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2332 Cotner Ave. Ste. 203
Los Angeles, CA
DescriptionAre you tired of working in some drab business environment? Do you enjoy games, tinkering, and generating ideas for the future of education? GameDesk is a fun and energetic non-profit developing innovative educational software and video games. Our work fosters deep conceptual knowledge and understanding of subject matter to students through the mediums of game design and development, as well as play, tinkering, and film production. We are building iphone games, 3d games, 2d games, course curriculum, and designing a new Los Angeles charter school with support from the Gates Foundation.
GameDesk is seeking applicants for our Community Outreach Internship to work with our core administrators on various ongoing projects. You will work closely with our Managing Director to enhance GameDesk Institute's presence within the community. You will gain experience in public service, marketing, writing, and event coordination. While this is an unpaid internship, you will receive course credit. As we are a start up and growing rapidly, all internships are seen as a test run for future paid positions.
ResponsibilitiesIdentifying and researching community events that we can attend
Identify and build relationships with local organizations, nonprofits, businesses and so forth
Develop letters and fact sheets about GameDesk for community leaders and potential parents for our charter school
Assist with PR by writing blogs, social networking, and email
RequirementsCurrently enrolled in an academic institution
Strong writing and research skills
Self-starter, flexible, and able to manage multiple tasks
Proficient at Microsoft Office, especially Excel
Effective interpersonal communication skills
Ability to work in a team or independently as needed
Ability to be flexible and work in a changing environment