Guest Post by Tanya Eldert
What do you get when ICarly meets the real world, marketing, business and community organizations? You get Local Kids…and we need more kids! The Local Kids Network is currently recruiting 5 to 10 Media Interns (ages 15 – 17) to assist with media projects in their local community and surrounding areas.
The students will meet virtually online one evening per week (Mondays). During this time, they will learn about the use of video and social media in business, and use their skills to do marketing and provide support for a community organization.
Students will be given weekly assignments that may include making videos of themselves or friends, or finding others in their network to create videos about, such as covering local news and community events, reviewing area businesses and travel destinations, or assisting area non-profits with media promotions. Assignments will typically be flexible in nature, but students should expect to put in approximately 10 hours per week.
Positions will be non-paying through the Winter/Spring of 2012. However, it is budgeted for 1 to 2 students to be promoted to low-paying leadership positions during the summer of 2012 depending on performance and commitment. All interns will get special perks and gifts, including gift cards, event tickets, and travel discounts for their family. For example, if assigned a premier movie review, the intern would get tickets or reimbursements for tickets upon completion of the assignment.
At this time, Media Interns are being asked to commit to an internship from January 2 to May 31, 2012. Media Interns may also be asked to join the Kids Advisory Group at the end of their internship. If interested, students should write an email (with their parent’s permission – we will speak to the parents of every student accepted) to USLocalKids@gmail.com and tell us:
City (not specific address)
Age (not Birthdate)
Your Parent’s Name and Phone #
Why you think you would be a GREAT Media Intern.
One way you think YOU could change the World to make it better.
Past experience with a volunteer organization, paid position or ways you have been involved with your community
A reference (name and phone number) of one adult (not your parent) who will recommend you for the position