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Searching for something that you can't encounter on a college walk? Stir crazy in your office cube? Reassessing your career path post-layoff? Contribute 15 hours a week to the Asian American Writers’ Workshop (AAWW) Internship this spring: meet new friends, build your portfolio of clips, and learn about Asian American literature and arts non-profit management.
Established in 1991, AAWW is a national not-for-profit arts organization devoted to the creating, publishing, developing and disseminating of creative writing by Asian Americans–in other words, we’re the preeminent organization dedicated to the belief that Asian American stories deserve to be told. Through our curatorial platform, which includes our New York events series based in Chelsea, and our online editorial initiatives, we're building the Asian American intellectual culture of tomorrow. The Margins, a bold new online magazine dedicated to Asian American creative culture, is the flagship publication of AAWW. Open City takes the real-time pulse of metropolitan Asian American as it's being lived on the streets right now. And CultureStrike seeks to launch a cultural movement around immigration. To learn more, visit us at http://aaww.org/.
We offer the following positions (scroll down to read detailed descriptions):
• Design & Audio/Visual
• Marketing & Publicity
Our interns have opportunities to participate at every stage of the multi-media publication and event production process: planning and promoting our literary programming; building and contributing to our emerging magazines; shooting, recording, and editing photos, audio, and video, managing our social media and participating in grants research; designing and marketing our new initiatives; and learning about the bigger picture issues involved in organizational development. As an intern, you’ll receive a number of benefits including Workshop membership and free enrollment in a writing workshop.
INSTRUCTIONS: We are looking for passionate, sharp, motivated individuals to intern one-on-one with our staff. If interested, please review the positions below, send a cover letter and resume to desk [at] aaww.org with "Your Last Name - Spring 2013 Internship – Desired Position" in the subject line, and complete the application form here. We will begin reviewing applications on Friday, January 25th. Early applicants will be given preference. Only completed applications will be considered.
Qualifications: Great research skills, ability to multi-task, and attention to detail a must. Interest in literature, specifically Asian American literature, preferred. Photo, audio and video skills a plus.
Qualifications: Experience in new media, media software, blogging, wordpress and HTML a plus; prior editorial and/or reporting experience preferred.
Qualifications: Strong organizational and research skills required, excellent writing skills, ability to manage multiple tasks on self-determined schedule; Excel and online database (DonorPerfect) experience a plus.
Qualifications: Experience in video editing using Final Cut Pro. Handling PA systems, microphones, still and video cameras, and video projectors also helpful. Proficiency with Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator a plus.
Qualifications: Persuasive writing skills and familiarity with Facebook and Twitter required; technical audio and video skills a plus.
To apply, click here.