Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Themester internship position

Themester Internship Positions Available

Themester, an initiative of the College of Arts and Sciences, is pleased to announce three internship positions available for Fall 2012 through a 1-credit course in the College.  Selected applicants must register themselves for the course.   

Time commitment

·         Approximately 5-7 hours a week during the fall semester, August 20-December 7

·         Strong academic interest in the upcoming Themester “Good Behavior, Bad Behavior: Molecules to Morality”
·         Strong writing and observational skills
·         Strong organizational skills,  attention to detail and ability to see a project to its conclusion
·         Ability to think creatively to solve problems and generate ideas
·         Ability to work in a collaborative environment with peers, staff and faculty
·         Ability to work unsupervised
·         Event planning experience or strong interest

Duties and Responsibilities
The general duty of interns is to support the Director of Academic Initiatives in engaging students in the Fall Themester.  An intern’s duties will include, but are not limited to, the following:

·         Reflect and report on a selection of Themester events
·         Work with other interns to create and implement a social media plan
·         Engage in issues and ideas raised by the Themester and contribute to the Themester blog
·         Solicit guest contributors (faculty, staff and student) for the Themester blog
·         Develop and coordinate at least one Themester event
·         Design an advertisement or flyer for at least one Themester event
·         Create a promotional plan and connect students to Themester through outreach activities


In addition to the previously-mentioned duties, interns will complete career-development activities such as establishing learning objectives, keeping a journal, conducting an informational interview, producing items for a career portfolio, and attending a Career Development Center event. At the close of the semester, interns will produce a 5-to-7-page reflection paper and program evaluation.  Through their duties and assignments, students should also expect to engage academically in Themester. 

Please send a cover letter, resume, and a proposal for a student-centered Themester event on the theme of “Good Behavior, Bad Behavior: Molecules to Morality” to themes@indiana.edu.  Application deadline:  March 9.  Please direct questions to themes@indiana.edu.