The Accountability Lab and the Newhouse Center for Global Engagement have partnered to create opportunities for visual communication students in Liberia and Nepal. Aa a part of that collaboration we are announcing the Summer 2015 Visual Design and Multimedia Internships.
The Accountability Lab empowers citizens in developing countries to build creative tools for integrity and anti-corruption in their communities. The team provides training, mentorship, networks, management support and seed funding for the development of low-cost, high-impact ideas for positive change. By enabling people to use information and knowledge to hold their governments responsible, the Lab is finding innovative ways to unlock the rich potential for political and economic development around the world.
In Liberia, the team works to bolster accountability and empower youth through a variety of innovative programs, including a strong focus on the arts – music, film, painting, comics, etc. While this position will work across the Accountability Lab’s portfolio in Liberia, it is anticipated that the projects centering on film, alternative dispute resolution, and citizen journalism will be the focal point of the interns’ work. Limited travel outside of Monrovia is possible.
The Lab also strives to reinvent the way that organizations can function through radical transparency, oral reporting that fits the context, creative outreach campaigns, and alternative revenue models. The Lab is a 501(c)3 non-profit based in the OpenGov Hub in Washington DC, with a local office at the University of Liberia Capitol Hill campus in Monrovia. The team will include a small team of local staff and volunteers, one international staff member, and two student residents. In 2014, the Lab received recognition from the USAID Ebola Grand Challenge for its creative approach in tackling Ebola and received significant support from international donors to scale up and deepen ongoing projects.
The Accountability Lab is recruiting a “resident” design expert for Monrovia, Liberia for May-August 2015 to assist staff with the following tasks:
The Accountability Lab is a young organization with limited resources so the fellow will need to be highly adaptable, self-motivated and able to multi-task. Beyond this, candidates for the position should be able to demonstrate the following:
Ideally, candidates should also be able to indicate that they possess some of the following:
Interns must be available for a minimum of eight weeks with longer durations preferred.
This residency presents an exciting opportunity to gain hands-on, ground-level experience helping a dynamic and innovative nonprofit grow. While our funds are limited, we believe that fellows should not have to work for free. The Lab will cover work related travel and accommodation costs and provide a modest stipend that will also cover food expenses. However, the resident will need to mobilize additional financing to support costs such as air travel to Liberia.
Learn more about the Lab on the website, Facebook, and Twitter. To inquire about applying, please send a cover letter and resumé to Center Director Ken Harper via the form below. Please specify your previous experience designing and maintaining online tools. The position will be filled on a rolling-basis.
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