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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.

Your Job & Internship Tip Sheet

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Opportunities at Duke for Fall Semester

Duke CAST (Creative Arts Student Team) Experience

This work opportunity serves the Ruby and arts initiatives across campus in a way that empowers individual CASTs to “own” their projects, provides meaningful professional development opportunities in arts administration, and fosters a sense of community among the CAST class.

Nasher Internship for Academic Credit

ARTHIST 310 and ARTHIST 311 are internship practicums held at the Nasher Museum, designed to provide Duke students professional museum experience and the opportunity to explore the museum and its operations from a variety of viewpoints.

DeWitt Wallace Center for Media & Democracy Internship

Through internships, students apply what they learn in the classroom, while gaining essential, real-time experience and skills in media career fields undergoing rapid and profound change.

DEMAN Navigators

We created this tool to help you navigate your interests in creative industries. Whether you’re interested in internships, jobs, alumni outreach, and/or learning more about co-curricular resources and academic programs that exist at Duke, we’ll help you by scheduling one-on-one meetings with our team.

Helpful Humans on the DEMAN Lounge

“Helpful Humans” is a listing of professionals who work in the arts. Here you can find Duke staff, faculty, and alumni to help you navigate your interest in creative industries.

Creative Industries Panelists from DEMAN Weekend 2019

Scroll through the impressive alumni who partook in DEMAN Weekend 2019. Feel free to reach out (with sensitivity) to alumni listed to seek advice.

DEMAN Alumni Q&As

What advice do alumni have for breaking into creative industries? Find out on the latest DEMAN Q&As featured on the Who is DEMAN page!

Job, Internship & Funding Hub for Creative Industries

All resources related to kick-starting your job search: including resume examples, networking tips, funding opportunities, and a comprehensive list of job search platforms for creative industries.

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

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.

What the Pros are Reading

We’ve compiled a list of resources from the pros.
Check out these books, podcasts, trade publications and suggested sites if you’re looking for an in-depth glimpse at what it’s like to work in the creative industries.

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 University Arts Resources & Opportunities for COVID-19

Browse archival collections, inspirational campaigns, and more.

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.

Tips for Remote Working & Reaching Out

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

The Art of the Remote Interview

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

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.

Rudolph William Rosati Creative Writing Award

The Rosati Creative Writing Prize is awarded each spring in recognition of an outstanding work of creative writing. All Duke undergraduate students are eligible to submit work for consideration.

Hollywood Resumes

Professional development opportunities for when you’re stuck at home

#TogetherDuke Series

Supportive Alumni Messages for Students

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.

Duke Student Affairs

Internship & Job search strategies amid COVID-19


What to do if the Coronavirus cancels your summer internship

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.

Cultivated Culture

COVID-19: Job market insights & job search strategies from experts

Financial Aid Questions

Common Questions for Financial Aid regarding COVID-19

National Association of Colleges and Employers Poll Results

The National Association of Colleges and Employers is polling colleges and employers through April 30 about how things are changing in terms of jobs and internships and courses. Updates on results from the poll will be available each Friday (April 3, 10, 17, 24)