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.

Social Media/Marketing Internship

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Check out this paid internship opportunity with a start-up publishing house run by the YA/children’s author Cynthea Liu. Apply soon! If you are accepted, contact Prof. Chris Green (cgreen1@depaul.edu) and he will register you for ENG 392, spring quarter’s online internship class.

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 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.

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 be:
-organized
-flexible
-detail-oriented
-self-motivated
-a problem solver
-capable of self-direction and management
-eager to learn new skills

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

To apply:
Write a brief cover letter expressing why you have such intense enthusiasm for the internship (maximum 500 words) in the body of your email message to us. Explain your education, applicable experience, and interest in children’s fiction in that message as well as how you meet the internship criteria.

Attach to the email a resume listing relevant experience.
Put “Internship Application” in the subject line.
Email your message to: hello@startswithus.com

Albert Whitman Publishing Internship

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Albert Whitman Publishing, an award-winning children’s book publisher, is looking for a marketing intern!

Application Guidelines PDF

If interested, don’t send to the email on the PDF document; instead, send resumes to Laurel Symonds, lsymonds@albertwhitman.com.

If you are selected, let Prof. Chris Green (cgreen1@depaul.edu) know so that he can register you for ENG 392, Spring Quarter’s online internship course. Best of luck!