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)

Adventures of an EPICS Intern: Where Passion and Fulfillment Collide

My last day with Make-A-Wish Illinois was this week. As they said their farewells to my intern class in a conference room filled with photos of smiling kids, they told us how many wishes had been granted during our time and how much more we had helped prepare to make them come true. Then they asked us what was next. As the only intern who wasn’t about to graduate from college, I paused when the room looked to me. “Well, I have another year at Northwestern, and then I guess… nonprofits?” I shrugged, and we moved on.

As vague as this answer was, six months ago it would have been even less specific. I’ve been warily interested in nonprofit work for a long time. I love the idea of my career being tied to my personal passions and I know I want to feel that my work is making an impact. However, I was shy of the slow advancement and low pay that’s often mentioned in the same sentence as nonprofit work. Amid pre-med, pre-law, and consulting students I questioned if I was dedicated enough to spend my time on something that can be challenging and low-reward. After my five months at Make-A-Wish, I have found a firmly positive answer to that question.

Non-profit work, whether political, medical, or otherwise, gives you an opportunity to make your emotional passion into your job. It gives that sense of fulfillment that many people struggle with as they leave their organizations and hobbies behind as they move into post-grad life. I’m incredibly lucky to have been at Northwestern and I feel compelled to use what I’ve learned here to impact the world positively as so many people have done for me. This doesn’t have to mean working for a non-profit- it could be teaching, discovering new technologies, lobbying for political change, or any other way you can use your talents. But I do believe we have an obligation to take our Northwestern education and pass it on in whatever way we can. I still don’t have all my specifics laid out. Nonprofit work can mean fund-raising, legal work, event planning, marketing, PR, or anything else you enjoy doing.

I’m still searching for how I want to use my skills and what sort of work I want to do. I’m happy that I’ve found a passion for non-profit work and that I have at least that much direction. There will be other internships and opportunities where I can learn where my talents lie. Until then, I can just be happy that I’ve made any contribution possible to the amazing organizations I’ve been a part of.

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

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

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

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

Weekly Round-Up (4/21/17 – 4/28/17)

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Internships:

Chicago/Evanston

  • Allied Benefit Systems
    • Communications Project Interns, Eligibility Services
    • Implementation Project Intern
    • BPO Audit Project Intern
    • Plan Documentation Project Intern
  • Unapologetic Internship, LCC – Unapologetic Internship

Los Angeles, CA

  • Radmin Company – Summer Internship

New York, NY

  • Center for a New American Media – Documentary Internship

Freelance:

  • Ivy Bound Test Prep – Tutor (Chicago Suburbs & Online)

Full-time:

  • The Dubrof Group – Chief Communications Officer for Trinity Church (New York, NY)
  • WGN-TV (Chicago, IL)
    • Supervising Producer/WGN Weekend News
  • Communications Strategy Group (Denver, CO, New York, NY, Chicago, IL)
    • Content Strategist
    • Senior Associate
  • NNSA Graduate Fellowship Program – NNSA Graduate Fellowship (Nationwide)
  • Akira – Entry-Level Fast Fashion Retail Strategist and Excel Whiz (Chicago, IL)

EPICS Discover Spotlight: 4/25/17

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

Kartemquin Films

KARTEMQUIN’S SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Job Location: Chicago, IL

Job ID: 4044

Expires: May 1, 2017

Interns at Kartemquin will have the opportunity to train with an internationally recognized non-profit media arts organization and learn how social issue documentary films are created, from research and development to distribution and outreach. Interns collaborate and train with a team of filmmakers who have produced emotionally compelling, challenging, and socially relevant documentaries for over forty-five years.

Summer term internships are part-time and run approximately 9 weeks. Interns will be expected to work approximately 16-20 hours a week, preferably spending at least one full day a week at Kartemquin. All interns will schedule their time during normal business hours, 9:30-6:00, Monday-Friday (except when assisting at special events and shoots that take place outside of regular hours).

Responsibilities:

  • Assisting in area documentary shoots
  • Research (festivals, grants, distribution and marketing, project related)
  • Transcribing, dubbing, logging, other post-production support
  • Preparing for, assisting in the implementation of, and attending local and in-house screenings and meetings
  • Writing/editing/updating: KTQ info on the web, newsletter articles, press and PR materials, proposals
  • Organizing and tracking sales, distribution
  • General admin: shipping, filing, answering phones/door, database entry

Qualifications: 

  • Prospective interns should share our vision of examining and critiquing society through the stories of real people. It is not necessary to have an extensive background in film or video production; however, organizational skills, a good sense of time management, and the ability to prioritize and juggle tasks are essential traits. Interns at Kartemquin will have many exciting learning opportunities; however, they will be expected to do clerical work between big projects. Interns must be able to take initiative, see tasks to completion, and problem-solve; strong writing skills are a plus.

Compensation

  • $500 Stipend

U.S Work Authorization:

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

How to Apply:

  • You must submit the following through SoConnect to be considered for an internship:
    – Completed application form (download as a Microsoft Word document from website).
    – Cover letter.
    – Resume.
    – Contact details for one reference (we will give you prior notice before contacting them).

National Kidney Foundation of Illinois

SPECIAL EVENTS INTERN

Job location: Chicago, IL

Job ID: 3996

Expires: May 3, 2017

The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois is seeking a Special Events Intern to assist with events and fundraising projects. This position will assist the development department in the production of events, solicitation of donations, coordination of volunteers and participants, and execution of event logistics.

Responsibilities: 

  • Phone communication with event attendees
  • Solicitation of in-kind donations from local vendors and sponsors
  • Assist with development of marketing and promotional materials
  • Assist with management of event social media
  • Assist with event logistics, planning, and execution, including day-of event management
  • Data entry and administrative support
  • Attend NKFI special events that occur during internship
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Excellent writing, research, communication and telephone skills
  • Proactive work ethic, self-directed
  • Highly organized with strong time management skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, as well as ability to learn additional software
  • Previous event planning, fundraising, or volunteer management experience a plus

Compensation:

  • Unpaid

U.S Work Authorization:

  • US Citizen

How to Apply:

  • Candidates interested in special event planning, fundraising, and non-profit administration are encouraged to apply. Minimum requirement of 10 hours per week, schedule can be flexible with hours between 9AM-5PM Monday through Friday. This is an unpaid internship. When applicable, the NKFI will work with schools to provide course credit.Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to Lena Clement, Director of Development, at lclement@nkfi.org. No phone calls please.

Ripple Public Relations

PUBLIC RELATIONS INTERN

Job location: Highland Park, IL

Job ID: 4023

Expires: May 7, 2017

Ripple Public Relations is a full service public relations, promotions and marketing agency specializing in the one-stop shop philosophy: advertising, marketing, public relations, social media, photography, electronic and digital technology all under one roof (well two, Highland Park, IL and East Lansing, MI).

Ripple Public Relation’s PR internship is a hands on real world experience. Interns are taught the tricks of the trade and integrated into all accounts to receive the greatest variety of opportunities. They serve as assistant account executives, and based upon their success they are given more responsibility.

Based on individual needs, internships are customized to each schedule. Year round internships are available for full time, or part time and full time during the school session. Summer internships are full time for three months.

Responsibilities:

  • Some of the tasks at hand are: event development and promotion, marketing plans, developing databases of media contacts and sponsors, writing press releases, interviewing sources, writing by-line articles, pitching stories to the media and getting interviews placed and articles published.

Compensation:

  • Unpaid or College Credit

U.S Work Authorization:

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

How to Apply:

  • Send resume, cover letter, and writing sample via SoConnect for consideration.

Susan Davis International 

COMMUNICATIONS/PUBLIC RELATIONS INTERN

Job ID: 4029

Job Location: Washington, D.C

Expires: May 8, 2017

Interns will gain work experience in a dynamic and fast-paced environment. Primary accounts currently seeking intern assistance focus on veterans issues, military marketing, cultural/educational/historical institutions, public health concerns, cyber risk, regional businesses/corporate social responsibility.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with writing press releases, captions, newsletters, ads and public service announcements.
  • Assist with developing communication plans to promote upcoming events.
  • Social media content creation.
  • Create and update media lists.
  • Place calls to media for follow-up on releases and pitches.
  • Investigate potential audiences, stakeholders, celebrity spokespeople, etc.
  • Assist events team during planning, set-up, and on event day.
  • Assist with specific client requests.
  • Learn more on our website: http://www.susandavis.com

Qualifications:

  • Applicants must have an interest and background in the communications field. Our ideal candidate possesses strong written and verbal communications skills, experience with social media, the ability to think creatively, and a willingness to learn and perform at a professional level.

Compensation:

  • Yes

U.S Work Authorization:

  • US Citizen

How to Apply:

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

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.