2016 Interns Wanted! / by Julie Schumacher

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It's that time of year...Forth is looking for 2016 interns! Come be a part of the supportive community of bright Chicago women that we're building. Read below for details.

If you're interested, don't delay! We'll be reviewing applications as they come in and setting up interviews. We hope to select our new gals in time to get training from our current kick-ass interns this Fall, have you attend our all-member Winter Party in December and leap into 2016 ready to roll.

We typically have 2-3 interns who work collaboratively through the year.

Position

Forth Chicago Social Media & Event Planning Intern

Compensation

Unpaid. If you are in college, we will work with you and your college for college credit if applicable.

Hours

Training in Fall/early Winter on an as-ageed-to basis (may be more all at once or spread out depending on your schedule and our current interns' schedules). Part-Time (+/-10 hours a week) starting in January 2015. We are looking for a 12 month commitment but with training from our current interns Clare and Katie starting after our Fall Salon in mid-September, then you'll take the reins with your partner starting in January. You'll also have the opportunity to train the 2017 intern the following Fall. You will be able to work remotely but would be expected at the four seasonal salons and planning meetings and we'd love if you are at our public events and community gatherings when you can make it.

Responsibilities

Each intern will be given specific responsibilities from this list based on experience and aptitude.

- event planning and scheduling - vendor planning and scheduling - day of event responsibilities - demonstrated ability to take projects from conceptualization through completion - assist with press outreach and media inquiries - social media including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest - strong writing for social media (blog, Twitter, Facebook) as well as more formal business communication writing skills - updating the Forth website and blog (images and copy) in WordPress - if you have Adobe photoshop skills that is a plus

Requirements

We are looking for interns who embody Forth's spirit: strong, witty, smart and all about building a community of creative women. Candidates must have their own computer and software. You must have access to the internet, e-mail, and phone calls during your working hours. You must be available to attend our events, as well as help set-up and tear-down.

To Apply

Please email julie@wellturnedwords.com a brief cover letter introducing yourself, why you want to work with Forth Chicago, and if you'd be able to start this September and will be in Chicago to fulfill the 12 months commitment, running through December 2016. Include your resume, a link to any online portfolios or attach a PDF portfolio if available.

Who We Are

Forth is an organization focused on creating intentional events that celebrate community and connect people.

We do this in three ways: quarterly salons, public events and custom services. Our quarterly salons bring together Chicago's creative women entrepreneurs. We host four seasonal events each year with a curated guest list ranging from hands-on craftswomen to designers of all kinds, tech-savvy disruptors and hand illustrators, writer, producers, photographers, connectors, stylists, artists, and more. We style each event both visually and with food and drink, at a new venue every quarter. We also create a theme to inspire the salon's flow. Our goal is not networking, its authentic conversation and connection, creating space and time for bright ideas. Talk is honest, open, real, and often very, very funny. Our blog features posts from the founders (recipes, event styling, reflections, etc) as well as guest posts from participants.

The founders of Forth are brand designer and strategist, Lisa Guillot of Step Brightly, copywriter Julie Schumacher of Well Turned Words, and photographer Kelly Allison of Kelly Allison Photography. Collectively we are all excited to share the wisdom we've gained from our years working as independent (and not-so-independent) creatives with you.