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    Over the past 3 years, GovLoop has hosted a Graduate Fellowship Program in which 4 current or recent graduate students have joined us for a semester or more to contribute to our mission to “connect government to improve government.”

    More than 30 Fellows have worked on several of our core projects, including our research guides, online and in-person training, digital marketing campaigns, the GovLoop Mentors Program, web and graphic design and much more.

    We are now accepting applications for our Spring 2014 Fellows (tenure = January 13 through May 16, 2014). The full announcement details and job descriptions are found below.

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    GovLoop.com is the leading social network for government where more than 60,000 federal, state, and local public sector employees connect and collaborate around their common challenges and interests. GovLoop has been featured in over 125 articles from the Wall Street Journal to theWashington Post and has won the 2009 Federal 100 Award, 2009 AFCEA Social Media Award, and Government Technology’s 2010 GovDoers, Dreamers, and Drivers Award.

    Join GovLoop (a division of GovDelivery) and be a part of a growing, dynamic team that is working to achieve our mission of “connecting government to improve government.” As part of the GovLoop team, you will be helping us build and nurture a unique community for government employees that adapts the best practices from Facebook, Good Magazine, change.org, LinkedIn, and others to engage users and help encourage and support their work as public servants.

    What’s in it for you:

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Fellowship in the heart of DC (office 3 blocks from the White House)
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Fun office – transports the Google culture into a small team setting i.e we have a ping-pong table
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Paid fellowship – stipend – flexible summer dates (roughly mid-August to mid-December)

    • Build cutting-edge products that make an actual impact in government efficiency
    • Developing resources, guides, trainings are loved by our members to help them do their job better (you are making gov’t better)
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Meet and build connections with the movers and shakers in government
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Help make real change in improving government

    • Fast-paced startup environment / Your work will matter and be implemented (not intern shelfware)



    If interested, submit your cover letter and resume to [email protected] by Friday, October 18. We have four fellowship openings – please indicate which one interests you most in the subject line of your email and in the cover letter.

    RESEARCH FELLOW

    As a Research Fellow, your potential responsibilities will include:


    • Assisting with content creation of research reports and GovLoop guides
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Developing daily e-mail newsletters, including the review and selection of content

    • Conducting interviews, research, and analysis on latest government key topics

    • Creating and synthesizing GovLoop content into guides, manuals, and online resources

    • Copy edit blogs, guides and various knowledge cycle projects
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Attending government-related events in DC and capturing content through blogs, videos, and photos

    • Writing internal briefs on knowledge cycle reports by industry, academia, or other publications
    • Assisting in recruiting, identifying and interviewing thought leaders in government
    • Identifying best practices, strategies and challenges for government
    • Support contract-based projects with government agencies, such as mentor program management, social learning / training and related activities


    Qualifications:


    • Graduate student (preferable MPA/MPP but also could be journalism, graphic design, computer science, etc.) – exceptional undergraduates may be considered. Recent graduates will also be considered.

    • Strong or exceptional research and writing skills

    • Experience and/or interest in the public sector

    • Dynamic go-getter who can handle a range of tasks

    • Community organizing a plus (from politics to online)
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Passion for social media and new technology

    • Thrive in start-up culture

    • People that know how to move fast and get stuff done
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Ability to conduct quick research and synthesize into compelling, summary content


    DIGITAL MARKETING FELLOW

    As a Digital Marketing Fellow, your potential responsibilities will include:

    • Researching, maintaining, and analyzing Govloop’s web analytics and member data
    • Helping with development, logistics, marketing and execution of in-person and online events
    • Assist with growing lists of varying size and identifying targeted messages
    • Manage and fine tune the new member welcome process
    • Assist with creating weekly jobs alerts
    • Work closely with team lead on audience development and acquisition
    • Data analysis for promotion process effectiveness
    • Assist with managing key members and accounts through CRM tool
    • Developing daily e-mail newsletters, including the review and selection of content
    • Maintaining records and assisting with coordination of GovLoop CPE requirements
    • Assisting with the development, delivery and follow-up for GovLoop training and events, such as Virtual Conferences, the Next Generation of Government Summit, Next Gen Road Shows and other in-person and online events

    Qualifications:


    • Student or Recent Graduate (preferable communications or business degrees but also could be journalism, graphic design, computer science, etc.)

    • Strong or exceptional writing and organizational skills
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Experience and/or interest in the public sector

    • Dynamic go-getter who can handle a range of tasks

    • Community organizing a plus (from politics to online)
Passion for social media and new technology

    • Thrive in start-up culture

    • People that know how to move fast and get stuff done

    • Ability to conduct quick research and synthesize into compelling, summary content
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Interest and knowledge of technology (bonus if can do basic implementation)

    DESIGN FELLOW

    As a design fellow, your potential responsibilities will include:


    • Assisting in the layout and design of GovLoop content as guides, reports, and other online resources

    • Image research, illustration, and designing marketing materials and collateral for print and the web (help us design items like new t-shirts, business cards, flyers, and more)

    • Designing and developing new landing pages as necessary.
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Design new GovLoop properties – example: jobs.govloop.com (Hipmunk/Kayak for Government Jobs)
    • Attending government-related events in DC and capture content through blogs, videos, and photos
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Researching, recommending, and developing new online features, applications, and properties to expand GovLoop’s scope of resources

    Qualifications:

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Student or recently graduated (preferable graphic/web design, computer science, marketing, but will also consider other degrees with relevant experience)
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Necessary – Experience in print and web design – Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (specifically Indesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator).
    • Experience with FinalCutProX and or AffectEffects also a plus.

    • Bonus points if you have experience with and understanding of the backend of wordpress and ning.
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Ideally you would have online editing skills and experience with code – HTML and CSS. Bonus if you know your way around PHP, Jquery, Javascript, Mysql, or have worked with APIs

    • Ability to manage projects effectively and efficiently as well as excellent oral and written communication
Professionalism in collaborating with others both inside and outside of the office
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Ability to conduct quick research and synthesize into compelling, summary content

    • Thrive in start-up culture
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    Teri Centner
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    I should be graduating in Summer of 2014. Is there a Summer Fellow program?

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