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Mission

Dionne Victoria Studios™ is an S-Corp that focuses on promoting family, love and healing communities through art exhibitions, events and education. Our studio curates about 6 exhibitions and events a year. Our events are small business focused and help create networks among the entrepreneurs of Chicago’s South Side. Our after school arts integration program is focused at the National Teachers Academy. We have community affiliations with the South Side Community Art Center, SkyArt as well as the Zhou B Art Center.

Vision

We provide a hub for communities to gather in a safe, friendly space. In the next 50 years our organization will be instrumental in unifying communities internationally in the arts and commerce and play a large role in facilitating small business growth.

ABOUT THE COMMUNICATIONS INTERNSHIP

Dionne Victoria Studios Inc. offers its interns a unique, hands on learning experience in a fast-paced creative studio environment. Communications interns will have the opportunity to contribute to DVS Inc.’s external communications and marketing initiatives and gain valuable real-world communications experience. Interns will work in collaboration with DVS Inc.’s experienced staff to help create and implement innovative, market-driven solutions that build environmental resilience, economic vitality, and healthy communities.

Each intern is supported by the manager to ensure an educational internship filled with skill building and real-world experience.

SUPERVISOR

The manager is the primary point of contact for the intern. They are mid to senior level staff who provide coaching, task management, and evaluation. Managers work with interns to create clear goals and deliverables and keep them on track.

Managers will help teach interns how to accomplish deliverables by breaking them down into tasks, setting milestones, and prioritizing. They celebrate successful milestone achievements and help interns find solutions to barriers they may encounter.

MENTORING

Mentors provide interns with a peer learning experience. Interns are paired with mentors whose positions are similar to those the intern may aspire to soon after graduation. Mentors may be found outside of DVS Inc. to make sure the needs of the interns are being met. Mentors will serve as an ongoing resource for project specific questions as well as informal career advice.

HUMAN RESOURCES

The manager is available to discuss any questions or concerns an intern may have during their internship, and welcomes feedback on DVS Inc.’s intern program. Interns are also encouraged to provide a copy of their resume during their internship for review and feedback.

Skills & Qualifications:

WHAT INTERNS CONTRIBUTE


Depending on the specifics of the individual intern, interns provide a variety of different services in areas like writing and content development for social media and web platforms, and providing support for events, fundraising initiatives, and project communications. DVS, Inc. values the diverse perspectives our interns bring to our work, and interns are invited to our staff meetings and any relevant project meetings during their internship.

At the end of the internship, interns conduct a presentation to staff highlighting their accomplishments.

We are looking for a motivated, independent professional with strong writing skills and a passion for environmental sustainability. The intern must be well organized, eager to learn, able to commit to a regular schedule, and able to communicate clearly and frequently with his or her Supervisor.

SAMPLE COMMUNICATIONS INTERN WORKPLAN

General communications support

• Draft content to share via DVS Inc.’s social media platforms

• Draft 2 blog posts per month to share via DVS Inc.’s website

• Keep website content up-to-date

• Help identify and collect stories to tell

• Collect metrics on social media, website, and e-newsletter

Event support

• Help plan and promote upcoming events

Fundraising support

• Help plan and develop content for appeal campaigns

Project communications and design support

• Work with project staff to review and format reports, proposals, and communications deliverables and draft project descriptions for the website


TO APPLY Dionne Victoria Studios Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. To apply to any of these positions please forward a resume, cover letter, and unofficial transcript by 6/19/17 for the summer and 8/7/17 for fall. Include information about your expectations regarding the duration and weekly time commitment, as well as the earliest date upon which you could begin an internship at Dionne Victoria Studios Inc.


This position will be a temporary, part-time internship (at least 8 hours/week) starting in June and ending in August; start and end dates are flexible. All application materials should be sent to Dionne Victoria at thedionnevictoria@gmail.com. If you appear to be a good fit for the position, we’ll call or email you to arrange a meeting. Due to the high volume of applications please do not call or write to inquire about the status of your application.

• Location: Chicago

• Post ID: 66109828 chicago
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