PARTICIPATING EMPLOYERS

Mass Audio is Chicago’s leading provider of event solutions and equipment rentals for festivals, concerts, corporate events, and more. We are passionate about what we do and our constant aim is to raise the bar. Our mission is to provide you with the highest level of service and reasonably priced solutions, utilizing our vast inventory of state-of-the-art equipment for events of all sizes.

AVAILABLE INTERNSHIPS:

We are currently expanding our operations and are looking for team players who are interested in working in a live sound reinforcement & production environment over the summer months. 

Full Spectrum Features

http://fullspectrumfeatures.com/

FULL SPECTRUM FEATURES NFP is a Chicago-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to increasing diversity in the media arts by producing, exhibiting, and supporting the work of women, LGBTQ, and minority filmmakers. We also aim to educate the public about important social and cultural issues, utilizing the power of cinema to foster understanding in our communities.

AVAILABLE INTERNSHIPS:

Producing Internship: Producing interns will have the opportunity to learn about above-the-line indie film producing and non-profit administration. They will gain hands-on experience in our thriving office, working closely with the Full Spectrum staff to support the development, production, and distribution of vital independent media. Our interns are a crucial part of our organization, and are empowered to work in a self-directed manner. Specific work assignments will be catered towards the intern's interests and skills when possible. The internship will also include an educational component focused on professional development.Producing interns will have the opportunity to learn the following skills, relevant for jobs in independent film producing, production management, and arts administration: 

  • Production planning and scheduling 

  • Script Coverage 

  • Casting 

  • Hiring crew and negotiations 

  • Independent filmmaking contracts and legal matters 

  • Exhibition and distribution 

  • Budgeting 

  • Research and development 

  • Grant writing 

  • Fundraising 

  • Communicating with press/media

Applicants should have a strong interest in the business and administration of independent filmmaking and/or nonprofit management and arts administration. The ideal candidate will be organized, prompt, professional, eager to learn, and have strong writing and communication skills.

 

Graphic Design Internship: We are hiring an intern to assist our in-house designer and producers. This person will work on graphic design for digital and print projects, and special visual communications projects. Other work may include motion graphics to create dynamic slideshows for events, editing short-form videos for promotion, web design, or assisting the deliverables of our screeners to theaters and venues. The graphic design intern will work amongst the producing interns in a collaborative, nonprofit, start-up environment. requirements: Knowledge of Adobe Suite programs, especially InDesign 

JJack Productions

http://jjackpro.com/

Justin Jackola, the founder and director of JJack Productions, first realized his passion for filmmaking while creating films in place of poster boards during grade school. His creative storytelling abilities led him to study film at Robert De Niro’s Tribeca Flashpoint Academy. After graduation, he was invited to create content at Leo Burnett advertising agency where he worked on clients such as McDonald’s, Coke, and Maytag/Whirlpool. Justin left Leo Burnett to embark on a new journey in Film, Television, Documentary, and Commercial production.

In January 2012 he began his own venture by founding JJack Productions. Since the start of JJack Productions, Justin has used his unique creative approach and teaching abilities to help multiple companies succeed their visual imagery.

JJack Productions is located at CineSpace Chicago Film Studio's, Stage 18. We are proud to be part of such an amazing industry, and look forward to hearing from YOU.

“People are Visual, show them your Vision.” – JJack Productions

AVAILABLE INTERNSHIPS:

Assistant Producer internship - Assist JJack Team with video production, research, sales, organization, etc. 

 

Post Production internship - Assist our in house editor with post production organization, assisting, archival, and stock footage editing/uploading online

Chasing23

Youth Empowerment Group

https://chasing23.org/

Chasing23 Youth Empowerment Group mission is to build respect and unity among young people within Chicago.  Chasing23 Youth Empowerment Group introduces and helps develop life-skills, as well as provide a network of support. Chasing23 is a symbol of hope for Chicago’s youth.

 

AVAILABLE INTERNSHIPS:

Videographer, Digital Media Manager, and Film Directing.

 

CAIR-Chicago is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit Muslim civil rights organization registered independently in Illinois.  CAIR is the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy group. Though it leverages the resources, expertise, and knowledge base of CAIR (based in Washington), CAIR-Chicago functions as an independent organization that sets its own strategy and goals. We work to attain equal opportunity for - and normalize the image of - Muslims in America. With a mission to defend civil rights, fight bigotry, and promote tolerance, our Civil Rights Department provides pro bono legal services to Muslims who have faced discrimination as a result of their race, religion or ethnicity. Our primary mandate is to promote and defend the constitutional rights of all Americans and to assist those who cannot attain justice themselves.

 

AVAILABLE INTERNSHIPS:

Communications Intern - Earn experience in the following:

A/V Production

Graphic Design

Press 

Illustration

Event Planing

Social Media

Photography

Journalism

Eclipse Gaming Systems

http://eclipsegamingsystems.com/

Eclipse Gaming creates entertaining and memorable gaming experiences that connect with the player. With a focus on the Native American gaming market, as well as select commercial and international gaming markets, we develop top performing games and innovative solutions that engage the audience and deliver measurable results for our casino, social and casual gaming partners.

 

AVAILABLE INTERNSHIPS:

Seeking Interns within Animation & VFX, Graphic Design & Interactive Media, and Recording Arts disciplines for Internship opportunities in the following areas: programming, art, sound and production/quality assurance.

For organizations that require highly-engaged people to realize their mission, August Jackson is the brand engagement agency that puts purpose into practice. Unlike other agencies that focus on isolated channels or tactics, we focus on aligning beliefs and behaviors to strengthen culture, build community and drive success.

 

Our work for corporate and consumer brands, nonprofit organizations and higher education institutions includes branding, campaign development and multi-channel activation, with an emphasis on live events and technology-enabled engagement. Our creative solutions incorporate research, strategy, experience design and content development.

 

August Jackson is a 100-person agency with a presence in Chicago, NYC, Washington, D.C. and Baltimore. Our clients include Constellation Brands, Points of Light Foundation, CARE, Duke University, MIT, Wellesley College and many other leaders within their respective industries.

AVAILABLE INTERNSHIPS:

In the fields of Film, Animation + VFX, Design + Interactive Media, and Visual Communication.

 

Cinema/Chicago, the presenting organization of the Chicago International Film Festival, is a year-round cultural and educational non-profit organization dedicated to fostering better communication between people of diverse cultures through the art of film and the moving image. We serve Chicago’s diverse and under-served citizenry by providing access to world-class cinema. We aim to enrich Chicago’s cultural environment by presenting film in contexts that encourage discussion and debate.

AVAILABLE INTERNSHIPS:

Arts Administration

Programming

Development + Membership

Education

Event Management

Marketing/Publicity.

Humboldt Park's Classick Studios remains a staple within the Windy City. Dating back to 2007, the multi-dimensional studio space has risen to become one of Chicago's top music facilities. With affordable rates on recording studio services, Classick Studios hosts a professional, creative space meant for growth. Our strong team of restless engineers and producers are acclaimed in their fields, both in sound innovation and comfortability. Classick Studio is a home for artists to develop and hone in on their craft, to seek out individuality and bring their artistic visions to life.

AVAILABLE INTERNSHIPS:

Sound Engineers

GFX

Film / Music Video

 

The Chicago Underground Film Festival, presented by IFP Chicago, is dedicated to the work of film and video makers with defiantly independent visions.

The Chicago Underground Film Festival is an annual event showcasing independent, experimental and documentary films from around the world. Widely recognized as a world-class event, the festival showcases the best in new American and international cinema and providing the movie-loving public with access to some of the most critically acclaimed filmmakers and emerging talent from around the world. Our mission is to promote films and videos that dissent radically in form, technique, or content from the “indie” mainstream and to present adventurous works that challenge and transcend commercial and audience expectations. 25 programs comprised of narrative, documentary and experimental features, shorts, and music videos, representing more than 20 countries, make up the main body of the festival, along with nightly parties and live music, discussions and other networking and community building events.

AVAILABLE INTERNSHIPS:

Short term internships to assist staff with running the film festival. Mostly looking for a special events intern to assist our Special Events Manager to organize after parties and an overall festival intern to assist with various duties such as making flyers, organize pick up of equipment, stuff swag bags, assemble festival badges, research etc.

 

NetherRealm Studios

http://www.netherrealm.com/

The creative team that brought the Mortal Kombat franchise to life is now NetherRealm Studios, part of the Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment family. With over 20 years of creation under our belts, NetherRealm’s mission remains the same; to create cutting edge entertainment and deliver industry leading tech, game art and overall gaming experiences. 

NetherRealm Studios is a collaborative and creative environment, constantly striving to up the ante on what is possible in interactive entertainment. We encompass the best of both worlds – a team of dedicated professionals with years of experience, who are also at the forefront of an industry taking over the entertainment landscape. The passion and energy that made Mortal Kombat a reality is still on display every day in our offices, our hallways and most definitely the studio’s arcade room!

AVAILABLE INTERNSHIPS:

Associate Animator (Temp/Intern)

https://www.creativeheads.net/job/19976/associate-animator-temp-in-chicago

Associate Artist, FX (Temp/Intern)

https://www.creativeheads.net/job/19286/associate-artist,-fx-temp-in-chicago

 

Flow Motion Media

https://www.goflowmo.com/

Comprised of two full time multi-media artists, Flow Motion Media Chicago is a multi-disciplinary production company. Focused on delivering real, tangible, and gorgeous results, we've delivered products for the likes of BudLight, NIKE, and many more. Doing both commercial and creative work, we at Flow Motion know the power of visual media and content, harnessing that to provide exceedingly consistent and proud pieces of content. 

AVAILABLE INTERNSHIPS:

In the areas of Film, Post Production (Film), Design & Visual Communication and Graphic Design & Interactive Media

Flowers Communications Group

http://explorefcg.com/

Flowers Communication Group is an award-winning integrated marketing communications firm with more than two decades of experience creating connections between some of the world's most iconic brands and multicultural consumers. While others "do" multicultural, we live and breath it. As multifaceted hybrids, our work strategically blurs the lines between traditional PR, Integrated Marketing, Social & Digital, Influencer Engagement and Creative Content.

Multicultural is our DNA and we are passionate about bringing authentic, bold ideas infused with thought leadership to our clients.

AVAILABLE INTERNSHIPS:

Visual Content Creator

Editor

Graphic Designer

For over 30 years, AV Chicago has specialized in audio, video, lighting, staging, event services and equipment rental. We provide our clients with second to none production and event services for small and large meetings, conferences, galas, fund raisers, private gatherings and live performances.

 

We also rent audio visual equipment directly to consumers for their own use via easy pick up or delivery to their location.

 

We work with each client to understand and execute his/her vision and well over 80% of our business each year is generated from repeat and referral events. Our team has more than 300 years of combined experience and serves more than 2,500 events each year.

AVAILABLE INTERNSHIPS:

Audio Video Technicians

We are a team that uses creative thinking, technology and strategy to solve problems. That is the value we add to every project. We listen with all of our creative senses and become a critical part of bringing the story to life.

We are a collective of artists, producers and technologists who produce outstanding design-driven work in any medium of communication. Whether it’s a broadcast commercial or an innovative piece of AR, we are down to be a part of the team. That amazing, open-minded attitude is alive and well here, working and playing together in our inclusive culture where everyone has a unique voice and a collaborative spirit. We firmly believe it’s how we are able to incubate great ideas and solutions and deliver them to you in the most unique, ownable way possible.

AVAILABLE INTERNSHIPS:

Junior Designers, Editors, and Illustrators, in the area of Animation & VFX

Founded in 2007, DialogTech provides actionable marketing analytics for businesses that value inbound phone calls. Consistently recognized as the leader and pioneer in call analytics and optimization, DialogTech is the trusted voice management platform for Fortune 500 brands, agencies, and fast-growing companies.

AVAILABLE INTERNSHIPS:

Media Production Assistant. Interested in meeting candidates in the areas of Film, Animation & Visual Effects, Design & Visual Communication, and Graphic Design & Interactive Media.

PicDiversity, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that meets teachers’ needs for diverse photos and video in the classroom. Media is a powerful tool. PicDiversity harnesses this power to counter the effects of prejudice and discrimination on the next generation.

AVAILABLE INTERNSHIPS:

Graphic Design Internship. 

Also interested in meeting candidates in the area of Film.

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ADDRESS

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Suite 500 

Chicago, IL 60602

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