The Catalyst is hiring!

Apply to be a writer, photographer or illustratorInterested in journalism? CC’s student-run newspaper, The Catalyst, is hiring for multiple positions to start this fall: Writers, illustrators and photographers. Email i_hicks@coloradocollege.edu and j_kalenga@coloradocollege.edu to inquire.

Cipher Job Openings

Now Hiring Editors, Web Editor, and Publicist for Upcoming School YearAre you interested in the process of storytelling through nonfiction, fiction, and art? Being part of a creative community and building relationships with writers and artists from across CC’s campus? We would love to have you on the staff of Cipher Magazine, and are currently…

NPR Summer Internships

Act quickly – Summer Virtual Internships Close Feb. 26, 2021 Multiple opportunities posted in Handshake A learning experience like no other. The NPR internship program has a rich history, helping us discover nearly 17%* of our current staff including Ari Shapiro, Audie Cornish, Guy Raz and many more. From Day 1, interns at NPR are given real-world, hands-on responsibilities.…

CC COVID-19 Reporting Project is Hiring

The CC COVID-19 Reporting Project is accepting applications again for another new reporter/editor! This person will write, edit, and fact-check two newsletters each week. Applications are due by 5 p.m. MT on Dec. 16. Email m_brown@coloradocollege.edu, i_hicks@coloradocollege.edu, and e_candelaria@coloradocollege.edu for more information.

The Number-One Rule for Cover Letters

by Kaitlin McManus | November 30, 2018 Re-posted from Vault Okay look—resumés are great. When done right, they’re clean, concise, and well organized. And if you’ve been following all the great advice out there, yours should be in pretty good shape. Cover letters are different—they’re freewheeling, making them more difficult to write. Think of the resumé as the multiple-choice…

Journalism Boot Camp Half Block

Journalism Boot Camp Half Block What’s this class about? Are you thinking about joining the Journalism minor or interested in the role of journalism in today’s society? This dynamic 9-day course provides you with the essential skills you’ll need to think like a journalist. In addition to focusing on writing and reporting, best practices, ethical…

ASME Magazine Internship Program 2019

For over 50 years, the American Society of Magazine Editors has sponsored the Magazine Internship Program—a ten-week program for rising college seniors at magazines in New York and Washington. Since the program was founded in 1967, 2,000 college students have worked as ASME interns. Nearly 500 have gone on to successful careers in print and electronic…

Colorado College’s Journal of Political Studies

An opportunity to be published? Take every opportunity to practice your writing and have samples for future prospects. Want to be published in the first edition of Colorado College’s Journal of Political Studies? Res Publica is accepting submissions until the end of second block. To submit your work email ccrespublica@gmail.com with your name, pronouns, year,…

7 Things to Consider When Beginning a Freelance Career

by Stephan Maldonado | August 06, 2018 Re-posted from Vault For many people, freelancing represents the final frontier of career progression, something they’ve been working towards their entire career. [and for some it represents a starting point into the career of your dreams] Freelancing holds numerous possibilities. Autonomy. Flexibility. Control over the projects you take…

Developing your Writing Portfolio

If you are interested in pursuing a career in writing or a career where writing is paramount, it will be critical for you to have samples of your work. The more variety and broadly published, the larger the impact. This experience can be achieved through many experiences including on-campus publications, internships, and even freelance and…

5 Things to Consider Before You Go Freelance

by Marianne Stenger | May 22, 2018 Re-posted from Vault Freelancing is more popular than ever, and in this so-called gig economy, between 20 and 30 percent of the working age population in Europe and the U.S. already engage in some form of independent work. This number is expected to rise significantly in the coming…

MacLean Symposium on Writing as Craft and Career

The CC English Department presents the MacLean Symposium on Writing as Craft and Career: In Honor of Ruth Barton   Panel 1: Thursday, April 5, at 7:00 PM in the Cornerstone Screening Room  “CC Alumni Writers Discuss Writing at CC: Remembering Ruth Barton” All are welcome to join six acclaimed authors who studied under Ruth Barton…

Homeward Pikes Peak Communications Intern/Volunteer

Communications Intern/Volunteer Homeward Pikes Peak Summary: The intern is to work with the Executive Director and staff to write or develop stories for the agency to use in external communications (newsletters, fundraising and web/social media). Homeward Pikes Peak is looking for a per-story commitment during the academic year, estimating that each story will take approximately 10…

NPR Investigation Unit Intern: Summer 2018

Deadline Extended — Due March 3rd *CC only position*  Be a part of NPR’s award-winning Investigations Team, helping to identify, report and produce distinctive journalism on multiple platforms. The Investigations Intern uses reporting and interviewing skills, data analysis, resourcefulness and creativity to help create original stories. The team’s mission is to produce exclusive, important journalism…

Denver Post Summer 2018 Internship

Deadline extended to Saturday, March 3rd. *CC Only internship*– Full-time for 9 weeks, Paid The Denver Post, the No. 1 newspaper in the Rocky Mountain region, is helping shape the futures of the next generation of journalists by offering a 9-week paid internship. We are looking for talented young people who want to make a difference.…

American-Scandinavian Foundation Translation Competition Open

The American-Scandinavian Foundation has announced the opening of its 38th annual Translation Competition for outstanding translations of poetry, fiction, drama, or literary prose written by a Scandinavian author born after 1900. Two prizes are offered: the Nadia Christensen Prize, which includes a $2,500 award, and the Leif and Inger Sjöberg Prize, which recognizes distinguished effort…

Professionals in Residence this Half Block

In addition to offering classes, five Half Block instructors will also give campus-wide access to their expertise. They will be Professionals in Residence over Half Block and will offer lunches, one-on-one conversations, and extra programming related to their industries. The schedule is below: “An alternative plan to a career in journalism and navigating a changing…

Spotlight on Half Block: The Vocab

Welcome to our Spotlight on Half Block series! Each week leading up to Dynamic Half Block in January, we’re featuring one of 2018’s non-credit offerings here on our blog. Registration for all non-credit offerings is now open on Summit. Spotlight on The Vocab: Critical approaches to spoken word writing and performing What’s this class about? Ideal for vets and beginners alike, this course…

Spotlight on Half Block: Creative Projects Masterclass

Welcome to our Spotlight on Half Block series! Each week leading up to Dynamic Half Block in January, we’re featuring one of 2018’s non-credit offerings here on our blog. Registration for all non-credit offerings is now open on Summit. Spotlight on Creative Projects Masterclass What’s this class about? Whether it be a novel, a screenplay, a new and daring documentary, an art…

Spotlight on Half Block: Building Your Freelance Writing Business

Welcome to our Spotlight on Half Block series! Each week leading up to Dynamic Half Block in January, we’re featuring one of 2018’s non-credit offerings here on our blog. Registration for all non-credit offerings is now open on Summit. Spotlight on Building Your Freelance Writing Business: The Missing Manual for Entrepreneurial Writing Success What’s this class about? This half block course is a nine-day…

Cover Letter Tips for Creative Careers

by Capitol Standard | October 23, 2017 Re-posted from Vault Good advice– on anything these days– is hard to find. But in no area is it so woefully inadequate as cover letters for creative professionals looking to thrive in creative careers. What’s so wrong with cover letter advice for creatives? In general, it is a call to mediocrity. And…

Visiting Writers Series in Block 3

The Visiting Writers Series sponsored by the Colorado College English Department with the support of the MacLean Visiting Writers Endowment offers many great opportunities to learn from and and engage with a variety of writers throughout the year.  All events free and open to the public. For more information, call (719) 389-6853. Look for the most…

Paid summer education journalists, Chalkbeat

Chalkbeat, the nonprofit education news organization, is seeking motivated students to serve as summer reporting interns. Our reporting teams cover schools in Denver, Detroit, Indianapolis, Memphis, and New York City, as well as a national bureau covering education issues affecting schools across the country. The 10-week paid internship from June-August 2018 will offer student journalists…

Check out this year’s Arts, Media, and Communications Half Block courses

Interested in the arts, media, or communications? We think you’ll like this year’s Dynamic Half Block courses. Registration is open as of 8am, OCTOBER 9TH for this year’s non-credit Dynamic Half Block offerings. Register on Summit (via Single Sign In) under the Student Life tab. Visit our non-credit web page to learn more about each course, and click the…