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INTERN: ISummer 2011 Mobile Development Internship at night kitchen interactive, philadelphia, pa

Center City Philadelphia-based design studio Night Kitchen Interactive is looking for a talented intern with interest and experience in mobile development to optimize and enhance place-based storytelling projects for mobile devices. Building on the PhilaPlace ( platform, this intern will engage in adapting the site for mobile visitors, enhancing the project through geolocation, app development, and potentially augmented reality. This is a great opportunity to gain experience working with an award-winning design and development team to build real world mobile-enabled websites and mobile applications. Other current development efforts include mobile games, several large Drupal-based websites, interactive timelines, and Flash-based learning activities.

Candidate should possess 1-2 years progression towards a degree in computer science, computer engineering or equivalent degree as well as knowledge of one or more of the following:

 XHTML / CSS implementation

 Javascript


 iPhone / iOS application development (optional)

Please note that this is a development position requiring no graphic design expertise.


Day to day responsibilities include working with our design and development team to add additional functionality to create a generic version of the PhilaPlace website. Intern assignments could include

 implementing a mobile-optimized version of PhilaPlace

 developing an iPhone application for PhilaPlace and/or a museum

 adding and modiflying current PhilaPlace functionality

 implementing a mobile theme for a website

The intern will also be expected to do a range of administrative tasks, including: archiving, mailings, data and word processing.


40 hours a week for 12 weeks between June 2011 and August 2011.


$3,000 paid in 4 installments and/or school credit.


Interested applicants should e-mail cover letter, resume and link to online portfolio by Thursday, March 31st, 2011 to with subject: “Summer 2011 Mobile Development Internship”. No calls please.

About Night Kitchen Interactive

Night Kitchen Interactive is an award-winning interactive design firm with 14 years of experience with arts and cultural heritage organizations. Together with curators and educators, we create unique, participatory online experiences that range from digital narratives for collections-based storytelling, to interactive exhibits, websites, and online communities. Clients include the Smithsonian Institution, the SFMOMA, and Jefferson’s Monticello.