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9033 Westerholme Way
Posted: May 13 2016
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Part-time, Unpaid
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DescriptionInternship Fundamentals (Winter, Spring, Summer Sessions)
Scheduling is flexible, Internship year round; availability determines start date.
25-35 Hours/Week May 23 , 2016 – September 5, 2016
The internship completes by COB, Monday, September 5, 2016. There may be opportunities for internship extension through mid-September to participate in the planning process for the 2017 calendar year of events.
Location partially flexible; various computer/web-based activities may be performed remotely
On-site work will be performed in the Home Office, located in Vienna, VA (zip code 22182)
On-site work at the Hyatt Regency in Crystal City will be performed from August 31 – September 5, 2016
Intern will report directly to the Executive Vice President and the Director of Social Media
Additional supervision may be provided by the Senior Vice President of Marketing, and the Chief Executive Officer
This is an unpaid internship
Food options will be available while working at the Home Office and Hyatt Regency
Room costs will be covered by the NOVA Open while working at the Hyatt Regency
Background and Scope of the NOVA Open, LLC
The NOVA Open is an internationally attended hobby and art convention focused on the subject of tabletop wargaming. It is one of the largest tabletop wargaming events in the world. Participants historically attend from all over North America, Europe, and Australia to compete in gaming tournaments, take hobby and art seminars, and submit their own artistic works for juried competitions.
In addition to a dense schedule of social, educational, and competitive activities, the convention hosts an increasingly wide variety of industry vendors selling a diverse array of products and services.
Beginning in 2013, the founders of the NOVA Open also formalized the creation of the NOVA Open Charitable Foundation (NOCF), dedicated to raising resources in support of non-profits like Doctors Without Borders, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and Fisher House.
The NOVA Open is also highly active throughout the calendar year leading up to each annual convention. Staff and volunteers participate in a number of electronic and hands-on planning and production events, to include filmmaking, newsletters, and both direct and viral internet marketing through Blogs, Forums, and popular news sites.
The NOVA Open’s future plans include wider expansion into Arts and Entertainment, including juried fine arts exhibitions, concerts, and film events.
ResponsibilitiesThe Web Content Management Intern will perform a wide variety of web content integration tasks, including:
Maintain two different websites using Wordpress, one corporate, one non-profit
Analyze and propose CMS for two websites
Assist in reviewing and publishing content changes
Update content ensuring NOVA standards and overall brands
Create new web pages/sections, edit existing pages and ensure site content is current and informative
Troubleshoot and assist in issue resolution
Update project plans, coordinate schedules and assist with project related tasks as needed
Compile for Board presentation, monthly web metrics report
Attend Board Meetings to maintain current status on convention events and activities
Handle daily tasks as assigned by the Executive Vice President, executive staff
Overall, the intern will work with the Board of Directors, Event Coordinators, and Volunteer Staff to broaden and deepen the reach and effectiveness of the NOVA Open’s communications and social media presence.
RequirementsCollege students or graduates seeking experience in their field, exposure to a good working environment, and the opportunity to build and develop an exceptional portfolio.
Benefits of a NOVA Open/NOCF Internship
The NOVA Open is a small, focused business. An Internship with the NOVA Open/NOCF carries substantial responsibility and opportunity for real professional experience starting on day one. Internships are available to college graduates and college students seeking experience as well as developing a strong portfolio. All interns will participate in web-based projects, research, writing, event planning and coordination, project management, logistics planning, and operations. Internship activities will be primarily office/desk-based, but will include opportunities for more physical and hands-on activities to include: artistic/hobby design-build projects, convention layout design, set-up, and break-down.
Interns will work directly with the NOVA Open Board of Directors and NOCF Board of Directors, comprised of a diverse array of proven career professionals from numerous fields. The Board includes high-ranking military officers, career executives, attorneys, CPAs, and a variety of management professionals from the Washington, DC area. In addition to rapidly accumulating substantial experience, interns will be able to interact with and earn reference and recommendation from these successful and high-ranking members of the NOVA Open/NOCF Board of Directors.
SkillsRequired - Oral Communication, Strong interpersonal skills, Flexible Schedule, Communication Skills, Microsoft Office, Microsoft PowerPoint, Content Creation, Content Development, Content Management Systems, Content Management, WordPress, Mac & PC platforms, Mac/PC proficient, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Publisher, Exceptionally well organized, Attention To Detail, Adaptable & a quick learner, Basic HTML, Active Team Player, Editing
Preferred - Flexibility, Strong Work Ethic, Highly motivated self-starter, Independent