Position Title: Web Content/Multimedia Internship (fall 2018 - spring 2019)
The Chicago Humanities Festival Internship Program welcomes students and graduates to experience the creation and execution of public programs within a nonprofit cultural institution. This internship program will require a commitment of 14-21 hours a week for 3 to 9 months *, starting in September 2018.
CHF internships are project-based and vary based on the program cycle and needs of the organization. While all intern projects involve inter-departmental collaboration, each intern project has a specific concentration as outlined below.
*Note, a 9 month internship is preferred, but a minimum commitment of 3 months is required.
Web Content/Multimedia Intern:
Works on the Festival’s multichannel web strategy. Projects include creating multimedia content from video and/or audio captured from past Festival programs; creating emails and social media posts promoting upcoming Festival programs; publishing and maintaining current web content.
- Demonstrable experience creating a variety of web content (blog posts, videos, emails, podcasts, etc.)
- Strong editorial eye for grammar, punctuation, layout, and aesthetics
- Experience with video/audio/multimedia editing software strongly preferred
- Firm understanding of Photoshop or similar software a plus, but not required
- Experience using a Content Management System (WordPress, Drupal, etc.) a plus, but not required
- Rudimentary HTML authoring experience a plus, but not required
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Excellent organizational and time management skills
- The ability to work both independently and on teams
How to apply:
Please submit the following by August 30, 2018:
Application (available at http://chicagohumanities.org/about/internships), cover letter (including how you heard about the internship), resume, brief personal statement, and two references
Please limit your personal statement to 500 words.
NO phone calls
About the Chicago Humanities Festival
The Chicago Humanities Festival connects people to the ideas that shape and define us, and promotes the lifelong exploration of what it means to be human. CHF fosters curiosity, celebrates creativity, explores the boundaries of contemporary knowledge and culture, and challenges us to see ourselves and the world anew. The Festival envisions a city and society in which its members engage in thoughtful dialogue, explore a diversity of ideas and come together to find positive solutions. Collaborating with many of Chicago’s major cultural and educational institutions, CHF produces over 130 events annually all across Chicago. CHF has a national reputation for featuring some of today’s most important, influential and inspiring minds—exceptional authors, scholars, journalists, performers and visual artists—both on stage and online.
The Chicago Humanities Festival is an Equal Opportunity Employer