Weekly Round-Up (2/24-3/03)

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  • Big Shoulders Digital Video Productions – Summer 2017 Video Production Internship
  • Kurtis Productions – Summer 2017 Documentary TV Production Internship
  • Area 2 Doc – Criminal Justice Documentary Internship
  • Skirt Public Relations – Summer 2017 Public Relations Intern
  • WGN-TV – Summer 2017 Promotions & Marketing Internship
  • Superfly – Summer Internship
  • Bright Pink – Marketing Intern
  • Jack Morton Worldwide
    • Account Management Intern
    • Production Intern
    • Creative Intern/Graphic Design
  • Midwest Business Group on Health – Intern
  • Schubas/Lincoln Hall – Concert Production Internship
  • WBEZ
    • Podcast Production Internship
    • Radio Reporting Internship
  • Stage 774 – General Administration Intern

Los Angeles, CA

  • Ensemble Entertainment
    • Summer 2017 Literary Management/Production Company Internship
    • Development Internship
  • OddLot Entertainment – Summer 2017 Film Development Intern
  • Howling Wolf Productions – Development Intern
  • Facebook – Research Intern: Audio 360 (Menlo Park, CA)
  • Hollywood Fringe Festival
    • TV Production Internship
    • Volunteer Internship
    • Events Intern
    • Set Design Internship
  • FX Networks – Summer Intern, Original Programming

New York, NY

  • Jack Morton Worldwide
    • Brand Marketing Intern
    • Strategy Intern
    • Creative Intern/Graphic Design

Other Locations

  • University of Michigan – Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)
    • Maxwell Gray Film Fellowship
    • Film Production Intern to Promote Student Mental Health

Apprenticeships / Fellowships:

  • Interlochen Center of the Arts – Filmmaker-in-Residence, Postproduction/Editing (Aug-Dec) (Interlochen, Michigan)
  • Audible – Audio Production Apprentice, Audible Brazil (São Paulo, Brazil)


  • Mudlark Theater Organization (Evanston, IL)
    • Summer Teaching Assistant
    • Summer Assistant Teaching Artist
  • Blizzard Entertainment – Composer’s Assistant -Temp (Irvine, CA)


  • Southern Poverty Law Center – Communications Associate I (Montgomery, AL)
  • Steppenwolf – Multicultural Fellowship (Chicago, IL)
  • WGN-TV – Per Diem News Writer (Chicago, IL)
  • Third Coast International Audio Festival – Managing Director (Chicago, IL)
  • Facebook – UX Associate Researcher Program (Menlo Park, CA)
  • Viacom Inc. – Writing Assistant (New York, NY)

Weekly Round-Up (2/03 – 2/10)

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  • Lakewest Venture Partners – Marketing & Financial Services Intern
  • Jellyvision Lab
    • Digital Marketing Internship
    • Inside Sales Internship
  • Think Glink Media – Paid Writing, Research & Social Media Internship (Glencoe, IL)
  • Carol Fox and Associates (CF&A) – Public Relations Intern
  • Communications Strategy Group – Strategic Communications Associate | Health & Wellness
  • Ravinia Festival – Production Internship (Highland Park, IL)
  • Ripple Public Relations – Spring or Summer Public Relations Intern (Highland Park, IL)
  • The Colonie – Summer 2017 Assistant Video Editor Internship
  • Chicago Comedy Film Festival – Research Internship
  • HMS Media – Media/Production Intern (Des Plaines, IL)
  • IFP Chicago – IFP Chicago Intern/Volunteer
  • Leo Burnett – Summer 2017 Production Internship
  • Sarofsky Corp.
    • Production Coordinator Internship
    • Design/Animation Internship
  • 360i – Internship Program
  • Kartemquin Films – Summer Internship Program
  • Open Studio Project – Marketing & Development Internship for Course Credit (Evanston, IL)
  • Lifeline Theatre
    • General Theatre Internship
    • Education Internship
  • The Laugh Factory Chicago – Live Entertainment Marketing Internship
  • Guy Bauer Productions
    • Directing/Camera/Crew Internship
    • Editing/Producing Internship
  • Burns Entertainment & Sports Marketing – Fall 2017 Marketing Internship (Evanston, IL)

Los Angeles, CA

  • Music@Menlo – Summer 2017 Festival Internships (San Francisco, CA)
  • Sony Music Entertainment – The Columbia Records Big Red Internship Program 2017
  • Apple, Inc. – Apple News Intern (Cupertino, CA)
  • Viacom Inc.
    • Summer 2017 Legal and Business Affairs Internships
    • Summer 2017 Hollywood General Internships
    • Summer 2017 Ad Sales Internships
  • Digital Branding Institute (Los Angeles, CA; Remote)
    • Spring 2017 Social Media Intern
    • Spring 2017 Content Marketing Intern
    • Spring 2017 Graphic Design Intern
  • Bay Area Children’s Theatre – Summer Apprentice (Oakland, CA)

New York, NY

  • Warner Music Group (WMG) – Summer 2017 Internship
  • 360i – Internship Program
  • Theatre Communications Group
    • Summer 2017 Artistic and International Programs Intern
    • Summer 2017 communications and Community Engagement Intern
    • Summer 2017 Conferences and Fieldwide Learning Intern
    • Summer 2017 Development Intern
    • Summer 2017 Graphic Design Intern
    • Summer 2017 Research, Policy & Collective Action Intern
    • Summer 2017 TCG Books Program Intern
  • Vineyard Theatre – Literary Internship

Other Locations

  • Communications Strategy Group – Summer 2017 Strategic Communications Fellow (Denver/New York/Chicago)
  • New Honor Society – Summer Internship Program (Location TBD)
  • Warner Music Group (WMG) – Summer 2017 Internship (Nashville, TN)
  • Warner Music Group (WMG) – Summer 2017 Internship (Florida)
  • Warner Music Group (WMG) – Summer 2017 Internship (California)
  • Susan Davis International – Communication/Public Relations Intern (Washington, D.C.)
  • RealSport Limited – Sports Journalism Internship (Remote)
  • NBC Universal – NBC 2018 PyeongChang Olympics Internship (PyeongChang, South Korea or Stamford, CT)
  • Initiative – Summer 2017 IPG Mediabrands Summer Internship Program (Chicago, New York, LA)

Apprenticeships / Fellowships:

  • Jellyvision Lab (Chicago, IL)
    • Quality Assurance Apprenticeship (2017 grads or recent grads ONLY)
    • Production Apprenticeship (2017 grads or recent grads ONLY)
    • Project Management Apprenticeship (2017 grads or recent grads ONLY)


  • Evive Health – Communication Specialist (Chicago, IL)
  • Ravinia Festival (Highland Park, IL)
    • Production Administrator
    • Assistant Production Coordinator
    • Assistant to the Production Manager
    • Artist Merchandise Coordinator
  • Scranton Gillette Communications  (Arlington Heights, IL)
    • SEO Analyst
    • Managing Editor

Employer Spotlight: Viacom

In the EPICS office we have been noticing the trend that some of our best internship opportunities posted in SoConnect are closing their application deadlines earlier and earlier in the academic year.  These internship hosts are looking for the best candidates and are looking to recruitment them months out from the start of the internship.  A great example of an upcoming deadline is for Viacom’s Summer Associate Program, which closes on Friday, November 6th.

Many are familiar with Viacom as the parent company for MTV, VH1, and Comedy Central, but the Viacom portfolio also includes Nickelodeon, Spike, BET, CMT, and Paramount Pictures.  They also recently expanded their partnership with Hulu, which will result in Hulu access to some Viacom’s most popular shows and a whole set of exclusive programming from Nickelodeon.

Viacom has offices all over the country (New York, California, Chicago, Nashville, and Miami) with the Summer Associate Program is based out of the New York headquarters.  The 10-week training program is specifically designed for recent college graduates interested in emerging media.  Beyond the television focus that Viacom is most well known for, the Summer Associate Program is housed within the tech and digital focused departments and works with the many networks of Viacom as well as Viacom mobile, online, and gaming initiatives.  Most relevant to SoC programs, these departments could include digital research, multiplatform content production, multiplatform marketing, and product development.

While all Viacom internships are paid and provide college credit, the Summer Associate Program is unique in providing housing in NYC, a weekly executive speaker session, professional development workshops, and the opportunity to develop and present a business proposal to senior executives within Viacom.

If you are interested in Viacom’s Summer Associate Program, visit SoConnect or the Viacom Careers page for more information and to apply!  Additional Viacom internship opportunities are available on a rolling basis and can also be found on SoConnect.

Weekly Round-up (10/12- 10/16)






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  • Chicago Splash Magazine- Editorial Internship- Spring 2016
  • LiquidThread- LiquidThread Internship Program- Spring 2016
  • Margie Korshak Inc- Theater Department Intern- Spring 2016
  • National Basketball Retired Players Association- Winter & Spring Sports Communication Interns
  • Sylvia Perez Productions- Winter Intern
  • Viacom Inc.- Viacom Ad Sales and Marketing Spring 2016 – Chicago

Los Angeles

  • Ensemble Entertainment- Winter/Spring 2016 Literary Management/Production Company Internship
  • Grand Electric- Internship at High-Profile Production Company- Spring 2016 Intern
  • Radiant Productions- Film/TV Development Intern – Winter 2015
  • ROAR-  ROAR Talent and Music Interns

New York

  • New York Theatre Workshop- Spring Internships

Other Markets

  • Viacom- CMT/Viacom Summer Internship (Nashville, TN)


  • L2TMedia- Digital Media Coordinator, Social Media Specialist, Digital Advisor, Business Development Respresentative, & Content Associate (Chicago, IL)

Adventures of an EPICS Intern: I Want My MTV

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“You’re an intern, know your place.“

That was one of the first things I heard when I started my internship with MTV On-Air Promos back in June. Though this statement may seem a bit harsh, it’s true and important to know when starting at a company. In a production office, everyone has a job to do and it is extremely important not to get in the way. While I haven’t been asked to make anyone coffee and have been given larger responsibilities than just making copies or getting lunch, it is still important that I understand my role within the larger office in order to help it run efficiently.

To be honest, before I started working here I did not know much about MTV’s content. I could name a handful of shows and knew about their various award shows, but beyond that I can’t say that I regularly watched anything on the channel. Since starting, I have not only learned about the robust portfolio of shows but also what it takes to produce promos for this wide variety of content. Writers and producers must have an understanding of all of the MTV shows in order to produce successful spots. Rather than working on a specific show, they spend their time covering a variety of shows and events and need to be certain they are representing each program in a spot.


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What sets On-Air Promos apart from many of the other departments at MTV is that it is a working production office. There are schedules to be followed, shoots to book and promos to be made. Even though MTV is a part of larger media company, the office still works like a traditional production office, which has given me a very rewarding first-hand look at the production side of the industry. I have been able to see how my work as Finance Chair for Studio 22 or as a producer on student sets relates to work being done in the industry. Additionally, I’ve had the opportunity to assist on a promo shoot. It was incredibly exciting to see that all of the student sets I’ve been on have a similar level of professionalism as this well-run promo shoot. This makes me excited about where my classmates and I are headed in the industry.

Within the On-Air Promos department, I serve a production management intern – which means I support the producers, production managers and coordinators as they go through the process of getting a promo from pre-production to post-production and finally to air. There are seven other interns in my department: three other production management and four creative. We have gotten to know each other over the past bunch of weeks, and it has been great to get to know some of the people who will be my future colleagues once we all graduate.

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I have found that MTV and Viacom as a whole are incredibly supportive of interns. Many of the employees in my office started at the company as interns, so they understand not only what it is like to be an intern but what it is like to be a Viacom intern. Additionally, everyone is open to helping all of the interns learn more about the industry and the projects they are working on.

If I’ve learned anything from the Northwestern RTVF department, it is that film production is all about teamwork. Even though I’m an intern, I am a valued member of the team at MTV On-Air Promos and this experience has allowed me to learn more about the industry and where I want to find myself within it. While I will be excited to get back to Evanston in September, I’ve really enjoyed working professionally in the entertainment industry. However, I definitely won’t miss the commute! I’m just over halfway through my time at MTV, and while I’ve learned a lot, there is still a lot to be done and much more to learn. I’m excited to see where the next few weeks take me.

Erin Manning is a rising junior studying Radio/Television/Film.

Weekly Round-up 1/17/15 – 1/30/15


  • American Documentary – Multiple internships available in documentary field including development, production, digital, programming, production, etc.
  • Arts + Labor – Intern
  • DIRECTV – 10+ undergraduate & graduate internships in marketing, graphic design, development, production, HR, Marketing Intern Consumer Research
  • Disney ABC Television Group –30+ positions posted on SoConnect in Casting, Development, Production, Marketing, etc.
  • Leo Burnett – 2015 Summer Internship
  • Southern Environmental Law Center – Southern Exposure Film Internship/Fellowship
  • Studio Theatre- Apprenticeships
  • Television Academy Foundation – Television Academy Foundation Paid Television Internship
  • The Film Arcade – Production/Distribution Company Internship
  • Viacom Inc. – Viacom NYC Summer Internship

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SoConnect Weekly Round-up: 2/3-2/7

New Internships:

  • Warner Music Group- Summer 2014 Internships
  • Viacom- 2014 Summer Internship Program
  • Stagedoor Manor- Summer Season Internship, Apply by 2/28
  • Steppenwolf- Apprenticeship Program
  • NBC Universal- Campus 2 Career Internship
  • CBS College Sports- Campus Representative
  • Steppenwolf- Summer Internship
  • Castleton Festival- Media Production Internship

New Freelance & Full-Time Postings:

  • Steppenwolf- Apprenticeship Program & Multicultural Fellowship
  • Storm Productions- Writer/Development Assistant

Current Highlights:

  • LA: Story Pirates- Story Pirates Programming Intern
  • NYC: Northern Lights- Production/Post Production Internship
  • Chicago: Optimus- Creative Summer Internship & Steppenwolf- Summer Internship
  • Other Market: Stagedoor Manor- Summer Season Internship (Loch Sheldrake, New York)

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Adventures of a Summer Intern: More Than the Actual Job Description

When my last week at Comedy Central arrived, I couldn’t believe how fast the summer had gone by.  After 11 weeks in a brand new city and working in a completely different field that I was used to, I had begun to feel very at home in New York and built some great relationships with my coworkers. It ended all too soon, and even though I’ve been back in Evanston for a few days now, I still can’t stop thinking about all the amazing experiences I had at this internship.

A lot of the best things that came out of my internship were unrelated to my actual job description. Most of my days were spent researching for new videos for the Daily Show and Colbert Report websites.

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Bridget’s Desk

I figured out after a little while that working in a digital department might not be exactly where I see career going, and so I figured I should take advantage of the fact that I work in a building with all different departments. I talked with my supervisors and shared my interests in television and productions with them, which turns out to be one of the best decisions I made this summer. By letting the people around me know what I’m interested in, they set me up with some incredible networking opportunities.  I got to speak with the Vice President of Development at Comedy Central, a position I didn’t know too much about at first, but I soon realized that’s exactly the career I could see myself in one day.

NY Scene 1- resizedBy talking with my supervisors, I also had the surreal opportunity of sitting in on a writer’s meeting at The Daily Show, which was undoubtedly the most hilarious, talent-filled room I have ever been in. I got to see every aspect of how the show is put together, from pitching, writing, and deliberating, to rehearsal, editing, and the live taping. I felt incredibly lucky that I got to experience this, even though it was outside of my job description. I couldn’t be more grateful for all the opportunities I had this summer, the people I got to work with, and the ways I was able to contribute to the company. For anyone thinking about moving to New York in the future, spending a summer there won’t let you see everything the city has to offer, but it certainly gives you a good picture—and I know I can’t wait to go back!

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Bridget Illing is a rising senior majoring in communication studies at Northwestern and interned at Viacom this summer.

Adventures of a Summer Intern: Exploring the world of videos, tapings, & networking!

In the past few weeks I’ve had some amazing opportunities to understand The Daily Show and Colbert Report outside of the specific function that my Digital Programming team plays. The most valuable experiences I’ve had were when I was able to talk with several people who work in other departments for the shows, including a writer for The Daily Show. I’ll get to that in a second, but the other awesome part of the past few weeks was being able to attend the tapings of each show. Colbert Ticket

Working for the websites of The Daily Show and Colbert Report requires me to watch so many video clips that I’m convinced I have the entire catalogues of each show memorized. While my eyes may get tired in front of a computer screen for so long, I haven’t gotten tired of listening to joke after brilliant joke. But nearly two months of video-watching was making me anxious for the day I would see the shows taped live—a truly different experience from watching on TV or online. To begin with, upon entering both studios, I quickly realized that part of the magic of television is that it makes everything look much bigger.Daily Show Set- Resized The actual sets where Jon Stewart (temporarily John Oliver) and Stephen Colbert reside are quite small and the audience is made up of maybe 150 people. While watching the shows live was kind of a surreal experience, attending the tapings certainly added some excitement and wonder that you don’t get from watching at home. The hosts of both shows take time before the tapings to answer some questions from the audience, thank everyone for coming, and are generally delightful, funny people. Plus, you get to see when they laugh and mess up a take, which is fun. Seeing the shows live was a ton of fun and made me appreciate just how much work goes into the show before it ends up with the Digital Media team.

When I wasn’t asking Stephen Colbert if he preferred New York or Chicago-style pizza (verdict: Chicago deep dish), I took some time to get to know people within and outside of my department. The first thing I figured out was that no one was going to impart any wisdom on me if I didn’t initiate an interaction. Although the idea of networking is intimidating to me, I tried to think of it as ‘casual conversations over coffee,’ and I’m so glad I pushed myself to seek out various people within Comedy CentralNo Graffiti I got a range of great advice, but what I took to heart most was a conversation I had with a Daily Show writer. She worked a variety of odd jobs that were only tangentially related to entertainment, and then worked at The Daily Show for several years as an assistant before even applying to be a writer. And even then she applied 3 times before she was accepted. While she admitted that it took a while to get where she wanted to be, she ended up with her dream job. Her main advice for any position in the entertainment industry was that eventually, a lot of people give up and move into other industries, but if you persevere, eventually you’ll move closer and closer to where you want to be. This certainly resonated with me and it’s something that I will try to remember as I move toward the end of my Northwestern career and into the real world.

Bridget Illing is a rising senior majoring in communication studies at Northwestern and is currently interning at Viacom.

Adventures of a Summer Intern: Stepping Out of My Bubble & Into Meetings

This summer I decided that as a life-long Chicagoan, it was time to step out of my geographic bubble and experience a new city for a summer internship. While a bit more difficult to apply and interview for internships in a city you don’t live in, I was elated when I was hired as an intern for Viacom, which owns several television stations, including MTV, Nickelodeon, VH1, Spike, and the network I’m working for: Comedy Central. Specifically, I am the Digital Programming intern for The Daily Show and The Colbert Report. To be honest, when I accepted the position, I really had no idea what ‘digital programming’ actually entailed, but I knew that the opportunity to work for one of the biggest companies in the television industry (and two of my favorite TV shows) was too amazing to pass up and would be invaluable for my future career plans.

photo (2)So I arrived on my first day, unsure of what to expect, and ready to learn a lot. I had assumed that Digital Programming would involve a lot of technical knowledge of websites and coding, but thankfully—because I have no knowledge of anything technical—the department I work for is focused on creating content for the websites of each show and running their social media pages. In just a few weeks at the internship, I have learned an immense amount about all that goes into creating a successful web presence for such widely viewed shows. Each website has their own team in charge of developing content, maintaining clips and full episode videos, and scheduling relevant, interesting, and funny posts for social media pages. Strategies are mapped out far in advance and an environment of collaboration is key to coming up with creative methods of driving traffic to the websites. It has been great to take this all in and very rewarding to see projects I work on go out to millions of people who visit the website and social media pages.

And since I do work at Comedy Central, my work day is rarely dull. I’ve been able to attend a Comedy Central stand up event in Central Park, helped throw a ‘Half Christmas’ party for the office,Half X-Mas Party 2 and spend a good deal of my work day laughing at whatever hilarious new promotion my coworkers have come up with. Because the people I work with are all so creative and fun, one of my favorite aspects of the internship is attending meetings. That may sound like an odd choice, but meetings are where I’ve been able to learn the most, get to know people outside my department, and contribute to a variety of great initiatives taking place within the network (plus they usually involve candy or high quantities of junk food). After figuring out that meetings—whether they involving my small team, the entire digital team, programming, advertising, ratings, etc.—are where a lot of the important decisions happen, I learned to take advantage of these opportunities.

Half X-Mas Party 1I started at first by just taking a seat at the table. In larger meetings, not everyone can fit at the conference table and a few people sit around the sides of the room. And I noticed that in those meetings several of the other interns would move the edges of the room, even when seats were open at the table. But I decided that there was no reason not to sit at the table and be a part of these meetings. By taking this simple step I found myself able to easily contribute to the meeting, introduce myself to people I sit next to, and generally feel like I’m a part of the company, despite this being a temporary internship. Going into my senior year, I’m realizing more and more how imperative internship experiences are and it has been my main priority to take advantage of every opportunity available to me, even if it’s just as simple as participating in a meeting. I’ve had so many incredible and educational experiences in just a few weeks here, I can’t even imagine what’s in store for the rest of my summer!

Bridget Illing is a rising senior majoring in communication studies at Northwestern and is currently interning at Viacom.