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The Center for Global Initiatives seeks 4 Interns for the 2014-2015 Academic Year

Center for Global Initiatives Interns

The Center for Global Initiatives (CGI) is a vibrant National Resource Center in global education looking to expand our work with your help and enthusiasm.  Get to know a small, upbeat team of creative staff who administer awards for international travel and support vital, globally-themed work that spans from the Carolina Global Photo Contest, to our two major anti-conferences, Visualizing Human Rights and Global American South, and beyond.  Excellent fit for students interested in global studies, higher education, communications and media, or internationally-focused careers and issues.  

These positions are offered as an unpaid internship for professional experience, or an S3 level work-study position (you must have a confirmed  work-study award).  Past interns have also pursued credit hours in relevant journalism and mass communication courses with these internships as their work placements.

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Intern positions available for the 2014-2015 school year:

  • Intern Position # 1 :: Communications Coordinator
  • Intern Position # 2 :: Events Coordinator 
  • Intern Position # 3 :: Photography Producer 
  • Intern Position # 4 :: Videography Producer 

HOW TO APPLY
Please email your resume and a cover letter detailing (1) which position you are applying for, (2) why you would be the ideal candidate, and (3) why the internship is a good fit for you to Bevin Tighe at bevin@unc.edu. Please indicate whether you are interested in an unpaid internship or work-study position (you must already be work-study approved).

Apply by April 20, 2014 for priority consideration.

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Intern Position # 1 :: Communications Coordinator

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: 
•    Update content to the Center for Global Initiatives website and social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, Linked-In).
•    Create and send bi-weekly eBulletin emails (via iContact). Monitor metrics.
•    Develop and implement marketing plan to support award opportunities and outreach.
•    Coordinate CGI awardees to write blog posts for the CGI website and opinion pieces for the Daily Tar Heel, Carolina Passport, and similar.
•    Monitor campus and global education media for relevant news and draft feature requests and press releases.
•    Other tasks as needed (e.g. general office duties, research global engagement trends and measures to open access to students underrepresented in study abroad and other international travel opportunities)
 

REQUIREMENTS:
•    Creatively integrate your special skills, perspective and knowledge.
•    Complete tasks, communicate clearly, and solve problems.
•    Ability to work independently, make informed decisions, and take initiative.  
•    Excellent attention to detail and thoroughness.
•    Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
•    Strong skills in Microsoft Word & Excel.
•    Skills with other media as required (Facebook, Twitter, Linked-In, iContact, Photoshop, Illustrator).
 

HELPFUL SKILLS OR EXPERIENCE:
•    Journalism and marketing experience or coursework
•    Experience living, studying, or working abroad is a plus, but not a requirement.

This position is offered as a work-study S3 level position (job #2730) or as an unpaid internship for professional experience. A 10-12 hour per week commitment is expected. Occasional nights and weekends are possible but not frequent.

This position begins August 20, 2014 and is only offered as an academic year opportunity with a possibility of renewal during the 2015-16 school year. 

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Intern Position # 2 :: Events Coordinator

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: 
•    Update CGI and awardee event content to the Center for Global Initiatives website and social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, Linked-In).

•    Organize the Global Projects Showcase lunch presentation series for CGI awardees, prospective applicants, and diverse faculty and staff.
•    Support, develop publicity, update web content, and conduct research for Visualizing Human Rights Anti-Conference and Global American South Conference.

•    Monitor campus events and organizations for potential partnerships for outreach (especially those reaching students underrepresented in study abroad and other international travel opportunities).

•    Collaborate on planning other events like GO! Global Pre-Departure Orientation and the CGI Awardee Luncheon.

•    Solicit in-kind donations for major events.

•    Other tasks as needed (e.g. general office duties, research and systematize events management and vendor information) 

REQUIREMENTS:
•    Creatively integrate your special skills, perspective and knowledge.
•    Complete tasks, communicate clearly, and solve problems.
•    Ability to work independently, make informed decisions, and take initiative.  
•    Excellent attention to detail and thoroughness.
•    Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
•    Strong skills in Microsoft Word & Excel.
•    Other computer skills as required (EventBrite, Qualtrics, Photoshop).
 

HELPFUL SKILLS OR EXPERIENCE:
•    Event planning and publicity experience.
•    Experience living, studying, or working abroad is a plus, but not a requirement.

This position is offered as a work-study S3 level position (job #2730) or as an unpaid internship for professional experience. A 10-12 hour per week commitment is expected. Occasional nights and weekends are possible but not frequent.

This position begins August 20, 2014 and is only offered as an academic year opportunity with a possibility of renewal during the 2015-16 school year. 

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Intern Position # 3 :: Photography Producer

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: 
•    Photograph CGI events (Visualizing Human Rights Anti-Conference and Global American South Conference, Global Projects Showcases, International Coffee Hours, GO! Global Orientation, CGI Awardee Luncheon)

•    Support and promote the Carolina Global Photo Contest.

•    Curate CGI photo albums online – (Picasa, Flickr, Facebook photo albums, Instagram)

•    Photograph CGI Awardees for web and press releases. 

•    Other tasks as needed (e.g. general office duties, research and systematize events management and vendor information) 

REQUIREMENTS:
•    Creatively integrate your special skills, perspective and knowledge.
•    Complete tasks, communicate clearly, and solve problems.
•    Ability to work independently, make informed decisions, and take initiative.  
•    Excellent attention to detail and thoroughness.
•    Other computer skills as required (Photoshop, Picasa, Flickr, Instagram).
 

HELPFUL SKILLS OR EXPERIENCE:
•    Event photography experience (please share portfolio).
•    Experience living, studying, or working abroad is a plus, but not a requirement.

This position is offered as a work-study S3 level position (job #2500) or as an unpaid internship for professional experience. Schedule and hours are flexible and project-based outside of the events to be photographed, which fall on Saturdays, lunch hours, and one evening a month 5:00-6:00 pm.  For those not eligible for work-study a small stipend will be available for each of the 3 Saturday events.  

This position begins August 20, 2014 and is only offered as an academic year opportunity with a possibility of renewal during the 2015-16 school year. 

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Intern Position # 4 :: Videography Producer

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: 
•    Shoot and edit video of CGI events (Visualizing Human Rights Anti-Conference and Global American South Conference, Global Projects Showcases, International Coffee Hour, GO! Global Orientation, CGI Awardee Luncheon)

•    Create & edit short promotional film clips from past event footage.

•    Curate CGI video albums online – (Vimeo)

•    Shoot & edit short videos of CGI Awardees for web and press releases. 

REQUIREMENTS:
•    Creatively integrate your special skills, perspective and knowledge.
•    Complete tasks, communicate clearly, and solve problems.
•    Ability to work independently, make informed decisions, and take initiative.  
•    Excellent attention to detail and thoroughness.
•    Other computer skills as required (iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Vimeo).


HELPFUL SKILLS OR EXPERIENCE:
•    Event videography experience (please share portfolio).
•    Experience living, studying, or working abroad is a plus, but not a requirement.

This position is offered as a work-study S3 level position (job #2500) or as an unpaid internship for professional experience. Schedule and hours are flexible and project-based outside of the events to be videoed, which fall on Saturdays, lunch hours, and up to one evening a month 5:00-6:00 pm.  For those not eligible for work-study a small stipend will be available for each of the 3 Saturday events.  

This position begins August 20, 2014 and is only offered as an academic year opportunity with a possibility of renewal during the 2015-16 school year. 


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