Summer Internship with poet Barry Silesky

Acclaimed poet Barry Silesky is looking for an intern. Barry has Multiple Sclerosis so needs assistance to facilitate his writing and publishing. Please see below for potential duties and a schedule. If interested, send an email to both Barry and his wife Sharon Solwitz at the following addresses: ssolwitz@hotmail.com; barrysilesky@yahoo.com.

Previous interns have appreciated their time and experience working with Barry; if you’d like to speak with any of these students, please let Prof. Chris Green know.

If you are selected, contact Prof. Chris Green (cgreen1@depaul.edu) to sign up for academic credit.

For more summer internship opportunities, click here.

Internship:

-Check and respond to messages:email, social media etc, poetry submissions

-Read aloud: newspaper articles, poems

-Type poems, nonfiction and fiction prose. We are currently working on two poetry collections: “Heaven” and “After the Word”, as well as a fiction piece “Valley View” that I’m hoping to turn into a novel.

-Edit poems together and send to a friend (mikepuican@gmail.com) for an extra editing eye.

-Research literary magazines open for submissions

-Submit poems/ nonfiction work to literary magazines

-Learn how to submit your literary works to publications by working on author’s cover letter, bio, and following specific directions of literary magazine submission requirements

-Track submissions via Excel document

Overall, interns will learn about the craft of writing and publication by helping an established author compose his pieces, as well as attempt to publish them. Each session is normally for two hours.

Typical Routine:

1) Check Barry’s email, it’s logged in on yahoo.com and his Facebook-logged in also

2) After, go through the news sites Barry wants: normally, NYT, Alternet, Guardian

3) Write a poem: The two collections we have been working on are “Heaven” and “After the Word” both collections can be found on the desktop folder “Poetry in Progress” when Barry writes a poem you can add it to either collection, depending on the tone. I will attach the two collections so you can get a feel for tone.

or Nonfiction piece: There is a folder “Nonfiction Collection” with some documents we have been working on. Same process as poems– looking for literary magazines that are the right fit (refer to #5)

4) After we write a poem we send it to Mike Puican who likes to edit Barry’s poems. Email the poem to him  mikepuican@gmail.com.  Put the title of the poem in the subject line and paste the poem in the body of the email

5) Then, you guys can look for FREE places to submit his work. First, I check Barry’s email for calls for submissions that he gets emailed to him. If there’s nothing there that fits his writing, I go to Calls For Submissions and he is signed up for an email list that sends a bunch of different competitions and publications looking for submissions.

6) After reading the rules for submissions and making sure the poem we are submitting fits the style rules, document guidelines, font size, document name (normally required to never include Barry’s name) etc, I attach a cover letter and bio that’s normally required. We already have one made, so all you have to do is find “Cover Letter and Bio” document on the DESKTOP and then copy and paste it, change the number of poems, the poem titles and collection to fit whatever you’re submitting. The bio should never need to be changed.

7) After submitting, document the submission in the folder “Submissions” where you will find “Submissions 2018” This is an Excel Document we use to track the poems and journals Barry has sent. Fill out the cells according to poems and collection submitted, journal, date and the response section is only for when we receive if his poem has been accepted or not.

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Young Adult Book Publisher seeks Social Media Intern

See below for internship info from Zest Books, and find more Summer 2018 internship listings here. Apply soon, and if you’re selected, contact Prof. Chris Green (cgreen1@depaul.edu) to register for course credit.

zest

Zest Books is an award-winning leader in young adult nonfiction, publishing smart and edgy books on entertainment, history, science, health, and practical life advice. We publish books that get to the reality of young adult life, rather than the glossy dream world that often dominates pop culture.  Our books are attractively designed, well researched, smart, and easy to read.

We are looking for an intern to work on and update our social media platforms with relevant information on a daily/weekly basis. The amount of updates/posts/tweets, etc…will depend on the platform.

We are looking for someone who is self motivated and interested in nonfiction books, publishing and the topics we publish.

More information at zestbooks.net

If interested, please contact Hallie Warshaw, Publisher, Zest Books:

hallie@zestbooks.net

Please email rather than calling if interested.

 

Summer Internship Opportunities

Please see below for internship opportunity reminders from The Stoop and iO Chicago. More summer internships are listed here. Apply soon, and if you’re selected, contact Prof. Chris Green (cgreen1@depaul.edu) to register for academic credit.

Lily Be of The Stoop had some email problems recently and has misplaced a few applications. So if you’re interested, please resend. See below for a reminder of the internship.

The Stoop – Social Media and Website Content intern

The Stoop is an off-book storytelling series that is now in its 6th year. The Stoop is looking for an intern to work closely with our project manager in updating content on our website, reaching out to feature organizations and performers, and posting content on The Stoops social media pages. Most work is template based and can be done from home. We do require that interns attend the monthly show which takes place every last Thursday of the month at Rosa’s Lounge. Interns interested in the opportunity are asked to please visit our website at www.thestoop.us and reach out via email at stoopstylestories@gmail.com or contact creator/host of The Stoop Lily Be at lilyb720@gmail.com.

iO Chicago

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 Shelby Plummer plummer@ioimprov.com with the subject line “Production Intern 2018” and we will connect you with a producer!

Paid Summer Internship with The Onion’s A.V. Club

The incredibly cool A.V. Club from The Onion is offering a paid summer internship. Please see below for a description and whom to contact. The internship is for academic credit only, so please let Prof. Chris Green (cgreen1@depaul.edu) know if you’re selected and he will get you registered for ENG 392 this summer.

From the A.V. Club:

This paid summer internship is geared toward students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in journalism, media, communications, English, or related fields. By the completion of the internship, the student will have practical, hands-on experience in a fast-paced digital media workplace. The internship is flexible, with the student working 16 – 40 hours a week. The student intern must be based in Chicago and able to commute to our River North office.

The student intern provides support to The A.V. Club staff in all aspects of digital media. Reporting to the deputy managing editor, the intern’s duties will be tailored to their specific interests and strengths, and may include writing, copy editing, and/or editorial operations. Other regular duties may include:

 

  • Assisting section editors in organizing and compiling multi-author features.
  • Putting certain regular features in the CMS and ensuring that they are published according to schedule.
  • Researching specific pop culture topics, as assigned.
  • Opening and sorting books sent from publishers, and assisting the books editor to identify books for review.
  • Assisting the deputy managing editor to research and source images and deliver them to the graphics team.
  • Assisting with editorial maintenance, including managing the site’s curation module, and working with web producer to ensure a smooth publication process.
  • Writing Newswires, reviews, or other pieces as assigned; copy editing pieces as assigned; other editorial projects based on student’s interests and experience.
  • Other duties, as assigned.

We will provide basic training on common digital media tools such as Google Analytics, Chartbeat, and SocialFlow; editorial management tools; and our proprietary CMS. The ideal candidate will take direction well and know when to ask for help; have outstanding organization and time-management skills; be able to work in a deadline-driven environment; have excellent people and communication skills; and be a regular A.V. Club reader with a deep love of and enthusiasm for all things pop culture.

Candidates should include a cover letter and resume and address the following questions:

  • How long have you been reading The A.V. Club?
  • What are some of your favorite authors or recent articles?
  • What are your pop culture strengths?
  • What are your pop culture blind spots?
  • Are you primarily interested in writing, editing, editorial operations, or are you undecided?
  • What are you studying, and what classes have you taken that are relevant to this internship?
  • This position will be 2 – 5 days a week, Monday through Friday, either 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. or 10 a.m – 6 p.m. What’s your ideal schedule?

CONTACT:
Students should email both Laura M Browning ‎[lmbrowning@theonion.com]‎ and Caity PenzeyMoog (cpenzeymoog@theonion.com),  and they should make the subject of their email AVC summer internship.

 

 

Summer Quarter 2018 Internships

Looking to gain some valuable career experience this summer? Check out the list of internship opportunities below. Apply soon, and if you are selected, contact Prof. Chris Green (cgreen1@depaul.edu) to register for the online internship class, ENG 392. Good luck!
1. Chicago Literary Hall of Fame
Chicago Literary Hall of Fame is seeking 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
  
2. Another Chicago Magazine (ACM) 
Another Chicago Magazine is looking for one or two interns for academic credit. Duties would be according to the student’s interest,and would include some or all of the following: Planning a reading and launch party. Proofreading, using Chicago Manual of Style. Posting text. Reading and reporting on fiction or nonfiction submissions. ACM is an international literary magazine that began as a small University of Illinois at Chicago poetry magazine in 1977. It just became online-only in fall 2017. ACM does not have an office, but you would meet with and check in with the intern coordinator, editor Sandi Wisenberg. If interested, send a resume plus a letter detailing your what you would like to do to SLwisenberg@sbcglobal.net 
 
Contact the new editor, Sandi Wisenberg 
 
3. Chicago Review of Books
Apply to Adam Morgan chireviewofbooks@gmail.com
We’re looking for editorial and social media help.
Essentially, interning at the CHIRB is a great experience for young writers hoping to break into the publishing or media industries, and/or hoping to add some bylines to their CV.
Past interns have gone on to work at Melville House and WW Norton. There are free books involved, and we provide them with free working space at the Literacenter downtown.
Let me know what you think! If you’re interested, we have detailed descriptions of both positions you can share with your students.
I’m sure there is some administrative red tape, so let me know if I can answer any questions to that end. We’re currently a private s-corporation registered with the state of Illinois, but we’re in the process of transitioning to a nonprofit like the LA Review of Books by January.
Adam Morgan
Editor-in-chief
Chicago Review of Books
 
4. Incarcerated Voices (Description available here…ignore old date)
 
5. Cynthea Liu
Marketing/Social Media Internship for Children’s Publishing Company

Description:


A start-up youth publishing company, based in Chicago, is seeking to

hire one Social Media/Marketing intern starting this fall, for credit.

The intern will be expected to work an average of 10 hrs/week and will

be paid a stipend of $250 for the 10 week internship. The intern will

assist in marketing and social media tasks and will learn about the

publishing industry. This will translate to a diverse internship, with

practical experience in both social media and marketing tasks.


Responsibilities:


Any candidate should also be willing to perform

organizational/logistical/administrative tasks, and contribute

wherever the team needs help. Everyone working with this start-up

publishing company has an all-hands-on-deck, collaborative attitude,

and we’d like to add a like-minded individual to help us in the

future. No task is too big or too small to take on.


Applicants should have:

-strong interest in child/teen empowerment

-strong interest in children’s and YA publishing (editing, writing,

production, etc.)

-a willingness to tackle new tasks independently, solve problems, and

show determination in completing assignments

-a willing-to-do-just-about-anything-for-the-team attitude

-a sense of humor

-children and teen sensibilities (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

-excellent writing skills (capable of editorial work)

-strong time-management skills


Requirements:


The ideal candidate is detail-oriented, organized, and eager to take

on social media and marketing tasks related to the day-to-day

responsibilities of a youth publishing company. For example, previous

interns have obtained book reviews from notable bloggers, sent out

promotional swag for publicity, and helped maintain a social media

presence for our company on various platforms.


Applicants should be:

-organized

-flexible

-detail-oriented

-self-motivated

-a problem solver

-capable of self-direction and management

-eager to learn new skills
 
The contact email address is hello@startswithus.com

Candidates should submit a brief (125 word or less) email of interest

expressing why the internship is right for them, with a resume

attached.
 
6. Open Books 
Open Books Internship
 
7. Great Books Foundation 
If interested, please apply to Sarah Friedland, friedland@greatbooks.org.
 
8. The Stoop
The Stoop – Social Media and Website Content intern
 
The Stoop is an off-book storytelling series that is now in its 6th year. The Stoop is looking for an intern to work closely with our project manager in updating content on our website, reaching out to feature organizations and performers, and posting content on The Stoops social media pages. Most work is template based and can be done from home. We do require that interns attend the monthly show which takes place every last Thursday of the month at Rosa’s Lounge. Interns interested inthe opportunity are asked to please visit our website at www.thestoop.us and reach out via email at stoopstylestories@gmail.com or contact creator/host of The Stoop Lily Be at lilyb720@gmail.com
 
9. iO Chicago
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? Emailplummer@ioimprov.com with the subject like “Production Intern 2018” and we will connect you with a producer! 
 
10. Jeff Fleischer (INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION COMING…I’LL EMAIL IT SOON)
 
11. Tethered by Letters (SEE BELOW. NO SUMMER INTERNSHIPS, BUT FALL INTERNSHIP DEADLINE IS AUGUST 1ST)
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Summer Internships with Chicago Humanities Festival

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The Chicago Humanities Festival is recruiting summer interns for the Development, Marketing, Programming, Production, and Web/Multi-Media departments. Below are the internship application form and descriptions of internships available for the 2018 Summer Session.

Internship Application Form

Development Internship Info

Marketing Internship Info

Production Internship Info

Programming Internship Info

Web/Multi-Media Internship Info

Interns are a vital component of our staff, we offer several project-based internships during three internship sessions (summer/fall/spring). The internship program requires a commitment of 14-21 hours a week for 3 to 9 months (a 9 month internship is preferred, but a minimum commitment of 3 months is required). The summer internship starts June 2018 through August 2018.  We are more than happy to accommodate variations on those dates if your students have different requirements.

The Chicago Humanities Festival connects people to the ideas that shape and define us, and promotes the lifelong exploration of what it means to be human. CHF fosters curiosity, celebrates creativity, explores the boundaries of contemporary knowledge and culture, and challenges us to see ourselves and the world anew. The Festival envisions a city and society in which its members engage in thoughtful dialogue, explore a diversity of ideas and come together to find positive solutions. Collaborating with many of Chicago’s major cultural and educational institutions, CHF produces over 130 events annually all across Chicago. CHF has a national reputation for featuring some of today’s most important, influential and inspiring minds—exceptional authors, scholars, journalists, performers and visual artists—both on stage and online.