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Intern for CourseWorld.org, an online education startup (nonprofit; virtual; intern from anywhere)Bookmark This
Bleecker Street (or work virtually)
New York, NY
Posted: January 02 2016
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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 20,000 video lectures in the Arts and Humanities.
This is a virtual/remote opportunity, meaning you can work from anywhere. (Or you can spend some hours on-site at our home office on Bleecker Street.)
Commitment is 5 to 10 hours per week for a minimum of two months. Unpaid. Course credit may be available depending on your school.
Please send a resume and cover letter to volunteer[at]courseworld.org. Be sure to mention which subject/s you are most interested in or knowledgeable about. Thank you for your interest!
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 20,000 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.
Learn more at http://www.courseworld.org/about. Read about us in VentureBeat: http://goo.gl/FAI2Ef.
ResponsibilitiesWe offer several types of specializations (you’re welcome to 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.
SOCIAL MEDIA, 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; and 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 & GRANT PROPOSAL PROJECTS: Help research and write proposals to potential funders, and assist with other projects pertaining to fundraising and nonprofit management.
- Demonstrated interest and background in liberal arts and in a particular intern specialty
- Self-motivated, independent, and highly disciplined
- Responsible and deadline-driven