FCRN call for interns to help improve networking functions

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 17:15

Deadline: Sunday, September 27, 2015

The FCRN is looking for interns to evaluate and develop the networking functions of the website. Do you have an interest in food system sustainability and want to gain some practical work experience in this field? Do you want to get an in depth view of the workings of a global online network and contribute to analyse challenges of online collaboration and networking? We are looking for people who have a diversity of experiences – both people with technical experience working with websites (using website tools focused on design and functionality) as well as people who are more familiar with communications and how networks and online interactions function. We thus also welcome people who are relatively new to working with websites and who can therefore contribute a beginner’s-eye view and an ‘outsider’s perspective.

Example of tasks interns will assist with:

  • Testing and evaluating the networking pages of the website. This includes testing particular functions of the website (member messaging, forum posts, profile creation, bookmarking resources etc.)
  • Contacting individual members directly, carrying out mini-surveys of the membership and gathering feedback from members as well as informing members about various networking possibilities.
  • Analysing the membership and suggesting ways of linking members with particular interests - matchmaking.

Practical details:

  • Remuneration: Unpaid positions
  • Application: Please send your application outlining your interests, relevant experiences and your general suitability for the position in no more than 1 page to Marie Persson. Feel free to write to her for any questions regarding the posts.
  • Timings: 6 hours a week for about three months (October-December)
  • Deadline to apply: 27 September 2015.
  • Supervision and feedback will be given by the Food Climate Research Network core team: Tara Garnett – FCRN lead, John Jackson website manager and Marie Persson communication and network development officer. We look forward to your application. 

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