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!

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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 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.

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.

iO Theater Internship

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iO Theater is seeking interns to help with producing and marketing at their 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 at plummer@ioimprov.com and specify if you are interested in producing, marketing, or both.

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.