If you’re young, and smart, and motivated, and interested in promoting the idea that “Streets Are for People,” then Streetsblog Los Angeles is looking for you. We have three different types of internships available designed for people of different skill sets…just because you’re not a writer doesn’t mean we can’t work together. Do you want to spend your summer with Streetsblog? Let us know.
Here are the three types of Internships we offer:
1) Writing Internship – The succesful applicant will start with smaller projects, updating the calendar section, writing “Today’s Headlines” and “The Week in Livable Streets Events,” but over the course of the summer will progress to event coverage. In August the intern will have a chance to work on a larger research based project.
2) Social Media Intern – Help us update our Streetsblog LITE tumblr, tweet @streetsblogla, maintain a Facebook page, Live Stream events at Streetsblog TV and edit video for StreetsTube. Are their social media we’re missing? Let us know.
3) Fundraising/Events Intern – During the summer we’ll host at least two fundraisers and you’ll get to help us reach out to sponsors to make those events great. We’ll also be creating a new database to track donors and exploring options to expand the Streetsblog L.A. to other parts of the city.
While we don’t have the funding to offer a stipend, we will work with the winning candidates to help them earn credit with their school and understand they will require a flexible schedule. Interns get out of the program what they put in. Also, Streetsblog will reimburse any costs (travel, equipment) provided that the expense is approved ahead of time.
Interns are generally given assignments and our staff and board will work with you to make sure your projects are succesful. However, we don’t chase after volunteers who can’t, or don’t, meet deadlines or become unresponsive. Some of our interns have had great success as a direct result of their work, Carter Rubin turned a writing internship into a part-time job at The Source, and Veronica Hernandez had an opportunity to interview Mayor Villaraigosa.
Interested applicants should email a resume and work sample to damien at streetsblog dot org.