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Intern for CourseWorld.org, an online education startup (nonprofit; virtual; intern from anywhere)Bookmark This
Bleecker & Sullivan Streets
New York, NY
Posted: 627 days ago
DescriptionIf you love to learn, we want your help. CourseWorld (www.courseworld.org) is the first online education platform for the liberal arts. A fast-growing nonprofit startup, our free video library includes over 30,000 video lectures in the Arts and Humanities.
Commitment is 8 to 20 hours per week for a minimum of three months. Unpaid. Course credit may be available depending on your school.
We are located at Bleecker & Sullivan Streets (near NYU / Washington Square Park). Please note that as a brand new nonprofit, we operate out of a home office (with a small staff of employees and interns). There is also an option to perform some of the work remotely.
ABOUT OUR ORGANIZATION:
CourseWorld (http://www.CourseWorld.org) is a free library of the web’s best educational video lectures in the arts and humanities. A not-for-profit initiative based in NYC, we want to make it easy for anyone to receive a world-class education in the classic liberal arts by giving everyone the chance to discover and watch exceptional content in one convenient place.
Our growing hub features more than 320,000 videos—all hand-selected, keyword-tagged, and indexed into more than 700 categories. A global grassroots project with a budget of $0, CourseWorld relies entirely on the efforts of freelance volunteers.
Spread the word; help build our library; assist in improving this free educational resource for students and lifelong learners worldwide. Join the global online education movement.
ResponsibilitiesWe offer several types of internships (or you may do a combination):
VIDEO PROJECTS: Help build our virtual library by adding, tagging, and categorizing videos (~30 per week) within a desired subject specialty. Whether your passion lies in the Humanities (e.g., Literature, Languages, Philosophy) or the Arts (e.g., Art History, Music, Theater), you'll be helping to build a valuable educational resource -- and hopefully learning a lot in the process.
MARKETING/PR PROJECTS: Help promote our grassroots initiative by growing our community on Facebook (www.facebook.com/courseworld), Twitter (www.twitter.com/courseworld), and Pinterest (www.pinterest.com/courseworld). Write and edit status updates; contribute to online discussions; design witty image macros and quotes.
WRITING PROJECT: Write blog posts that educate and inspire readers -- by reviewing lessons from select video lectures in the liberal arts.
DEVELOPMENT/FUNDRAISING PROJECTS: Help research and write proposals to potential funders, and assist with other projects pertaining to fundraising and nonprofit/arts management.
- Sincere love of learning -- and passion for a particular subject/specialty
- Self-motivated, independent, and highly disciplined
- Responsible and deadline-driven
Please send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to mention which subject/s you are most interested in or knowledgeable about. Thank you for your interest!