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Monday, November 17, 2014

Jeri Smith-Ready's This Side of Salvation

This Side of Salvation, a YA novel by 1991 Villanova English-Honors graduate Jeri Smith-Ready, has been named a top book of the year by the Texas Library Association.  Booklist calls the novel a "smart, well-rounded, and unpredictable tale" and  an "eye-opening look at the limits, uses, and misuses of faith."

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

English Department Theatrical Coffee Break

Please note that this coffee hour will feature special guests Fiach Mac Conghail and Oonagh Desire from the Abbey Theater in Dublin.  You can talk with them about the English department's unique Abbey Theatre Summer Studio program.

Internships with Quirk Books

Quirk Books, located in Philadelphia’s Old City, is currently seeking interns for for the Spring 2015 semester (the internships are unpaid).  Quirk is especially interested in Villanova English majors.  To find out more about Quirk Books, click here.

1.  Marketing and Publicity Internship
Assist with press mailings on a daily basis
Catalogue reports of media coverage into our database
Write 1-2 press and/or marketing materials with guidance from staff
Help research media contacts
Generate web content, i.e. excerpts, quizzes, fun facts, blog posts
Copying and filing
English, journalism, marketing, or communications major or interest in major
Must be able to put in 15 hours per week minimum in at least 3 hour increments—welcome to intern more if available
Office experience a plus

Email your cover letter and resume to suzanne@quirkbooks.com by November 30. Please include subject line  INTERN.

2.  Social Media & Marketing Internship
Research and build online media lists for upcoming titles
Help maintain our growing social niche communities
Create fun, innovative web content: Blog posts, Tumblr content, etc
Assist with mailings
Edit blog posts
Help maintain and update the company website
English, journalism, marketing, or communications major or interest in major
Familiarity with and active presence on major social networking sites
Creative and professional writing skills

Email your cover letter (with relevant social media links) and resume to eric@quirkbooks.com by November 30.  Please include subject line INTERN.

Remember that to receive credit for an internship, you must apply at the college’s Internship Office.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

2015 Keystone Summer Internship Program

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission is now accepting applications from students who are interested in The 2015 Keystone Summer Internship Program.  Please visit the program's website here and follow these steps below:

1.      Click to the left hand side on the link “join us”
2.      On the right said of the page, click the link “internships”
3.      Click on “Keystone Summer Internships”
4.      Towards the bottom of the page you will see a link “Keystone Internship Application”

Please fill out the application, and email the application to ra-phmcinterns@pa.gov or mail it to:
Internship Programs
Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
300 North Street
Harrisburg , Pennsylvania 17120-0024

The website says that “typically interns work Monday through Friday, 7.5 hours per day,” but there are circumstances in which there would be fewer total hours, though never below 20 hours per week.

William Penn statue in the Pennsylvania State Museum