for future employment.

Their educational schedule will include a visit to the Frankfurt Book Fair in October, the key yearly rights event. Accommodation will be provided and paid for if needed. The internships will be overseen and managed by the Trustees of the Deborah Rogers Foundation, together with senior executives from the collaborating publishing houses and agencies. The two interns will be given mentoring and guidance throughout their placements.

Companies committed to the programme and who will provide placements include Penguin Random House, Faber, Profile Books, David Higham, Greyhound Literary, ILA, PEW Literary and Eccles Fisher.

Entries are sought in April and May, with interviews in June. The internship programme runs September-October.

Find out more details and apply here.