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NCRCR – New Media Intern

My friend Tricia asked me to send this around to the list.=A0 It's an u=
npaid internship for the fall, but looks cool if you are into new media/tech=
for the non-profit sector.

NCRCR – New Media Intern
=A0=A0=A0 Location: New York, New York, 10001-4017, United States
Organization: New York Lawyers for the Public Interest
Area of Focus: Hu=
man Rights and Civil Liberties, Law and Legal Assistance, Media and Journali=
Start date: September 8, 2009
Last day to apply: August 20, 2009
Paid or unpaid: Unpaid
=A0=A0=A0 Language(s): English
End date: Decem=
ber 20, 2009
Last updated: August 6, 2009
Description:The National Campaign to Restore Civil Rights (NCRCR) is a collection of m=
ore than one hundred civil rights organizations and advocates working to ens=
ure that the courts protect and preserve justice, fairness, and opportunity =
for everyone. NCRCR focuses on public education and outreach, finding ways t=
o get the message out about the impact of court rulings on our communities, =
our opportunities and our rights.

Currently, NCRCR seeks an intern to assist with the generation and mana=
gement of Campaign content. The intern will work with the NCRCR Web Coordina=
tor on developing the Campaign=92s website, new media materials, and associa=
ted new media properties.

Responsibilities may include:

=95 Generating fresh content on th=
e Campaign=92s website and blog.
=95 Updating fact sheets and key content=
about the broad range of issues and communities affected by the rollback of=
civil rights: racial justice, disability rights, women's rights, access=
to health care, environmental justice, etc.
=95 Helping the media coordinator perform outreach to relevant partner orga=
=95 Researching and publishing links to good local and national=
news articles that illustrate the rollback.
=95 Working with website pro=
ducer to help make current, past, and upcoming court cases, legal issues and=
events accessible to the general public.
=95 Maintaining a calendar and list of speakers on a broad range of issues =
including racial justice, disability rights, women's rights, access to h=
ealth care, environmental justice, LGBT, etc.
=95 Assisting in the furthe=
r development of "human stories" =96 compelling and moving audio/v=
ideo stories about real people impacted by the rollback of civil rights.
=95 Creative collaboration on capturing, editing, and packaging audio and v=

Candidates should:

=95 Have proven excellent oral and wr=
itten communications skills.
=95 Be able to write about complex concepts =
in everyday English.
=95 Be able to work collaboratively and independently.
=95 Be able to wo=
rk professionally with organizations and individuals across the country from=
many different backgrounds.
=95 Be organized with sharp attention to det=
=95 Be computer proficient and have basic knowledge of HTML.
=95 Prior e=
xperience with audio recording/editing, digital video recording, and digital=
video editing a plus.
=95 Second language a plus.
=95 Be enthusiastic=
, have a good sense of humor and interest in civil rights and social

This internship is a minimum of 10-15 hours per week, slate=
d to begin in September and continue through December (this position could p=
ossibly extend longer). This is a great opportunity for someone studying med=
ia, communications or writing/journalism and seeking a career in social just=
ice. This position offers hands-on media and web-publishing experience.

The internship will be supervised by and housed within New York Lawyers=
for the Public Interest in New York City.
Application instructions:
lease send cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three professional refe=
rences to, or m=
ail to the National Campaign to Restore Civil Rights, 151 West 30th Street, =
11th floor, NY, NY 10001. The deadline for applications is August 20, 2009.

NCRCR and its host, NYLPI, are Equal Opportunity Employers.
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