The Chronologic Internship Program is an opportunity for students to obtain practical experience and gain valuable knowledge in the music industry. It is Chronologic’s internship vision to be “a catalyst of hope, inspiration and empowerment to transform lives, through the talents and perseverance of our generation.” There are a plethora of “hands on” projects, interns will learn how to market and promote music, while participating behind the scenes of a nationally touring band on a major record label. In this program, students will be working to promote Issakar, a Northwest artist signed on a national major record label, Centricity Records. Issakar exhibits a ministry of innovative music with a powerful message. It is Issakar’s hope “to be a relevant voice to their generation, pointing them to a real God.”
Each internship project will be customized to focus on each student’s scholastic major and personal talents, within the following project categories: marketing and promotion, media and web design, photography, and music ministry. All students will be supervised by Raymond De Silva, Director of Internships of Chronologic and Band Pastor for Issakar. His executive team committee consists of Chronologic President Josiah Warneking and Manager Ryan Shrout of Downbeat Management and Issakar. There will be a mandatory meeting each month with the Director of Internships, where interns will reflect, discuss and strategize future goals. Periodically, there will be online discussions regarding relevant news in the music industry. At the conclusion of the Chronologic Solutions Internship, there will an annual celebration where interns are required to provide a professional ten minute presentation of their experiences during the internship. Following the completion of all academia and satisfactory work, interns are welcomed to ask for a letter of recommendation from Chronologic Solutions and/or Issakar.
Earning college credit through this program is at the discretion of each student’s professor, who will determine the number of hours to be designated to this program, as well as the student requirements for earning credit. Also note that this is not a paid internship, nor is there any intent on offering a staff position as a result of the internship. This program exists to offer students the opportunity to gain tangible experience in the music industry while earning potential college credit in the process.
The Application Process:
1) The first step in joining the internship program is to contact Raymond De Silva and apply for acceptance. Please send applications via-email or submit in person (contact information provided below).
2) If you are looking to receive college credit for participating in this program, you must discuss the opportunity with your respective professor. The parameters for earning credit are solely between you and your professor. Often students are required to keep a journal and/or write an essay. Information about Issakar and the program can be made available upon request.
3) Upon acceptance into the program and approval from your professor, you will discuss your goals with Raymond De Silva to determine the scope of your involvement with Issakar. The projects assigned to you will be completely customized to your goals and/or strengths.
4) After completing the hours required by your professor, Chronologic Solutions and Issakar will provide you with a recommendation and will sign any documents that need to be approved.
Raymond De Silva Director of Internships & Band Pastor firstname.lastname@example.org
QUALIFICATIONS: - A passion for music and ministry - Proficiency with Microsoft Word - An ability to post blogs, market via websites, and write online reviews - Enrolled in an accredited academic institution - Excellent oral and written communication skills - Adequate time management skills and an ability to meet deadlines - Self-motivation to work independently - An active team member, willing to work with others and share ideas - A major in business administration, marketing, public relations, journalism, communications or a related field
RESPONSIBILIITES: - Engage in direct marketing to radio, press, print and online media - Promote concerts and events - Promote Issakar on websites, blogs, SMS (text), Myspace/Facebook, YouTube, etc. - Stimulate communication with target audiences (mailing lists, band websites, radio, etc.) - Build positive relationships and public relations with leaders within and outside the industry - Creatively strategize and execute ways of enhancing the Issakar fan base - Communicate directly with fans and research how to more effectively serve them
QUALIFICATIONS: - A passion for people and ministry - An interest in pastoral ministry - A firm understanding of the word of God and an ability to effectively convey its message - An ability to lead Bible studies and prayer groups, as well as provide Biblical resources - Proficiency with Microsoft Word - Enrolled in an accredited academic institution - Excellent oral and written communication skills - Adequate time management skills and an ability to meet deadlines - Self-motivation to work independently - An active team member, willing to work with others and share ideas - A major in Biblical Studies, Theology, Philosophy, Youth Ministry and other related majors RESPONSIBILIITES: - Manage and facilitate a prayer team for Issakar - Lead at least one Bible study with the band and its team members - Attend concerts and interact with fans, often offering prayer and encouragement - Strategize ways for Issakar to more effectively minister to their audience - Create ministry-specific resources for fans: a) Bible studies centered on Issakar songs b) Develop material on the meaning of Issakar c) Monitor a blog that ministers to Issakar fans - Manage a program for distributing Bibles and other Christian resources to Issakar fans - Commit to active prayer for churches, events, fans, and issues related to Issakar
QUALIFICATIONS: - A passion for music and ministry - A proficiency with Adobe Photoshop and Light Room - Access to a high quality professional grade camera and lighting equipment - Ability to efficiently deliver digital photographs (if using film) - An ability to effectively navigate Flickr, Photobucket, and similar websites - Ability to orchestrate a professional photo shoot, including wardrobe selection and shoot location - Ability to attend concerts and take live performance pictures - Enrolled in an accredited academic institution - Excellent oral and written communication skills - Adequate time management skills and an ability to meet deadlines - Self-motivation to work independently - An active team member, willing to work with others and share ideas - A major related to Photography, Graphic Design, Art or another related major
RESPONSIBILIITES: - Deliver high quality, commercially usable pictures in digital format - Edit pictures for both print and digital/web applications - Schedule and execute at least one professional photo shoot with Issakar - Maintain and update Issakar’s Flickr page and create new content regularly
QUALIFICATIONS: - A passion for music and ministry - Proficiency with Microsoft Word - An ability to effectively navigate websites and online resources - Proficiency with Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator and Dream Weaver (or related software) - An understanding of website applications (Facebook/Myspace), widgets, banner ads, videos (YouTube), and HTML Code - Enrolled in an accredited academic institution - Excellent oral and written communication skills - Adequate time management skills and an ability to meet deadlines - Self-motivation to work independently - An active team member, willing to work with others and share ideas - A major related to Media, Web Design, Film, Graphic Design, Photography or related major
RESPONSIBILIITES: - Effectively design websites, widgets, banners, applications, videos, and other online productions - Create promotional materials as needed (posters, merchandise, banner ads, etc.) - Create videos and/or photos that promote Issakar - Design t-shirts, buttons, and other merchandise - Assist marketing interns in executing their online strategies - Research innovative ways to establish a broader online presence for Issakar