Upcoming Dates and Final Spring Internships!

As spring break begins, Ex libris would like to remind graduate students to keep the following dates in mind:

  • Spring Break: Saturday, March 18 – Friday, March 24
  • Grades Due: Friday, March 24
  • Spring Quarter Classes Begin: Saturday, March 25
  • Final Day to Add Courses: Friday, March 31
  • SPEC Submissions Due: Friday, March 31

Additionally, see the message below for the final list of internship offerings for Spring Quarter! If selected, contact Chris Green at cgreen1@depaul.edu to register for credit.

Enjoy the break everyone!




The contact person for the Internship program is Jessie Jonik — jjonik@ipgbook.com

IPG is always looking for qualified applicants for full-time internships which run for a minimum of six (6) months. Qualified candidates are recent college graduates who possess strong written and verbal skills, the ability to multi-task, and a passion for the publishing industry. Other preferred experience includes some sales experience, fluency in Word, Excel, and other Microsoft Office programs, and some knowledge of HTML and CSS. Experience in the book industry and a degree in a related field is a plus. The hours of work are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The hourly stipend is currently $10.50 per hour. Please send résumés, cover letters, and two writing samples via e-mail to Jessie Jonik. No phone calls, please.



Please see the attached internship opportunity with Incarcerated Voices (ignore the old date on the notice). Previous DePaul interns have enjoyed this internship.



Please see the attached internship opportunities with C&R Press (ignore the old dates on the notice): an Editorial internship and a Social Media internship. Apply to Liz Harms at lharms@crpress.org.

Attachments: Editorial, Social Media



My name is Brittany Jones and I’m an associate editor at a digital publishing media company called June Media. I wanted to reach out to you with the hopes that you could help me with finding students that are possibly interested in gaining internship experience writing in the food, lifestyle and entertainment industry.

Just to let you know more about the company and the internship June Media is a rapidly expanding online media company based in Chicago, Illinois and New York City that focuses on women’s topics. Its main properties are Recipe4Living, SavvyFork, FitandFabLiving, and Work It, Mom!, which receive over millions of visitors. We are currently seeking interns who are ready and willing to work in a fast-paced environment and are comfortable working in the realms of food, fashion, and lifestyle publishing.
Editorial interns for Entertainment content will be based out of our Chicago office, and will act primarily as content researchers and generators within the stack of entertainment websites. Editorial interns will be supervised by both junior and senior members of the editorial team.

Editorial Interns for the Entertainment department should be able to commit to a schedule that starts at 8AM at least three days per week. Specific scheduling is flexible.

We are always looking for students year-round and hopefully you know of a few that would be interested. If so, they can apply here: http://www.internships.com/posting/Writing-Intern-I5495819 or send in their resumes at internships@junemedia.com.



Please see the attachment about a wonderful opportunity to intern for Prime Publishing LLC (ignore the old date on the notice; also, this internship is for summer).




Wanted to reach out and give you our list of anticipated internship opportunities in the spring:

  • Research

o   Identifying our competitors and helping us figure out how we’re different

o   Finding out if any organization is serving college students who have dropped out at any point during their college education but before they graduated

o   Creating a database of Chicagoland employers who are interested in education as their philanthropic focus and what types of employee giving programs they offer as well as details about them; Matching Gift Program benchmarking

o   Activities that support development of 7 Essential Life Skills for 2017’s March to College

o   Identify Ted Talks that are relevant to what we do that can be used to help educate our stakeholders

  • Community Initiatives/Social Capital

o   AIM High Touchpoint events – assist with planning and execution of events

o   AIM High Leadership Institute – assist with planning and execution of lessons

o   Be a resource to The Brand (AIM High’s parent group) and /or the Associate Board, specifics TBD

o   Outreach for in-kind donations (e.g., gift cards or other items college students could put to good use) for AIM High College Students

o   Outreach and planning for 2017 March to College

o   Outreach and planning for December 2016 College Simulation

o   Outreach for 2016-17 PEERS/Invisible Differences

o   Outreach and planning for 2017 Summer Stretch & STEM Institute

  • Marketing/Social Media

o   Refresh materials with impactful messages

o   Mobile-friendly tools

o   Create and execute social media communication plan

o   Assist with final preparation for the September 28th event

o   Help execute the event (e.g., on-site check-in, note-taking, etc.)

o   Post-event follow-up

  • Data

o   Set up Excel spreadsheets for Apples 2 Apples (AIM High Touchpoint)

o   Create database of “ask” timing of possible donors (e.g., Potbelly’s, Tasty Catering – 4 months, Kohl’s – 6 months?, Panera, Toppers, Jimmy John’s, etc.)

o   Create a database of recommended fundraisers for high school students to do

o   Help maintain integrity of our database of contacts by updating/making corrections as needed

On average interns work about 20 hours/week.  We are also open to having a short-term intern to complete a particular mini project or task.  All internships are unpaid.  All interns participate in our staff meetings, assuming Monday is one of the days they work.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Cynthia Cobb, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Program Director

Center for Companies That Care

815 W Van Buren • Suite 415 • Chicago, IL 60607

Office 312-661-1010 • Fax 312-533-2492





If you’re interested in interning on an online lit journal and show at iO Chicago that specializes in comedic short fiction, please contact Shelby Plummer writefictitious@gmail.com.



Please see the attachment re. Editorial Internship positions with Slag Glass City (ignore the old date on the notice), The DePaul English Dept.’s incredible urban nonfiction lit mag run by Prof. Barrie Borich.




Odd Tale Studios (www.oddtalestudios.com) is a growing cloud based company that provides news across multiple platforms, which include video games, anime and movies.

Currently our main focus is on video games news and entertainment. Our goal is to have an inclusive platform that promotes women and people of color in the industry and at home.

Odd Tale Studios will utilize social media marketing (SMM) to not only deliver news to our audience but to start a conversation with them. Our articles and videos are the starting point for those conversations. Through SMM our audience can not only hear our voice but be given one themselves .

We’re looking for interns who want to work REMOTELY the experience and know-how of working as a video game journalist. We are small but you can learn the basics of SMM as well as start to build up your press contacts and rapport . If you like what we’re doing and believe in it and want to help us grow, then we’d love to have you as a part of our team.


– Assist with editorial projects and provide support to the Communications Editor.

– Proofreading both hard and electronic files, basic copyediting, and writing of proposals and reports;

– Marketing your articles via social media

-Making and maintaining PR contacts

– Work on special projects, as needed


– Working towards a Bachelor’s degree in journalism, public relations, English, business communications, or communication arts.

– Strong organizational and communication skills with keen attention to detail and problem solving skills

– Knowledge of MS Office applications, especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

– Familiarity with Adobe In Design and Adobe Acrobat is a plus


Required – English, Microsoft Word, Writing

Preferred – WordPress

About Odd Tale Studios

For Geeks by Geeks

Odd Tale Studios (www.oddtalestudios.com) is a growing cloud based company that provides news across multiple platforms, which include video games, anime and movies. Currently our main focus is on video games news and entertainment. Our goal is to have an inclusive platform that promotes women and people of color in the industry and at home. Odd Tale Studios will utilize social media marketing (SMM) to not only deliver news to our audience but to start a conversation with them. Our articles and videos are the starting point for those conversations. Through SMM our audience can not only hear our voice but be given one themselves.


Please see below for an internship with the DePaul English Dept.’s international poetry journal, Poetry East. It’s a highly respected and beautiful magazine edited by Prof. Richard Jones. Please see the description below and send your interest to Meredith Ferrill (her contact info. is at the bottom). Please let me know if you are selected and I’ll register your for academic credit via ENG 392.

We are looking for an intern (or two) to help out with Poetry East!


If we could find someone who has an interest or background in WordPress or any web skills, we’re always on the lookout for help with the PE website (in addition to help with social media posts and Poet’s Almanac upkeep).


Thanks so much, Chris!




Meredith Ferrill

Department Assistant and Managing Editor, Poetry East

English Department at DePaul University

2315 N. Kenmore Ave, Suite 312 Chicago, IL 60614

phone: 773-325-1793 email: mferrill@depaul.edu


Please see below re. a spring internship with the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame http://www.chicagoliteraryhof.org/

If you’re interested, email Don Evans dgevans@chicagoliteraryhof.org

Please let me know if you’re selected and I’ll register you for the spring online internship class.

Hi Chris, Yes, I’d like to use an intern or two for the spring. We’ve got an event with Scott Turow at Cliff Dwellers on March 22; a ceremony to induct Ring Lardner at the Newberry Library May 4; an exhibit opening at Chicago Literacy Alliance May 5 on Comic Books Chicago; a staged reading of three short Cyrus Colter plays at Evanston Library May 8; an induction of Fanny Butcher at Newberry Library May 11; and then a bunch of stuff around Printer’s Row Lit Fest, including a tram tour of Gwendolyn Brooks’ Chicago on June 17 (that’s after the term ends, I think).


Please see below and attached for two internship opportunities with the art industry magazine, Chicago Gallery News. One internship is administrative and the other is editorial. Please apply soon–the deadline is March 1st.

Best of luck,
Prof. Green

From: Alison Reilly [alison@chicagogallerynews.com]
Sent: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 12:51 PM
To: Green, Chris
Subject: Re: Spring Internship Question
Hi Chris,

Thanks so much for getting in touch. I was out of the office last week but would like to post information about internship positions. Our current interns have been great this quarter so we want to continue to work with DePaul students.

I’ve attached information about the two positions. Please ask students to send in their resumes and cover letters directly to me by Wednesday March 1. We will plan on scheduling interviews the week of March 6 and would like the new interns to start when your spring quarter begins on March 27.

Thanks for your help,


Alison Reilly, Managing Editor

Chicago Gallery News

213 W. Institute Place, Suite 309

Chicago, IL 60610

Tel 312.649.0064



Attachments: Admin, Editorial

Please see the attached description for a great editorial internship and an administrative internship with a great publisher, Albert Whitman Publishing. This internship starts in June, so if you’re chosen, let me know and I’ll register your for the summer version of ENG 392, the online internship class.

NOTE: It seems the summer Editorial Internship position email for Albert Whitman Publishing (intern@awhitmanco.com) is not working. Instead, send your application to the same one listed for the Marketing Internship: HR@albertwhitman.com.

Attachments: Marketing, Editorial



Please see below for an internship opportunity with Curbside Splendor, one of the hottest independent presses in the country. Apply to Naomi (her info. is below). Please let me know if you’re selected and I’ll get you registered for academic credit via the spring online internship class. Also, to be clear, the Curbside Splendor internship email is naomi@curbsidesplendor.com.

Hi Chris,

Thanks for getting in touch! I do have one open position:
Curbside Splendor was conceived as a punk rock band in the early 1990s in an apartment in Urbana, Illinois. The band never really went anywhere, but Curbside was re-founded as an independent press in the fall of 2009. We’re located in the Humboldt Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. We publish fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry that celebrates extraordinary voices. Through a handful of projects (which include publishing books, hosting an annual novella contest, and producing readings, shows, and book fairs) we aim to rewrite the tradition of Midwestern publishing. In August 2016, we will open Curbside Books & Records in Revival Food Hall, located at 125 S. Clark Street.

Editorial interns will assist with the implementation of publicity efforts for six of our key spring titles, copyedit manuscripts, research, write, and post content to Curbside Splendor’s blog (including at least three book reviews of independent books), assist in maintaining our social media accounts, table at book fairs and festivals, and manage sales through our web store.

Curbside Splendor requests a commitment of 10-20 hours a week from September through December. Interns will report to our our home office in Humboldt Park, and will be working intimately with editor-in-chief Naomi Huffman and managing editor Catherine Eves.

The internship is unpaid.



n a o m i   h u f f m a n

curbside splendor publishing


The Stoop – Social Media and Website Content intern

The Stoop is an off-book storytelling series that is now in its 5th year. The Stoop is looking for an intern to work closely with our project manager in updating content on our website, reaching out to feature organizations and performers, and posting content on The Stoops social media pages. Most work is template based and can be done from home. We do require that interns attend the monthly show which takes place every last Thursday of the month at Rosa’s Lounge. Interns interested inthe opportunity are asked to please visit our website at www.thestoop.us and reach out via email at stoopstylestories@gmail.com or contact creator/host of The Stoop Lily Be at lilyb720@gmail.com.

The Hoodoisie- pronounced Hood-wa-zee – Live podcast news show. 

Social Media Manager
that can write in cool, critical language for audiences of color and urban communities of color.

The Hoodoisie is like if “The Jon Stewart Show” got hijacked by revolutionary people of color from Chicago’s working-class communities. The Hoodoisie is a bi-weekly news show that aims to delivers “block-optic” and radically politicized takes on news and current events. Roundtables with artists, activists and comedians; interviews with social changers and saboteurs, political figures, culture makers; and performances by musical guests aim to infuse and old form with new mission.

Founder of The Hoodoisie, Ricardo Gamboa says, “The Hoodoisie is an accessible and entertaining attempt to center the experiences and perspectives of everyday people—particularly people of color, queers and women of color, and working-class people—and encourage them to engage the discourse that shapes their lives but from which they’re often excluded.”

The Hoodoisie will take place in a different gentrifying neighborhood every month and launched Friday, January 20th in Pilsen at La Catrina Café. Inaugural guests included Alderman Carlos Daniel Rosa and the activist founders of the Freedom Square occupation Kristiana Colon and Damon Williams.

The Hoodoisie is Ricardo Gamboa, Lily Be, Steven Beaudion. They are joined by resident deejay Chris Lara, graphic designer Brian Herrera and producers Tara Branham and Luis Antonio Perez.

Contact – theHoodoisie@gmail.com if interested.

First episode –



Cambridge Educational Services

Please see attached for a great Editorial Internship opportunity with Cambridge Educational Services. As always, apply soon. And please let me know if you’re selected and I’ll register you for ENG 392, the online internship course.



The Great Books Foundation

is interested in finding an Editorial Intern.  Please see below. If interested, please contact Mary Klein [klein-m@greatbooks.org].

This is a wonderful opportunity at an incredible organization. Apply soon! And please let me know if you’re selected and I’ll register you for academic credit this spring.

Best of luck,

Prof. Green

Possible projects for the internship:

  • Fact-check author headnotes for adult or K-12 anthologies
  • Research and assist with permissions process
  • Key in selections and make corrections using InCopy
  • Proofread and cold read adult anthologies, teacher materials, K-12 student fiction/nonfiction materials, catalogs, or website materials
  • Review/QA ebooks on multiple platforms
  • Shadow/assist Editorial Services person on cross-team projects (examples include book projects, professional development offerings, videos/webinars, website revisions)
  • Write posts for Great Books Connections
  • Help with some of the regular filing, organizing, photocopying, and library runs

We are committed to providing our interns with meaningful work, and the more abilities and interests the intern has, the more we will have for that person to do!

Hi English Majors,

Please see below for an internship opportunity–contact Jane Shersher jane@avatoday.com if interested. And please let me know if you are selected–I will get you registered for academic credit and the internship class in the spring.


Prof. Green

Hello Professor Green,

I hope this message finds you well! I wanted to reach out to you because Ava Today still needs to bring on a couple of interns. I had one student reach out to me with interest, but then he did not provide me with times that worked well for meeting or having a phone conversation regarding responsibilities of the position.

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