Forth Chicago is looking for a 2015 intern! / by Natalie Pavela

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It's that time of year...Forth is looking for a 2015 intern! 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 over the coming week, interviewing at the end of the month, and hope to select our new gal in time to start contributing to the team this September.

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

Part-Time (+/-10 hours a week) starting in September 2014. We are looking for a 15 month commitment starting in September: train with our current intern Natalie for the remainder of the year, then take the reigns on your own starting in January. You'll also have the opportunity to train the 2016 intern the following September. You will be able to work remotely but would be expected at the four seasonal salons and planning meetings.

Who We Are

Forth Chicago is a quarterly salon than brings 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. We also maintain a blog that 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.

Responsibilities

- event planning and scheduling - vendor planning and scheduling - day of event responsibilities - demonstrated ability to take projects from conceptualization through completion - 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 15 months commitment, running through December 2015. Include your resume, a link to any online portfolios or attach a PDF portfolio if available.