Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Social Media Intern

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Social Media Intern

This position requires a commitment of two to three hours per week through Autumn 2009 and Winter 2010 Quarters. Students will work closely with the Carlson Center staff to produce and promote MLK Day event content across the social web, recruit new UW project leaders and participants, create community among participants, and document their work for funding and future social media work. This is an unpaid position, but students will have access to a digital camera, creative computer software and a Flipcam for internship use.

Benefits:
– Hands- on experience working with social media, event promotion, volunteer recruitment, online technology, and nonprofits
– Flexible hours and interns may do the work from any location
– Added web and media items to student’s portfolio of work
– Opportunity to learn about participating community organizations and Seattle nonprofits

Qualifications:
– Strong communication skills (written, oral and online communications)
– Pro-active and flexible approach to work
– Eagerness to learn about and connect social media and the nonprofit sector
– Must commit to 2 to 3 hours per week over Autumn 2009 and Winter 2010 Quarters
– Must be available for the entire day of January 18th, 2010 for the MLK Jr. Day of Service event Experience with social or online media is an asset, but is not required.

To apply, please attach a resume (or list of activities and experiences) to mlkjr@uw.edu answering the following two questions:
– State why you are interested in this Social Media Internship
– What are your thoughts as to how social media can be used to support UW students and staff in their community?

Deadline for all applications is Friday, November 13th, 2009 at 5 pm.

Contact Matt Wojciakowski, Community Engagement Coordinator or Shannon Smith, Student Engagement Coordinator, at mlkjr@uw.edu or 206-685-0604 if you have any questions.

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