Web Design/Development Intern

internship - part time, unpaid

Association Of Universities For Research In Astronomy
Tucson, AZ
Closed
Posted 46 Days ago
Association Of Universities For Research In Astronomy
Tucson, AZ
internship - part time, unpaid
Posted 46 Days ago

Description

Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy Logo Web Design/Development Intern Applied 10/05/19 3.6 Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy Tucson, AZ Web Design/Development Intern Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy Applied 10/05/19 Applied 10/05/19 Job Company Rating Reviews The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) is seeking aWeb Design/Development Intern with experience in data visualization for our Education and Public Outreach team. About Us: LSST is an 8-meter telescope being built in Chile and operated out of the Tucson, Arizona headquarters. We are a small, interdisciplinary team of astronomers, writers, designers, and developers building data visualizations for students and the general public. Our goal is to make LSST data, astronomy, and science interesting and accessible to a broad audience. No coffee runs here! We love helping talented people learn and explore their skills. As a member of our team, you would have the opportunity to work on any combination of the following: * Building web-based interactive visualizations for use in classrooms and by the general public * Designing static and interactive graphics for astronomy outreach * Helping to develop the foundations of the public website for LSST * Helping to plan and execute LSSTs long-term public outreach priorities * Helping to define the overall look and feel of our public-facing materials Challenges: There are a few challenges in presenting LSST science to different types of audiences. Historically, design thinking has not been incorporated in science education development and in presenting scientific data, which has made it less accessible to non-specialists. We aim to change this. As a result, you will be working with team members from a variety of professional backgrounds. This role requires more team collaboration, effective communication, and empathy with people's experience and processes than at your typical startup or corporation. About you: Above all, what were looking for in a great candidate is the ability and desire to learn. We are searching for a creative, thoughtful individual who is interested in and able to think critically about online education, and is able to translate ideas to prototypes. If youre a strong visual designer, or more focused on the front end, we would love to meet you. An ideal candidate could have experience with: * Development experience with front-end web development (JavaScript, HTML, CSS) * UX chops and a general ability to design for humans, as well as an ability to effectively communicate UX * Experience working and prototyping with Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketch, Figma, or Webflow * Experience with git and GitHub. Were open source * Interest in science and online education * If you know astronomy, great, if not youre our target demographic! Dont stress the details. Above all we are looking for someone enthusiastic with a desire to learn and experiment. We expect this position to be part time with potential for some full time work. Submission materials: Please include a CV or resume, a cover letter, and a link to your portfolio or GitHub. Also, please list 3 professional references who will only be contacted during the late stages of the interview process.Application documents that are not uploaded as part of the application may be sent to employment@aura-astronomy.org The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) is a consortium of over 40 US institutions and international affiliates that operates world-class astronomical observatories. AURAs role is to establish, nurture, and promote public observatories and facilities that advance innovative astronomical research. AURA is responsible for managing the operations of the Gemini Observatory, the National Optical Astronomical Observatory, the National Solar Observatory, the Space Telescope Science Institute, and the construction of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) and the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope. AURA, as a leader in the astronomical community, is committed to diversity and inclusion. AURA develops and supports programs that advance our organizational commitment to diversity, broaden participation, and encourage the advancement of diversity throughout the astronomical scientific workforce. Learn more at http://www.aura-astronomy.org/diversity.asp As a recipient of U.S. Government funding, AURA is considered a government contractor and is subject to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action regulations. As an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, AURA and all of the centers, do not discriminate based on race, sex, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity/gender identity expression, lawful political affiliations, veteran status, disability, and/or any other legally protected status under applicable federal, state, and local equal opportunity laws. The statements below as well as the requests for self-identification are required pursuant to these regulations. We encourage your participation in meeting these federal reporting requirements which are included for protection and to assist us in our record keeping and reporting. Your responses are kept strictly confidential. Preference granted to qualified Native Americans living on or near the Tohono O'odham reservation. Veterans, disabled individuals or wounded warriors needing assistance with the employment process should request assistance at employment@aura-astronomy.org Overview Website www.aura-astronomy.org Headquarters Washington, DC, United States Size 501 to 1000 employees Founded 1957 Type Company - Private Industry Education Revenue 5 to 10 billion (INR) per year Competitors Unknown Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy Photos Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy photo of: sky images compilation

Skills

adobe photoshop, website design, css, html, javascript, web development, graphics, front-end development, sketching, git, github, design thinking, creativity, prototyping, less

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