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We know that finding a job or internship in all industries during these unprecedented times is confusing and stressful. We are here to help. Scroll on for timely resources we have compiled to help you advance your career, interview remotely and/or connect with alumni during the COVID-19 crisis.

Virtual Resources for Duke Students

Duke University Arts Resources & Opportunities for COVID-19

As Duke University responds to the coronavirus crisis, students, staff, and faculty across campus are turning to the arts to offer new ways to connect and support each other during this uncertain time. This community wellspring demonstrates art is affirming during times of uncertainty.

Career Center & Career Connections

With the spread of COVID-19, the Duke University Career Center will continue to provide services to students. We are offering virtual services via Zoom, Skype or phone for your convenience.

Advisers are available for 1:1 advising appointments, these can be scheduled as usual in Career Connections.  These appointments can be held via Zoom, Skype or phone as preferred.

We will also continue virtual drop-in career advising on our normal schedule (M, Tu, Th, F 2-4pm) via Zoom.  Please see the Career Center website for the day’s specific Zoom link. You will be routed to a Zoom waiting room and will be taken on a first come, first served basis, as is our normal procedure.

If you have further questions or concerns, please be in touch via the Career Center email:

Duke Alumni Association

Duke Alumni Association is here to support you with resources from our Forever Duke community of 175,000+ alumni. Make sure to look through the Alumni Directory to connect with alumni in industries you’re interested in.

Duke Student Affairs

This guide is a collection of tips, information, and resources that can be particularly useful in a remote job search.

Financial Aid Questions

Common questions about financial aid during COVID-19.

Ask a Blue Devil

With a community of more than 175,000 alumni, Ask A Blue Devil will connect you with the best Duke alumni experts who can help you with advice and introductions.

#TogetherDuke Series

Watch supportive alumni messages for current Duke students.

Tips for Getting a Job/Internship During COVID-19

How to Work Remotely

In light of precautions related to the COVID-19 virus, some employers maybe considering suspension of their summer internship programs or conversion of internships to include remote work.This document is intended to provide a strategy for students to communicate effectively with their potential employers.

The Art of the Remote Interview

Tips and tricks on how to excel on your next remote interview.

Cultivated Culture

Job market insights and job search strategies during COVID-19 from the experts.

National Association of Colleges and Employers

This resource is encouraging folks who have an internship gap to look to academic research as an alternative and within that suggestion has ideas about how to set-up academic projects.

National Association of Colleges and Employers Poll Results

The National Association of Colleges and Employers is polled colleges and employers through April 30 about how things are changing in terms of jobs and internships and courses.

Virtual Career Opportunities

Smithsonian Digital Volunteers

Today, digital technology makes it possible for people who believe in the Smithsonian mission to make significant contributions online. “Digital Volunteers” can now take on important assignments to expand access to the Smithsonian’s massive collections, and can participate in a variety of research programs. Some roles require special knowledge or skill, but many do not.

Oxford American Editorial Internship

The Oxford American offers a comprehensive year-round editorial internship program.

Freelance Artist Resources

1. Working, Gathering & Teaching Online

Lists of resources to continue learning new practices, how to collaborate with other artists during this time, as well as links to find remote work

2. Creative Capital

List of arts resources during COVID-19 including online workshops and national grants

3. Cue Art Foundation

Artist resources for funding, grants, community resources, and online teaching and learning

4. National Endowment for the Arts

Aggregated list of organizations providing frequently updated news and resources for artists and arts organizations

Creative Writing Resources

  1. David L. Paletz Creative Writing Guest Series

During the Fall 2020 semester, three guests will join Professor Mesha Maren-Hogan’s English 110S “Introduction to Creative Writing” class via Zoom.

Media & Journalism Resources

    1. Poynter

Tips for how to launch a journalism career in the middle of a pandemic

Visual Artist Resources

  1. Conversations with Artists: The Brooklyn Rail’s The New Social Environment

The Brooklyn Rail is a journal committed to providing an independent forum for visual arts, culture, and politics throughout New York City and beyond.

Film/TV Resources

1. TV Writing

A site that has all episode scripts, aired and unaired pilot scripts, and TV show bibles (detailed series proposals) in a wide variety of genres, including animation

2. What is a TV Show Bible?

A site that gives a through explanation of what a TV show bible is, plus more examples of bibles

3. Screenplay Examples

50 award-winning film screenplays you can download in all genres

4. Screenplay Practical Exercise

Structure Hack​ – how to master Screenplay structure through a simple practical exercise

5. Sundance Lab Opportunities

Overview of Sundance Lab Program opportunities (includes labs in film/tv writing, composing, theater, hybrid storytelling, more)

6. Sundance Screenwriting Labs

FAQ about Sundance screenwriting labs, including submission requirements

7. Imagine Impact Application Questions

Looking over these very detailed application questions is a good exercise in preparing a script. You might choose some of them to answer before you start the writing process.

8. Hollywood Resumes

Professional development opportunities for when you’re stuck at home