Get Lit! Programs Credit-Based Internship

The following positions are the available for the 2012-2013 school year. Each position runs from about October to May unless otherwise noted. To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to Melissa Huggins at mhuggins33@ewu.edu. Students from any college/university are encouraged to apply, but we work most often with Eastern Washington University students. Credits vary according to school. (At EWU 4 hours a week is the requirement for 1 credit per quarter.)


Graphics Assistant (16-20 hours a week)
Specific duties:
Work on all of the festival marketing materials including: festival poster, 32-page program guide, event flyers, bookmarks, advertisements, and sponsor Power Point. This can be a partial work at home internship

Skills required:
Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop), have a strong artistic vision, but be able to take direction. Be self-directed and dependable. Multi-media experience a plus.


Web Editor (16-20 hours a week)
Specific duties:
Website management through content management system MODx. Responsibilities include working with the Get Lit! Programs Coordinator to write and update content, editing images, determining content placement, uploading photos/audio, and designing page layout. Help expand the online presence of Get Lit! Programs. This can be a partial work at home internship.

Skills required:
Ability to adapt to different CMS, optimizing images for the web with Photoshop. Basic HTML or CSS skills helpful but not necessary. Willing to take the lead on making this a professional site. Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop). Able to add multi-media components to the web. Be self-directed and dependable.


Marketing/Publicity Assistant (at least 8 hours a week)
Specific duties:
Assist the Get Lit! Programs Coordinator in marketing the annual Get Lit! Festival. This includes creating advertisements with the graphic designer, targeting publicity of educational programs and specific festival events to the appropriate groups, building outreach to special interest groups, plus, assisting with researching potential donors/sponsors throughout our community and creating materials to send to potential sponsors.

ALSO: Assist the Get Lit! Programs Coordinator in marketing the MFA's Visiting Writer series. Same description as above.

Skills required:
Strong oral/written communication skills, highly organized, very personable and energetic, independent thinker interested in bringing new marketing/publicity ideas to the table, proficient in Word, Excel, and the Internet, background or interest in the literary arts a plus.


Assistant Editor/Writer (8 hours a week)
Specific duties:
Assist with compiling/writing/editing content for the Get Lit! Festival program guide, including author research/bio creation/event descriptions, etc. Help with writing press releases about program events though out the year. Writing the monthly newsletter for our online mailing list as well as blog entries related to community events/literary news. Edit website content as needed.

Skills required:
Excellent creative writing skills, strong grammar/editing ability, internet/website savvy, background in marketing/publicity a plus.


Grant Writing Assistant (4-8 hours a week)
Specific duties:
Work with Get Lit! Programs Coordinator to write grants for various aspects of the program, report on grants in process, research potential funding sources for k-12 education/literacy programs as well as the festival, update the grant timeline and establish templates for ease with future grant requests.

Skills required:
Strong oral and written communication skills, some experience with grant writing and interest in honing their skills towards a very marketable expertise, ability to work independently, well-versed at using the internet for research, knowledge of foundations/arts institutions a plus.


Festival Assistant (at least 4 hours a week, Winter and/or Spring Quarter)
Specific duties:
Assist the Get Lit! Programs Coordinator with festival details such as author bags, t-shirts, gathering author and event info, and other projects depending on experience.

Skills required:
Highly organized, self-starter, ability to collaborate with others, willing to step into projects mid-stream and multi-task as required. Quick/Thorough/Accurate.


Documentarian (4 hours a week, Winter and/or Spring Quarter)
Specific duties:
Photographing and/or filming special events for Get Lit! Programs, including school workshops and readings, author visits, Poetry Out Loud competition (Feb), and various events for the weeklong festival (April). Compiling previous footage into usable bites for the website. We'd like to document student and community participation in as many Get Lit! events as possible.

Skills required:
Have access to and substantial experience with professional quality camera equipment, proficient in Final Cut editing, plus be dependable and self-directed. Experience with digital photography a plus.


Social Media Intern (4-8 hours a week)
We want an intern who can create engaging, relevant content to keep Get Lit! Programs on the community’s radar throughout the year.

Specific Duties:
Assist with managing & integrating our Facebook, Twitter, and blog. Brainstorm new ways we can be engaging readers on the web. Revamp our existing e-newsletter.

Skills required:
Experienced and comfortable with various social media venues. A news fanatic – Someone who actively follows all types of news on different media. Generally aware of Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Organized and driven. Interested in and/or engaged in the literary arts. We think that if you love books, reading, writing, libraries or all of the above, you’ll generate more relevant content to an audience who cares about those things.   
To apply, please provide some evidence that you 'get' the web, along with cover letter and resume. That can be your blog, Tumblr, video, Twitter account, Facebook group, or other internet hobby.


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