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Five Internships That Need Amazing Applicants
Google. User Experience Research Intern, Summer 2015. Paid.
Google is a multinational corporation specializing in Internet-related services and products, including helping to define products and experiences through learning about their users. Their User Experience team is a critical driving force behind gathering insights and using them to inspire and inform design, and is currently looking for an intern. Responsibilities include designing and conducting user studies, making concrete, data-driven recommendations, and communicating with team members. Ideal applicants should be currently enrolled in programs on human computer interaction, cognitive psychology, information science, or a related field and have experience conducting user research. Possessing a strong understanding of strengths and shortcomings of different research methods and excellent analytical, interpersonal, communication skills, knowledge of statistics and the principles of experiment design are preferred.
Rainforest Alliance. Special Events Intern. College Credit.
The Rainforest Alliance works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use and business practices, and consumer behavior. They are looking for a Special Events Intern to be responsible for assisting the team in preparations for the annual gala in May 2015 and smaller fundraising and cultivation events. Tasks include researching projects related to the gala, helping coordinate details for the auction, assisting with mailings, and coordinating event logistics. Ideal candidates must be currently enrolled students in good academic standing, interested in special events production and fundraising, be self-starters, resourceful and detail-oriented. Experience with Luminate is a plus and requires a minimum commitment of 15 hours a week.
The Experiment. Publishing Intern, Spring 2015. Paid/College Credit.
The Experiment, founded in 2009, looks for books that are tests of new ideas. They are looking for interns for Spring 2015 who are interested to learn about book publishing from the perspective of an independent trade publishing company. Interns will get the chance to gain experience and develop skills researching and evaluating possible acquisitions, writing clear, effective copy, proofreading materials, maintaining websites and social media, and more. Applicants must have completed sophomore year in college and eligible for college credit, have outstanding written and communication skills, a firm grasp of the basic rules of English grammar, and an efficient and organized way of doing things. An interest in nonfiction publishing and previous office experience, is preferred. Curiosity and an inclination and ability to ask questions are essential.
DKNY Jeans. Sales Intern, Spring 2015. College Credit.
The Donna Karan Company, one of the world’s leading fashion houses, is seeking students to join the Spring 2015 internship program, in their Women’s Jeans department. Responsibilities include help with weekly selling, maintain plus size selling recaps, create market inspiration powerpoints, take photos, assist with market preparations, and more. Applicants must be proficient in MS Office and eligible for school credit.
87am. Digital Analytics Intern. Paid.
Five Entry-Level Jobs That Need Amazing Applicants
Warner Music Group. Video Production Assistant.
Warner Music Group is home to a collection of the best-known record labels in the music industry including Atlantic, East West, and more. Their Video Production department is looking for an assistant to provide administrative support for the SVP and VP of Video Production, as well as the Manager of Video Administration. Responsibilities include: processing and tracking production invoices and purchase orders, managing expense reports and travel, maintaining detailed production and video status reports, and more. Ideal applicants should have very strong interpersonal and organizational skills, possess strong attention to detail, ability to multi-task, and excellent phone and e-mail etiquette.
Laird+Partners. Graphic Designer.
Laird+Partners is a leading New York-based creative agency specializing in fashion, lifestyle, and luxury branding and communications and clients include Tommy Hilfiger, Banana Republic, Donna Karen, Gap, and many others. They are seeking an Executive Assistant to support the President/COO. Candidate needs to be extremely detail-oriented, organized, and possess a great attitude, the ability to build strong relationships and credibility with staff and external contacts. Responsibilities include managing a high-volume scheduling of appointments, create accurate and detailed day-to-day calendar, heavy phone coverage and call screening, and drafting letters and email communication. Applicants should have exceptional verbal and written communication skills, ability to remain flexible, proactive, and efficient under pressure, and possess a work ethic intuitive to anticipate the needs of executives.
OkCupid. Product Designer.
OkCupid is the best dating site on Earth, with top-rated dating apps, and is growing. They are looking for a Product Designer to play a key role during every stage of feature development. Responsibilities include leading the design of new features and updates, designing visual interfaces, user flows, and compelling interactions, translating complex ideas into elegant, intuitive designs, and more. Ideal applicants should possess: 3+ years of professional experience with web or mobile design, a portfolio of beautiful interface design, a proven understanding of interaction design concepts, an excellent sense of typography, layout, and design principles, a self-starter attitude and ambition to seek new challenges. Professional experience with mobile app or site design is a plus.
The Public Theater. Development Assistant.
The Public Theater is an NYC arts organization founded as The Shakespeare Workshop with the intention of showcasing the works of up-and-coming playwrights and performers. They are seeking a Development Assistant to support the overall administration of Individual Giving. Responsibilities include assisting with the creation of lists for events, conducting weekly research, conducting weekly welcome calls. Must be available to work events on evenings and weekends as needed. Ideal applicants should have 2+ years of office experience, the ability to manage multiple priorities, strong written and verbal communication skills, and be proficient in Excel/Word. Experience with Tessitura preferred.
The Children’s Museum of Manhattan. Communications Coordinator.
The Children’s Museum of Manhattan is the vibrant home to over 350,000 visitors a year from all segments of the NYC community and tourists from around the world to help early childhood education, creativity, health, and culture. They are seeking a Communications Coordinator to be responsible for coordinating and managing all online and print communications. Responsibilities include developing and disseminating written and visual digital content, ensuring consistency of messages, working closely across departments to maintain and update online communications, and more. Ideal applicants should have at least two years of professional experience, have a firm grasp of social media platforms and tools, a strong understanding of digital insights and metrics, excellent design, social media, and technology skills, and excellent writing, presentation, and interpersonal communication skills. Bonus points if applicants are familiar with family networks and an understanding of the greater NYC media landscape.