Wondering about Editing Certificate Programs?

If you’re interested in a career in the publishing industry, you might have come across editing certificate programs.

If you’re unsure of what they are, how they can help, or if you even need a certificate, check out this blogpost written by Miranda Lukatch for new and upcoming editors.

As an independent editor and author, Miranda Lukatch gives advice on what to consider when researching and applying for editing certificate programs. Now a professional in the industry, this is the sort of information she would have found helpful when starting out.

Job Opportunity: Careers in Community Organizing for Social Justice

The Direct Action and Research Training Center (DART) will hold an online info session on Wednesday, March 18 at 6 pm central to discuss careers in community organizing. All DePaul students and alumni welcome, particularly those graduating before January 2021.

RSVP at www.thedartcenter.org/DePaul

DART organizations unite congregations to work for social, economic and racial justice, including:
* Plugging the school-to-prison pipeline
* Reining in predatory lending practices
* Expanding access to primary health and dental care
* Prioritizing funding for affordable housing and job training
* Fighting for immigrants’ rights
* Police accountability

Positions start August 10, 2020 and January 11, 2021 in:
South Carolina: Charleston
Florida: St. Petersburg, Tampa, Sarasota, Lakeland, Ft. Myers, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Daytona Beach, Miami
Kentucky: Louisville, Lexington
Ohio: Columbus
Kansas: Lawrence, Topeka
Virginia: Richmond

Starting salary: $39,064/year + benefits.

DART organizations are largely made up of low- and moderate-income, minority and immigrant communities. DART strongly encourages people from these backgrounds, as well as fluent Spanish speakers, to apply.

To apply or learn more about DART, visit www.thedartcenter.org. Still have questions? Contact sarah@thedartcenter.org or 937-974-6093.

Summer Job Opportunity: AmeriCorps and Northwestern Settlement

AmeriCorps and Northwestern Settlement are searching for individuals for two of their summer positions. Descriptions below:

AmeriCorps Member Camp Counselor (Seasonal June 29-Aug 16; Living Stipend and Education Award) – This position is only available for current students as it includes an education award. The Junior AmeriCorps members will be in charge of working with the campers on devising/producing their production. They will supervise campers and lead daily activities, working closely with Teaching Artists to design and implement lesson plans.

Co-Lead Teaching Artist (seasonal, 30/hr (June 29-Aug.16) +$500 planning stipend before camp starts) – Co Lead Teaching Artists plan and implement all programming during the day for an ensemble of 30 students ages 9-14. Through drama activities, discussions and field trips, Trailblazer Campers will devise their own performance to present at the end of the 7 weeks. Teaching Artists guide this process along.

Full position announcements with details are available in the following documents:

FY 2020 Jr Americorps Job Description

ASC Trailblazers Co-Lead Teaching Artist Description

AmeriCorps would love to have DePaul students apply. If interested, please send Jamie Macpherson, Adventure Stage’s education manager, your resume and cover letter at jamie@adventurestage.org.

JAM at the Art Institute of Chicago

Ever wonder what it’s like to work at an art museum?

Area students and emerging job seekers, as well as college and university faculty and staff, are invited to a day of career-focused programming at the Art Institute of Chicago. Several DePaul students will be giving gallery talks.

The program will include:
• A museum careers panel
• Gallery talks led by college and university students
• Breakout sessions with museum staff
• A reception for all guests featuring intern alumni and museum staff
• Information about internships and job opportunities

EVENT DATE AND TIME:
Saturday, February 15, 2020
10:30am to 5pm

EVENT LOCATION:
The Art Institute of Chicago
111 South Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60603

Call for Submissions: HerStry magazine

HerStry, an online literary magazine and writing community for women based in Milwaukee, is open for 2020 submissions!

HerStry accepts both personal essays (not paying) and monthly theme essays (paying). They welcome women identifying writers of all levels and talents to tell their stories. They accept all types of stories as long as they are true and about you. No topic is off limits!
Women of color and LGBTQ writers are especially encouraged to submit.

Submissions guidelines can be found here and themes for the year may be found here.

Abroad Opportunity: City Internships

City Internships has launched their 2020 Internship Program application process and invites students to apply. 

Their Student Aid offering is still open. The calculator for students to check their eligibility is available here.

CI’s Global Explorer Programs in Chicago, San Francisco, Melbourne, Medellin, Santiago and Shanghai are filling quickly. Apply sooner rather than later.

Students can of course continue applying to CI’s other larger and longer-running Internship Program locations; which include London, Los Angeles, New York City and more.

Apply now at: https://city-internships.com/apply

See also the attached flyer and CI’s website for further details. 

CI Student Ambassador Program 2020 Flyer

Writing Workshops Abroad: Ireland and Italy

The University of New Orleans Writing Workshops Abroad invite undergraduate and graduate students from around the globe to apply for a summer of scholarship and cultural activities in Cork, Ireland and at Brunnenburg Castle, Italy.

In the summer of 2020 UNO Ireland: Writing Workshops & Creative Arts will continue for its eighth consecutive year, with courses in creative writing, plus options in literature, history, and fine arts. After taking a look at the program’s courses and award-winning faculty, consider submitting an application.

UNO-Ireland Program 2020 details:

Dates: June 16-July 18, 2020

Program Cost: 32 days for $5,195, which includes the application fee, tuition for six credit hours, apartment-style housing (private rooms and bathrooms),study abroad health insurance; meals on class days; opening and closing receptions; transportation passes; readings, and more.

For 2020, UNO also plans to offer the Writing Workshops at Brunnenburg Castle, a smaller, poetry-based program housed at Ezra Pound’s castle in northern Italy.  This program features a poetry-writing workshop and a seminar in the works of Ezra Pound. Applications for the Brunnenburg program are also open.

Brunnenburg Castle Program 2020 details:

Dates: June 29-July 25, 2020

Cost: $4,995 for guest students. This includes the application fee, tuition for six credit hours, housing, and study abroad health insurance; meals on class days; opening and closing receptions; weekend excursions to Venice and nearby towns and villages, readings, and more.

This exciting study abroad opportunity  is a great way to see another part of the world, and to either speed up the path to graduation, or take some classes you might otherwise not have been able to fit in.

Check out  past participant testimonials or view UNO’s summer 2020 brochure for Cork and Brunnenburg.

If you have any further questions about the University of New Orleans Writing Workshops Abroad, or would like to work directly with the program in the future, please contact writingabroad@uno.edu

Call for Submissions: Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium

The Johns Hopkins University’s first annual Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium is now open for submissions!

This will be a new annual two-day event at Johns Hopkins main campus in Baltimore, Maryland and it will offer students across the country the chance to disseminate their humanities research on a national scale. The event will be this spring, April 3rd and 4th, 2020 and the application portal is now open.

This symposium is open to undergraduate students from any two-year or four-year college or university who would like to present their original scholarship in the humanities. The university hopes to have 400 participants this year and will also be offering a select number of travel grants to help students afford participation. In addition to the multiple panels of student papers and presentations (including original creative works), they will also have a wonderful keynote delivered by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anthony Doerr and multiple professional development panels featuring graduate students and faculty in Johns Hopkins’ humanities departments and centers. Students studying all areas of the humanities are welcome to attend.

Those interested can learn more at the conference site.

Study Abroad in Germany

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to study abroad this summer in Germany with the “Germany: Navigating the Refugee Experience in Berlin” program! Applications close February 1, 2020.

Students will be traveling to Berlin for the last two weeks of June. Accompanying courses will be in the Spring. The program is open to undergraduates as well as graduates, and there are no language requirements.

Below are some the items on the trip itinerary:
Über den Tellerrand/“Better Plate”: Cooking class led by a cook who arrived in Berlin as a refugee and workshop with the Better Plate team about social gastronomy movements and using food as a form of social cohesion
Querstadtein tour: See one of Berlin’s neighborhoods through the eyes of a refugee tour guide
Refugio Café language tables: opportunity to use either English or German as a way to communicate at biweekly integrative language tables for refugees and other Berlin newcomers
Theatrical performance by the Exile ensemble at the Gorki Theater
Türkenmarkt and Mauerpark: visits to two large-scale, multicultural artisanal food and craft open air markets
Meetings with and presentations from NGOs and think tanks working on the ground to support refugee communities (Expert Council of German Federations on Integration and Migration, Caritas, Give Something Back to Berlin, Eed Be Eed Storytelling)
Visits to two refugee shelters: one in Berlin and one an hour outside of the city in the state of Brandenburg
• Understanding Germany and Europe in the 20th century through two installations: Topography of Terror (documents the systematic process of the Nazis’ rise to power, 1933-1945) and Tränenpalast (“Palace of Tears,” former border crossing point between East and West Berlin)
Comparative visit to Nuremberg to observe the history of Germany with regard to citizenship and belonging, through visits to the Palace of Justice and Nazi Documentation center

Those interested can view the full Study Abroad brochure, including courses and program fees, here.

Call for Submissions: Propeller Collective

Propeller Collective, a nonprofit that provides support for first generation and limited-income students, is currently looking for any first generation and/or low income students that would be interested in becoming a featured guest writer!

The editors ask that students write about a topic that would fall under the category of career, on campus, back home, motivation, or personal growth. If this interests you, you can contact managing editor Caley Koch directly at caley@propellercollective.org or fill out our quick questionnaire on their website.

Visit the Propeller Collective website for more information.