International Volunteer Opportunities

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Writers, English Majors, Alumni & Professors Needed  Internationally

Have you always wanted to apply your writing or English skills in other countries?
Your skills are needed in Uganda, Morocco, Lebanon, Nepal, Honduras, Cameroon, and Peru. From tutoring to grant writing, you can help make a difference.

Visit the NGOabroad website to learn more.

These are volunteer opportunities.
Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

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iO Chicago Internships

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Check out these two exciting internship opportunities from Chicago’s improv comedy theater. If you are selected, contact Prof. Chris Green (cgreen1@depaul.edu) and he will register you for the online internship class for Spring quarter.

iOCN Internship
iO Chicago’s video content page, iO Comedy Network, is looking for experienced and excited new video interns that want to help create videos within iO’s community. iOCN has multiple outlets that allow people to pitch ideas and create sketches to be made for our page and we need some awesome interns to direct, assist, film, and edit. If your are interested in helping make these videos come to life then this internship is for you! Email iocn@ioimprov.com with the subject line “Video Intern 2018” and we will get back to you asap!

iO Producer Internship
Do you love live theater? Want to help some of iO’s producers promote and curate their hit shows? Email plummer@ioimprov.com with the subject like “Production Intern 2018” and we will connect you with a producer!

Learn more about iO Theater.

Chicago Shakespeare Theater Summer Internships

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Summer Internships at CST—Apply Now!

Regional Theatre Tony Award® recipient Chicago Shakespeare Theater is seeking highly quailified interns for a commitment between May/June and August/September, 2018. CST interns gain substantive experience and invaluable insights in their respective departments while building professional relationships in the Chicago theater community. Current post-secondary students, college graduates and early-career professionals are encouraged to apply.

Under the leadership of Artistic Director Barbara Gaines and Executive Director Criss Henderson, Chicago Shakespeare is dedicated to producing extraordinary classic productions, new works, and family fare; unlocking Shakespeare’s work for educators and students; and serving as the city’s premier international ambassador through its World’s Stage Series, bringing the world’s best theater to Chicago.

Arts Administration Internships – Application Deadline of March 1, 2018
Arts Administration interns work closely on the development and execution of efforts to support the Theater’s artistic and education programming, while gaining a deep understanding of the “behind-the-scenes” workings of a large cultural organization. View individual internship listings:
Advancement
Casting
Company Management
Education
Marketing / PR
Shakespeare in the Parks – Community Outreach or Project Management

Production Internships – Application Deadline of March 21, 2018
Production interns work directly on the build, install, or coordination of upcoming producitions and gain experience with professional equipment and practices, while receiving one-on-one mentoring with industry professionals. View individual internship listings:
Costumes
Lighting
Production Office
Properties
Stage Management
Wigs and Makeup

Internship Roundup: Winter Quarter

Winter Quarter 2018 Internships

Check out this smattering of terrific internship opportunities — apply soon, and if you’re selected, contact Prof. Chris Green (cgreen1@depaul.edu) to register for ENG 392 for Winter Quarter credit. This will cover 4 hours of English elective credit and your JYEL requirement, if you need it. Good luck!

1. Cambridge Educational Services

See three pdfs for a Marketing/Graphic Arts Internship, a Marketing Copywriter Internship, and an Editorial Internship.

2. iO Theater
iO Theater is seeking interns to help with producing and marketing at our Lincoln Park comedy theater. Students will be able to take on creative projects that interest them and set their own hours for college credit. If you’re interested in producing or marketing, please send your resume and a cover letter to Shelby Plummer plummer@ioimprov.com and specify if you are interested in producing, marketing, or both.

3. Incarcerated Voices Radio Internship
See this pdf for application info.

4. Arts eVentures: PAID SEO INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY
Arts eVentures is looking for an intern to assist with a number of SEO related projects. Among other things, the intern will be involved with: i) keyword research and analysis; ii) the search for pertinent online industry and local search directories; iii) the writing and/or editing of website content; and, iv) the updating of social media pages.

We are looking for a student with initiative, good writing skills and the ability to work well with minimal supervision. A basic understanding of SEO is welcome but not necessary; we are prepared to teach the skills that are required. We will however give preference to someone who is already very active on social media.

Arts eVentures provides web development, email marketing, search engine optimization and other online marketing services for small to mid-size businesses and non-profits across the USA and in a few foreign countries. We are a ‘virtual’ company with people at various locations and no fixed office. Our web design and development work is all done at our tech center in India.

Interested applicants may learn more about us and what we do at www.artseventures.com. They may also contact Norman Lawrence at Norman@artseventures com with information about their skills and experience.

5. CHICAGO LITERARY HALL OF FAME INTERNSHIP

Chicago Literary Hall of Fame is seeking two motivated interns . We need help on a variety of projects requiring research, writing, editing, event planning, fundraising, and graphic design. For more information about the organization, view our website at: http://www.chicagoliteraryhof.org. To apply for an internship, contact Donald G. Evans at donaldgevans@hotmail.com

6. SLAG GLASS CITY Editorial Internship

Please see this document detailing Editorial Internship positions with Slag Glass City (ignore the old date on the notice), the DePaul English Dept.’s incredible urban nonfiction lit mag run by Prof. Barrie Borich.

7. Another Chicago Magazine (ACM) Social Media Internship

We need a social media intern who can handle our Facebook and Twitter accounts and write the newsletter. Contact the new editor, Sandi Wisenberg

slwisenberg@sbcglobal.net

8. Outreach 360 International Service-Learning Internships 
Visit Outreach 360 for more information.

9. ODD TALE STUDIOS Social Media Writing Internships 
Odd Tale Studios (www.oddtalestudios.com) is a growing cloud based company that provides news across multiple platforms, which include video games, anime and movies.

Currently our main focus is on video games news and entertainment. Our goal is to have an inclusive platform that promotes women and people of color in the industry and at home.

Odd Tale Studios will utilize social media marketing (SMM) to not only deliver news to our audience but to start a conversation with them. Our articles and videos are the starting point for those conversations. Through SMM our audience can not only hear our voice but be given one themselves .

We’re looking for interns who want to work REMOTELY the experience and know-how of working as a video game journalist. We are small but you can learn the basics of SMM as well as start to build up your press contacts and rapport. If you like what we’re doing and believe in it and want to help us grow, then we’d love to have you as a part of our team.

Responsibilities

– Assist with editorial projects and provide support to the Communications Editor.
– Proofreading both hard and electronic files, basic copyediting, and writing of proposals and reports;
– Marketing your articles via social media
-Making and maintaining PR contacts
– Work on special projects, as needed
Requirements
– Working towards a Bachelor’s degree in journalism, public relations, English, business communications, or communication arts.
– Strong organizational and communication skills with keen attention to detail and problem solving skills
– Knowledge of MS Office applications, especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
– Familiarity with Adobe In Design and Adobe Acrobat is a plus
Skills
Required – English, Microsoft Word, Writing
Preferred – WordPress
About Odd Tale Studios
For Geeks by Geeks
Odd Tale Studios (www.oddtalestudios.com) is a growing cloud based company that provides news across multiple platforms, which include video games, anime and movies. Currently our main focus is on video games news and entertainment. Our goal is to have an inclusive platform that promotes women and people of color in the industry and at home. Odd Tale Studios will utilize social media marketing (SMM) to not only deliver news to our audience but to start a conversation with them. Our articles and videos are the starting point for those conversations. Through SMM our audience can not only hear our voice but be given one themselves.

If interested, contact Elijah Lee elijah@oddtalestudios.com

10. Internship with the writer Jeff Fleischer 

I could use help with
– Lexis-Nexis/Factiva research
– News research
– Proofreading of draft copy
– Pitching projects
– Brainstorming marketing ideas
– Social media
Jeff Fleischer is a Chicago-based author, journalist and editor. His fiction has appeared in more than two dozen publications including the Chicago Tribune’s Printers Row Journal, Shenandoah, the Saturday Evening Post and So It Goes by the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library. He is also the author of non-fiction books including “Votes of Confidence: A Young Person’s Guide to American Elections,” “Rockin’ the Boat: 50 Iconic Revolutionaries,” and “The Latest Craze: A Short History of Mass Hysterias.” He is a veteran journalist published in Mother Jones, the New Republic, the Sydney Morning Herald, the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Magazine, Mental_Floss, National Geographic Traveler and dozens of other publications.

If interested, contact Jeff at jfleischer@gmail.com

11. DZANC BOOKS Editorial internship (apply in November)

If you’re interested in an internship at Dzanc Books, please email a resume and writing sample to Senior Editor, Michelle Dotter michelle.dotter@gmail.com.