Internship Deadlines Extended!

The following journals, edited by faculty at the University of Illinois, are seeking interns for Fall 2015.  The deadline for applying has been extended to Sept. 8, 5pm (the day after Labor Day).

These internships involve 4-5 hours/week of work in Fall 2015 and may extend into the Spring semester if the intern and the editorial supervisor so choose.  Participation in English 199: Internship Seminar (a one-credit, 8-week course from October 19, 2014 to December 9, 2015) is required.

The exact duties vary from one journal to another, depending on the production schedule of the publication, the needs of the editor, the quantity of other staff, and the nature of the content, but may include:

  • Proofreading
  • Copyediting
  • Fact-checking
  • Maintaining databases of reviewers
  • Correspondence of various kinds
  • Record-keeping of various kinds
  • Communicating production schedules
  • Collating information
  • Curating a social media presence
  • Assisting with a website
  • Other duties as required

You will learn how a scholarly or literary journal gets put together and you will get familiar with the variety of moving parts that go into any periodical publication.

To apply, send your resume, a letter of interest, and contact information for three references to the contact listed next to each journal.

As a courtesy to your fellow applicants, we ask you to apply to only three journals.

As a courtesy to the editors who will be assessing your applications, explore the journals that interest you before you apply.  The University of Illinois library subscribes to these journals, so you can browse them for free online by using the library website.

The deadline for applying is  Friday, August 28, 5pm (the end of the first week of classes). Tuesday, September 8, 5pm.


Internships all Around!

all the internshipsPAID internships at WILL-Illinois Public Media now available!  Deadline is Aug. 30.

Recently added unpaid on-campus opportunities include the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities and The Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies.

A number of internships offered through the Department of English (both paid and unpaid) have deadlines of Aug. 28 (Friday of the first week of classes).

Want to apply, but you’re not sure how to put together a resume?  The Career Center has some resources to help you get started, and there’s more advice here.

Interested in some of these opportunities, but not sure how an internship fits into your future?  Come talk to Kirstin Wilcox, Director of Internships, in the English Advising office! Call 333-4346 for an appointment.

[And just in case you’re curious about the earworm that produced the headline: Carole King sings “Alligators All Around” with animations by Maurice Sendak.]

Planning to Work this Fall?

get a jobIf finding a part-time job is on your to-do list when you return to campus in a few weeks, you can start now.  Don’t let it just be about the money.  The money matters, of course, but your part-time job can also be a way to get experience, develop your skills, and learn more about your professional strengths.