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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.
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Opportunities at Duke for Fall Semester
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.
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.
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.
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” 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.
Scroll through the impressive alumni who partook in DEMAN Weekend 2019. Feel free to reach out (with sensitivity) to alumni listed to seek advice.
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!
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
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
List of arts resources during COVID-19 including online workshops and national grants
Artist resources for funding, grants, community resources, and online teaching and learning
Aggregated list of organizations providing frequently updated news and resources for artists and arts organizations
Media & Journalism Resources
Tips for how to launch a journalism career in the middle of a pandemic
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
A site that gives a through explanation of what a TV show bible is, plus more examples of bibles
50 award-winning film screenplays you can download in all genres
Structure Hack – how to master Screenplay structure through a simple practical exercise
Overview of Sundance Lab Program opportunities (includes labs in film/tv writing, composing, theater, hybrid storytelling, more)
FAQ about Sundance screenwriting labs, including submission requirements
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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Browse archival collections, inspirational campaigns, and more.
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.
Tips and tricks on how to excel on your next remote interview.
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.
The Oxford American offers a comprehensive year-round editorial internship program.
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.
Professional development opportunities for when you’re stuck at home
Supportive Alumni Messages for Students
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.
Internship & Job search strategies amid COVID-19
What to do if the Coronavirus cancels your summer internship
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.
COVID-19: Job market insights & job search strategies from experts
Common Questions for Financial Aid regarding COVID-19
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)