Wednesday, November 18, 2015

2016 Internship Application

The following three internship positions are open:

  1. Word’s Worth Social Media Outreach (Spring 2016)
  2. Word’s Worth Conference Proceedings Publication (Spring and/or Summer 2016)
  3. David Foster Wallace Conference (Spring and/or Summer 2016) (2 interns)
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Position Requirements

Interns will be expected to attend the respective conferences (March 18-19, 2016 for Word’s Worth, July 28-30 for David Foster Wallace).
Word’s Worth Media Outreach (Spring 2016)
The intern in this position will use Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to help produce a lasting online presence for the conference.  We particularly wish to produce a guide to the local area for conference attendees, a record of this year’s conference attendance, and a YouTube channel featuring interviews and presentations from the 2016 Word’s Worth Conference.
Word’s Worth Conference Proceedings Publication (Spring and/or Summer 2016)
The intern in this position will work with the Publications Unit (or other publishers) to help edit, revise, and distribute the Conference Proceedings from the 2016 Word’s Worth Conference.  Spring 2016 responsibilities will involve contacting presenters about inclusion in the proceedings, tracking submissions, and formating the materials.  Summer 2016 responsibilities include tracking revisions, copy editing, and distributing for the final published edition.
David Foster Wallace Conference (Spring and/or Summer 2016) (2 interns)
The DFW interns will use Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to maintain communications with potential conference attendees.  Spring responsibilities will be the production and distribution of “Weekly Wallace” memes, posting weekly updates as presenter proposals are accepted, and adding contributions to a local area visitor’s guide for attendees.  Summer responsibilities include continuing the Weekly Wallace memes, scheduling panels, checking on the needs of individual panelists, and posting weekly updates.  Exceptional candidates will be able to produce YouTube videos that promote both the conference and Wallace’s literary legacy.  Prior knowledge of Wallace’s writing and related scholarship is highly encouraged but not required.
Assessment and Grading
Each week, Interns would produce conference materials online and meet with the Word’s Worth Committee.  At the end of the internship, interns would write an article about experiences.  Portions of this internship experience would be posted to the Word’s Worth or DFW websites for the benefit of interns in future years.

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