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Jeff Metcalf Fellowship Grant – Fall 2019 Cycle

Deadline: Monday, November 4, 2019

Open to all years. Career Advancement will offer a limited number of grants for all undergraduate students seeking 2019-2020 academic year and summer 2020 internships. Grants will range from $1,500 to $5,000 for students who self-secure an unpaid or low-paid position and whose applications show a substantive proposed professional experience. Both domestic and international opportunities are eligible! |Apply Here

 

Optopia Magazine, Various Positions

Deadline: December 1, 2019

OPTOPIA MAGAZINE STAFF WANTED. Optopia is a solarpunk zine that address environmentalism and climate change through journalism, art, and writing. The first issue came out this fall, and our staff is a whopping ONE person! To continue the zine, applications have now opened for various positions on the magazine staff: 

(note: positions marked with ** can have more than one person)

**Assistant Editors. Responsibilities: proofreading, formatting, workshopping pieces with authors, and selecting submissions to the magazine. May also help with communications with authors/artists.

Layout Director. Responsibilities: assembling the zine in adobe inDesign, consulting with me about aesthetic themes and layout options. Graphic design experience required (profession or amateur). While this position will allow you creative freedom, you will be expected to adhere to the existing aesthetic of the zine.

Social Media & Publicity Director. Responsibilities: handling Optopia social media accounts, posting regularly, publicizing the zine and calls for submissions, and selling magazine ad space. Should have in depth knowledge of Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. 

**Staff Writers/Artists. As a staff writer or artist, you would be expected to contribute at least one piece to every issue of the zine. You can be any kind of writer or artist to fill this position, as long as you feel your work is a good fit for Optopia. As a staff writer, can propose recurring columns, interviews, and more involved investigative pieces.

TO APPLY: Please email rosiealbrecht@gmail.com and answer the following:

        • Name (required), location, age, and pronouns (optional)

        • Which position(s) you are applying for

        • Why do you think you would be a good fit for Optopia?

        • List your relevant past experience (including amateur work).

        • Write a few (at least 3) ideas you have for the magazine – either ideas of how to improve/publicize/etc the magazine, or pitches for articles/art/etc.

        • Layout/Writer/Artist applicants: Please include at least 3 samples of your work (or, for writers, it can be one longer thing.) If you have a portfolio, you can link to that too.

Read the first issue of the magazine here: https://issuu.com/optopia 

 

NPR, NPR Intern

Deadline: April 17, 2020

Washington, D.C., New York City, Chicago, Boston and Culver City, California. Open to all students. From Day 1, interns at NPR are given real-world, hands-on responsibilities. Working alongside top professionals in the field, interns do meaningful work across a variety of departments at NPR. Find out how you can contribute your diverse talents to gain invaluable experience at the heart of a thriving multimedia organization. | Apply Here

 

Research Opportunities (PAID) at the Smart Museum

Deadline: Rolling

The Feitler Center for Academic Inquiry at the Smart Museum is pleased to announce our undergraduate research positions for the ‘19-20 academic year.  All of our positions are funded by the College Center for Research and Fellowships, which means that you need to apply through the College’s website.  Please email Issa Lampe (issalampe@uchicago.edu) with any questions, and don’t hesitate to reach out to the curatorial mentor listed with each position description.

 

 

Undergraduate Research Associate at the Center for Renaissance Studies, Newberry Library (PAID) 

Deadline: Rolling

We seek an undergraduate research associate that can aid with a variety of tasks related to a vibrant medieval and early modern studies research center that hosts symposia, workshops, and seminars, and is engaged in publications, digital, and exhibition projects. During the academic year, the Center will be preparing an exhibition devoted to Renaissance invention, opening in April 2020, and are looking for help with the research and preparations for this show. More information here

 

Reuters, Journalism Internship 2020

Deadline: Rolling

Washington, D.C., and New York City. Open to 3rd and 4th year students. Reuters, the world’s largest international multimedia news provider, is looking for aspiring journalists for its 2020 summer internship program. We welcome passionate, curious reporters who want to tell stories for a global audience. Our paid internships are hands-on reporting positions covering business, political and general news. | Apply Here

 

Epic Magazine, Development Assistant

Deadline: Rolling

Los Angeles, California. Open to Alumni. Epic Magazine seeks a Development Assistant reporting to Head of Film and TV. They specialize in true stories and all IP stems from journalism. Duties include, but are not limited to: phones, scheduling, office maintenance, expenses and various other administrative tasks. The position also requires one to read critically, build filmmaker and director lists, and maintain tracking grids. The right candidate is responsible, adaptive, ethical, and proactive. The company currently has one TV series in post production with Apple and a slate across film & tv of over 40 projects. Position is full time, located near Echo Park, and they would like someone who's interested in reading not only scripts but editorial and contemporary fiction pieces. Agency experience is a plus. Send resume and short informational blurb to filmtv@epicmagazine.com

 

Chicago Booth, Social Media and Marketing Assistant

Deadline: Rolling

Chicago, IL. Open to All Years. This assistant will provide support for marketing efforts at Chicago Booth's Full-Time MBA Program. Responsibilities will be focused on implementation of social media strategy, including creation of campaigns, maintaining regular cadence on all Full-Time specific channels, and using performance metrics to drive content choices and recommendations. The ideal candidate is comfortable with writing social captions and designing posts; while having the ability to incorporate the voice of Chicago Booth's Full-Time Program, as well as stay on brand and within messaging guidelines/tone, etc. In addition, he/she will assist with the marketing team's ongoing tactics, including but not limited to, newsletters, emails, blog posts, videos, and other communications. They are looking for someone who is an avid social media user, who is knowledgeable about and enjoys all aspects of social strategy in today's ever-evolving digital landscape. | Send Resume, Cover Letter and Writing Sample to Kate Hoffman (kate.hoffman@chicagobooth.edu)

 

University of Chicago STAGE, Research Assistant

Deadline: Rolling

STAGE – Scientists, Technologists and Artists Generating Exploration – is a laboratory within the University of Chicago’s Institute for Molecular Engineering, creating and developing multimedia theatre work inspired by science and technology. The lab is looking for a few students to join an existing team of dedicated students on Curiosity: The Making of a Scientist, a film-based project with a focus on storytelling, science communication and filmmaking. | Apply on Handshake

 

South Side Weekly, Various Editor Roles

Deadline: Rolling

South Side Weekly is seeking a number of volunteer editors to help report on the South Side and elevate local voices. Section editors require relevant experience (which might not be directly related to journalism). More than anything, South Side Weekly wants people who care about sharing stories about the South Side. | Apply Here 

*Unpaid Internships/JAMGrant Eligible

 

The Arlook Group, Summer Intern

Deadline: Rolling

Beverly Hills, California. Working closely with the assistants and managers, interns will benefit from a smaller environment by learning the ins-and-outs of both talent and literary management. Responsibilities include: conducting coverage on incoming scripts, assisting with actor casting, covering assistant desks and phones, basic office duties, and assisting with various projects in production. Submit Cover Letter and Resume to arlookassist@gmail.com.

 

Epic Magazine, Development Assistant

Deadline: Rolling

Los Angeles, California. Epic Magazine seeks a Development Assistant reporting to Head of Film and TV. They specialize in true stories and all IP stems from journalism. Duties include, but are not limited to: phones, scheduling, office maintenance, expenses and various other administrative tasks. The position also requires one to read critically, build filmmaker and director lists, and maintain tracking grids. The right candidate is responsible, adaptive, ethical, and proactive. The company currently has one TV series in post production with Apple and a slate across film & tv of over 40 projects. Position is full time, located near Echo Park, and they would like someone who's interested in reading not only scripts but editorial and contemporary fiction pieces. Agency experience is a plus. Send resume and short informational blurb to filmtv@epicmagazine.com. Open to Alumni.