Great Books Foundation internships available

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These are wonderful internship opportunities at an incredible organization. If interested, please contact Mary Klein [klein-m@greatbooks.org].

Contact Professor Chris Green (CGREEN1@depaul.edu) if you’re selected and he will set up internship credit for Winter Quarter.

From the Great Books Foundation:

We have two primary areas of work where we will need help: one is editorial book production, and the other is social media, research, and outreach. We could use two separate interns, each working about two days a week, or one person working about three days a week if that person has an interest in both areas.

Possible projects for the book production internship:

  • Fact-check author headnotes for adult or K-12 anthologies
  • Research and assist with permissions process
  • Key in selections and make corrections using InCopy
  • Proofread and cold read adult anthologies, teacher materials, K-12 student fiction/nonfiction materials, catalogs, or website materials
  • Review/QA ebooks on multiple platforms
  • Shadow/assist Editorial Services person on cross-team projects (examples include book projects, professional development offerings, videos/webinars, website revisions)
  • Write posts for Great Books Connections
  • Help with some of the regular filing, organizing, photocopying, and library runs

Possible projects for the social media / outreach internship:

  • Assist with targeted premarketing and outreach research for forthcoming adult anthologies
  • Assist with coordination of small outreach events and programming for Her Own Accord
  • Research the use of Instagram for businesses, the use of Instagram for similar nonprofits, and the creation and implementation of an account; create a proposal for implementation
  • Assist with preparation for #GivingTuesday; duties may include brainstorming campaign components, creating social media content, soliciting testimonials from customers, writing campaign-related copy

We are committed to providing our interns with meaningful work, and the more abilities and interests the intern has, the more we will have for that person to do!

AptAmigo Internship

AptAmigo is seeking interns to write content for their blog. Their internship description is below. If you are selected, contact Professor Chris Green (CGREEN1@depaul.edu) for Winter Quarter credit.

Job Title: Content Creation Intern

Job Objective: Creating Chicago and real estate specific content for AptAmigo’s blog; learning how to maximize your posts’s impact using SEO and social media.

What we’re looking for:

  • You are a creative, self-starter who can easily complete a 500 word post within1-2 hours.
  • You can producing one completed post per week.  
  • You are self-motivated to complete tasks, and are enthusiastic about taking on new assignments.
  • Ability to navigate and use Google Drive.

What you will learn:

  • Hone your creative writing and editing skills through content creation for AptAmigo’s blog.
  • Learn the basics of SEO for blogging; utilization of Google AdWords.
  • Basic html code for Ghost blogging platform.
  • Create your own social media strategy to promote your posts.

What to expect if you work with us:

  • A typical blog post request will require a 500 word min/max.
  • Posts must be related to real estate and/or Chicago.
  • You are more than welcome to pitch us your own post ideas. We love hearing new and creative ideas, and are more than happy to listen and collaborate if the post would be a good fit.
  • The content will be posted to our AptAmigo blog and will be shared on social media, as well as other online outlets that choose to promote us.
  • All content you produce will be posted under your name as the original author.
  • Expect a fast paced lifestyle, and earn bragging points through working in the glamorous start-up world!

What will we NOT tolerate?

AptAmigo has a strict policy against any form of plagiarism. Our goal is to deliver original content that is a product of our writers’ own thinking. Submitting someone else’s’ work is against our policy and will result in the termination of your services.

To apply, email rachel@aptamigo.com.

English Undergraduate Social Media Intern

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Are you social-media savvy? We’re looking for a social and digital media intern to interact with and grow our online community. Details below!

If you’re selected, contact Professor Chris Green (CGREEN1@depaul.edu) to register for Winter Quarter credit.

SOCIAL AND DIGITAL MEDIA INTERN | JOB DESCRIPTION | DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM

The Social and Digital Media Intern will play an active role in the production and development of the DePaul Department of English Undergraduate Program’s online community by maintaining the undergrad program’s presence on various social media platforms, and by helping to create/post content relevant to the English department and its community.

The intern will learn how to reach undergraduate students in both concentrations, improve promotion of department events, and explore the expansion of the undergraduate program’s presence across other media platforms.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Social Media

  • Updates Facebook and Twitter account.
  • Posts updates, news, and announcements as directed.
  • Responds to social media comments as to foster interaction with the DePaul English Department.
  • Updates the undergraduate program’s social media accounts’ photos and other content from the DePaul English Department activities and events.
  • Performs research to find articles, stories, resources, or other content that is relevant to our students, and posts said content to the undergraduate program’s Facebook and Twitter.
  • Grows the DePaul English Department online social networks by increasing fan base and interactions.
  • Completes other social media projects as assigned.

Digital Media

  • Attends 2-3 department events per term, and takes pictures/video/media to be posted the undergraduate Facebook and Twitter pages.
  • Organizes and archives digital images and videos.
  • Completes other digital media projects as assigned.

Research

  • Regularly observes the online activity of undergraduate English programs at peer institutions, and reports on “social media best practices”.
  • Completes other research projects as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Creative, independent worker who is capable of both taking initiative and working in collaboration with Graduate Assistant to English Undergraduate Program and Departmental Advisor.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with attention to visual detail.
  • Familiar with basic digital media applications: internet browsers, photo editing, video editing, etc.
  • Skilled in mainstream social media platforms, including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.
  • Available to work 10 hours per week, including mandatory attendance of 2-3 department evening events per term.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Must be currently enrolled DePaul student
  • This is an unpaid, part-time internship.
  • We require that you bring your own computer and camera/phone to complete internship projects and tasks.
  • Candidates should have a positive attitude, present a strong work ethic, and desire to contribute creatively to the Department of English.
  • Students interested in marketing, education, audience development, and English studies are strongly encouraged to apply.
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    Please email a cover letter that describes your social media experience and interest in the position, a resume, and a portfolio (or links to your public social media accounts) to James Phelps at jphelps@depaul.edu by October 31, 2016.

Competitive applicants will be contacted for interviews before the end of autumn term.

Awesome Paid Internship Opportunity with Cambridge Educational Publishing

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Editorial Internship Opportunity (click here for the below information in PDF format)

A leading innovator in education for over twenty years, Cambridge is the nation’s premiere provider of school-based test preparation and supplemental curriculum services. By partnering with schools, we build skills, raise test scores, enhance curriculum, and support instruction. Our goal is to help students of all abilities and family-income levels achieve test scores that reflect their true potential and ability.
We are seeking a college/post-college, full-time (or part-time) EDITORIAL INTERN. The position requires general editing skills and strongly prefers individuals with educational publishing experience.
The position will be responsible for actively assisting in book content and development from start to finish, including editing, working with freelancers and content expert reviewers, and approving proofs.

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Internship Opportunity at Kahini (application deadline 12/1/14)

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Internship Opportunity Announcement: Exclusively Offered to DePaul Students!
Organization: Kahini (www.kahini.org)
Term: January 2-September 30, 2015 

Job Description
This is a nine-month internship in program coordination and arts management. Successful applicants will work alongside, and in conversation with, Kahini program coordinators in Africa, Asia, North America, and Oceania. This position requires the intern, working closely with Kahini staff, to design, implement, and evaluate between a creative-writing workshop in Chicago, Illinois, September 18-20, 2015, using the Kahini method of workshop pedagogy.

Hours
Interns can expect to work between 1-3 hours per week leading up to the workshop weekend, and about 25 hours during the three-day program.

Requirements
Applicants must be in their junior year or higher, majoring in creative writing or English literature. Equal preference is given to undergraduate and graduate students. The successful applicant will have excellent writing and communication skills, work well in collaboration with others, and be a self-starter.

Compensation
This is an unpaid nine-month internship.

How to Apply
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to writing@kahini.org. Please put Internship Application in the subject line. In your cover letter, please demonstrate knowledge of Kahini’s mission, programs, and strategic plan, all available online at www.kahini.org, and discuss how your career and writing goals would be furthered by working in conversation with writers across multiple borders.

Application Deadline: December 1, 2015