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Re: INTERN: Online Organizing interns/WITNESS

So true!!

On Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 4:54 PM, C. Anderson Mil=
ler <cande=>
I realize they need a ton of unpa=
id interns but couldn't they have consolidated it to one email I could i=
gnore instead of 4?=20


On Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 11:53 AM, Midori Yasuda <=> wrote:

uses video and onl=
ine technologies to open the eyes of the world to human rights violations. W=
e empower people to transform personal stories of abuse into powerful tools =
for justice, promoting public engagement and policy change.

Online Organizing interns
support outreach staff with the online out=
reach connecting WITNESS's work to other organizations and specific audi=
ences to raise WITNESS' online presence on social networking sites and o=
ther online properties. There is a great deal of collaborative work with oth=
er departments within WITNESS. You will have the opportunity to build expert=
ise in cutting edge online organizing strategies and tactics.

Duties include:

Use online tools like Facebook, MySpace, You Tub=
e, Flickr, and blogs to
promote and publicize priority WITNESS campaigns.=

Recruit and engage online and on-the-ground activists in key regions=

Design web graphics, html templates, update web pages, and distribute v=

All interns are expected to spend between 20-30% of their time =
engaged in administrative support to outreach staff and other staff as neede=

Potential interns are preferably graduate students or others with relev=
ant experience. Undergraduates with relevant study experience will be consid=
ered. We look for a focus in studies on communications, human rights, intern=
ational relations, political science, and interdisciplinary studies. Because=
this internship is so focused in online work knowledge of HTML, basic Photo=
shop, and a basic knowledge video editing software is also required.

Candidates should have:

A passion and strong knowledge of creati=
ng/updating profiles and content on social networking sites including blogs,=
facebook, myspace, Flickr, YouTube and other online properties.

HTML, Photoshop and Dreamweaver.

Excellent written and verbal commun=
ications skills

Strong online research skills

Competency with =
excel and web metrics.

Ability to learn quickly in a fast-paced envir=

Intellectual curiosity and creativity

Analytical and problem sol=
ving skills

Independent and self-motivated

A sense of adventur=

This is an opportunity to bring your online skills to a dynamic and=
visionary organization where you will develop your online portfolio. We req=
uire a minimum of three months commitment, for at least 15-18 hours a week. =
Positions are based in our Fort Greene, Brooklyn office. Internships are unp=
aid. The start date is in late August or early September and applications wi=
ll be accepted until the position is filled. Days and hours are flexible.

No phone inquiries please. We strongly prefer applications by email to =
.org including a resume, cover letter, and short writing sample (not to =
exceed 2 pages). Alternatively applications can be faxed to (718) 783-1593 o=
r mailed to:


Attn: Internship Applications / Outreach Department
80 Hanson Place, 5th Floor
Brooklyn, NY  11217” target=3D”_blank”>leave-99=