Web Development Intern

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District Design & Development Associates
 Virtual
Company Location: Washington, DC
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 2 Part-time, Unpaid

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Description

Position Summary
The Web Development Intern will assist the project managers and web designers with tasks related to the maintenance and development of websites built on the WordPress or Drupal platform. This is a highly technical position that requires significant experience or understanding of the latest web development languages and frameworks such as HTML5, CSS3, PHP, MySQL, Ajax, jQuery and Javascript. A substantial portion of the intern’s duties will include the planning and implementation of usability and accessibility testing. Care, accountability and attention to detail is of the utmost importance for this position as the intern will be working with live client websites.

Responsibilities

Activities
Developing custom WordPress themes and plugins
Customizing existing code to meet client needs
Planning and conducting usability testing for new websites
Converting PhotoShop/Fireworks files into WordPress themes

Requirements

Skills & Education Requirements
Strong attention to detail
Experience hand coding at least 3 of the following: HTML5, CSS3, PHP, MySQL, Javascript (Highly preferred), jQuery (highly preferred), and Ajax (highly preferred)
Experience working with WordPress or Drupal content management systems
Experience developing plugins and themes is highly desirable
Understanding of graphic optimization and browser limitations
Strong time management skills
Strong verbal communication skills
Experience planning and conducting usability and browser tests
Knowledge of databases and creating custom web applications
Ability to integrate third party APIs into websites
Handle stressful situations and deadline pressures well
Understanding of 508 Compliance principles is highly desirable
Knowledge of working with FTP access and other server side options
Strong grasp of modern web standards and code validation

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