Paid Summer Internship, Hub City Press

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Are you graduating this year? Do you want to get your foot in the door of the publishing industry? Check out this internship from Hub City Press.

Hub City Press is excited to share a new publishing internship opportunity starting summer 2018. This is a fantastic opportunity for students interested in publishing to work with the premiere independent literary publisher in the South.

Hub City Press’s Summer Publishing Internship program is based out of the Writers House, an historic cottage in downtown Spartanburg, S.C. The program is open to those interested in literary publishing in the United States who have completed a college degree (BA, BFA, MA, MFA, PhD) in creative writing within the past five years or are pursuing a graduate degree (MFA, MA, or PhD) in writing or related field. Our residencies include work in the Hub City Bookshop and in the Press offices for no more than 25 hours per week. The internship will also require remote work including manuscript reading, copyediting, and proofing. Interns receive lodging, utilities, and a stipend of $150 a week. Submissions can be made through Submittable through April 2018. The next internship opportunity will be: June 4th to August 15th, 2018.

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Chicago Shakespeare Theater Internship

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Chicago Shakespeare Theater is currently seeking applicants for part- or full-time internships during the summer.

This internship provides the opportunity to devote a number of weeks to researching a play—its  historical and social contexts, its publication and production history, and its critical history—and to develop resources for hundreds of teachers who will be teaching the play.  An invaluable experience for students considering professional writing in their career, they will work with Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s editor throughout the internship. The work leads to an online publication of essays and teaching activities—central components to our handbooks, typically one hundred pages in length. In addition to the research and writing component, education interns are also immersed in the day-to-day work of our department, which is varied as we move through the summer months.

A background in Shakespeare, early modern drama, or performance studies is certainly helpful—but is not a pre-requisite. (One of our most successful interns was a history major, in fact.) What is required in a qualified candidate is a passion and acumen for research, and for writing accessibly, thoughtfully, and, ideally, creatively within the structure of an expository form.

Candidates are asked to submit samples of writing, along with their cover letter, CV and letters of recommendation.

If you are selected, email Prof. Chris Green (CGREEN1@depaul.edu) and he will register you for summer internship credit.

Learn more!

New DePaul Mentorship Community

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Gain exclusive first access to DePaul’s new mentorship community!

The Alumni Sharing Knowledge (ASK) network is launching a new mentorship platform where you can connect with DePaul alumni who have been in your shoes. Connect with at least 3 mentors this week.

When you join as a Student, you will be able to:
* Expand your DePaul community
* Connect with alumni in your city or industry of interest
* Establish short-term or long-term mentorships with alumni
* Learn about and apply for internships and jobs
* Access educational/career resources and discussions

It just takes a couple minutes to register. Visit here to learn more about how the program works. Hope to see you on board soon!

Internship Opportunity: Chicago High School for the Arts

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See below for a terrific internship opportunity from the Chicago High School for the Arts. If you’re selected, contact Prof. Chris Green (cgreen1@depaul.edu) to register for ENG 392, Winter quarter internship credit. Explore more internship opportunities here.

From ChiArts:

We will be modeling the internship after that of student teaching, in which there will be a mentor teacher, observation, planning, teaching and reflection.

We’re looking for a Creative Writing Undergraduate student (preferably a Junior or Senior) and would interview all possible candidates.

All of our Creative Writing classes meet from 2pm-5pm, but there would be other meetings with Tina and the lead teacher which would happen earlier in the day.

CREATIVE WRITING INTERN 

2017-18

POSITION SUMMARY 

An Intern at the Chicago High School for the Arts will be working in Creative Writing classrooms to both follow and provide planned instruction, along with classroom management as outlined by the Lead Teacher or Creative Writing Department Head.  A wide variety of tasks are performed to ensure a high quality teaching and learning environment for the intern and students. An intern must be very flexible and be willing to exercise good judgment when making decisions. They must have superior verbal and written communication skills. The intern will observe, prepare and teach classes in a variety of creative writing disciplines.  The Creative Writing Department Head and Lead Teacher will monitor the work performed by intern. The Creative Writing Department Head and Lead Teacher will provide feedback to the intern on lesson planning, developing and maintaining healthy teacher/student relationships, building classroom management, teaching strategies, giving feedback to students and talking with parents.  This internship is meant to model that of student teachers and give the intern more tools and experience in front of the classroom.  This is an unpaid internship with credit hours awarded upon completion.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Observe, prepare for and teach creative writing classes.
  • Prepare lesson plans with the aid of Lead Teacher and Creative Writing Head.
  • Complete all necessary records accurately i.e. attendance tracking.
  • Monitor student behavior, keep students focused and on task.
  • Provide positive feedback and reinforce student achievement.
  • Ensure class space, materials, and equipment are used appropriately and remain in good condition.
  • Encourage appropriate social skills and respect for others.
  • Assist in addressing minor student conflicts and request assistance from administration when support is needed.
  • Create a portfolio of work done with the students (lesson plans, assignments, assessments, reflections, etc).
  • Conference with Lead Teacher and/or Creative Writing Department Head.
  • Employee must demonstrate the ability to maintain confidentiality of student information.
  • Interns are expected to be prompt, reliable, professionally dressed, and follow all ChiArts’ policies and guidelines
  • Additional expectations will be communicated on a day-by-day basis
  • Complete required hours to obtain credits per academic institution

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS:

A Creative Writing student currently enrolled in a baccalaureate program

Experience in creative writing or course-related field preferred

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Excellent interpersonal skills

Excellent curriculum development skills

Excellent classroom management ability

Willingness to receive and give feedback

Interested applicants should send:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • 3-5 page Writing Sample (Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction)
  • Three Professional References (name, Position, telephone number and email)

to Tina Boyer Brown tbrown@chiarts.org and Kenyatta Rogers krogers@chiarts.org.

Internship with Poet Valerie Wallace

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Valerie Wallace is the author of the forthcoming full-length book House of McQueen, which won the 2016 Four Way Books Intro Prize in Poetry.  An intern would help with tasks and projects related to marketing in advance of a March 1 publication date, including maintaining an email list, helping to organize a 2018-2019 book tour, and general organization.

Intern should have a comfort level with or ability to learn Excel, Word, Dropbox, Evernote; be a good writer; and have a personality oriented toward caring about details. An interest in poetry is not required but preferred. Willingness to travel to Hyde Park for one or two meetings/work time (commute time may count toward hours) is requested.

Start date: As soon as possible
For more information about Valerie: valeriewallace.net
For questions or to apply with cover letter and resume, contact: valeriemw@gmail.com

If you are selected for this internship, contact Professor Chris Green at cgreen1@depaul.edu and he will register you for ENG 392, the online internship class, for Winter Quarter.

Paid Publishing Internship

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Starts With Us, 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

If you are selected for this internship, contact Professor Chris Green at cgreen1@depaul.edu and he will register you for ENG 392, the online internship class, for Winter Quarter.