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Watch Out for the Jellybeans (and M&Ms)

If you’ve been looking at job openings through Idealist.org, you may have run across an ad for an interim communications lead at a company called Yourstake.org. The instructions for applying include the following: The writers of the ad thoughtfully include a hyperlink to explain why they’ve included the last item. The link explains the purpose […]

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Internship Application Pro-Tip for Humanities Majors

I’m about to add this internship with a New York Public Radio podcast to our internship lineup, and I happen to notice the following information in the application instructions: This ad gives you the prompt for this particular internship — but the basic principle behind the prompt applies to any internship you apply for, any […]

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Is It Time to Apply for an Internship?

 Why Should I Apply for an Internship? Learn more at our upcoming workshop: Internships: How, When, and Why. Tuesday, October 20, 5;30pm. Register on Handshake for Zoom link. It’s important to gain experience outside the classroom while you’re in college so you can explore potential career paths learn more about your strengths acquire skills show […]

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Careers for Humanities Majors: Technical Writing

“Technical writing” is writing that sets forth instructions, explains a process, or communicates important information. It is different from writing that argues, persuades, or advocates. If you have enjoyed explaining to your grandparents how Spotify works, or writing down an idiot-proof version of your favorite stir-fry recipe, or creating an easy-to-follow procedure for members of […]

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How to Move Toward Your Future in July

We’re halfway through 2020 and so far, nothing has gone according to plan, anywhere, for anyone. If you’re feeling a bit bewildered and adrift, it’s okay. Here are some things you can do to start moving forward. Unclench your jaw, relax your shoulders, take a deep breath. Consider applying for a virtual internship with Virtual […]

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The US Dept. of State: They’ve BEEN Online

The US Department of State was working with students on virtual platforms long before coronavirus moved our entire educational and social lives online. In recent years, the State department has been actively recruiting students from outside the northeast corridor that has in the past supplied much of the entry-level workforce in government. They are eager […]

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Humanities Gateway Internship in Public Media and Civic Engagement

The Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities and Illinois Public Media are offering an internship in public media and civic engagement. To be considered for this internship, candidates must be humanities majors and possess strong writing and communications skills, excellent attention to detail, the ability to work independently, and an investigative mind. A broad […]

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Editorial Assistant for SourceLab, great opportunity

Sponsored by the Department of History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Job Position: Editorial Assistant, SourceLab (3 hours/week, $15/hour, Spring Semester 2020 with a possibility to continue through Fall 2021) SourceLab, a digital documentary publishing project sponsored by the Department of History at Illinois, seeks an Editorial Assistant for Spring 2020.  This position […]

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