Weekly Round-Up (5/26/17 – 6/02/17)

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Internships:

Chicago/Evanston

  • WBEZ – Marketing Internship
  • Quriosity Productions – Post Production Internship
  • Stage 18 Chicago – Stage 18 Ambassador
  • Daufenbach Camera – Rental Technician Intern

Other locations

  • Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Washington, D.C)
    • Paid Summer 2017 Africa Program Communications Intern (apply immediately)
    • Fall 2017 Research Assistant Internship

Full-time:

  • Theatre Puget Sound – Executive Director (Seattle, WA)
  • WGN-TV – Director of Engineering (Chicago, IL)

Weekly Round-Up (5/19/17 – 5/26/17)

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Internships:

Chicago/Evanston

  • NIN Ventures LLC – Communications/PR Intern
  • WBEZ – Marketing Internship
  • Quriosity Productions – Post Production Internship
  • Rush University Medical Center
    • National ASC Week Internship
    • Patient Experience Internship
    • Dashboards Internship
  • Stage 18 Chicago – Stage 18 Ambassador

Other locations

  • Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Washington, D.C)
    • Paid Summer 2017 Africa Program Communications Intern (apply immediately)
    • Fall 2017 Research Assistant Internship

Full-time:

  • Theatre Puget Sound – Executive Director (Seattle, WA)
  • WHBF-TV – Creative Services Producer (Rock Island, IL)
  • Crossroads Community Church – Video Producer + Editor (Vancouver, WA)

Weekly Round-Up (5/12/17 – 5/19/17)

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Internships:

Chicago/Evanston

  • Kyle Henry – URAP Summer Assistant Director/Dramaturge
  • GlobeMed – 2017-2018 Marketing & Communications Fellow (Evanston, IL)

Los Angeles, CA:

  •  Creative Artists Agency (CAA) – Fall 2017 Internship Program – Various Departments

Other locations

  • Creative Artists Agency (CAA)
    • Fall 2017 Internship Program – Music (Nashville, TN)
    • Fall 2017 Internship Program (Jacksonville, FL)
      • Golf, Graphic Design
      • Golf, Sponsorship
    • Fall 2017 Internship Program (Atlanta, GA)
      • Sport Licensing
      • Football
    • Fall 2017 Internship Program – Football (Nashville/Memphis, TN)

Full-time:

  • We Are Unlimited (Chicago, IL)
    • Associate Account Executive
    • Group Business Director
  • Scranton Gillette Communications (Arlington Heights, IL)
    • Marketing Manager
    • Associate Editor

Career Corner: Making the Most Out of Your Internship

As the school year winds down, it’s time to start thinking about summer plans outside the classroom. Internships are a great way to learn new workplace skills and gain experience in a field that you are curious and passionate about. If this is your first internship, you might be wondering what having an internship actually entails. Internships, especially unpaid internships, give students the opportunity to make mistakes in a safe, learning environment. Not every internship has a structured program, so it’s important to have close relationships with your supervisor and co-workers, try something new, and ask a billion questions.

These articles highlight some of the ways in which interns can proactively navigate the world of internships and make the most out of their experiences.

5 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Internship

6 Ways to Make the Most of Your Internship

HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OUT OF YOUR INTERNSHIP

These tips are not only great for internships but can also be applicable to volunteer and research positions. To quote one of the articles, “be a sponge”! Don’t wait until it’s too late to explore a new interest or express a concern. Be proactive and have a positive attitude!

EPICS Discover Spotlight: 5/16/17

Discover Spotlight features this week’s last chance internship opportunities. Additional information for each internship can be found on SoConnect

Chicago International Social Change Film Festival

FILM SELECTION INTERN

Job Location: Chicago, IL

Job ID: 4245

Expires: May 21, 2017

This October is our 6th annual Social Change film festival but this is an auspicious year for us because it will be our first in LA and NYC in addition to Chicago. As a Film Selection Intern you will work directly with the Director of Film Selection and Outreach. Responsibilities include viewing films and rating them, assistance with grant applications, and other duties as assigned by the Director of Film Selection and Outreach.

This is a very flexible internship opportunity because it can be done remotely. The only attendance requirement is for 3 group screenings. These are used as a forum to make decisions about the films we pick for the festival.

You can learn more about our organization and the film festival at our website or on Facebook! http://www.chicagosocialchange.org/ https://www.facebook.com/CISCFF/

Qualifications:

  • We’re looking for individuals who are passionate and educated about social problems!

Compensation

  • Unpaid, Free tickets to the festival!

U.S Work Authorization:

  • F-1 Visa
  • H-1B Visa
  • J-1 Visa
  • Permanent Resident
  • US Citizen

How to Apply:

  • Please send your CV/resume or short bio to Sangeeta Sunny, Director of Film Selection and Outreach at sangeeta@chicagosocialchange.org

Superfly

SUMMER INTERNSHIP

Job location: Chicago, IL

Job ID: 4141

Expires: May 19, 2017

Design – Our Design team leads creative conception and production of graphic design, experience/interaction design, and brand identity for our music festivals and client projects. Candidates should be enrolled, or majoring, in a Graphic Design program. Proficiency in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop & Illustrator is required and a passion for contemporary design, typography and illustration is a plus! For a sample of our design team’s work, follow this link:http://bit.ly/superfly-design

Social Media | Brand- Our Social Media team delivers social programs on behalf of Superfly’s clients and manages social communities across Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, Instagram and Google+. Interns will have the opportunity to engage in brand canvassing activities to strategize on building client’s social media following. A background in digital, social or content marketing and a passion for brand marketing is a plus!

Qualifications:

  • Highly organized / self-motivated
  • Strong writing skills (creative & technical)
  • Willingness to take on a full range of tasks; ability to multi-task
  • You’re proactive and curious, and you enjoy research and problem solving
  • Proficiency in Google Apps (especially Google Drive) and Microsoft Office
  • Interest in a career within the entertainment/creative/marketing industries

Compensation:

  • Unpaid, academic credit available

U.S Work Authorization:

  • US Citizen
  • F-1 Visa
  • H-1B Visa
  • J-1 Visa
  • Permanent Resident

How to Apply:

  • On our website!

    http://superf.ly/careers

Chicago Dance History Project

Job location: Chicago, IL

Expires: May 26, 2017

RESEARCH ASSISTANT – METADATA AND CATALOGUE

Job ID: 3762

Interns will engage directly with primary sources, mainly recorded interviews and panel discussions with individuals associated with the Chicago dance scene, in order to process them for CDHP’s growing database and digital collection. Processing tasks include cataloging each video file, summarizing its contents, attaching metadata and other descriptors, and developing a list of keywords and finding aids. Subjects in these videos include modern and contemporary dance, jazz dance, musical theatre, choreography, collaboration, performance, arts administration and funding, and more.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to summarize one-on-one interviews and/or panel discussions involving multiple participants.
  • Ability to extract main subjects and ideas.
  • Ability to think in an organized way.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of dance history preferred but not necessary.

RESEARCH ASSISTANT – DOCUMENT HISTORY OF DANCE

Job ID: 3763

The Chicago Dance History Project seeks a creative, interdisciplinary thinker to assist with researching, documenting, and presenting histories of dance in Chicago. Responsibilities include exploring existing archives relating to dance, conducting and recording oral history interviews, and assisting in building a digital archive of video, images, and text.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent writing and interpersonal skills, interest in dance and/or Chicago history, experience operating production equipment is ideal but not necessary.

Compensation:

  • Unpaid

U.S Work Authorization:

  • Permanent Resident
  • US Citizen
  • F-1 Visa
  • J-1 Visa
  • Other

How to Apply:

  • Send cover letter and resume to cdhpintern@gmail.com

Center for a New American Media

DOCUMENTARY INTERNSHIP

Job ID: 4303

Job Location: Brooklyn, NY

Expires: May 26, 2017

The Center for New American Media is a small production company located in Brooklyn (New York City) specializing in documentaries about American politics and culture. We are looking for a promising intern to work with us over the summer. The position is unpaid.

We would like to find someone able to give us 2-3 days’ work per week. Duties will include working on our digital archive project, which will include editing on our AVID system (prior experience not required), tending to our social media footprint, and assisting on project development. There may be production experience available but this is not guaranteed.

 

Qualifications:

  • You’ll need to be organized and detail-oriented as well as self-starting. Experience on Adobe graphics programs like Photoshop and Dreamweaver is a plus. AVID experience is a double plus, but not required – you will have the opportunity to learn the system.

Compensation:

  • Unpaid

U.S Work Authorization:

  • US Citizen
  • F-1 Visa
  • H-1B Bisa
  • J-1 Visa
  • Permanent Resident

How to Apply:

  • If interested, please send a brief email telling us about your interests, skills, and experiences, as well as any scheduling considerations. Before you write to us, please visit our websites to familiarize yourself with our work and style of filmmaking.

    Websites: www.cnam.com, www.politicalpostcards.org

    YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/user/cnam2000

Career Corner: Last-Minute Job Search Strategies

Spring has officially sprung! Unsure about your summer plans? No worries! These two articles will help you learn how to effectively search and apply for late-minute internships/jobs for the summer!

Last-Minute Job Search Tips For Students Without Summer Internships

5 Ways to Get a Last-Minute Summer Job

Although internships are a great way to gain experience in the job field you are passionate/curious about, there are plenty of other opportunities that can help you gain valuable experiences!

Look below for examples of informal opportunities that can help boost your resume and job skills.

  • Set up informational interviews to expand your network.
  • Shadow local professionals who have careers that you are interested in. Utilize the Northwestern alumni network and Mentorship Program or your personal network to locate individuals and set up shadowing opportunities. This can be a great way to acquire an understanding of a variety of different fields in a relatively short period of time.
  • Volunteer with an organization working in an area that you’re passionate about.
  • Work on a passion project that you don’t find the time to do during the school year.

Weekly Round-Up (4/28/17 – 5/05/17)

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Internships:

Chicago/Evanston

  • ESP Properties – Summer Intern
  • The Art Institute Of Chicago – Fall 2017 Publishing Production Intern
  • CorradoMoonCoin LLC – Feature Film Productions Internships (Evanston, IL)
  • City of Highland Park – Communications Intern (Highland Park, IL)
  • Museum of Science and Industry Chicago – Corporate Giving & Sponsorship – Funding and Events Intern

Other locations

  • Fantrax – Podcast Editor (Remote)

Full-time:

  • WGN-TV (Chicago, IL)
    • Per Diem News Writer
    • Interactive News Producer
    • Morning News Segment Producer
  • 360i (Chicago, IL)
    • Associate Media Manager
    • Associate Account Manger
  • Northwestern University, Searle Center – Undergraduate Learning Program Coordinator

SoC Academic Internship Program

Have an internship for the summer? Want or need to receive credit for your experience? Register for the SoC Internship Program and let EPICS and our internship instructors support you throughout the quarter!

EARN CREDIT:

  • 0 credit: NO TUITION but have your internship recognized by the university and listed on your official Northwestern transcript
  • 25 credit: Online based class (tuition requirement)
  • 1-4 credits: Enrolled in a class with other students who are interning! Credits count toward graduation requirements! (tuition requirement)

Steps to Enroll:

  1. Secure Internship
  2. Complete Application on SoConnect
  3. We’ll do the rest!
    • Register you in the program & associated class
    • Confirm your registration with your employer

Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled SoC major or minor
  • Complete midterm & final evaluation during the summer

Visit our website for more information on the program and how to register!

Questions? Email epics@northwestern.edu

EPICS Discover Spotlight: 5/02/17

Discover Spotlight features this week’s last chance internship opportunities. Additional information for each internship can be found on SoConnect

Lakewest Venture Partners 

INTERN, MARKETING & FINANCIAL SERVICES

Job Location: Chicago, IL

Job ID: 4004

Expires: May 5, 2017

Fully understand the venture capital business model and industry in which we operate.

Responsibilities:

  • Learn to execute industry and company research on existing portfolio companies as well as potential
    investments
  • Support the investment team in identifying investment opportunities and following up with potential
    investments in our deal pipeline
  • Manage potential investor relationships and communication, and work to create effective collateral for investors
  • Ideate, plan, and design marketing collateral
  • Understand and implement effective cross-industry digital marketing strategies
  • Researching and maintaining databases on various companies, industries and executives; data entry
  • Analyze, understand, and improve the digital marketing and sales (inbound and outbound) strategies of our
    portfolio companies

Compensation

  • TBD

U.S Work Authorization:

  • F-1 Visa
  • Permanent Resident
  • US Citizen

How to Apply:

  • Please submit your resume and cover letter through SoConnect for consideration.

Bay Area Children’s Theatre

SUMMER APPRENTICE

Job location: Oakland, CA

Job ID: 4062

Expires: May 10, 2017

Bay Area Children’s Theatre Summer Apprentices will assistant direct summer musicals, oversee campers during the camp day and understudy with guaranteed performances our summer show for pre-k audiences.

Qualifications:

  • Performer with singing, dancing and acting experience. Experience working with children ages 5-12 including leading theatre games and working with children on choreography and singing.

Compensation:

  • TBD

U.S Work Authorization:

  • US Citizen
  • F-1 Visa
  • H-1B Visa
  • J-1 Visa
  • Permanent Resident

How to Apply:

Guy Bauer Productions

Job location: Chicago, IL

Expires: May 11, 2017

DIRECTING/CAMERA/CREW INTERNSHIP

Job ID: 4065

Guy Bauer Productions is seeking a summer intern interested in gaining hands-on crew experience in the video production business. Ideal for those interested in cinematography, lighting, or directing, interns will be involved in commercial and corporate projects from pre-production creative meetings through on-location shooting. Interns will learn what goes into planning a shoot and assist in the full execution. This unpaid position is for college credit only.

Qualifications:

Basic film equipment knowledge, flexibility in schedule (expect early mornings and/or late evenings), and a positive, ready-to-learn attitude. Interns should be prepared to be challenged and do real production work in an exciting, fun, and fast-paced work environment. Some heavy lifting/physical labor required.

EDITING/PRODUCING INTERNSHIP

Job ID: 4066

Guy Bauer Productions is seeking a summer intern interested in the in-house side of the video production business in a major market. This flexible position fits those interested in producing, editing, or motion graphics. Interns will follow commercial and corporate projects from pre-production coordination through the post-production process, including the occasional opportunity to join crews on set

Qualifications:

  • Basic editing ability, excellent organizational skills, and a positive, ready-to-learn attitude. Adobe Premiere and/or After Effects knowledge a plus. Interns should be prepared to be challenged and do real production work in an exciting, fun, and fast-paced work environment. This unpaid position is for college credit only.

Compensation:

  • Unpaid

U.S Work Authorization:

  • F-1 Visa
  • H-1B Visa
  • J-1 Visa
  • Permanent Resident
  • US Citizen

How to Apply:

  • Interested candidates can submit a cover letter, resume, and reel/work samples to Hope Morley at hope@guybauer.com.

The Billions Corporation 

WEB INTERN

Job ID: 4217

Job Location: Washington, D.C

Expires: May 15, 2017

Billions is seeking a part-time intern to work from the Chicago office. This intern will work with the office administrator to produce and maintain content for our website and help maintain our presence on social networks. The intern will assist in writing content for our website based on research from music blogs and other publications. This will require a basic working knowledge of HTML and comfort working with FTP clients and image editing software. We strive for a professional tone in all of our online content and the candidate will be expected to adhere to strict posting guidelines. The intern will also assist with ticket counts and organizational projects.

The internship is primarily focused on social media and web but with proper interest, aptitude, and available time, one could pick up more focused sponsorship and marketing focused industry work.

This position is unpaid. The internship is ideal for someone looking to build a resume in the music industry and/or in online content and marketing management. Preference will be given to candidates receiving school credit. The internship will run from June 1 – August 31. Candidates must be available on a steady schedule for 2-3 days a week for the duration of the internship.

Qualifications:

  • Competency with HTML, familiarity with social networking technology, a clear professional demeanor in written communications, unwavering discretion with confidential information, consistent weekday availability, a genuine passion for music, and knowledge of the company roster.

Compensation:

  • Unpaid

U.S Work Authorization:

  • US Citizen
  • F-1 Visa
  • H-1B Visa
  • J-1 Visa
  • Other
  • Permanent Resident

How to Apply:

  • To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to Allison Wasilewski (allison@billions.com).

Adventures of an EPICS intern: Flexibility Is Key

Flexibility.

It’s the thing I can’t seem to tap into at the yoga basics class on weekend mornings or in my daily routine. I’m someone who likes the regular- the same peanut butter-topped Eggo waffle for breakfast, the same route to class, a neatly laid out week in my planner and the next box checked off on my list. However, through my time with Make-A-Wish Illinois I’ve learned that sometimes you have to be willing to bend a little to get the most out of an experience.

I’m not embarrassed to admit (ok, a little, but this is Northwestern and Northwestern internship culture) that I was initially rejected from the internship I currently have. I applied to Make-A-Wish Illinois in October while abroad and was rejected not long after. Ok, fine. No winter internships panned out so I headed into winter quarter looking forward to my four day weekends and abundant free time. Then in January, I got an email saying the position had suddenly opened up again. Was I still interested in interviewing? In one week I went from an unemployed aimless junior to Communications intern. I changed my work study schedule and piled on extra hours wherever I could in my first foray into flexibility, bought some business casual jeans, and headed off to River North on the 8:12 a.m. Purple Line Express on a cloudy Friday morning.

Make-A-Wish is a fantastic organization to work for. It’s a non-profit with a long, respected history that anyone can get behind regardless of political or religious beliefs. Many people don’t realize that Make-A-Wish is not just for terminally ill children, but also for children with any life-threatening condition. This means the children we grant wishes too often grow up to live long, happy, and healthy lives and continue to give back to Make-A-Wish. My primary job is to interview families who have recently experienced a Wish and write their stories. That was my plan. It’s turned out to be much more. I’ve gotten to call families and tell them they will be receiving a wish and then ask for every detail of their lives over the phone. I’ve had to scan page after page of obituaries and faded Polaroids from the early days of the organization, dozens of children who died before I was born and often before they reached their teens. I’ve constructed event pages and written tweets and seen some very sick children made very happy.

Above all, it has required me to be flexible. It’s easy to sit down and engage in busy work until five p.m., but it’s a lot harder to get up and ask who in the office needs an extra set of hands when my supervisor is out. These conversations with families turn intimate and personal with almost no warning and the script I type up and study before every call is suddenly irrelevant. However, I’m glad that Make-A-Wish is the place where I get to do it. Non-profit work can often be frustrating it’s hard to see any immediate results of your actions. Despite knowing that my contribution to the organization is minuscule at best I am privileged to see tangible and positive events unfold every day. It might be another community fundraiser springing up (catch Wish Night in Evanston at Tech on May 14th!), opening a folder to see another beaming kid in a blue Make-A-Wish shirt in front of Walt Disney’s castle, or a box packed full of toys and games for children going through chemotherapy. Whatever it ends up being, I can be flexible.

Olivia Kuncio is a junior Communication Studies student who is interning at The Make-A-Wish Foundation this quarter.