Announcing 2016 Newhouse-Accountability Lab Fellowships in Nepal, Liberia and Pakistan

  • March 13 deadline
  • 10–12 week residencies; Starting Summer 2016
  • Four in-country visual story-telling fellowships available: two in Liberia, one in Nepal, one in Pakistan
  • One year long in-country communications Fellowship available in Nepal
  • Basic in-country expenses paid
  • Position will be filled on a rolling-basis
  • Applicants from all schools are eligible

 

The Accountability Lab and the Newhouse Center for Global Engagement have partnered to create opportunities for visual storytelling and communication students to work in Liberia, Nepal and Pakistan. As a part of that collaboration we are announcing the Summer 2016 Visual Storytelling and Communications positions.

The Accountability Lab Visual Storytelling Residencies

The Accountability Lab catalyzes a new generation of active citizens and responsible leaders around the world. We are an incubator for accountability change-makers to develop and implement ideas for integrity in their communities. By enabling people to use information and knowledge to hold people in power to account, we help to unleash positive social and economic change.

Jim Tuttle and Liberian hip co artist "Amaze".

2014 visual fellow Jim Tuttle and Liberian hip co artist “Amaze” record a music video in downtown Monrovia, Liberia. Learn about Jim’s internship.

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 offices in Monrovia, Kathmandu and Islamabad. The Lab has been recognized as a leading social enterprise by organizations including Echoing Green; and is regularly ranked as a Top Non-Profit.

In Liberia, Nepal and Pakistan the teams support a variety of innovative programs, including a strong focus on the arts – music, film, media, etc. While these positions will work across the Accountability Lab’s portfolio, it is anticipated that support for the Film Schools administered under the auspices of the Lab and support for the Integrity Idol campaigns will constitute most of the interns’ work.

Summer Residents

The Accountability Lab is recruiting “resident” visual story-telling experts for Monrovia, Liberia; Kathmandu, Nepal and Islamabad, Pakistan for May-August 2016 to assist staff with the following tasks:

  • Development and production of accountability film schools;
  • Support for program management and implementation, and the development of systems (particularly relating to multi-media infrastructure);
  • Writing and editing assistance for a variety of outputs; primarily curriculum and scripts for the accountability film schools
  • Lead production support for the Integrity Idol campaigns
  • Building and maintaining relationships with Lab partners and key organizations and individuals working on accountability issues;
  • Collaboration with the Lab’s communication team to market the Lab’s electronic media presence internationally;
  • Training staff and partners on production and post-production skills;
  • Other tasks as required.

Qualifications

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:

  • Fluency in English with excellent research, writing and editing skills;
  • Excellent organizational and multi-media skills, especially editing and production of film/video;
  • A graduate student or advanced undergraduate student in a visual communication field of study
  • An understanding of accountability issues on a local, national level and global level;
  • Work experience with a particular focus on international development, governance, institutional reform and social change;
  • Demonstrated ability to build networks and conduct outreach around development issues both on the ground and online;
  • Experience designing and administering a variety of multi-media platforms.

Ideally, candidates should also be able to indicate that they possess some of the following:

  • An ability to work independently and within a small, flexible but rapidly evolving organization;
  • A previous relevant internship or working experience;
  • Superb relationship-building and management skills;
  • Photography and audio skills;
  • Previous experience abroad (Africa/South Asia preferred).

Residents must be available for a minimum of eight weeks with longer durations preferred.

Remuneration

These residencies present 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 residents 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 the countries.

Next Steps

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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The Accountability Lab Communications Fellowship

The Accountability Lab is recruiting a communications fellow for Kathmandu, Nepal (to also cover Pakistan and support the larger communications work of the Lab) to begin in March 2016. Tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Support for the Accountability Lab’s communication work including design, social media, blog, photos and other outreach activities;
  • Support for communications management and implementation, and the development of systems (particularly relating to multi-media infrastructure);
  • Writing and editing assistance for a variety of outputs including blogs, op-eds, websites and other outreach materials;
  • Communications support for ongoing campaigns including Integrity Idol;
  • Support for documentation of daily projects, events and outreach through photography in particular;
  • Building and maintaining relationships with Lab partners and key organizations and individuals working on accountability issues;
  • Training staff and partners on communications and outreach;
  • Other tasks as required.

Qualifications

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:

  • Fluency in English with excellent photography, research, writing and editing skills;
  • Excellent organizational, social media and multi-media skills;
  • A graduate student or advanced undergraduate student in a communications field of study;
  • Work experience with a particular focus on international development or social change;
  • Demonstrated ability to build communications campaigns around development issues both on the ground and online;
  • Experience with a variety of multi-media platforms.

Learn about Grace Farson’s experience as the first Newhouse-Accountability Lab Media and Communications Fellow.

Ideally, candidates should also be able to indicate that they possess some of the following:

  • An ability to work independently and within a small, flexible but rapidly evolving organization;
  • A previous relevant internship or working experience;
  • Superb relationship-building and management skills;
  • Previous experience abroad (Africa/South Asia preferred).

Residents must be available for a minimum of three months with a year preferred. 

Remuneration

This fellowship presents an exciting opportunity to gain hands-on, ground-level experience helping a dynamic and innovative nonprofit grow. The Lab will cover work related travel and accommodation costs and provide a modest stipend that will also cover food expenses (totaling $20,000 for the year).

Next Steps

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.
APPLY NOW