The upside: you would be working with an internationally recognized bunch of curators and publishers, and that you could do so in your pajamas if you have broadband at home. And an internship looks better on a resume than not having any job at all.
The downside: this definition of “job” does not include the part about being paid.
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT Istanbul December-30-2009
SUBJECT Editorial Interns
LEA Internship Opportunities
LEA: Leonardo Electronic Almanac is looking for two skilled and enthusiastic recent graduates to join our team. LEA is the international leading publication in art, science and technology part of Leonardo, ISAST and MIT Press family.
We commission new work, produce online and offline exhibitions, publish magazines and special issues as full color PDFs and for Print on Demand. We are also going to be present on Kindle and Tablet.
Sales & Marketing Internship We are looking for an intern to work with our Sales & Marketing Manager to assist in the planning, production and delivery of LEA marketing activities. This will include assisting in the organization and delivery of sales and marketing events, collating online and offline marketing materials, data collection and database management and contacting advertisers. The job will also include contributing to fundraising activities. The candidate should be a graduate or post-graduate interested in arts management and business management or someone interested in working with an international art and science organization.
Project Internship We are looking for an intern to work with our Head of Projects to assist in the planning, production and delivery of LEA projects. These may take the form of commissions, exhibitions, research, education events, talks and special audience development projects.
The suitable candidate should have some knowledge and interest in contemporary art, curatorial studies and the interactions between art, science and technology. An interest in supporting the management of research projects would be welcome.
Both interns will gain practical experience of working within an internationally renowned art organizations and the opportunity to develop transferable skills while working in a stimulating and creative environment.
Please note that these are unpaid positions starting in January 2010, working 2-3 days a week for a 6-month period minimum. The work can be done remotely and international candidates are encouraged to apply.
Deadline for applications: January 25, 2009 at 5pm.
Interviews will take place via skype in the week beginning February 22, 2010.
Please send a one page cover letter, a one page statement of purpose and a curriculum vitae to: [ mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]email@example.com
For further information please contact Ozden Sahin firstname.lastname@example.org and specify which internship you are interested in.
LEA: Leonardo Electronic Almanac is a publication based in Istanbul, Turkey. The Editor in Chief, Lanfranco Aceti, and the Co-editor, Paul Brown, commission new art, science and technology projects, produce exhibitions and publications, and initiate research and education programs.