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.


You’ve Got Skills! How Do You Want to Use Them?

OVP_VolunteerFair_webThere are many excellent, other-directed, and altruistic reasons to volunteer: you know that already.  How about a cravenly self-serving reason?  Volunteering can teach you to apply your excellent communication and problem-solving skills to the needs of an organization.

Whether or not you end up with a useful line for your resume, you can learn more about the contributions you are specifically suited to make to any kind of organization.  Do you prefer working with people or things?  Do you like to be out front and center with an organization, or do you work better behind the scenes?  Are you better working with others one-on-one, or do you thrive in a team or group setting?  Are you better at helping an organization raise money, or helping an organization figure out how to spend it most effectively?

Volunteering can help you get answers to these kinds of questions. Knowing these things about yourself can help position you for the job you want after graduation.

The Volunteer Fair takes place Tuesday, September 1, from 10:30 to 1:30 in I-Rooms A, B, C, at the Illini Union.