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Every week, we highlight a few positions that we think you'll find interesting. Learn more by checking out each pick on Handshake. While you're there, see what other interesting opportunities you find! Handshake is a great way to start exploring your career options and it is also the best way to stay informed on what you need to know as a job or internship seeker while you're a student here at U of M. Besides housing job & internship opportunities, Handshake also contains information about employer presentations, career fairs, work-shops, and on-campus interviews.

Maddy Lehman, Marketing Intern

MADDY'S PICK: Summer 2018 Undergraduate Internship at The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU
APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 28, 2018 

Do you have an interest in public policy and law? This internship lets you have an upclose look at work that focuses on the fundamental issues of democracy and justice, ranging from racial justice in criminal law to Constitutional protection in the fight against terrorism. How can this experience be even better? It's in Washington DC! Don't miss the chance to check out this incredible opportunity.

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Angel Morton, Information Service Manager

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ANGEL'S PICK: Producing and Casting Internship at Victory Gardens Theater

The Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago, IL is hosting a number of openings for all students and not just for one major or college. You may think that a theater company would only be searching for School of Music, Theater, and Dance students. On the contrary, they are looking for students to:

  • Teach Arts Education classes
  • Take the lead on Audience Development & Group Sales
  • Work with their philanthropy team on Development for an established, mid-sized arts organization
  • Participate in Graphic Design and assist with designing and updating a variety of collateral materials
  • Provide support for a wide range of artistic programs through Literary Management and Civic Dramaturgy
  • Work with all members of the Marketing & Communications Team
  • Produce and cast five mainstage productions
  • Develop your technical and production oriented backgrounds through Production Management

Again, these roles are not one size fits all! I found this opportunity by using he following criteria on Handshake: Location: IL Job Function: Design/ Art

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Nate Hill, Social Media & Community Engagement Strategist

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NATE'S PICK: Research & Program Manager at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business​

Do you have research experience? Want to work in Higher Ed? Somewhat interested in marketing? Then consider becoming a Research & Program Manager! Some of the world’s coolest research is taking place at the University of Chicago’s business school ⏤ and you could be a part of ensuring that continues. Help support scholars/researchers with their work so that it can get published and shared out. In this role you’d be assisting with supporting IRB protocol submissions and amendments; writing literature reviews; preparing reports on progress and findings; and organizing/consolidating information on research projects from across the department. I imagine you’ll get an inside look that very few people are privy to as you help take an idea from thought to paper, over and over and over again. You’ll also get a chance to help get the word out about the projects you’re helping with. It seems like an excellent first step if you yourself envision leading out research projects in the future or just a great fit in general if you’d rather just be around these types of projects without the need to lead them. Oh and you get to live in Chicago! :-)

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