Internship Opportunity: Chicago Shakespeare Theater

The Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier is searching for a dedicated summer intern! Applications are due March 1st. Read below for more information.

Chicago Shakespeare Theater is currently seeking applicants for part- or full-time internships during the summer of 2020. 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 educators who will teach the play over the school year in conjunction with our upcoming productions. Interns will work with Chicago Shakespeare’s editor along with other published writers on in the Education Department—an invaluable experience for building one’s professional writing portfolio or for graduate students considering careers outside of academia. 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. What is required in a qualified candidate is a passion and acumen for the research process, and for writing accessibly, thoughtfully, and, ideally, creatively within the structure of an expository form. Examples of past Teacher Handbooks are available for perusal on their website.

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

Find more information on applying here.

Abroad Opportunity: City Internships

City Internships has launched their 2020 Internship Program application process and invites students to apply. 

Their Student Aid offering is still open. The calculator for students to check their eligibility is available here.

CI’s Global Explorer Programs in Chicago, San Francisco, Melbourne, Medellin, Santiago and Shanghai are filling quickly. Apply sooner rather than later.

Students can of course continue applying to CI’s other larger and longer-running Internship Program locations; which include London, Los Angeles, New York City and more.

Apply now at: https://city-internships.com/apply

See also the attached flyer and CI’s website for further details. 

CI Student Ambassador Program 2020 Flyer

Internship Opportunity: Cliff Dwellers

Currently, the Cliff Dwellers are seeking an intern with a passion for local cultural initiatives and the desire to gain experience in supporting a non-profit on a new fundraising initiative.

In 1907, Chicago author Hamlin Garland and friends founded the Attic Club, which two years later was re-named The Cliff Dwellers. The Cliff Dwellers is a private club for members who are either professionally engaged in literature, painting, music, architecture, sculpture, or one of the allied arts, or who support the fine arts and the performing arts.

The Club, located in the 22nd floor penthouse of the former BorgWarner building at the southwest corner of Michigan Avenue at Adams Street, is next door to Symphony Center and overlooks Millennium Park and the Art Institute of Chicago.

We offer programs and art exhibits for our members and their guests, and support local younger artists and performers through our Artists-in-Residence (A-I-R) program.  Members can also reserve Club space for private parties and dinners.

 

Qualifications: 

High-performing undergrad or graduate student with experience working in the non-profit sector and a desire to grow the arts and culture landscape of Chicago.

 

Duties: 

Reporting to Ed Gordon and Chris Vinyard, this internship position will support in administrative tasks at the Cliff Dwellers office space at 200 S Michigan Avenue. This includes:

Support in the tracking of gifts
Learning about the organizational structure and management system of Cliff Dwellers
Supporting the Full-Time staff in the procurement of 2020 Endowment
Participating in and supporting in art and cultural events towards the final mission of the Cliff Dwellers
 

Please send all resumes and cover letters to:

Ed Gordon

imperialcorp@juno.com

312-664-5196

Chris Vinyard

vinyard1@yahoo.com

312-640-1688

2019 Fall Career Fair

The DePaul Career Center will host their annual Fall Career Fair on Wednesday, October 2nd and Thursday, October 3rd from 3:00 – 6:00 pm in the Lincoln Park Student Center 120AB. This 2-day all majors fair is a great opportunity to interact with top employers recruiting for both jobs and internships. Over 100 employers from a wide variety of industries will be seeking qualified candidates of all majors and experience levels. Different employers will be attending each day! Students can view the employer list located here.

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.

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.