At the University of Chicago Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, we want students to have access to academic and cultural resources, but to also have opportunities independent of the classroom and student life. Thus, the following is a list of opportunities where students can go to search for funding, enrich their summers or find work after graduation.

Friday, February 4, 2011

CDT Communications Intern - Summer 2011

The Center for Democracy & Technology is looking for a communications intern for Summer 2011. CDT has some of the nation's top experts in technology policy working on a wide range of projects from free expression to consumer privacy to security and 4th Amendment issues to open government, health privacy and more.

The Communications Intern Duties will include;
  • Drafting and editing press materials
  • Assisting with blogger and online outreach
  • Creating and executing issue-campaign tools and tactics
  • Writing content for the CDT website
  • Researching online, print, radio and TV media outlets
  • Developing graphics for the CDT website
  • Shooting, editing and producing video and/or multimedia slideshows
Required Qualifications;
  • Exceptional verbal, written communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and the willingness to function as a part of a team
  • Ability to coordinate multiple tasks and complete assignments with tight deadlines
  • Knowledge of various social media tools and other Web 2.0 technologies
  • A strong interest in technology policy and civil liberties
  • Have an interest in communications or journalism.
  • Detail oriented & have strong computer skills
  • Experience creating and editing multimedia presentations
  • Be extremely proactive and able to manage several assignments at once.
  • Creativity and a sense of humor are a must.
Desired Skills;
  • Familiarity with Macs
  • Video editing with Final Cut Pro
  • Audio editing
  • Photoshop and/or Illustrator experience
  • Basic HTML experience
Graduate and undergraduate students, as well as recent graduates, may apply. This is an unpaid internship with a 40 hour per week commitment.

To Apply;
  • Summer 2011 applications are due by April 4th, 2011 but strong preference is given to those who apply early.
  • Please send a resume and cover letter to

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