Monday, April 5, 2010

Call for Getty Interns

FREEWAVES is offering two paid internships for undergraduates this
summer through generous support from The Getty Grant Program.

FREEWAVES Multicultural Undergraduate Summer Internships 2010 are for 2 positions, Web Intern and Marketing Intern, both for 10-weeks, full-time, $3,500 gross salary in Hollywood. In accordance with The Getty Grant Program, candidates must be: Members of underrepresented groups, particularly individuals of African American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, and Pacific Islander descent.

Currently enrolled as undergraduates, who will have completed at least one semester of college by June 2010, and will not graduate before September 2010; Residents of or attending college in Los Angeles County. Students
who have previously served as Interns for this program more than twice are
not eligible for this internship.

Overview: From early June through August 2010, The Getty Multicultural Undergraduate Interns will undertake a variety of tasks, all entailing a high degree of computer literacy and communications competency. All of the tasks will be part of Freewaves long time initiative to disseminate the new media arts.

Location: Both internships are located at Freewaves' office at LACE (6522 Hollywood Blvd in Hollywood CA)

Marketing Intern
Marketing Intern Responsibilities:
Provides promotional support for 2010 events, 20th anniversary book/dvd launch, DIY Video Fest initiative, and new web site.

Video program at LACMA (June 26)
- assist with marketing implementation Book/dvd project
- assist with implementation & develop new marketing ideas DIY Video Fest initiative
- outreach to student demographic Video component at Glow (September 25)
- assist development of marketing plan Online marketing and optimization of Freewaves' new web site (in conjunction with web intern).

Requirements for Administrative Intern:
- Good writing skills
- Detail oriented, accurate, and thorough.
- Knowledge of media arts preferable.
- Good computer skills (will need to use/learn Word, FileMaker, Photoshop and the internet, including social media).
- Ability to work in a small, busy office with concentration.
- Ability to work independently.

Web Intern
Web Intern Responsibilities: Projects relate to both to the Freewaves web site (launching late spring/early summer) as well as enhancements planned for the future:
- Assist adding new content (videos to the back-end database), including compressing artist videos and preparing screen shots
- Work with Freewaves staff, technical advisors, programmer and
designer to develop enhanced site pages and perform technical troubleshooting.
- Assist with site optimization.
- Produce written and visual materials for web site and related marketing efforts.
- General database maintenance.

Requirements for Web Intern:
- Knowledge of html, Dreamweaver and Flash preferred.
- Ability to code highly desirable though not required. (Java, Javascript, My SQL and/or PHP).
- Good writing and communication skills.
- Ability to work diplomatically in a team environment (in meetings, via email and on the phone).
- Detail oriented, accurate, and thorough including ability to troubleshoot own work for errors and functionality.
- Knowledge of media arts preferable.
- Knowledge of both Mac and PC environments required.
- Ability to work independently.

Freewaves strives to offer summer interns practical work experience and a range of assignments. Interns will be trained by and work under the supervision of Freewaves Director Anne Bray and Assistant Director Heidi Zeller. In past years, Freewaves interns have developed skills in numerous software programs including:
- Filemaker
- Dreamweaver/HTML
- Excel and Word (advanced features)
- Photoshop
- Illustrator
- Video compression programs

How to Apply for this Internship:
First familiarize yourself with Freewaves' programs through its web
k&j=31 4968165&u=3529212). If the site and Freewaves interests you, forward a resume and a cover letter explaining reasons for interest and addressing how you meet the eligibility guidelines for the internship set by the Getty. If you are applying for the web internship, please send us URLs of your work (sites you've designed or worked on). We will be interviewing in late April/early May, and will contact you for an appointment if we are interested.

Email your application materials to:
Heidi Zeller, Assistant Director, at
By Friday, April 23, 2010.

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