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  • Fall 2014 UIC Heritage Garden Internship, Apply by 9/1

    The UIC Heritage Garden Student Group is currently seeking Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior undergraduate students for the 2014 Fall Internship. The UIC Heritage Garden operates under the six Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change (CCUSC) and with funding from the Green Fee. The goal of the UIC Heritage Garden is, “to create an educational space to address quality of life that benefits both diverse people and nature.” Interns will assist with a variety of projects to support our educational goals. We are seeking responsible and committed students with excellent oral and written skills and with the ability to work and think creatively. Students with experience in the following areas will be highly considered: program development, communications/marketing, community outreach, research, and a love for gardening.

    Interns will be paid a $770 stipend.


    • Interns must be available to work 7 hours a week, Monday through Friday beginning September 8 through November 21. Interns will be required to attend mandatory weekly meetings on Mondays from 3pm-5pm. If you cannot work during this time schedule or the full 11 weeks, then you will be ineligible for the internship.
    • Interns must participate in ALL the activities outlined in the program syllabus, including getting “down and dirty” to work in the garden.
    • Interns must have good academic standing, including a GPA of a least 3.0.

    Applications for the 2014 Fall Internships are due September 1st by 5pm. You need to turn in an electronic copy of your application  and resume in PDF format to heritagegarden.uic@gmail.com. If you have any questions about the internship and/or application, feel free to email us at heritagegarden.uic@gmail.com.For more information about the Heritage Garden visit our website uicheritagegarden.org.

  • Student PIRG Campus Internships: New Voters Project

    Someone once said that America has more problems than we should tolerate and more solutions than we use.

    That’s an especially big challenge to college students and recent graduates: After all, we’re the generation that will inherit America’s problems.

    We need take on these problems together. That’s why the Student PIRGs recruit and train students to take on these and other pressing social problems outside the classroom.

    As a campus intern with the Student PIRGs, you can:

    •    Make sure our voices our heard on Election Day.
    •    Fight global warming by convincing the EPA to enforce new clean air standards for power plants.
    •    Take on the publishing industry to stop textbook ripoffs.
    •    Learn how to build and lead teams of volunteers, organize events on campus, and work with the media.

    Check out the Illinois PIRG website for more information and to apply online.

  • UIC AANAPISI Fall 2014 Outreach Internship, Apply by Fri. 9/5

    The UIC AANAPISI (Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions) Initiative seeks 2 paid Outreach Interns for Fall 2014.

    The AANAPISI program is fully funded by the U.S. Department of Education and aims to support recruitment, retention, and graduation of Asian American and Pacific Islander students at UIC. The intern will help to support the grant’s outreach initiatives, which includes: aiding with AANAPISI events; increasing awareness of AANAPISI programs; and assisting with the demographic survey outreach.

    Position Available:                Undergraduate Outreach Intern

    Hours/Week:                         5-10 hours/week

    Period of Appointment:         Fall 2014


    1. Raising awareness of AANAPISI events and activities on campus
    2. Providing outreach assistance to AANAPISI staff and personnel


    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Applicants must be well-organized, resourceful, and energetic
    • Previous experience in working with campus organizations is a plus
    • Some evening hours may be required

    Compensation:                      $10/hour

    TO APPLY:   Email cover letter and resume outlining your interest and qualifications to JLee369@uic.edu by September 5, 2014.

    AANAPISI Educational Employment Grant

    This position is part of the AANAPISI Educational Employment Grant program offered by the UIC AANAPISI Initiative, Student Employment, and the Career Services Office.  Concurrent to their employment, student employees, along with their supervisors, will engage in a guided career development framework aimed at building lifelong career skills to support lifelong professional success. The UIC AANAPISI Initiative is fully funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISI) Program.*

    Eligibility: Due to the federal funding restrictions for the UIC AANAPISI Initiative, student employees must be non-international undergraduate UIC students who are enrolled (part-time or full-time) during the academic year. In the summer, students do not have to be enrolled as long as they were enrolled in spring and will be enrolled in the fall. While students who have Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) (http://www.uic.edu/depts/oaa/diversity/sdsb.html) are eligible for student employment at UIC, we regret that DACA students are not eligible for employment in this program.

  • African-American Cultural Center Fall 2014 Internship, Applications Due Mon. 9/15

    The African-American Cultural Center at UIC is seeking interns for the fall of 2014 to assist with a variety of projects that support our mission and goals. We are seeking students with sophomore or higher standing with a strong academic record and the ability to work independently and as a member of a team.  Interns should have a strong social justice orientation and an interest in African-American or African-Diaspora culture.  Internships are for a minimum of 10 hours per week, for the duration of the fall 2014 semester.  This is an unpaid internship that may be eligible for Honors Activity credit or credit through your department or college.  

    To learn more, please see the attached file and application.  Applications are due Monday 9/15, 2014.  Contact 312-996-9549 with questions.

  • UIC Bike Planning Internship, Apply by Fri. 9/19

    Undergraduate Internship: UIC Bike Planning
    UIC Office of Sustainability

    Aim of Internship:
    Familiarize students interested in urban sustainability, bicycle transportation planning, or urban planning generally with the components of university bicycle planning. Objective of internship is to build on existing bike planning at UIC.

    Review of selected peer university bike plans to inform UIC‐appropriate sections.
    Plan should be consistent with UIC Climate Action Plan and Master Planning, and
    existing plans. Sections could include:

    • Vision, goals and objectives
    • Infrastructure overview and parking expansion plan for West Side
    • Educational events
    • Strategic partnerships
    • Bicycle Friendly University recommendations

    Required Skills:

    • Interest in and knowledge of bicycle issues
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Adobe Suite – Illustrator/InDesign
    • Photoshop
    • Good organizational skills
    • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

    Please fill out application (pg. 2) and return to Kate Yoshida at kyoshi3@uic.edu by Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Minimum 45 hours per semester. Can be used as independent study if appropriate. This is an unpaid internship.

  • Spring 2015 Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Apply by 10/7

  • Sustainability Internship Program

    The Sustainability Internship Program (SIP) is an initiative through the Office of Sustainability that offers hands-on learning experiences for undergraduates that advance the overall mission of greater social, economic and environmental sustainability in the campus community. This unique program provides an intellectual framework for students to apply classroom learning to project based engagement. This summer we piloted our first 10 week program.  We will be running the SIP program again in the spring and summer 2015 terms.

    They will be opening their application process very soon.  For more information:


  • Spring 2015 Internships with Senator Durbin’s Chicago Office, Apply by 11/6

    Senator Durbin’s Chicago office assists constituents in matters dealing with federal services and provides outreach to constituent interest groups on behalf of the Senator.  The goal of the internship program is to provide students the opportunity to understand and get involved with all aspects of the operation at the office, including scheduling, constituent services, and press.

    The Spring Session starts January 5th 2015! Applicants should send their completed internship application form, cover letter and resume, and a professional or academic reference to the attention of Alicia Johnson.  Applicants are encouraged to send their materials as soon as possible via fax to (312) 353-0150.  To obtain a copy of the Application and for more information, please visit the website: http://durbin.senate.gov.

    The deadline to apply is November 6.  Any questions regarding the application process or the program should be directed to Alicia Johnson at (312) 353-4952.

  • Chicago Mayor's Office of Press and Communications Internships, Rolling Deadline

    The Office of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is offering volunteer, unpaid internships in the Mayor's Office of Press and Communications.

    DESCRIPTION: Intern will assist with tasks like transcription and media monitoring, handling special projects as needed, and providing administrative assistance. Interns may also take on special projects according to their interests and the needs of the team. The Mayor’s Office seeks a candidate with an interest in urban issues and with strong writing skills. Interns will learn about the operations of a top-tier communications & press organization and should ideally be available to work part-time (at least 25 hours a week).

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Must be a current college or city college student in good academic standing, enrolled in an accredited two or four year college or university. Must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 grading scale or a 3.5 on a 5.0 grading scale.

    PREFERENCE: Students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale will be given preference. Candidates should be able to work in a fast-paced environment.

    NOTE: All projects assigned are confidential with time-sensitive deadlines.

    1. Cover Letter (noting “Mayor’s Office of Press and Communications Internship”)
    2. Official/Unofficial Transcript
    3. Enrollment Verification from school currently attending
    4. Resume
    5. Writing Sample
    These are temporary positions.

    SALARY: This is an UNPAID internship.

    CLOSING DATE: This position is open and accepting applications until further notice.

    INSTRUCTION: Interested candidates should send as a packet the following: Cover Letter (noting “Mayor’s Office of Press and Communications Volunteer Internship”), Official/Unofficial Transcript and Enrollment Verification from school currently attending, Resume and Writing Sample to:

    Kathryn O’Connell
    Office of the Mayor
    City Hall
    121 North LaSalle Street
    Room 406
    Chicago, IL 60602

    The City of Chicago is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    If you are a person with disability and require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application process, please contact the City of Chicago, Department of Human Resources at 312 744-4976 (voice) or 312 744-5035 (TTY). You may be required to provide information to support your reasonable accommodation request.

    Students who are Deferred Action Recipients are eligible to apply for volunteer and internship opportunities. You must provide your Employment Authorization Document at the time of hire. In addition, if you are selected for a paid internship, you must also have a social security card. If you do not have a social security card, you can obtain one by following the
    instructions on this link: http://www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs/deferred_action.pdf.



  • UIC News Internships, Apply by 11/20

    UIC News seeks two interns to add a student voice to the newspaper in the spring semester. It's a great opportunity to gain experience writing for print and online, including news and feature writing. Applicants should have an interest in journalism. Interns must enroll in an internship course (in the English department or LAS) for elective credit. Email résumé and two writing samples by Nov. 20 to christyb@uic.edu

  • Webinar about Internship Opportunities in Germany, Fri. 11/14

    DAAD Webinar: Internship Opportunities with DAAD, UAS7 & Cultural Vistas

    Internships are essential to gain relevant work and research experience. Gaining that work experience in an international setting allows students to add another language to their resume and it encourages growth beyond the working environment. 
    In this webinar, DAAD joins forces with UAS7 and Cultural Vistas to talk about internship opportunities in Germany. The presenters introduce their internships and speak about the application process. This webinar offers information on internships for all fields and for students with various levels of German, including no prior German knowledge. All presenters will be available for questions during and after the webinar. 

    Register for free at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/100000000064226834 

    Fri, Nov 14, 2014 11 AM - 12 PM CST
    Watch with a group from the Department of Germanic Studies in room 1501 University Hall.  (Note the location change from 304 Grant Hall!)
    We will project it on the big screen, but participants who register in advance will also be able to log in at individual terminals for interactive elements.  Those who have registered individually and want to do the interactive elements directly should bring their own WIFI enabled devices along.

    Unable to attend in Grant Hall?  Register to watch on your own!

  • 2015 Steiner Summer Yiddish Program, Apply by 2/10

    The Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts, is now accepting applications for two education programs for college students and recent graduates: the 2015 Steiner Summer Yiddish Program and the 2015-16 Yiddish Book Center Fellowship Program. 
    The Steiner Summer Yiddish Program is an intensive seven-week course in Yiddish language and culture for college students. The program offers a beginner track for students with no previous Yiddish experience and an intermediate track for those who have completed one year of Yiddish. In addition to their classes, students take part in cultural and social activities at the Center. Students live and eat at the adjacent Hampshire College campus.
    All Steiner students receive full-tuition scholarships. Intermediate students also receive free housing and a $1,000 stipend in exchange for working on ongoing projects at the Center. All participants are eligible to receive college credits through the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
    The 2015 Steiner Summer Yiddish Program will run from June 7 to July 24. Applications are due by February 10. For more information, visit yiddishbookcenter.org/Steiner-summer-program.
    The Yiddish Book Center Fellowship Program offers recent college graduates with intermediate or advanced Yiddish skills an opportunity to develop professional experience while working as full-time members of the Center's staff. 
    Fellows serve as teaching assistants for college-level Yiddish classes, conduct interviews for the Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, develop educational and exhibit materials, assist with translation or online accessibility initiatives, and do bibliographic work with the Center’s collection of books. With the support of mentors, Fellows also apply their ingenuity and personal expertise to the creation of new projects.
    Fellows receive a $28,000 stipend and health insurance. The next Fellowship Program runs from September of 2015 to August of 2016. Applications are due by January 5. For more information, visit yiddishbookcenter.org/fellowship-program.
  • Paid internship in illustration and journalism, Spring 2015, Apply by 12/1

    The Illustrated Press is looking to hire a young illustrator and we need your help! We’ll be partnering with the Illinois Humanities Council and the Community Media Workshop for an upcoming project and we’ve got a slot open for a motivated young artist interested in illustration and media. Our ideal candidate will have a strong leaning toward art and newswriting with a passion for illustration.

    This is both a paid and educational position. Our intern will have the opportunity to work one-on-one with professional journalists and illustrators to create a well-reported, engaging, relevant piece of illustrated journalism for “Reporting Back: New Perspectives from Communities.”

    This will be an exciting learning experience with a highly visible final project. We’ll encourage our young artist to pursue a story thread that interests him or her, according to project guidelines. Our candidate will help to write, research, report, and illustrate the story, with the guidance of Illustrated Press mentors.

    We’d love to reach as many South and West side teens and young adults as possible, so, if you fit this description or know someone who does please feel free shoot us an email and/or forward this email along.

    Duties Include:

    • Working with Illustrated Press staff to conceptualize a theme related to an issue of importance to communities on the South and West sides of Chicago (see “The Project”).
    • Reporting the story with guidance from Illustrated Press staff (including interviews, photos and writing).
    • Illustrating the final product with guidance from Illustrated Press staff.

    The Fine Print:

    • The application is open to all ages, genders and skill levels; however an emphasis will be placed on young men and women ages 16-25 with a passion for illustration, civic engagement and diversity in media.
    • Our community participant will be paid $500/month for three months, beginning in January and culminating in the IHC/CMW presentation in March/April.
    • Time commitment: 5-8 hours/week for 3 months (specific times flexible; to be coordinated between media mentor and community participant)
    • Applicants: please send 2-3 illustration samples along with your name, age, school affiliation, neighborhood of residence and a description about why you’d like to be involved in the project to illuspress@gmail.com by Dec. 1.

    The Project:

    “The Illinois Humanities Council seeks an engaged Chicago resident for its upcoming project,Reporting Back: New Perspectives from Communities. As a member of a two-person media-citizen team, the community participant will collaborate closely with a media mentor to co-research, co-report and co-write an enterprise story broadly related to gun violence in Chicago and its representation in the media. Successful projects will highlight alternative or underrepresented perspectives on communities frequently associated with gun violence in Chicago, aiming to shift media narratives and improve the quality of discourse around the issue.

    Projects may address topics including but not limited to: reality vs. media representations of life in a violence-affected neighborhood; social, political and economic factors in gun violence not adequately analyzed in media; solutions-based community initiatives and their impact; or other topics according to team interests.”

    Learn more at: http://illuspress.com/2014/10/21/were-hiring-an-intern/ 

  • UIC Office of Sustainability Internship Program (Spring or Summer), Early Application Deadline Sat. 11/15

    The Office of Sustainability’s Internship Program (SIP) is still accepting applications from UIC students and the deadline has been extended until Sunday, November 30th at midnight.  

    We are seeking undergraduate interns for positions across several UIC departments including the Center for Literacy, Children’s Center, Dining Services, The Energy Initiative, EnterpriseWorks Chicago, Great Cities Institute, Office for Capital Programs, and the Office of Sustainability. Furthermore, there is a potential new internship available, conditional upon external funding.  

    Undergraduate students from all majors are welcome to apply!

    Positions are for 10 hours a week during the spring semester. Furthermore, interns will also attend weekly seminars or field outings on a range of educational and skill building topics including energy issues, cultural sustainability issues, institutional challenges and change management, campus structure and administration, campus sustainability, and job readiness.  

    More information can be found here.  Questions? Email Elizabeth Schmidt, GA, Office of Sustainability: eschmi21@uic.edu 

  • Carnegie Endowment Junior Fellows Program – research in international affairs, Apply by 12/4

    UIC Campus Deadline for Carnegie Endowment Junior Fellows Program - *UIC STUDENTS APPLY THROUGH OSSP ONLY* international affairs, one year research fellowship in Washington, DC at the Carnegie Endowment - Deadline: December 4 - website: http://www.uic.edu/depts/oaa/ssp/carnegie.htm  

    Are you interested in foreign affairs? International relations? Contact OSSP.

  • Kartemquin Internships in filmmaking and media arts, Apply by 12/19

    Kartemquin has two great opportunities for students and alum, our Internship and Diverse Voices in Documentary fellowship, with deadlines coming up in December.

    Kartemquin Internship (with stipend)

    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.

    Internship duties comprise a healthy mix of office administration, business and finance administration, and assistance with current documentary projects.  Project assistance takes many forms and can include: production work; post-production work; project management; project research; grant research/applications; and film festival submissions.

    Autumn and spring term internships are part-time and run approximately 16-18 weeks. Summer internships are also part-time, unpaid and run about 9 weeks. Interns are offered a $500 stipend to coverinternship expenses. 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).

    To apply please submit the following to be considered for an internship:

    • Completed application form (download as a Microsoft Word document).  
    • Cover letter.
    • Resume.
    • Contact details for one reference (we will give you prior notice before contacting them).

    Email completed applications to: Beckie Stocchetti at beckie@kartemquin.com 

    Diverse Voices in Documentary: 

    Applications are now being accepted for the DVID 2015 program! Apply at kartemquin.comdiversevoices before December 19th! 

    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.

    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.

    Applicants should be filmmakers who have played a principal role in a completed production (producer, writer, director, editor, etc.) and have experience or work history that demonstrated their commitment to social issue documentary. We will facilitate continued engagement throughout the six-month workshop program, and connect you to an expert community, new collaborators, and a wider network of funders and distributors. The program will culminate in exposure through a final public exhibition.

    For more information on the program please email Beckie Stocchetti (beckie@kartemquin.com), Kartemquin Community Engagement Manager or visit kartemquin.com/diversevoices

  • Changing Children’s World Foundation Education and Social Media Internships, Apply by 12/29

    Attached are two internships for the Changing Children's Worlds Foundation <http://www.changingchildrensworlds.org/> for the Spring 2015 semester.

        - Education/ICDP Internship

        - Social Media and Tech Support Internship

    Deadline to apply is December 29th.


    "Since its inception in 2012, Changing Children's Worlds Foundation has hosted numerous interns at the undergraduate and graduate level. These students invest their time and talent into CCWF research, programs, projects, communications, fundraising, and social media. Various backgrounds include law, social work, psychology, communications, and business among other professional discplines. These vibrant students significantly contribute to the cause of child rights protection while learning about the international field at both the global and domestic levels based on the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

    As the internship progresses and interns engage with CCWF internship projects, social media, and reading, they become familiar with the academic and practical pursuits of international child rights protection including the economic, political, cultural and societal contexts in which CCWF and all child rights organizations operate. Interns also play a significant role in increasing social awareness of child rights issues through the social media avenues of Facebook and the CCWF website, where they actively discuss current global and domestic child rights' issues, and share activity and learning."

  • Political Fundraising Internship with KJD Strategies

    KJD Strategies is looking for a highly motivated intern to support the political fundraising team.  You will report directly to our senior staff on projects that will prepare you for a future in fundraising on the City, State or Federal campaign trail.

    The ideal candidate is a bright, hard-working individual who enjoys researchbased projects and is extremely detail oriented. Proficiency in Excel is a plus but not required.

    You will be primarily responsible for a research portfolio of individual donors and donor groups, and preparing briefing documents that will go directly to our clients. Though your primary focus will be on research, additional tasks may include direct donor outreach, managing large mailings, and staffing fundraising events. Your willingness to roll up your sleeves, work across multiple platforms, and keep up-to-speed with multiple projects is important.

    KJD Strategies is a boutique consulting firm with a wide variety of Democratic clients from the Illinois state legislature and Chicago City Council. We execute aggressive fundraising plans that require creative thinking, hard work, and discipline. Because we are a small office, our interns are an integral part of our day-to-day operation. Our office is located in the Loop, easily accessible by public transportation. We work in a fast-paced, results-driven, but generally informal environment.

    This is an un-paid internship. Hours and days are flexible, and we are happy to work with you to earn college credit if applicable. 

    Please respond by email to Robyn Montes at robyn@kjdstrategies.com with your resume and short cover letter. Please specify why you are interested in learning the world of political fundraising. No phone calls.

  • 2015-16 Journalism Internship with NPR and the Washington Post, Apply by April 30

    In memory of Stone and Holt Weeks, following their tragic deaths in 2009, NPR and The Washington Post have partnered to give a promising individual the opportunity to launch a career in journalism. This fellowship consists of two sessions, 12 weeks at The Washington Post and 12 weeks at NPR, with training in reporting for print, radio and the web.

    The Fellowship is both educational and experiential. At NPR, the Fellow is trained in radio and digital production and report on the National, Washington or Business desk. The Washington Post session gives Fellow experience with publishing original stories and other news content. At both organizations, the Fellow has individual sessions with leading journalists and receive guidance on the most important skills of the trade.

    The Stone and Holt Weeks Fellow learns about the role of journalism in "making the world a better place." This Fellowship offers a broad exposure to the relationship between journalism and public education, citizenship, social change and democracy, and will learn that a major aim of journalism, as expressed a century ago by author Finley Peter Dunne, is "to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable."

    Candidate Qualifications
    Anyone who will have received a bachelor's degree by July 15 is eligible to apply for the Fellowship. Individuals with additional education and experience are welcome to apply. While a demonstrated appetite for journalism is desired, there is no specific requirement for a journalism degree or experience as a journalist.

    Application Process
    Applications must be postmarked by April 30. Finalists will be notified in early June and invited to travel to Washington, D.C., for an interview with the fellowship committee. Travel costs for the interview will be paid by NPR and The Washington Post. The selected candidate will be notified by the end of June and asked to confirm his or her commitment early in July. The fellowship begins after Labor Day.

    Learn more and apply at http://www.npr.org/about-npr/183909003/stone-and-holt-weeks-fellowship-details-and-application

  • University of Illinois Federal Relations Spring Internship in Washington, D.C.

    The University of Illinois' federal relations team is pleased to announce that we are seeking spring interns for our Washington, DC office.

    In this role, interns will be responsible for monitoring, researching, and analyzing federal issues and legislation that impact the university, actively updating our website and social media networks, and providing administrative support. Additional tasks will include drafting correspondence and attending Capitol Hill and higher education association briefings.

    Applicants should possess strong written communication skills, be a team player, and be able to work in a fast-paced environment. Since interns will interact with university faculty and leaders, this position requires exceptional interpersonal skills. Interns will gain valuable, hands-on workplace experience and participate in unique professional development opportunities.

    Our office is conveniently located near Union Station, and just a 5-10 minute walk from Congressional offices. The internship is open to both students and recent graduates.

    In order to see if you can receive academic credit for the internship, we suggest that you contact your college advisor. To learn more about our office, you can visit www.ogr.uillinois.edu/federal_relations. To apply, please send your cover letter, resume, and references to Melissa Haas at mshaas@uillinois.edu.

  • 2015-16 Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowships Program @ Congressional Hunger Center, Apply by Jan. 6

    The Congressional Hunger Center (CHC) is excited to offer a unique opportunity to be actively involved in the movement to end hunger and poverty. Our national initiative, the Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program, trains, inspires and sustains a tight-knit community of emerging leaders committed to social justice. The program provides Fellows with an opportunity to gain practical experience fighting hunger and poverty, work with community-based and national leaders, deepen their analysis around poverty and develop leadership skills.  The application deadline for the 2015– 2016 program is January 6, 2015.  If you have questions, please email fellows@hungercenter.org or call 202-547-7022 x 29. 

  • Global Site Plans Internships, Apply by 1/16

    Global Site Plans, branding for environmental design, specializes inwebsite design, internet marketing, social media, branding, and content services tailored to the unique qualities of architecture, engineering, environmental non-profits, landscape architecture, and urban planning companies.  Internships are offered in the areas listed below. Applications close on Friday, January 16, 2015 and all internship opportunities can be found at the following site: http://www.globalsiteplans.com/internship. Should you have any questions, contact hireme@globalsiteplans.com.


    Arabic Language Translator & Content Coordinator
    Architecture Blogger
    Assistant Editor
    Business Development
    Chinese Language Translator & Content Coordinator
    Environmental Design Blogger
    French Language Translator & Content Coordinator
    German Language Translator & Content Coordinator
    Graphic Design
    Greek Language Translator & Content Coordinator
    Guest Blogger Editor
    Infographics and Data Visualization Designer
    Japanese Language Translator & Content Coordinator
    Landscape Architecture Blogger
    Local Marketing Specialist & Editor
    Portuguese Language Translator & Content Coordinator
    Program Support (Human Resources)
    Russian Language Translator & Content Coordinator
    Senior Editor
    Social Media Coordinator
    Spanish Language Translator & Content Coordinator
    Structural/Civil Engineering Blogger
    Turkish Language Translator & Content Coordinator
    Urban Planning Blogger

  • Undergraduate Sustainability Internship: Smart Grid, Apply by 1/9

    The Office of Sustainability has partnered with the African American Cultural Center and community non-profits to apply culturally specific approaches to environmental sustainability generally, and energy efficiency/smart grid specifically.  We are seeking up to eight (8) interns for an externally funded project. The interns will work under the direction of the Office of Sustainability Associate Chancellor for Sustainability. Interns will either be assigned to a community partner or to work on with the UIC campus community to educate and engage them in learning about energy efficiency and smart grid and how it benefits them. This internship is available for spring (unpaid) and summer and early fall (paid).

    Duties Include:

    • Attend weekly one-hour seminars during spring and summer as part of the Sustainability Internship program
    • Participate in community partner trainings on smart grid and ethnographic approaches needed to work in culturally specific contexts
    • Help partner organization to implement education program about the smart grid using the knowledge and skills gained through the training and seminars.


    Ideal Candidate will have:

    • Interest in energy efficiency and sustainability generally
    • Interest in working closely with an off campus community partner
    • Knowledge of or willingness to learn smart grid technical information
    • Ability to travel off campus within the city of Chicago
    • Experience with outreach as it pertains to face to face communication

    This position offers up to 8-10 hrs./week spring and up to 15-20 hours/week in summer.  Hourly pay during summer and early fall is $8.77/hour. Arrangement for credit during Spring 2014 semester may be possible within student’s department or college.

    Learn more at: https://sustainability.uic.edu/jobs/sustainability-internship-program-2/smart-grid/.  

    Please complete the application form at https://sustainability.uic.edu/jobs/sustainability-internship-program-2/#HowtoApply. Once completed, please send resume and cover letter to Elizabeth Schmidt: eschmi21@uic.edu by January 9, 2015.

  • Reproductive Rights Activist Service Corps (RRASC) Summer Internship, Apply by Thurs. 1/15

    The Reproductive Rights Activist Service Corps is a paid summer internship program that places undergraduate students from around the country at reproductive rights and social justice organizations for ten-week summer internships.

    The RRASC program defines reproductive rights broadly to include movements advocating for human rights, economic justice, racial equality, queer rights, immigrants' rights, access to health services, and youth empowerment among others.  Our partner organizations span the country and work with and for various communities.  Since our program started in 1999, CLPP has placed over 350 interns at more than 100 organizations. 

    RRASC internships are substantive with interns participating in organizing, advocacy, direct service, community health, education, research, public policy and more.  All interns receive a $3,300 stipend and complete an intensive internship training at the annual CLPP conference.

    Read more about RRASC, confirm your eligibility, read about the work of former RRASC interns, browse our host organizations, or apply to the 2015 program.  Applications are due January 15.

  • Commercial Urban Farm Intern

    Metropolitan Farms is a startup company building a commercial urban farm on Chicago's west side. We will grow fresh fish and produce year round in a large aquaponic system within a controlled environment greenhouse. Aquaponics links aquaculture and hydroponic growing methods in a recirculating system. We seek interns to aid in completion of the farm as well as starting operations. Interns will work with advanced agricultural technologies, plant and harvest crops, and develop entrepreneurial business skills. Interns will experience the advent of a disruptive agricultural business model through the largest farm facility of its kind in the city.


    Please see attached flyers for complete position description and application information.  Contact Stephanie O’Leary at soleary@uic.edu with questions.

  • Internship and Full-Time Positions Available at Grant Thornton

    Grant Thornton, LLP, is a global organization based in Chicago that provides services such as tax preparation, consulting, and IT solutions to companies and other organizations.  Grant Thornton currently has openings for an undergraduate intern and a recent graduate full-time associate.  General information about both positions is below, and complete position descriptions are available in the files attached below..

    Business Advisory Services – Technology Solutions Associate

    • Accounting, Business, Finance, Information Systems, Mathematics, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science majors
    • Chicago, IL
    • Positions to start June 2015
    • See complete position description attached below.
    • To apply:  Visit grantthornton.com/campuscareers and apply to requisition ID #028094, and email your resume to Ali Schaffeld, University Recruiting Associate, at ali.schaffeld@us.gt.com

    Global Mobility Services Intern

    • Accounting or Finance majors
    • Chicago, IL
    • Immediate need - Position to start as soon as possible in January
    • Looking for a FT intern (40 hrs/week) but may be open to a PT schedule
    • Recent grad or graduating in 2015
    • See complete position description and application instructions attached below, and email your resume to Ali Schaffeld, University Recruiting Associate, at schaffeld@us.gt.com
  • Cancer Research Program at St. Jude Children's Hospital for Summer 2015, Rolling Applications until Feb. 1

    The program offers a unique opportunity for students preparing for careers in the biomedical sciences, medicine, and pharmacy to gain biomedical and oncology research experience. Students participate in basic or clinical oncology research, research and clinical conferences, and a core lecture series designed specifically for them. All participants make a PowerPoint presentation on their research project and submit a report on their research project written in the style of a journal in which their faculty mentor publishes.  

    A primary goal of the POE program is to encourage students to pursue a career in cancer research. Thus, we are particularly interested in highly qualified students with a serious career interest in cancer research, either as a clinical scientist or laboratory-based research scientist.


    Prior research experience is required for all applicants.
     The POE 2014 class average undergraduate GPA was 3.80. In 2014, 51 students from 39 schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia were selected from 500 applicants. POEs must be United States citizens, non-citizen nationals, or possess a visa permitting permanent residence in the United States (required by the funding agency). All must have completed at least their college sophomore year by the time they participate. The minimum  requirement is 11 weeks during Summer 2015.  All POE applicants must have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.40 (on a 4.0 scale) in math and science (biology,  chemistry, and physics) and at least a 3.40 overall. The remuneration is $4,000. Fully furnished group housing adjacent to our campus is provided at no cost for non- local participants.
    The POE home page <http://www.stjude.org/poe> contains links to the program application. The deadline for receipt of all 2015 application materials is February 1, 2015. Early application is highly recommended, since we make some early placements.  Letters of recommendation sent as PDF attachments to email are requested. Members of under-represented ethnic minority groups and women are particularly encouraged to apply, since one of our major long-term program goals is to increase the diversity of persons engaged in oncology research and practice. Our NIH/NCI-funded (2 P30CA021765-34S1) Continuing Umbrella of Research Experiences (CURE) grant provides remuneration for additional undergraduate under-represented minority POE Program participants.
    Contact Dr. Suzanne Gronemeyer at suzanne.gronemeyer@stjude.org with questions.
  • Judicial Externship Opportunity, Apply by Sat. 1/31

    Undergraduate Judicial Externship - Cook County Circuit Court, Mortgage Foreclosure Division

    Student externs in the Cook County Circuit Court, Mortgage Foreclosure Division are an essential part of keeping the Court system functioning smoothly. The primary responsibility of our externs is to assist the Court by reading and reviewing motion packets and other documents which are submitted to the Court to be heard by the Judge. Students will be trained by the Judge’s Law Clerk, and their work will be reviewed personally by the Judge and used on a regular basis during Court proceedings.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    - Senior and junior level pre-law students.

    - At least a 3.7 G.P.A.

    -Students will be given preference by seniority and academic credentials

    Basic Skills and Abilities Required:

    -Students must have a strong work ethic, integrity, and professionalism

    - Students must be able to handle and review a large volume of documents while paying attention to detail


    This position is unpaid. This position may be used for school credit, if applicable, under University rules.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    Under the direction of the Law Clerk, the student extern will be required to conduct various tasks, which may include, but is not limited to:

    (1) reviewing mortgage foreclosure default judgment packets;

    (2) reviewing motions to confirm judicial sale;

    (3) assisting to organize the court call and manage the court’s docket;

    (4) conduct background, topical research.

    All hours must be completed at the Richard J. Daley Center at 50 W. Washington, Chicago, IL. Student externs will have opportunities to observe court proceedings, and will have direct feedback on their work from the Judge and his Law Clerk. 

    Any extern with the court will be subject to a background check by Cook County prior to beginning the position.

    The deadline to apply for this opportunity is January 31st.  To apply, please send a resume and letter of interest to Joseph Resowski, Law Clerk for Judge Senechalle, at jresowski@gmail.com

  • Cook County Public Defender’s Office Internships Available for Spring 2015

    The Cook County Public Defender’s Office is recruiting interns for the Spring semester.  Ideally, and for the sake of continuity, they would like interns who would be able to commit to two semesters.

    Below, in brief, highlights both the skillset required of the interns and a general overview of duties.

    The specific work is "sentencing mitigation."  In short, the attorneys and interns make the effort to convince judges and/or the State to sentence clients to non-prison terms (specifically, probation–which is rare), or to prison terms which are close to the statutory minimum. 

    This is done via "telling the client's story," usually in the form of a written report.   Obviously, this entails getting to know that client, members of her/his support system, and the issues that beset the client.  Accordingly, they require interns with sound interviewing and people skills, a willingness to visit the clients' supporters in neighborhoods from where their clients hail, and it is imperative that the interns are able to write reasonably well.  The vast majority of their clients are confined at the Cook County Jail.  Thus, the interns must be willing to meet with those clients, one-on-one.  

    The interns they have selected in the past have had previous direct experience with their type of client base which is made up of a large percentage of indigent individuals. 

    The work of "doing mitigation" is not for everyone.  It can be emotionally-taxing and unsettling. “Mitigation” often involves working with clients who have been convicted of crimes that may be at odds with your own moral compass.  Interns interested in these positions would have to be willing to put their own personal concerns aside to work with assigned clients. 

    Interested students are encouraged to contact Alvin Hill, Public Defender, Cook County Public Defender’s Office via email at alvin.hill@cookcountyil.gov

  • RISEUP: Summer Research Internships related to Environmental Sustainability, Apply by Feb. 1

    We would like to extend an invitation to motivated students like you who are seeking a way to get paid to explore their passion for environmental sustainability by participating in the 2015 RISEUP summer internship program.

    Research Internships for a Sustainable Environment with Undergraduate Participation, or RISEUP, is a 12-week paid summer internship program sponsored by Wayne State University's Center for Peace and Conflict Studies. The program is dedicated to empowering creative thinkers with the tools and methods through which to impact tomorrow's environment. Our hands-on, mentored research projects offer the chance for qualified undergraduate students to study multiple-stakeholder environmental issues in the Lake St. Clair-Detroit-River-Lake Erie corridor.  

    RISEUP Interns will receive:
    1) personalized professional mentorship
    2) $4,000 stipend
    3) online publication of their results
    4) chance to compete for a prize by presenting their research at an undergraduate research symposium

    The RISEUP summer internship program is now accepting applications for the 2015 program and we are hoping to reach passionate students - like yours - from all areas of study who are looking for the chance to grow their dreams into the reality of the future. Students majoring in all areas of the creative arts, physical sciences, and social science are encouraged to apply.

    Application deadline for the summer 2015 program is February 1st, 2015.  Additional program details, as well as a flyer and application, can be found at riseup.med.wayne.edu. For more information, please contact riseup@wayne.edu.

  • William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India, Apply by Sun. 2/1

    William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India -- aims to help shape the next generation of leaders committed to impactful change while also strengthening civil society to be more efficient and effective. The 10-month fellowship pairs a select number of highly skilled young professionals with leading NGOs and social enterprises in India in order to accelerate impact and create effective projects that are replicable, scalable, and sustainable. Deadline: February 1 . Website: http://aif.org/investment-area/leadership 

  • Apply to be a Summer Orientation Leader by Wed. 1/28

    Did you miss the first application deadline? No worries!

    Student Orientation Leader Applications Now Available - Deadline 1/28/2015 at 5:00 pm

    Interested in developing valuable leadership experiences, gaining network opportunities, and welcoming new UIC students and families? If so, apply to become a Student Orientation Leader today!

    Applications are available online via orientation.uic.edu. Deadline to apply is Wednesday, January 28th at 5:00 pm

    If you have any questions regarding the application process, email Jodi Stelley at jstelley@uic.edu or (312) 996-0228.

  • Spring Internship and Part-Time Job Fair, Thurs. 1/29

    Thursday, January 29, 2015
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    UIC Student Center East, Illinois Room
    750 South Halsted in Chicago

    Off-campus employers will be recruiting for part-time and internship positions, and some will also be recruiting for full-time positions. Dress professionally and bring plenty of resumes.

    Open to UIC students only with valid I-Card.

    For a full list of employers you may go to: http://www.uic.edu/depts/st_empl/internship_part-time.shtml

    Last-minute questions before the Job Fair?  The Office of Career Services will have All-Day Walk-In Hours the day before the Job Fair: Wed. 1/28 from 10am - 4pm, located in SSB.  

  • Project Imhotep Summer Program: Increasing Diversity in the Public Health Workforce, Apply by Sat. 1/31

    Project Imhotep (Increasing Diversity in the Public Health Workforce) Summer Program

    Application Deadline: January 31

    Learn more and apply at www.morehouse.edu/centers/phsi/internships-imhotep.html 


  • No Small Plans PR/Events Production Internship, Apply by Fri. 2/6

    No Small Plans Productions is looking to hire an all star PR and Events Production intern who can assist us with all aspects of the studio. We’re a small team of two people so you must be comfortable working collaboratively and creatively. We value our interns and will go the extra mile to make sure you receive a learning experience that fits your career goals.  You will become extremely knowledgeable in online communication, the ins and outs of event production and media strategy. You will also have ample opportunity to network with key players in the arts, non-profit, and entertainment industries of Chicago. Industrious, risk-taking, positive thinking interns have the potential to benefit greatly from the mentoring and connections we can provide.


    • Currently pursuing a BA or BFA

    • 21+ preferred

    • Background in Marketing, Communication, or other related discipline

    • Strong communication skills and outgoing personality

    • Proficient in Microsoft Suite Office

    • Organized, with an ability to prioritize time-sensitive assignments

    • Creative and Flexible

    • Familiar and proficient with social networking sites such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Mailchimp

    • Interest in marketing, PR and event production

    • Some late evenings and weekends will be required

    • Previous event volunteer experience a plus

    • Experience using Adobe Suite a plus!

    • A “can do” attitude and desire to learn

    • Ability to follow instructions and also work independently

    Click HERE for complete internship details, job description, and application materials. 

    Please note: Applications are due Friday, February 6th and we will hold interviews the week of the 9th.

  • Guild Literary Complex Paid Part-Time Project Coordinator Position, Apply by Sun. 2/1

    The Guild Literary Complex [Guild] is seeking a creative and collaborative Project Coordinator [Coordinator] to organize and implement Brooksday. Brooksday was created in 2013 to honor and sustain the work of Gwendolyn Brooks. Brooks is one of the most important of American poets—an artist who broke through racial barriers in our literature and publishing, who nurtured many younger writers, and who with poetic virtuosity and courage changed American poetry. Brooksday is held annually on June 7, the date of Mrs. Brooks’ birth, and includes readings of her poetry by invited guests, along with music and special performances.

    This is a paid part-time position that begins approximately mid-February and continues through mid-June (approximately four months).

    Individual Responsibilities

    • Work closely with the volunteer Brooksday Planning Committee [Committee] to develop and implement the entire day of activities.
    • Manage and track program logistics, including but not limited to keeping an updated list of tasks, deadlines, and person(s) responsible for completing each task, organizing a complete schedule for the day, and coordinating event volunteers.
    • Correspond with readers, including sending invitations, collecting responses and required information (bios, photos, etc), and maintaining an accurate contact list.
    • Organize the detailed reading schedule.
    • Manage new and existing relationships with Brooksday partners, as required.
    • Maintain regular communication with Committee and Director of the Guild, and attend all Committee meetings.
    • Contribute to basic event marketing and maintain event social media presence.
    • Provide a post event report and follow-up with partners and readers, as necessary.


    • Experience presenting live, public events.
    • Excellent organizational and project management skills.
    • Ability to work independently, and with others in a collaborative setting.
    • Strong communication skills (written and oral), and a professional demeanor.
    • Resourceful, inventive, and positive.
    • Computer skills for word processing, data entry, spreadsheet management, and social media.
    • Interest or experience in literary arts preferred but not required.

    Hours and Pay

    The position pays $15/hour for up to 265 hours. The weekly time commitment for the position varies and is based on the following estimated schedule:

    25 hours            February
    45 hours            March
    70 hours            April
    80 hours            May
    45 hours            June

    These hours are not guaranteed. Pay will be determined based on actual hours worked. Hours will be submitted with detail to the Director of the Guild every two weeks.

    The Project Coordinator will be present for the entire Brooksday event, included set-up and break down. Brooksday 2015 is scheduled for June 7, 12-6pm.

    Application deadline is February 1, 2015.

    Email applications are strongly encouraged.

    Send your resume, cover letter, and 3 references to the attention of:

    Attn: Brooksday Hiring Committee
    Guild Literary Complex
    PO Box 478880
    Chicago, IL 60647

    The Guild Complex is an equal opportunity employer.


    Founded in 1989, The Guild Literary Complex (the Guild) is a Chicago-based literary organization that presents and supports diverse, divergent, and emerging voices through innovative programs including performances and readings. Actively working with individuals and organizations from Chicago’s many neighborhoods, the Guild seeks to connect people, groups, and geographies through literature—bringing unexpected writers, programs, and audiences together. The Guild believes that vibrant literature contributes to society and community, and that all people should have access to dynamic, engaging juxtaposition of voices. Since its formation, the Guild has established itself, in the words of the Illinois Arts Council, as “Chicago’s premier literary center.” The Guild has also been twice selected as a model literary center by the National Endowment for the Arts.



    If you wish to volunteer or provide another service, please email info@guildcomplex.org.

    Thank you for your interest!

  • Honors Activity: Social Media and Web internship with the Chicago Brown Sign Project

    The Chicago Brown Sign Project is looking for a student with social media knowledge. Specifically, we need help managing (and instructing us to manage) our Facebook page. We also need someone who has proficiency in working with website templates (we are using Weebly). This semester our goal is to layout and designate website pages and to begin to post content.

    Here's our mission statement:

    Chicago’s honorary brown signs can be easily distinguished from the city’s “real” green street signs; while locals know (and tourists figure out) that the green signs are the city’s usual navigational tool, many do not know the stories behind the city’s over 1300 honorary brown signs and what they reveal about Chicago legends and neighborhoods.

    The Chicago Brown Sign Project offers writers and photographers the opportunity to uncover and publish the stories behind the city’s honorary brown signs.

    If you are interested in teh position, contact Prof. Mimi Rosenbush at chicagobrownsigns@gmail.com

  • Integrated Biological Sciences Summer Research Program at UW-Madison, Apply by Sun. 2/15

    he Institute for Biology Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites junior and senior undergraduate students interested in research careers in the biological sciences to participate in the Integrated Biological Sciences Summer Research Program (IBS-SRP). As part of the program, students do full-time research for 10 weeks with a faculty member in one of eight disciplinary areas.  Applications are due on February 15, 2014.  Click on the post to learn more.

  • Summer Internships with The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Apply by Fri. 3/20

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is now accepting applications for its 2015 Summer Internship Program.  Internships are offered in the following departments: film archive, library science, IT, diversity, science and technology, oral history projects, and more.  Click on the post to learn more.


  • Faculty-Led Study Abroad Summer Internship, Paris, Info Session on Tues. 2/24

    This summer (June 15 – July 15, 2015), Professor Kathryn Engel will lead a group of students to participate in UIC credit-bearing internships in Paris, France.  Internships are available to students in all majors, and participants will earn 6 credits of PSCH 385.  Participants must have knowledge of basic French language.

     Come to an information session this Tuesday (tomorrow!), 2/24/15, from 11:00-12:00 in 502 UH to learn more and ask questions.

    See this flyer for more details and program contact information to get started!

    Please contact Kathryn Engel with any questions at engel@uic.edu

  • Summer Internships Available at Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU, Apply by Fri. 3/13

    College students interested in a career in medicine or cancer research are invited to apply for one of four internships at Simmons Cancer Institute (SCI) at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. Interns will have the opportunity to learn laboratory and critical thinking skills while immersed in research labs under the supervision of SCI faculty members.

    Three intern positions are located at the School of Medicine campus in Springfield. The fourth position is located at the SIU Carbondale campus.

    “The internships provide successful candidates with daily hands-on experience in our active cancer research labs and hopefully will further strengthen their interests in biomedical research and medicine, including cancer research,” said Dr. Donald S. Torry, professor and chair of the Department of Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Cell Biology.

    Qualified individuals will have completed their freshman year of college by June 2015 and not have graduated from college prior to June 2015.

    Applicants should submit a current college transcript, a résumé and two letters of reference from instructors, along with a personal statement letter describing current studies, activities and future goals. The paid internships are awarded on a competitive basis.

    Interested applicants should email the required materials as PDFs to Theresa Casson no later than March 13, 2015. For more information, please call Casson at 217-545-2220.

    The mission of Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU is to serve the people of central and southern Illinois by addressing their present and future cancer needs through education, research, patient care and community service. Its website is www.siumed.edu/cancer.

  • Graphic Design and Social Media full-time paid internship at KOVAL Distillery

    KOVAL is looking for a full-time graphic design intern!

    KOVAL Distillery, Chicago's first distillery since Prohibition and a nationwide leader in the craft distilling industry, is in need of a full-time social media/graphic design intern. This person must have his/her own laptop with Adobe Creative Suite, experience with social media/website design, and excellent communication skills.The Graphic Design Intern will work directly with the event coordinator and market managers and help with event planning, social media management, general organization, and the creation of graphics and materials for marketing and sales.This is a paid internship.

    Please send a cover letter, resume, and portfolio to jobs@koval-distillery.com. No phone calls, please.

  • HBO Access Writing Fellowship, Application Opens Wed. 3/4

    HBO has announced the launch of the HBOAccess Writing Fellowship which will begin accepting applications on March 4, 2015. The program will give emerging writers from diverse backgrounds an opportunity to attend a week of master classes held at the HBO campus in Santa Monica, California focusing on character and story development, pitching ideas and projects, securing an agent, and networking. Each participant will then enter into an 8-month writing phase where he/she will be paired with an HBO development executive and guided through the script development process. At the conclusion of the program, HBO will hold a reception and staged reading for industry professionals where the writers will be introduced to the entertainment industry.

    March 4, 2015 - Application process opens at https://www.withoutabox.com/. The application portal will close when 1,000 submissions have been reached. No mail or email submissions will be accepted.

    Learn more at http://blogs.indiewire.com/shadowandact/hbo-seeks-diverse-emerging-writers-for-hboaccess-writing-fellowship-20150225?utm_campaign=hbo-seeks-diverse-emerging-writers-for-hboaccess-writing-fellowship-20150225&utm_medium=social&utm_source=Facebook&utm_content=hbo-seeks-diverse-emerging-writers-for-hboaccess-writing-fellowship-20150225

  • DataONE Summer Internships: Applications Due Mon. 3/16

    DataONE announces the 2015 Summer Internship Program.  This will be the 7th year of the program and we have had great success with intern-driven projects in previous years, including multiple publications and conference presentations in addition to resource and development activities within DataONE.

    We have six potential projects this year:

    1. Evaluating the impact of data access: The role of metrics
    2. Making a Robust and Useful Earth Science Ontology Repository: Creating a test suite, automating ontology uploading, and standardizing RESTful API
    3. Front end web site for the Earth Science Ontology Repository
    4. Catalog Services for the Web (CSW) Adaptor for The Generic Member Node
    5. A Tool for Live, Interactive Workflow Views over Programming Scripts
    6. Network and social media communication analysis of the DataONE user community

    Applications are due *March 16th*. Project details and application information can be found at: https://www.dataone.org/internships 

  • U.S. National Parks Artist-in-Residency Programs, Deadline 4/15

    Deadlines are approaching.

    Get out of the city and into nature to reinvigorate your artistic energy with one of the many residencies offered across the country by the U.S. National Parks Service.

    According to the National Park Service:

    "Artists have created art in national parks since the late 19th century when famed Hudson River School painters captured the majestic views of our nation's western parks. Today, the sights and sounds in national parks continue to inspire artists in more than 50 residency programs across the country."

    Deadline for many summer and fall residencies are approaching. Locations not to far from Chicago include  the Indiana Dunes (with an April 20 deadline) and Sleeping Bear Dunes in Michigan (with an April 15 deadline). If you really feel like getting away by staying in a remote wilderness cabin, then try Denali National Preserve in Alaska, which has an open deadline starting May 1.

    Wherever you decide to apply, these programs provide artists with unique opportunities to create work in varied natural and cultural settings. There are programs for visual artists, writers, musicians, and other creative media. Programs vary, but residencies are typically 2 to 4 weeks in length and most include lodging. Often artists are invited to participate in park programs by sharing their art with the public. Each park in this directory has its own application process and timeline, so visit the National Park Service website for further information.

    Link for More Information: http://www.nps.gov/subjects/arts/air.htm

  • American Red Cross Internship Program

    The American Red Cross invites exceptional undergraduate and graduate students from many diverse backgrounds to join us in a variety of internship programs that introduce young leaders to the mission of the Red Cross. Our engaging internship programs give students real-world work experience by involving them in projects critical to the day-to-day work of our organization.

    While there are some internship opportunities available during the school year, the majority of our internships are offered during our summer program. The summer program offers ten-week paid or unpaid internship opportunities at the Red Cross national headquarters office in Washington, D.C., as well as at more than 500 Red Cross units located across the U.S.

    Summer 2015
    Dates of program: June 8 through August 14, 2015
    Job Postings Begin: December 1, 2014

    Fall 2015
    Dates of program: September through December
    Job Postings Begin: April 1, 2015

    Learn more and apply for positions at http://www.redcross.org/support/get-involved/internship-program

  • UIC Heritage Garden Paid Summer Internship, Apply by Fri. 3/20

    The UIC Heritage Garden is a hands-on learning project with an internship program. Student interns work with faculty, staff, and community members to connect horticulture with environmental sustainability, cultural diversity, and social justice. There are currently six satellite gardens on the east side of campus.

    Interns sustain the planting of the satellite gardens and offer public programs including tours of the gardens. The UIC Green Fee has funded paid internships since its inception in the summer of 2013. The six Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change (CCUSC) collaborate on this project with program infrastructure provided by the Latino Cultural Center.

    The internship will be from May 18 - August 14, 2015 with a one week break from June 29 - July 3rd. Summer interns will be expected to work 20 hours a week, from 9am-1pm, Monday through Friday. Interns receive a stipend of $2,400. Applications are due Friday, March 20th by 5pm. For more details about the internship, please visit http://www.uicheritagegarden.org/.  Questions can be directed to heritagegarden.uic@gmail.com.

  • RH Reality Check: Young Writers Program, Apply by 4/15

    RH Reality Check is an award-winning daily publication providing evidence-based news, analysis, and commentary, as well as interactive dialogue on matters of sexual and reproductive health and justice. RH Reality Check currently has the following opening:


    RH Reality Check is seeking two passionate and promising young writers ages 15-to-20 to join our Summer 2015 Young Writers Program.

    In creating formal space for the inclusion of younger voices, RH Reality Check expands the broader reproductive health conversation taking place among policymakers and the organizations and individuals that influence them.

    The Young Writers Program is a four-month commitment, beginning May 15, 2015. Participants will be expected to publish two approved articles per month, and in exchange will receive hands-on guidance, editing, and mentoring. Writers are paid for published pieces as independent contractors (not employees) of RH Reality Check.

    Learn more and apply at http://rhrealitycheck.org/jobs/ 

  • UIC Office of Sustainability Paid Summer Internships, Apply by 4/1

    Applications are now open for the UIC Office of Sustainability Internship Program. 

    This undergraduate internship program offers a wide range of opportunities across numerous fields and departments.  Internship positions include opportunities in research, fieldwork, project planning, project management, and more.  Positions are open to undergraduate students who will be enrolled in undergraduate coursework in the fall term.  Students across all majors are welcome to apply.  Positions are for up to 15hrs/week during the summer session from June 1st to August 7th.  Interns are placed in various campus departments where they can make a real impact on their school while gaining real-world experience. 

    Besides working on their projects, interns will also attend weekly seminars or field outings on a range of educational and skill building topics including energy issues, cultural sustainability issues, institutional challenges and change management, campus structure and administration, campus sustainability, and job readiness. At the end of the semester, students will participate in a final presentation and reception. 

    The application for these internships is open until April 1st. To learn more, check out the Sustainability Internship Program link: http://sustainability.uic.edu/jobs/sustainability-internship-program-2/  

    Or email Elizabeth Schmidt, RA, Office of Sustainability: eschmi21@uic.edu

  • Various Internship Opportunities, All Fields

    Numerous internships are available throughout the nation for the upcoming summer and fall/spring semesters.  See the attached handout for an extensive sampling of opportunities, including internships with L'Oreal, the Rachael Ray Show, and the EPA.