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Global Contemporary Publications Intern

This internship is part of the University’s Jeff Metcalf Internship Program. Please review the Metcalf Interns’ Responsibility Notice to learn more about program requirements for Metcalf interns.

Fellowship Award Amount: Up to $3,000
Internship Time Commitment: Fall Quarter with potential to continue during, Winter & Spring, 10 hours per week.

Global Contemporary Publications Intern 
Reporting to the Curator of Global Contemporary Art, the Global Contemporary Publications Intern will provide general publications support during the 2020-2021 academic year. Work will begin with organizing rights and caption information for publication illustrations, then move to support for a publication’s index in the winter and spring. Other administrative duties will be assigned as needed. This position offers the opportunity to participate in the publication process, from receiving draft text to organizing content files, collaborating with a graphic designer, and finalizing the book design.
·      Liaise with the Smart Museum’s publications team, as well as authors, graphic designers, editors, and arts institutions who supply images
·      Organize essay illustrations, image rights, and caption information to be shared among publication partners
·      Participate in publication team meetings
·      Assist with indexing and proofreading final version of the publication

Applicant must be a University of Chicago undergraduate student. Native and advanced-level Chinese speakers are preferred.

Opportunity Term/Commitment:
This opportunity will begin in Fall 2020 with the potential for a continuation during Winter and Spring 2021; undergraduate intern should anticipate giving approximately 10 hours/week of time to this opportunity; given the dynamic nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is anticipated that most of the intern’s work will be done remotely (if things change and in-person/on-site work is required during the intern’s tenure, this will be discussed and worked out with the student based on their location, availability, and comfort with such work).

Capstone Element:
This internship is made possible by generous funding from the College at the University of Chicago, specifically through the Careers in Journalism and Creative Writing/Arts, Culture, and Entertainment (CIJCW/ACE) Program. As an integral component of this internship, the selected student will be required to work with the Smart Museum’s Academic Engagement Coordinator and the CIJCW/ACE Program Director to plan, present, and moderate a 45 minute Zoom program, open to current and prospective UChicago students, to discuss their work with their supervisor/mentor and how it relates to career options in the Humanities. This will take place at a time discussed with and agreed upon by the student and their supervisor/mentor at the Smart Museum.

Application Process: 
Submit your Applications via handshake
  • Cover letter outlining your interest in this specific internship and how your background, skills, and future career/academic interests relate to the internship
  • Resume with the names and contact details of two references; and,
  • A copy of your unofficial transcript.
Application Deadline: October 25, 2020 by 11:59pm
Anticipated Start Date: November 2, 2020