Jobs, Internships, & Grants

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New York Focus: Editorial & Digital Media Internship

Deadline: November 21, 2021

New York, NY – Remote Workers Allowed. New York Focus is an independent newsroom covering New York state and local politics, founded by a group of recent University of Chicago graduates. We bring to New York the hard-hitting adversarial investigative reporting best exemplified on the national level by outlets like The Intercept. New York Focus publishes investigations of New York’s politicians and power brokers, explain under-examined legislation and political processes and document nascent popular movements. Apply Here 


Seminary Co-Op Bookstore - Summer 2022 Marketing Intern

Deadline: November 21, 2021

Chicago, IL – Remote Workers Allowed. The Seminary Co-op Bookstores, Inc. comprises two independent bookstores. Founded in 1961 and located in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood, the Seminary Co-op is renowned as an exemplary academic bookstore, attracting customers nationally and internationally. Its inventory reflects the literary and scholarly interests of its membership, many of them affiliated currently or previously with its neighbor, the University of Chicago. Apply Here


Chicago History Museum - Summer 2022 - Collections & Curatorial Affairs Research Assistant Internship

Deadline: November 21, 2021

Chicago, IL. Founded in 1856, the Chicago History Museum (CHM) is the city’s oldest cultural institution and home to over 22 million objects, including documents, books, fine and decorative arts, costumes, prints, photographs, and architectural drawings. The person who works this internship will work on some combination of the following projects and activities: Chicago Muslim Oral History Project, the Poles in Chicago Project, and the North Lawndale Historical and Cultural Society. Apply Here


UChicago Press: Editorial Part Time Metcalf Internship

Deadline: November 21, 2021

Designed to introduce undergraduate students to the world of university press book publishing, this internship will be housed in the acquisitions department of the Press. The intern will work with acquisitions editors and editorial associates on various aspects of acquiring and managing book projects, including but not limited to correspondence with authors, presentation of materials to the editorial committee, research on publishing trends and readerships, and collaboration with members of the manuscript editing, design, production, and publicity departments. Apply Here.


Film Independent: Part Time Artistic Development Internships

Deadline: November 28, 2021

Film Independent, producer of the Spirit Awards, is a non- profit membership organization that champions independent film and supports a community of artists who embody diversity, innovation and uniqueness of vision.  This intern will play a unique role in the Artist Development department, reading scripts for year-round programs and learning how to write good coverage. Additionally, there will be aspects of event producing for filmmaker/Industry events. Apply Here


Author & New York Times Writer: Nathaniel Rich Research Assistant Intern

Deadline: November 28, 2021 

Novelist and New York Times Magazine writer-at-large, Nathaniel Rich seeks a research assistant to help gather information, on a continuing basis, on a wide variety of subjects. These may include: heist novels; the global reinsurance industry; the history of Kenner, Louisiana; CRISPR technology; the quietest places in the world. Five hours a week of research required. Apply Here


American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) - Summer Internship Program 2022

Deadline: December 1, 2021

For over 50 years, the American Society of Magazine Editors has sponsored the Magazine Internship Program—a ten-week program for college students at magazines in New York and Washington. Since the program was founded in 1967, 2,000 college juniors and seniors have worked as ASME interns. Nearly 500 have gone on to successful careers in print and electronic journalism. Apply Here


Media, Arts and Design Program (MAAD), Aesthetics and Design Intern - Winter 2022

Deadline: December 5, 2021
The Media Arts and Design program seeks assistance in working on a website that reflects the creative dynamism of the MAAD community. The website will also provide an expanded view of the overlaps, connections, and pathways through the MAAD Major and minor. This project is ideal for a designer who geeks out about the web and is looking to be a part of a project adding new features and assets. 
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The American Naturalist, University of Chicago Press - Editorial Student Assistant

Deadline: December 17, 2021

Open to all undergraduates. Help coordinate all aspects of peer review for The American Naturalist; assist reviewers, editors, and authors in using the online peer review system; and potentially more! Req ID:5514336


Agate Development - Internship Program

Deadline: December 30, 2021

Evanston, IL, open to 3rd & 4th years. Agate has an excellent record in helping interns find publishing-industry jobs, whether in the Chicago area or elsewhere. Several Agate interns have been offered staff positions and contractor roles at the company, though there is no formal, structured intern hiring program here. Most of the Agate staff who oversee our internship program have themselves been Agate interns. All Agate interns are trained in a variety of fundamental publishing and small business tasks, with an eye toward preparing them for different entry-level job opportunities. All Agate interns participate in six intensive training seminars designed to give them a 360-degree understanding of basic trade publishing functions. Apply on Handshake 


ScreenRant - Freelance Gaming Writer

Deadline: December 31, 2021

Remote. We are looking for a gaming expert to join - the #1 pop culture and entertainment news website on the web. We are looking for dynamic writers and dedicated gamers to write news and feature articles for our Gaming team. The ideal candidate considers themselves an expert on all things gaming, and is an exceptionally talented writer. This is an opportunity to gain experience, make industry connections, and turn a passion for games and gaming culture into a stable writing job. Apply on Handshake 


Sotheby’s, Summer 2022 Internship Program – New York

Deadline: January 31, 2022
The objective of the Sotheby’s Summer Internship Program is to provide practical training experience to students interested in pursuing a career in the fine art and auction world. Internships are available across various business areas. Interns will be assigned a department based on their academic interests and professional goals and will work under the supervision of a designated staff member. Over the course of the summer program, Sotheby’s interns will have the opportunity to learn about the inner workings of a world-renowned auction house, see great rarities and works of art, and discover potential industry careers. In addition, Interns will gain exposure to the business through hands-on learning, executive exposure, team projects and so much more. 
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Luminarts Creative Writing Fellowship

Deadline: February 5, 2021

The Creative Writing Fellowship awards two $7,500 Luminarts Fellowships for excellence in creative writing in the categories of prose and poetry, both fiction and nonfiction. Find out more info here.