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

  • 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!

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

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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.

New Alumni Profile – Emily Robison

2nd Alumni Profile: Emily Robison

Graduating Class: 2010

Occupation: Volunteer Recruiter/Trainer – YWCA Metro Chicago

This stuff is hard. Keep your head up. Work on your own self-care and confidenceit is painfully obvious when an interviewee is not confident in their abilities. Love yourself!”

To read the rest of Emily’s interview, click here.