Summer Internship Opportunity

DePaul English alumnus Alye Prentice is building a tutoring business. If interested, please send your resume and a writing sample to her at alye.prentice@gmail.com

Help to build workshops that focus on creating equitable environments for diverse learners. Research best practices for developmental education. Aim to create scaffolding opportunities for learning objectives.

In turn, the intern will learn to investigate the following areas:

Learn how to craft lesson plans, organize coursework, and build a syllabus that emphasize student engagement and rhetorical application. Discuss and develop teaching philosophy.

Interns will meet with Alye face-to-face at least three times over the summer session.

Creative Writing Fellowship Opportunity

The Creative Writing Fellowship awards two $7,500 Luminarts Fellowships for excellence in creative writing in the categories of prose and poetry, in fiction and nonfiction. Applicants submit a two-page written piece (either a stand-alone piece or an excerpt of a larger piece such as a novel or short story). Entries are submitted and reviewed by an initial panel of jurors. Once reviewed, all top entries go to the final juror panel and the winners are selected. Jurors are comprised of professional authors, novelists, and poets, literary contributors, publishers, editors, journalists and media contributors. Click here for complete guidelines and to apply. The deadline to apply to the 2019 Creative Writing Fellowship is Friday, February 8, 2019.

Volunteer Abroad with NGOAbroad

Writers, English Majors, Alumni & Professors Needed Internationally

Have you always wanted to contribute your writing or English skills in other countries?
Your skills are definitely needed:

Interested?
HOW TO APPLY
Please read NGOabroad website
http://www.ngoabroad.com/
and BRIEFLY answer Questionnaire
and embed with your resume in the body of an email to:
info@NGOabroad.com

Script Writing Job Opportunity

A note from Jessica Best, creator of a sci-fi podcast: “I have a paid opportunity for your students, if they are interested in sci-fi and script-writing. My award-winning audio fiction podcast, The Strange Case of Starship Iris, is heading towards its second season, and I’m looking to hire staff writers for the writers’ room. The pay would be $60 per (roughly 40-minute) episode. Writers of color, transgender writers, nonbinary writers, and/or queer writers are especially encouraged to apply. The deadline is October 15th.

“The Strange Case of Starship Iris is a series about outer space, survival, espionage, resistance, identity, friendship, found family, romance, and secrets. (Also, there’s jokes.) I’ve had a ton of fun creating it, and seeing the audience response.”

More information can be found here: http://procyonpodcasts.com/tscosi-s2-writer-app.pdf

Community Organizing for Social Justice Job Opportunity

Careers in Community Organizing for Social Justice

The Direct Action & Research Training (DART) Center will hold an online information session on Wednesday, October 3 at 6 pm central to discuss careers in community organizing with DePaul students and alumni interested in uniting congregations and working for social, economic and racial justice.
RSVP at http://www.thedartcenter.org/DePaul
DART hires and trains organizers to build organizations that have successfully addressed issues including:
* Plugging the school-to-prison pipeline
* Reining in predatory lending practices
* Expanding access to primary health and dental care
* Prioritizing funding for affordable housing and job training
* Fighting for immigrants’ rights
* Police accountability
Positions start January 14, 2019 in Columbus, OH, Charlottesville, VA, St. Petersburg, and and Jacksonville, FL.
Positions start August 12, 2019 in Lexington, KY, Louisville, KY, Columbus, OH, Richmond, VA, Charlottesville, VA, Columbia, SC, St. Petersburg, Tampa, West Palm Beach, Jacksonville, Daytona Beach, Sarasota and Fort Myers, FL.
Starting salary $38,000/year + benefits.
Although it may be helpful, no prior organizing experience is necessary. Fluent Spanish speakers are encouraged to apply.
To find out more about DART or to apply, we encourage you to visit http://www.thedartcenter.org.
Still have questions? Contact Sarah Storar at sarah@thedartcenter.org.

Student Election Day Service Opportunity

Work on Election Day - College

From the Cook County Clerk’s office:

Democracy doesn’t just happen.  College students can make a difference in local elections, but they can’t do it from the sidelines. During the 2014 Election cycle, 83% of 18-24 year olds chose NOT to vote, NOT to be heard. We want that to change!
 
The March 20th Gubernatorial Primary is coming up and the Cook County Clerk’s office urges all students to register and vote and then go one step further and apply to serve voters on Election Day in a suburban polling place.  Local democracy depends on the poll workers who take pride in making it possible for their fellow citizens to cast their ballots and have their voices heard.
 
There are two positions available for students: Election Judge or Equipment Manager. Both Election Judges and Equipment Managers assist voters and ensure the polling place is running smoothly. Equipment Managers are also responsible for setting up and maintaining the voting equipment. Due to the additional responsibility, Equipment Managers receive more training and get higher pay. Election Judges earn $190, Equipment Managers earn $340. 
To learn more and apply online visit cookcountyclerk.com/students.