Odd Tale Studios Internship


Odd Tale Studios is seeking a writing intern. If you are selected, contact Professor Chris Green (CGREEN1@depaul.edu) for Winter Quarter credit.

From Odd Tale Studios:

Odd Tale Studios is a cloud-based company where we write for geeks, by geeks. Our content ranges from TV and movies to tech updates and IOS app reviews to comic books and relationships. Odd Tale Studios is committed to providing quality content for those with, well, geekier tendencies!

Writing Interns are expected to produce at least two articles with a minimum of 500 words each week. They may be asked to create videos (such as product reviews) or to take on “Article 911s”, which need to have a prompt turn around of 24 hours. Interns will learn how to use WordPress, posting articles, inserting pictures, and embedding videos.

Odd Tale Studios is a startup that’s slowly gaining speed as a larger company and this, unfortunately, means that no one receives monetary compensation for their work. The hope is that interns will learn to comply with deadlines and to provide engaging content with a quick turnaround period. This content can definitely, and is encouraged to be, included in their portfolios. Primarily, interns will work with me, my name is Rachel Bean and I am the editor in chief of Odd Tale Studios. We’ll have bi-weekly meetings to discuss writing and geeky topics!

If interested in an internship at OTS, please send a resume and cover letter stating what you’d like to write about for Odd Tale Studios and some information about yourself and your interests to rachel@oddtalestudios.com. To see what is currently available on OTS, visit www.oddtalestudios.com. We’re under a little bit of construction right now, flipping themes, but we’re trying to move onto bigger and better things!

World Business Chicago CASE Internship

ohvtd7ggChicago Anchors for a Strong Economy (CASE), an initiative of World Business Chicago, is hiring two program interns for the Winter/Spring term. The positions have a marketing/social media/creative writing component. Send a cover letter and resume to Alejandro Leza, CASE Program Manager, at aleza@worldbusinesschicago.com.

Read the full internship description.

Application close date: 12/9/2016
Start date: approx. 1/16/17
Pay: Stipend

If you are selected, contact Professor Chris Green (CGREEN1@depaul.edu) for Winter Quarter credit.

Digital Online Media and Graphic Design Paid Internship

See below for an internship opportunity with a children’s media company, working with the children’s and YA writer Cynthea Liu. Let Professor Chris Green (CGREEN1@depaul.edu)  know if you’re selected and he will get you registered for Winter Quarter credit.

10 weeks / $500
15 hours / week

Our mission:
We inspire youth to author their own lives for positive change in the world.

The Position:
We are seeking a DIGITAL ONLINE MEDIA intern with a Graphic Design interest to add to our team as we build a youth movement for social change and work toward launching our initiatives, including two children’s and teen websites and creating related social media campaigns. Some of the values of the movement include: inspiring children and teens to do good, helping them turn ideas into action, and empowering them to think of themselves as change-makers. The digital media media intern will produce content and help with research and other graphic design tasks.

Any candidate should also be willing to perform organizational/logistical/administrative tasks related to youth, digital media, and marketing and contribute wherever the team needs help. We are an all-hands-on-deck, collaborative team and we’d like to add a like-minded individual to help us build the movement.

Applicants should be:

  • organized
  • flexible
  • detail-oriented
  • self-motivated
  • capable of self-direction and management
  • eager to learn new skills

Applicants should have:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree (or will be completing their degree in 2017)
  • excellent writing skills, with a focus on writing for children
  • familiarity with video production tools like iMovie
  • strong interest in child/teen empowerment
  • a willing-to-do-just-about-anything-for-the-cause attitude
  • a sense of humor (a MUST)
  • Children and teen sensibilities (another MUST — In other words, you should feel comfortable thinking like a kid or a teen. If you have no idea how to do this, please do NOT apply.)
  • strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • strong time-management skills

Demonstrated experience with or interest in:

  • web research
  • Graphic design tools such as InDesign, AI, Photoshop
  • WordPress
  • Social media tools
  • QA testing

Interested candidates should send a brief (350 word) cover letter expressing your qualifications and intense enthusiasm for the position and a resume to hiring.pmi@gmail.com.

Please put: DIGITAL MEDIA INTERNSHIP in the subject line. Feel free to get in touch with any questions.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Companies That Care internships


Center for Companies That Care is a national, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to enhancing the well-being of employees and communities by educating and inspiring employers to practice employer engagement and integrate the 10 Characteristics of a Socially Responsible Employer into their daily business practices.

They are seeking 2 – 4 interns for help in areas such as research, event planning, marketing/social media, and data management.

For more information, email Cynthia Cobb at cynthiacobb@companies-that-care.org.

If you are selected, contact Professor Chris Green (CGREEN1@depaul.edu) and he will set up internship credit for Winter Quarter.

Event Spotlight: Curbside Splendor’s Book Fort Fair

by Robert M. Keding
contributor to the Underground

Upon entering the Revival Food Hall, visitors feel the cold and snowy outside world fade away. Long aisles filled with people spread as far as the eye can see, encompassed by a warm glow of laughter and conversation. The Food Hall is filled with over a dozen different stations run by some of Chicagoland’s best restaurants, serving up their most popular dishes in all tastes and styles. The Food Hall is packed even on their slowest days, but things are especially hopping today. And that is because Curbside Splendor’s pop-up Book Fort Fair is currently underway.

Curbside Splendor is a Chicago-based independent book press, based out of Humboldt Park. In 2014 they were named the “Best Chicago Indie Publisher” by CHICAGO magazine. Curbside is the home of such fantastic work as Steve Himmer’s Scratch and Toni Nealie’s The Miles Between Me. Recently, they opened a book and record store in the Revival Food Hall, where they sell their work, the work of other independent presses, and hold events such as novella contests, literary readings, and book fairs like this one, to engage the public with Chicago’s ever-growing and prospering literary scene.

The Book Fort Fair, at first glance, seems to be their biggest event yet. Many tables line the already-crowded aisles towards the hall’s center, their surfaces packed with an unimaginable array of overlooked and underappreciated novels from Midwest authors. Representatives from Curbside stand beside their tables, speaking enthusiastically about the work, making connections and recommendations with the Hall’s visitors. The air is electric, as diners not only share the food on their plates, but also stories.

As the weather gets colder, and the days grow shorter, consider visiting the Revival Food Hall, located at 125 S. Clark Street in downtown Chicago’s Loop. Grab some friends, grab some food, and stop by Curbside Splendor’s shop to grab a good book to top the day off.

The shop is open from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM on weekdays. They are closed on weekends, except during special events such as the book fairs. Visit their website for more information.

Poetic License Press internship


Poetic License Press seeks an intern to assist with the initial editing process for In Plein Air, a limited edition print publication of art and poetry.

Contact Professor Chris Green (CGREEN1@depaul.edu) if you’re selected and he will set up internship credit for Winter Quarter.

From Poetic License Press:

We’re looking for an intern that comes with an endorsement of his/her reliability and integrity. Ideally, the intern should be able to commit approximately 2 – 4 hours per week through the end of December. Most work can be done remotely, but the intern must be able to meet in the City from time to time if and as needed.

The intern will receive acknowledgement in the publication and one free copy (plus discount on additional copies). If the arrangement works well, the intern may be invited to continue working with us through the editing, publication and marketing process, in which case we will pay a small honorarium.

For the right candidate, this is an opportunity for hands-on, meaningful involvement in bringing a quality literary project to fruition with an independent press that has a proven track record. If interested, please email us at inpleinairproject@gmail.com.