January 28, 2011 at 9:48 pm #121811
Are you passionate about new media and social change? Do you want to use your creativity and web skills to help Americans see beyond stereotypes, build international connections and peace, and change war’s political and cultural enablers? Join IARP and put your skills to work for positive social change locally and globally.
The New Media Intern will be given significant responsibility and opportunity to develop and maintain IARP’s web and social media presence for our “Navigating the Aftermath” campaign. This seven-month campaign will use art, film, and events to engage Minnesotans and Americans in reflection, dialogue, and action around the effects of the Iraq War and ways to move forward toward healing and a more peaceful future. The intern will work with a team to develop dynamic web pages and a strong web and social media presence to engage target audiences. As a new media intern, you will gain hands-on experience and be given a large degree of responsibility that will be an asset for a future career in multimedia and graphics, project management, or web software development. Outstanding students or recent grads in New Media or Computer Science are strongly encouraged to apply.
Approximately 10-25 hours per week (or as determined by selected applicant’s schedule).Specific dates of internship are negotiable.Compensation: depends on experience and time available. Intern will also gain significant experience in using new media for social change and will play a key role in the campaign’s media strategy. If you are a student, optional credit can be applied for.Location: because this is a web-based internship, intern can work from anywhere. Intern does not need to be in Minnesota, where IARP’s offices are located.
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
Interest in and knowledge of social media and website development for social changeHTML and CSS skills; Photoshop skills a plusAbility to manage time and work effectively without close supervisionHigh standards of accuracy and attention to detailInterest in international relations, peace-building, or international non-profit organizations helpful.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply for this internship, please download the Intern Application available at http://reconciliationproject.org/about/employment-and-internships/s… and include a cover letter, resume, and URL’s of websites or interactive media projects you have worked on. Please email your application to Luke Wilcox at [email protected].
ABOUT THE IRAQI AND AMERICAN RECONCILIATION PROJECT:
The Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project (IARP) connects Iraqis and Americans in innovative art, education, and cultural exchange programs. Working with our partner organization in Iraq the Muslim Peacemaker Teams, we empower Americans to see beyond stereotypes and media bias of Iraqis, Muslims, and people of the Middle East. Through art and service-learning education, we help Americans interact with the “other,” build personal and cultural connections that form the substance of peace, and change war’s political and cultural enablers. For more information, visit our website at http://reconciliationproject.org
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