Want to Change the world?
Do you care about media, women and thought leadership? Do you want to interact with top mentors and gatekeepers in new and traditional media—from the Wall Street Journal to the Huffington Post?
The OpEd Project—featured by The New York Times, Katie Couric on her CBS Notebook series, and Harvard Business Review—is a nationally recognized, cutting-edge social venture founded to expand the range of voices we hear from in the world, with an immediate focus on enlarging the pool of women experts in the nation's key opinion forums – which are a gateway into public debate, a hub of thought leadership, and feed all other media – and are overwhelmingly dominated (85%) by male voices.
The OpEd Project seeks highly motivated, politically-minded interns with excellent communication skills, strong knowledge of traditional, new and social media, and a passion for promoting the best ideas in our nation’s conversation. Experience with reporting and social media tools a plus. The OpEd Project offers competetive internships in the following rotating positions:
- Social Media intern: responsible for commenting on alum op-eds via twitter and FB, posting news and commentary on our website, and creating blog content based on events and mentor-editor news. Previous interns have created YouTube videos based on OpEd Project programs. Social media interns interview one major media figure per month for our blog, drawing from our pool of Mentor-Editors—who include Pulitzer Prize-winners and Genius Grant award recipients, New York Times editorial board members and Huff Post editors. The OpEd Project helps interns choose interview subjects who meet their interests/aspirations.
- Byline Blog intern: tracks performance of major media outlets (and alternative outlets of the intern’s choice) in terms of representation of women, etc.; posts weekly updated stats on our website; and prepares a “report card” at the 3-month point. We publicize the report, and endeavor to have our intern publish an op-ed based on their research. The Byline Blog intern may also interview one major media figure per month—see above.
- Graphic/web design intern: magically transforms the massive amounts of information we want to share into beautiful-looking packages. For example: marketing materials, success highlights, etc.
- Minimum commitment 4 months (6 months preferable). One or two days a week in OpEd Project offices in midtown Manhattan, plus 3-5 hours per week working virtually
- All interns are intensely mentored, are invited to OpEd Project events where they can meet and converse with high level media thought leaders, and are awarded a scholarship (valued at $400) to participate in our “Write to Change the World” seminar. Long-term interns may be paid a stipend.
- The OpEd Project selects only a few interns each year, and we extensively mentor them to cultivate their skills and voices. Because we make a deep investment, internships are competitive, and we accept only those who demonstrate commitment to our mission.
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