Paid Publishing Internship

Starts With Us, a start-up youth publishing company, based in Chicago, is seeking to hire one Social Media/Marketing intern starting this fall, for credit. The intern will be expected to work an average of 10 hrs/week and will be paid a stipend of $250 for the 10 week internship.

The ideal candidate is detail-oriented, organized, and eager to take on social media and marketing tasks related to the day-to-day responsibilities of a youth publishing company. For example, previous interns have obtained book reviews from notable bloggers, sent out promotional swag for publicity, and helped maintain a social media presence for our company on various platforms.

The intern will assist in marketing and social media tasks and will learn about the publishing industry. This will translate to a diverse internship, with practical experience in both social media and marketing tasks.

Any candidate should also be willing to perform organizational/logistical/administrative tasks, and contribute wherever the team needs help. Everyone working with this start-up publishing company has an all-hands-on-deck, collaborative attitude, and we’d like to add a like-minded individual to help us in the future. No task is too big or too small to take on.

Applicants should be:
-a problem solver
-capable of self-direction and management
-eager to learn new skills

Applicants should have:
-strong interest in child/teen empowerment
-strong interest in children’s and YA publishing (editing, writing, production, etc.)
-a willingness to tackle new tasks independently, solve problems, and show determination in
completing assignments
-a willing-to-do-just-about-anything-for-the-team attitude
-a sense of humor
-children and teen sensibilities (In other words, you should feel comfortable thinking like a kid or a teen. If you have no idea how to do this, please do not apply.)
-strong communication and interpersonal skills
-excellent writing skills (capable of editorial work)
-strong time-management skills

To apply:
Write a brief cover letter expressing why you have such intense enthusiasm for the internship (maximum 500 words) in the body of your email message to us. Explain your education, applicable experience, and interest in children’s fiction in that message as well as how you meet the internship criteria.

Attach to the email a resume listing relevant experience.
Put “Internship Application” in the subject line.
Email your message to:

If you are selected for this internship, contact Professor Chris Green at and he will register you for ENG 392, the online internship class, for Winter Quarter.

Social media internship with Ava Today

10881684_1534403536801620_992462520704323435_nStartup wellness consultancy company Ava Today is seeking a social media intern. If you are selected, contact Professor Chris Green ( and he will set up internship credit for Winter Quarter.

From Ava Today:

Recruiting talented and passionate intern for part-time opportunity (prepared to work approximately 10 hours / week) for exciting startup wellness consultancy / tech platform. Ava Today offers burnout prevention services for people within their workplace settings.

Undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to apply. We are looking for an individual that understands the vision of the company and is able to both take initiative and be flexible when projects require collaboration.

Job Description: Maintain content for all social media platforms, newsletters, and overall online presence. Boost SEO presence and user followers. Work with Ava team to build-out program designs and occasional administrative tasks.

Timing: Start date is as soon as possible and length of internship is negotiable. We hope to have an intern on staff for a year, but we understand you have many responsibilities as a growing professional. Just communicate your needs to us clearly and we’ll work with your calendar.

Compensation: unpaid internship with potential to build your resume.

We are passionate about helping you to grow while we grow. We invite you to practice the skills that you have learned in the classroom while applying them to projects that will positively impact the lives of individuals that access our programming.

Please send application to:
Jane E. Shersher, MSW
M (609) 947-3879

Great Books Foundation internships available


These are wonderful internship opportunities at an incredible organization. If interested, please contact Mary Klein [].

Contact Professor Chris Green ( 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 ( 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

English Undergraduate Social Media Intern


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 ( to register for Winter Quarter credit.


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.


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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.
    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 by October 31, 2016.

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