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[liberationtech] JOB: New Media Internship, FCC -- Delete if not interested

Yosem Companys ycompanys at
Mon Jan 11 10:42:22 PST 2010

Please share with your students.


FCC New Media Internship - Link and Details below.

Bureau/Office: Office of Managing Director - New Media Team

The FCC New Media internship is an unpaid work experience offering
students a unique opportunity to work with the first-ever New Media
Department established at the FCC, and to take part in the innovative
experience of incorporating new technologies and social media into
government. Since its inception in August of 2009, The FCC New Media
team has launched an ambitious effort in online public participation
in e-rulemaking, developed the 3rd largest twitter following in
Government, and hailed comments from the Washington Post that "Julius
Genachowski's FCC looks to be the most forward of the Obama
Administration agencies to grasp Web 2.0."

New Media Interns will work on a variety of tasks relating to the
FCC's internet presence as we begin the redesign of, continue
to expand our use of social media, and facilitate discussion through
use of interactive online tolls with both the public and FCC employees
on our website. Interns will also be given the opportunity to develop
strategy for use of the FCC's social media platforms which consist of
over 200,000 users, while managing development and operations of these
tools. After becoming familiar with the operation at the FCC, interns
will also be expected to create a project proposal inline with their
interest and passion which they will complete during the course of
their internship. The FCC New Media staff will help define and work
with interns on the concept of their choice, and provide necessary
support for execution of the project.

Internship Position: New Media Intern

Internship Period(s): Rolling basis

Major Duties and Responsibilites:

Completes a variety of duties in support of the New Media Team
Develops online strategy for use of social media networks
Maintains and operates social media accounts
Helps coordinate and run FCC blogging operations and online outreach
Performs a full range of assignments and resolves a variety of non-
recurring issues
Researches and compiles data and information for inclusion in reports
and documents
Develops and executes a longer-term project proposal of their choice
with the oversight and guidance of FCC New Media Team
Selection Criteria (Eligibility):

Academic background in Communications Technology, Mass Communications
& Journalism or some background study in New Media preferable
Full-time or part-time student in an accredited college/university
GPA 3.0 or above
Letter of recommendation from professor
Skills in web development, video editing and shooting. coding, graphic
design, etc. would be useful but are not required
Send Application to:

Gail Fridling
Ph: (202) 418-0147
E-mail: gail.fridling at

Application Information:
Resumé, cover letter (including available start date, and available
days and hours per week), copy of transcript, and letter of

Additional Information: Openings are for unpaid internships.

Application Deadline(s): Rolling basis
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