Spring/Summer Internship Bonanza!

We here at the Underground have been on the receiving end of a flurry of emails regarding openings at a number of Chicago and Chicago-area organizations with openings for spring and summer interns.

We know you hear this all the time, but it bears repeating: internships have gone from recommended to necessary over the last decade in terms of experience-building, resume-boosting, and network-forging.

There’s no worse feeling than crafting your first resume the day after you hand in your cap and gown and realizing you don’t have a whole lot to put on that blank page.

Finding the right career path for you can take years of trial and error, and that’s natural. However, the time to try out and explore potential jobs and roles is NOW, when you have the time and life situation to work for little or no money for short periods of time. It’s win-win!

Lecture over. On to the opportunities! NOTE: These are highlights from Professor Chris Green’s roundup of all available internships for English students! Please download the PDF of this mailing (Spring Internships 2015) if you missed it in your inbox. 

story club

  • Story Club Magazine, a literary journal for literary performance, is seeking a marketing and editorial intern. Applicants should have an interest in nonfiction and be willing and able to spend time at literary events in the evenings.  We accept grad or undergrad applicants.  Go here for a PDF of further details and information about applying.


  • Kaye Publicity Internship (for Summer Quarter Internship only). Kaye Publicity is a full-service public relations agency specializing in publishing and entertainment. Let talent shine! Send resume and cover letter (we recommend looking over their website thoroughly ahead of writing your cover letter) to dana (at) kayepublicity.com.

icarcerated voices

  • Incarcerated Voices® is an exploration into the circumstances and conditions of incarceration through the eyes, ears, and hearts of prisoners. The organization seeks to foster insight into the prisoner’s responses to broaden the general public’s understanding of the prison population today. IV is a project of the Freeform Radio Initiative. Go here for a PDF describing the opportunity and how to apply. *N.B.: Their preference is graduate students but they are willing to consider motivated undergraduate students as well.

Don’t forget to contact Professor Green, who heads the program in English Department internships, if you are chosen!

Professor Chris Green Reading from Resume On Campus 10/22/14


Chris Green Reads from RESUME
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
6pm Richardson 112

Please join us as the Visiting Writers’ Program welcomes DePaul faculty member and poet Chris Green as he reads from his new collection, RESUME, at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, October 22 in Richardson 112.

Chris Green is the author of three books of poetry: The Sky Over Walgreens, Epiphany School, and Résumé. His poetry has appeared in such publications as PoetryNew York TimesNew LettersVerse, and Nimrod. He’s edited four anthologies, includingBrute Neighbors: Urban Nature Poetry, Prose & Photography and the forthcoming, I Remember: A Poem by Chicago Veterans of War. He founded LitCity (www.litcity312.com), a comprehensive literary site for Chicago. He teaches in the English Department at DePaul University. More information can be found at www.chrisgreenpoetry.com.


Career Panel for English Students (10/23/2014)


Career Panel for English Students
Sponsored by Independent Writers of Chicago
Thursday, October 23, Arts & Letters Hall 314, 6:15-7:15 PM

Please come hear two members of the Independent Writers of Chicago discuss how they make a living as writers in the city. Prof. Chris Green will also discuss the English Department’s internship program. Snacks and drinks will be served!

Brandon Campbell grew up in the south suburbs of Chicago and he’s earned two journalism degrees – a bachelor’s from Eastern Illinois University and a master’s from Columbia College Chicago. Brandon has worked as non-fiction freelance writer and editor for more than a decade. Covering everything from politics, music, videogames, and real estate to labor issues and protests, Brandon has worked as a print and broadcast reporter for numerous websites, magazines and radio stations.

Ellen Krupp has been freelancing as a writer and editor for more than 30 years. She earned a B. A. in English from the University of Tulsa, and her first writing job was creating training programs for nurses. Over the years her experience has grown to include writing video scripts, speeches, print materials and web content primarily for corporate clients—basically, any project that pays actual money. She loves the variety that comes with freelancing and has learned to accept the challenges of what sometimes seems like fulltime job hunting.

Faculty Member Chris Green Reading at The Book Cellar, 9/26/14


The Book Cellar is happy to host poet Chris Green!

Friday, September 26, 2014 at 7pm
The Book Cellar
4736-38 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60625

Chris Green’s reading is the launch of his new book of poems, Résumé. This book of poetry sees life as a series of jobs: pimp’s assistant, lost pet psychic, petting tent attendant, target changer, aviary security, etc. He is the author of two other books of poetry: The Sky Over Walgreens and Epiphany School. His poetry has appeared in such publications as Poetry,New York TimesNew LettersVerse, and Nimrod. He’s edited four anthologies, including Brute Neighbors: Urban Nature Poetry, Prose & Photography and the forthcoming, I Remember: A Poem by Chicago Veterans of War. He founded LitCity (www.litcity312.com), a comprehensive literary site for Chicago. He teaches in the English Department at DePaul University.

Chris Green & Clare Stuber to Read at Poetry Foundation

The Open Door Readings at The Poetry Foundation present work from Chicago’s new and emerging poets while highlighting the area’s exceptional writing programs. Each event in the series runs one hour long and features readings by two Chicago-area college and graduate writing program instructors as well as two of their current or recent students.

The September installment of the series will feature DePaul University’s Chris Green and Clare Stuber in addition to Loyola University’s Aaron Baker and Lucy Schoyer. Details below.

The Open Door Readings:

Chris Green & Clare Stuber, Aaron Baker & Lucy Schoyer

Tuesday, September 16, 2014


The Poetry Foundation

61 W. Superior St.

Chicago, IL 60654

Former DePaul student publishes poetry anthology

On behalf of everyone here at The Underground, a heartfelt congratulations goes out to former 51FQnkGbQcL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_DePaul University student and Underground alum Katie Rose Brunner for publishing her first anthology, Lulliloo. 

Edited by Lasan Seni Darboe, illustrated by Roberto P. Lozano, and published by Scorpion Publishing, Lulliloo is a collection of poems written by Brunner when she was between the ages of 15 and 18. It is her first complete work of literature, but will certainly not be her last.

Though Brunner has recently transferred to the University of California, Irvine, where she studies Comparative Literature, she says her experiences here at DePaul and most of all the guidance she received from DePaul professors has proved invaluable, including Professor Chris Green.

“Professor Green encouraged my poetic voice to be heard out loud, rather than just on paper,” Brunner remembers. “I did not feel as though I needed to force my creativity in his Reading and Writing Poetry class. Rather, he allowed his students to find their individual voices naturally.”

Brunner also has high praise for DePaul’s Dr. Eric Selinger, her Romance and Love Poetry professor.

“Each of his classes was like attending a theatric performance. Simply hearing him speak so passionately about the literature we focused on that day, you could tell that he was affected by each word that he read, as well as each comment made by his students,” Brunner says of Dr. Selinger. “He always gave me the time I needed to finish an assignment, and made time to meet with me if I needed his opinion (which was always one-hundred-and-ten percent helpful). He taught me never to be afraid to think outside the box when it comes to literature.”

Professor Kathleen Rooney, an accomplished poet in her own right, has also had a profound impact on Brunner and her work, the young poet explains.

“Never have I met someone so passionate about poetry and the literary world as she,” Brunner says of Professor Rooney. “I made sure to sit in front each day, so as to jot down each and every brilliant concept that she would bring to light. I could tell that she was genuinely intrigued with what her students had to say. And by the end of the term, I walked away with a million and one new ideas for poems and prose, saddened that the class had ended.”

Brunner hopes current DePaul students get the chance to learn from these professors just like she did.

“I would recommend all of these professors to any aspiring writer, poet, or simply anyone who would be interested in having their mind be blown by incredible intelligence and different ways of thinking,” Brunner adds.

Are you interested in checking out Katie Rose Brunner’s great work? Copies of Lulliloo are available for purchase on Amazon.com. Well done, Katie!

Event: Career Panel for English Students Tonight!

Are you an English Major?

Would you like to write/edit professionally?

Is the sky blue somewhere in the world?

If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, then you should definitely be at the career panel for English students with evening.

When: 6:30-7:30 pm
Where: Arts and Letters Hall #211 

Panel Members:

gioia diliberto, depaulunderground.wordpress.comGioia Diliberto 

Chicago based writer and the author of five books – two historical novels and three biographies. Her acclaimed 1992 book, Hadley, the ground-breaking true story behind Ernest Hemingway’s memoir A Moveable Feast, was recently reissued as Paris Without End. Ms. Diliberto specializes in writing about women’s lives. She has been a contributor to many publications, from The New York Times and The Chicago Tribune, to Smithsonian and Vanity Fair, and she has been a judge for prominent literary contests, including The National Book Award. Her work has been translated into several languages, and The Collection, her novel set in Coco Chanel’s 1919 atelier, has been optioned for a movie.

Chris Green, depaulunderground.wordpress.comChris Green

Author of two books of poetry: Epiphany School and The Sky Over Walgreens. His poetry has appeared in such journals as Poetry, Verse, Court Green, North American Review, and RATTLE. He edited the anthology, A Writers’ Congress: Chicago Poets on Barack Obama’s Inauguration and is co-editor of Brute Neighbors: Urban Nature Poetry, Prose & Photography. He teaches in the English Department at DePaul University.

kathleen rooney, depaulunderground.wordpress.comKathleen Rooney

Founding editor of Rose Metal Press and the author, most recently, of the essay collection For You, For You I Am Trilling These Songs (Counterpoint, 2010) and the forthcoming novel in poems, Robinson Alone (Gold Wake Press, 2012). With Elisa Gabbert, she is the author of the collaborative poetry collection That Tiny Insane Voluptuousness (Otoliths, 2008).

Moon Poems

moonrise, depaulunderground.wordpress.com

This quarter, Prof. Chris Green’s ENG 219 Reading and Writing Poetry class took a long look at the moon, the inconstant moon (sorry, I couldn’t help it) and wrote a series of poems. These poems were put to video, and are now featured for your listening and viewing pleasure on the Underground!

Who knows? You might be inspired by their poetic musings on the bright, beautiful orb to pen your own verse.

Did You Miss The Career Panel?

Depaul English Department Career Panel, depaulunderground.wordpress.com

On November 9, the English Department held a career panel for English students featuring panelists Betsy Crist, who has more than 20 years of experience in the publishing field; Lisa Spengler, who specializes in health care communications and Web marketing; Perrin Davis, senior vice president of editorial services for Agate Publishing; and professor Chris Green, the author of two books of poetry: Epiphany School and The Sky Over Walgreens.

Missed the event? Not a problem, you can watch it here.


Events: Career Panel and Workshop for English Students

Need a little work on your resume and cover letter?

Thinking about a career in copywriting, web marketing, or editing?

On November 2 and 9, the English department will offer a Career Workshop and Career Panel for English Students. That means it’s tailored to you, your concerns, your needs.

Check out the pages under “Events” for more information.