Tuesday, October 5, 2010

3 Professional Development Internships Offered for Teachers (Falls Church, VA, USA)

Hi and good afternoon,

INTERNSHIP #1:

Professional Development Internship – receive training in event planning, data management, digital filmmaking tools, and PR. Recertification credit available.

MHz Networks’ Education Department is planning its 10th Annual Shortie Awards: International Film & News Festival. To mark the festival’s 10th anniversary, the department is expanding the event from an awards ceremony to a weekend of media and film making workshops for both teachers and students.

We are looking for a teacher intern to take the lead on the conference planning. Specifically, the teacher will be responsible for identifying and working with facilitators to develop workshops. The teacher will also be required to work with MHz Education staff members to finalize conference logistics.

Skills required of intern:

- Curriculum development

- Event planning

- Basic computer skills

- Film making skills not necessary, but must have an interest in film/media making (will train)

Frequency per week desired: as needed to complete project

Flexible – we will work with your schedule to design an internship that meets both our needs.

Number of hours per day desired: as needed to complete project

Duration of internship: approximately 6 – 9 months (beginning in October 2010)

Any special requirements for internship? Certified k -12 teacher preferred

INTERNSHIP #2:

Description of duties to be performed by intern:

MHz Networks’ Education Department’s efforts to promote youth-made media have been in the form of the film making in the classroom curriculum as well as The Shortie Awards: International Film & News Festival. With a new commitment to focus more on how youth-media making can contribute to global education, MHz Education is exploring other elements of youth-media making.

We are looking for a teacher or student (high school or college students welcome) intern who can start to build out our youth media initiatives to include pod and vodcasting. Working with MHz Education staff members, the teacher will work with students from Northern Virginia and from around the world to develop podcasts and vodcasts that promote cross-cultural dialogue.

Skills required of intern:

- Video editing (will train)

- Sound editing (will train)

- Basic website development

- Understanding of social media


Frequency per week desired: as needed to complete project

Flexible – we will work with your schedule to design an internship that meets both our needs.

Number of hours per day desired: as needed to complete project

Duration of internship: 6 months

Any special requirements for internship? Must have access to sound/video editing software

INTERNSHIP #3:

Description of duties to be performed by intern:

In the beginning of 2010, MHz Networks’ Education Department chose to focus on Global Awareness, one of the key competency areas defined by the Partnership for 21st Century Learning.

The teacher will work closely with MHz Education staff members to explore and research best practices of incorporating global awareness into curriculum and will develop a plan to do so using MHz Networks’ vast resources.

The final outcome will include a five year execution plan.

Skills required of intern:

- Strong research skills

- Curriculum development

- Interest in global education important



Frequency per week desired: as needed to complete project

Flexible – we will work with your schedule to design an internship that meets both our needs.

Number of hours per day desired: as needed to complete project

Duration of internship: 6 months

To apply: Please email your resume and cover letter, indicating which internship you are interested in (#1, 2 or 3). These are unpaid internships, but recertification credits are available for teachers.

For more information about MHz Networks' Education Department, please visit: www.mhznetworks.org.

Thanks.

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