Thursday, August 1, 2013

National Girls Baseball League Documentary Film Research Internship

Adam Chu, an independent filmmaker living in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago, is seeking a research assistant for his National Girls Baseball League Documentary Film Project. The National Girls Softball/Baseball League was a women's professional softball league that existed in the city of Chicago from 1944-1954. The league featured many well known ballplayers from the 1930's, 40's, and 50's, including Freda Savona, Audrey Wagner, and Sophie Kurys.

Duties and responsibilities for this internship include transcribing, logging, and cataloging articles of the league, as well as researching the story of the trailblazing owners, memorable ballplayers, coaches, stadiums, and fans. Students may also get the opportunity to conduct interviews themselves during film shoots.

Qualified candidates will possess a hearty interest in Chicago history and sports. Each candidate must possess excellent communication and research skills, computer savvy, and a valid Chicago Public Library card. I am looking for candidates with perseverance and a willingness to investigate other avenues of information when hitting roadblocks. Candidates must be able to work with minimal supervision as much of the research will be done on their own. Undergraduate or graduate history students are encouraged to apply.

This is an unpaid internship. Students will work the amount which meets the requirements of the students’ internship class or college program.

Please send resume and cover letter to Adam Chu at

The important work done by you will allow the story of the National Girls Baseball League to be told and your work will be recognized on the documentary’s website and immortalized on film.

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