September 8th, 2011 at 10:52 am September 8th, 2011 at 10:52 am by Chriswaterguy
Wherever you are in the world: if you're studying Communications, or wanting to break into the field, and you're passionate about solutions for positive change in the world, then this could be the opportunity for you. Appropedia is looking for interns - one to start in October, another to start in the New Year - to help us communicate and engage with people who might be interested in this project, as well as communicate with and strengthen our existing community.
The work will involve a mixture of interviewing, contacting and/or helping to write publicity materials. You can work part-time, and you'll have a lot of flexibility in how you work, but you'll have guidance always available.
There is a lot of potential to learn and to make a difference. I sometimes say, only half-jokingly, that Appropedia was built by engineers and scientists, so we're much better at doing stuff than at talking about what we do. But we've talked, and got better at it, and become active in social media, as we've taken our message out there. We're happy to share with you what we've learned, but we're also happy to learn from you and with you.
You'll need to take initiative, experiment and report on what's working and what isn't. We have a high respect for failure with enthusiasm, which is often the basis for future success, and even more often the basis for very valuable learning.
This is a virtual internship - you'll be working with people who might be on the other side of the world, but with email, chat and VOIP, that's not such a challenge these days. You can work from anywhere in the world with internet access. That requires you to manage your time, organize yourself and get things done - an online internship isn't for everyone.
If you have any questions or want to apply, please get in touch - email me on chriswaterguyappropediaorg, or leave a comment below, or on my Appropedia talk page. For up-to-date info on these internships, see: For more on all Appropedia's internship opportunities, see: