Weekly Round-Up (12/14 – 12/18)

Weekly Round Up

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Internships:

Chicago/Evanston

Los Angeles, CA

New York, NY

  • HBO– Over 10 Summer Internships in Businees, Corporate Affairs, Marketing, Media, Programming,  Sports, & more

Full-time Jobs:

Announcement Round-Up December 2015

Announcement Round Up

Check out the announcements section of SoConnect

for more details on all the highlighted announcements below.

2016 Career and Internship Fair

The annual Career & Internship Fair, co-hosted by the Office of External Programs, Internships, & Career Services (EPICS) for the School of Communication and Medill Career Services, is an ideal place for students, recent graduates, and experienced alumni to connect with employers for internships, freelance, part-time, and full-time opportunities in the areas of Communications, Marketing, Consulting, Public Relations, Advertising, Media, Radio/TV/Film, Theatre, and Journalism.

RSVP and attend this year’s Career and Internship Fair on Wednesday, January 27th from 10-3 in Norris. Meet employers and learn about job and internship opportunities. There are over 35 employers who have already registered! Some of the employers represented include: Autism Home Support Services, Apple, Energy BBDO, Havas Worldwide Chicago,  Mudlark Theatre Company, and The Mill!

The Television Academy Foundation 37th College Television Awards

The Television Academy Foundation is now accepting submissions for the 37th College Television Awards. Winners will be selected in the following categories:

  • Animation
  • Children’s Program
  • Comedy
  • Commercial
  • Documentary
  • Drama
  • Magazine
  • Music
  • Newscast
  • Series-Scripted
  • Series-Unscripted
  • Variety

Kartemquin Films and the Community Film Workshop of Chicago DVID 2016 program!

Diverse Voices in Docs (#DVID) is a professional development and mentorship program for documentary makers of color, organized by Kartemquin Films and the Community Film Workshop of Chicago.

Applications are now being accepted for at kartemquin.com/diversevoices. Apply before December 19th!

At the core of the fellowship are six engaging three-hour workshops at the Community Film Workshop, with creative advice provided by Kartemquin Films’ world-class staff and associates. Each session will provide practical skill-enrichment designed to help incubate your next documentary project, as well as time to network and share experience with your cohort of participants.

EPICS Career Corner! Making the Most of Winter Break

Congratulations! Finals are now over and it’s time to take a much anticipated break from classes. But is it a great idea to take a break from everything school or career related during winter break? Probably not.

Winter break is a great time to invest time in your future career plans. At the very least, you’ll have something to talk about at family gatherings when your relatives ask what your plans are after Northwestern or what you plan to do with your summer.

Below are some tips to make the most of your winter break and stay on track with your internship or job search, and your overall career development.

Spend time devoted to your summer internship search.

A lot of summer application deadlines will be fast approaching in the new year so it is a great time to search for internships and prepare your application materials. Check out this article on gearing up for summer internships by EPICS Assistant Director Funmi Ojikutu.

Research potential companies for which you’d like to work.

Take this step now so when you are ready to start applying for full-time or internship opportunities, you’ll already have a list of target companies. Log into SoConnect to view the EPICS Employer Directory. You can also read this article by EPICS Assistant Director Kimberley Cornwell on researching companies.

Conduct Informational Interviews.

Picture1Networking is essentially building relationships and connections to other professionals. If you’ve ever talked to a professor, classmate, family friend, or made conversation in a social setting about what you’re studying or what you want to do with your life, you’ve already been networking!

Use an informational interview to network or connect with someone. An informational interview is essentially meeting with people who work in the industry that you are interested in to get the inside scoop, learn from their experiences, and make valuable connections. For tips on succeeding with an informational interview, read these:

So now you might be asking, “how do I find professionals that I’d be interested in meeting?” Start with your current network! Ask yourself if you have a friend, classmate, professor, former supervisor, or family member who could provide an introduction to someone. Keep in mind you have a great network of Northwestern alums you can assess as well! Fellow wildcats are usually more than willing to help current students. Use the resources below to identify NU alums:

  • Our Northwestern is an exclusive space where the NU community (alumni, students, and faculty) can connect.
  • LinkedIn Find Alumni Tool. You can search LinkedIn for alumni in your network based on location, major, company, etc.

Here’s to staying on track with your job and internship search and all the best during your winter break!

Written by EPICS Coordinator Mandi Glowen, who serves as administrator of the SoC Internship Program, and coordinates marketing, communications, and events for the EPICS office.

Weekly Round-Up (12/7 – 12/11)

Weekly Round Up

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Internships:

Chicago/Evanston

  • Audio Recording Unlimited (ARU) Chicago – Winter Audio Recording Internship
  • Check, Please! – Intern
  • Chicago Humanities Festival – Programming Internship Winter/Spring 2016 & Development Internship Winter/Spring 2016
  • Jellyvision Lab
    • Intern, Corporate Communications
    • Social Media Marketing Internship Summer 2016
    • Marketing Analytics Internship Summer 2016
    • Production Apprenticeship (graduating seniors only)
    • Product Management Apprenticeship (graduating seniors only)
    • Quality Assurance Apprenticeship (graduating seniors only)
    • Demand Generation Marketing Internship Summer 2016
    • Business Development Representatives
  • Kartemquin Films– Diverse Voices in Docs (#DVID) Program
  • Kindling Group – Documentary Spring Internship
  • McCormick Tribune YMCA – Programming Internship for ‘Active Green Space’  Winter & Spring 2016
  • Ravenswood Media – Post Production Internship Winter & Spring
  • Stage 773 – Development Inter Spring 2016, Marketing and Audience Development Intern Spring 2016, Technical Theatre/Stage Management Intern Spring 2016
  • Strawdog Theatre Company – Theatre Internship Winter 2016
  • The Billions Corporation – Winter/Spring 2016 Web Intern

New York, NY

  • HBO – 2016 Summer Intern: Media Relations – Sports

Other Markets

  • 371 Productions – Production Internship (Milwaukee, WI)
  • Apple Inc. – Public Relations Internship & Apprenticeship Opportunities (Cupertino, CA)

Jobs and Freelance:

Film Festival Round-Up December 2015

FilmFestival Round Up

Film Festivals Sent Our Way This Month!

Yelp Real Local Film Festival

Deadline approaching fast: December 11th

For the first time ever, Yelp is accepting applications from college film students to participate in a short-film challenge that will culminate in the Yelp Reel Local Film Fest. We’re challenging current students from five participating cities (New York City, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Atlanta) to produce, write, direct, shoot, edit, and submit a 3-6 minute long non-fiction film about a business in their community.

2016 AFI Doc Film Festival

Deadline: February 5th, 2016 (Regular) and March 4th (Late)

AFI DOCS is an exclusively documentary film festival. We screen a wide-range of international films within this genre – including personal, political, historical, experimental, biography, and many more. AFI DOCS takes place June 22-26, 2016 in Washington, DC and Silver Spring, MD.

Rehoboth Beach Film Society – 2016 Morris and Roslyn Fierberg Student Film Award

Deadline: June 18th, 2016

Each year a review panel consisting of a Fierberg family member or representative, a teacher or professional in the film production area or art field, a current high school or college student, and the Film Society’s Education/Outreach Coordinator screen each submission and rate the films on originality, execution, technical proficiency, and overall quality. Award recipients are announced in October each year. The first place award is a $1,000 cash prize and the Honorable Mention award is a $250 gift card.

2016 Seventh Annual New Hope Film Festival

Deadlines Approaching Fast: December 23rd, 2015

The 2016 New Hope Film Festival is sponsored by Comcast Corporation, Times Publishing Newspapers, Inc., The Intelligencer and Bucks County Courier Times. The 7th Annual Festival will take place from July 22 – 31, 2016. Decisions will be emailed by April 15, 2016. The top award winner will be announced on Variety.com.

Interested in Finding Other Film Festivals?

Visit: FilmFreeway or Withoutabox

Employer Spotlight: Jackalope Theatre Company

I remember being in college and my professors using the phrase “artistic home” to describe an ideal setting to make theatre. Having now been with Jackalope Theatre company since 2013, I can very confidently say that finding one’s artistic home is one of the best gift an artist can give themselves. Jackalope has become so much of my home, that over the past year I literally moved from Lincoln Square to Edgewater just so I could be closer to the company. The people that we have work for us at Jackalope are some of the most capable, creative, strong willed and genuine people I know in the city of Chicago and I’m proud to be working alongside them. Although the majority of the personnel that we work with at Jackalope are industry professionals, we all agreed when we established our internship program that working with interns is one of the most fulfilling and rewarding parts of our jobs, and having interns around in turn pushes us to be better communicators.

Jackalope Logo OrangeJackalope was founded in 2008, by three senior directing majors at Columbia College Chicago. Now comprised of fifteen actors, directors, designers, playwrights, and administrators, Jackalope has grown into a dynamic and well-respected arts organization. Based in Edgewater, Jackalope occupies two spaces on the Thorndale Corridor: The Frontier at 1106 W Thorndale and a theater within Broadway Armory Park. Jackalope is the recipient of the 2015 Broadway in Chicago Emerging Theater Award. Most recently, Jackalope was honored to receive 4 nominations for the 2014/15 non-equity Jeff Awards. For Exit Strategy Jackalope received nominations for Best Production, Best Ensemble, Best Director, and Best New Work.

In conjunction with Jackalope’s mission, the company seeks to produce both newly developed and established American plays of the utmost literary quality in collaboration with the most gifted young artists in Chicago. Jackalope actively seeks diverse voices from varying backgrounds, and strives to represent the myriad experiences of American culture through the stories they tell and the artists they work with. In addition to their main producing season, Jackalope recently launched The Pioneer Series, a continuous initiative to cultivate bold new work, produced by guest theatre companies in The Frontier.

At Jackalope, I serve as the Associate Producer and the Director of Casting. Originally, I joined the company as the Director of Casting but after a few months, we all realized that my experience from having interned at other non-profit theatre companies was allowing me to spread my knowledge and abilities throughout the entire company. While at Jackalope I have developed a subscription program, an internship program, an understudy initiative and also strengthened our companies accessibility initiative.

Over the past 3 seasons, Jackalope has had interns join the company for either a semester or a full year. Their internships ranged from Production, Stage Management, Marketing, Literary, Artistic, Casting and Community Outreach. Our priority is to find interns who we feel are a solid fit for our company, and then we build an internship around their goals and interests. We are very interested in students who know what they want to do in this field and have hands on initiative. We’re dedicated to giving interns the opportunities we had when we were in their shoes, so making a program that is flexible depending on the student’s interests is our priority. If you want to work on social media but you also want to sit in a rehearsal room – we can make it happen. If you want to learn about lighting stock but you also want to host one of our development events – we can make it happen. Our goal is to make Jackalope your first artistic home so that you can know what you’re looking for when you start your professional theater real-estate shopping.

If you are interested in an internship at Jackalope, log into SoConnect to view opportunities!

Elana Boulos is the Associate Producer and Director of Casting at Jackalope where she has been a company member since 2013. Elana has worked as a theater administrator at such theater companies as Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Arden Theater Company, Two Birds Casting, Griffin Theater, and Dog and Pony. Elana is the Program Director at Yale University for the Acting Intensive Program for the National Student Leader Conference. She holds a BFA in Theatre Direction from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.

Weekly Round-Up (11/21 – 12/4)

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Internships:

Chicago/Evanston

  • Area 2 Doc – Post Production Internship Winter 2016
  • Bridges – Production & Post Production Internship
  • Hootenanny – Post Production Internship Winter/Spring 2016
  • Lily’s Talent Agency, LTA – Talent Agency Intern Winter 2016
  • Northwestern University, SONIC Lab
    • Threadless Data Science Internship
    • NASA Mission to Mars Data Science Internship
    • Workforce Dynamics Data Science Internship
    • Multiteam Systems Data Science Internship
    • nanoHUB Data Science Internship
    • Scaling Up Family Planning in Ethiopia Data Science Internship
  • Porchlight Music Theatre – Marketing Intern
  • ShawChicago Theatre Company – Management Internship Spring 2016
  • The Actors Gymnasium – Marketing Internship (Winter & Spring 2016), Management/Education Intern (Winter & Spring 2016)

Los Angeles

Jobs and Freelance: