The News Literacy Project (NLP) is a national education nonprofit that helps young people learn to discern, create and share credible information by applying the standards of quality journalism to the whirlwind of text, video, audio and images they encounter every day.
NLP is seeking an intern to assist the senior vice president for education programs with The Sift, a weekly email newsletter with timely news literacy examples and ideas for educators. Candidates for this internship must have an interest in digital media and journalism, along with experience with HTML email newsletters.
The ideal candidate will be very familiar with internet culture (memes, influential social sharing sites, etc.) and passionate about fact-checking and combating misinformation online. Other desired attributes include strong writing skills and basic HTML code and graphic design skills. Any experience with email optimization is a big plus.
This role involves the following tasks on a weekly basis:
Assisting in the curation of examples of media (viral rumors, hoaxes, media news, debates about journalistic standards, etc.)
Laying out the newsletter and testing all links
Formatting and possibly writing selected items
The internship will begin as soon as the right candidate is located and will run through the end of 2017. We may offer this internship again in the spring semester; check back in January 2018.
This internship is being offered either for academic credit or for a stipend; if the latter, payment will be commensurate with the individual’s experience and skill level, participation and performance. The intern may be located anywhere in the United States. NLP’s education team is located in Chicago.
The intern will work closely with and report to NLP’s senior vice president for education programs. Most communication will take place via email, Slack (instant messaging) and videoconference. The intern may have occasional contact with other staff members.
Application Process and Deadline
Please send a short cover letter, a resume and two references to Peter Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Oct. 30.