Quist Is Hiring An Intern!

This is your chance to get involved on the inside of a super-cool, viral, queer start-up. Quist has generally been a one-woman production from the beginning, with a lot of help from dozens of volunteers. Now Sarah Prager is searching for the right person to jump on board as an official team member with a commitment of 5-10 hours per week, to be done remotely from anywhere in the world. This position is unpaid.

What will the intern do?

  • Lead outreach to schools.
  • Manage @QuistApp on Twitter.
  • Enter LGBTQ historical events into the Quist app online database (sources provided).
  • Find and add additional related content for historical events already in the app (translations, links to more info, photos).
  • Other assist-y things as they come up, but respecting your weekly time limit.

Who is the right intern?

  • Be responsible and trustworthy.
  • Have access to a computer and Internet connection. They don’t need to be yours, you can use your school’s or local library’s.
  • Be enthusiastic about LGBTQ/HIV history.
  • Be committed to going the extra mile to intentionally include histories of marginalized groups.
  • Be computer-literate. You should be able to use web-based tools like WordPress. This position involves the use of a database, website content management system, and social media management system. Training in all specific systems will be provided.
  • Be able to write and read in English.

What will the intern get?

  • Gain invaluable work experience on a successful enterprise.
  • Contribute to the cause of bringing LGBTQ history to the world in a new way.
  • Get free training on various computer-based systems.
  • Make connections with awesome people (online).
  • Learn about PR, sales, research, writing, and other useful professional skills.
  • LGBTQ professional networking opportunities.
  • Have your name listed in the Quist credits on the website and in the app.
  • A flexible schedule to do the work at any times of day and any days of the week.
  • Resume-building position with a well-connected reference.

How do I apply for the internship? Send the following to [email protected]:

  • One paragraph about your qualifications — including computer skills, past experience with research and/or online outreach, and other internships or jobs held.
  • One paragraph about why you are passionate about LGBTQ/HIV history.

Please submit the above information in the body of an email, not as an attachment. Include the word “internship” in the subject line of your email. Certain individuals will be notified if chosen for video interviews via Google+ or Skype. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis so apply early.

The internship will begin in August or September 2014, depending on your availability. I strongly prefer candidates that can make a commitment to stay on board until March 2015. It is possible to continue beyond that if both parties are interested.

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