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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 email@example.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
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.
Chicago Review of Books
5. Cynthea Liu
Marketing/Social Media Internship for Children’s Publishing Company
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.
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,
-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
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:
-a problem solver
-capable of self-direction and management
-eager to learn new skills
The contact email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Candidates should submit a brief (125 word or less) email of interest
expressing why the internship is right for them, with a resume
6. Open Books
7. Great Books Foundation
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 email@example.com or contact creator/host of The Stoop Lily Be at firstname.lastname@example.org.
9. iO Chicago
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 email@example.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)