The Interfaith Observer (TIO), launched on September 15, 2011, is an electronic journal created to explore interreligious relations and the interfaith movement as a whole. It provides historical perspectives, surveys current interfaith news, and otherwise highlights maps and sign-posts for newcomers. TIO offers a context to explore and respond to the new religious world around us. It is designed as a resource for the general reader, anyone interested in the subject; but articles will be filled with references and links for those who wish to pursue a particular subject more deeply.
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Two TIO Internships Available
Interfaith Communications – Social Networking – From your site
Terms of Internship
- Two intern positions are available for four-month commitments (coinciding with summer, fall, or spring academic semesters) of eight to 12 hours a week.
- Candidates should be familiar with and committed to interfaith work and have a passion for interfaith relations and religious and cultural diversity.
- Interns will receive valuable experience in strategic networking and marketing for a non-profit interfaith e-publication, e-community building, and have occasional web-browsing, writing and editing assignments. Interns will have an opportunity to be immersed in the Interfaith Movement and to meet and work with prominent people in the field.
- Students are encouraged to apply. Others with a passion for interfaith culture and looking for more experience are also welcome to apply.
- Students interested in receiving college course credit should contact their university directly for more information. Please be mindful that registration deadlines and intern requirements vary from school to school.
- Interns will telecommute from their own location and work under the guidance of an off-site supervisor.
- Interns must be fluent in English, have their own computer and a reliable internet access. Interns must be willing to learn and use Skype.
The Task & What it Requires
- Monitor and assist TIO’s social networking via e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and PeaceNext
- Phone work, reaching out to likely subscribers, religion professors, interfaith organizations large and small, and others
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Comfortable acquaintance with computer use, social networking management, and database development
- Highly motivated, self-directed, proactive, creative, and organized work habits
- Enthusiasm about interfaith and cross-cultural work
Before applying, spend some time at TIO’s website, www.theinterfaithobserver.org, and see if you are interested in the content. Check out the TIO Team, 99 (and growing) seasoned interfaith activists and young adult leaders, a group you would relating to. You would probably be invited to join the team if you choose to continue contributing to TIO following your internship.
To apply, email (1) your resume [with contact information, education, and related experience] and (2) a one-page letter explaining why are you applying and listing reasons and skills that make you a preferred candidate. Please email it to email@example.com with “TIO Internships” in the subject line. Applications for the summer term must be emailed on or before June 1, 2012.
The selection of interns is a competitive process. Evidence of strong commitment to interfaith work is necessary. The applicant's education, skills, experience, enthusiasm, and goals will be criteria for selection. Shortly after the submission deadline, an initial review of the applications will be completed by a review committee. Finalists will be interviewed by phone or video conferencing. Candidates will be notified of the results of the selection process.