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Website Intern will be asked to assist with website design and maintenance. Responsibilities will include: work with a website development team, design and maintain website according to departmental guidelines, input information to keep website current, assist with monthly audits to insure accuracy and currency of website, report center’s computer and technological needs.

Includes some evenings and occasional weekend days.

 

Position Title:           Technology & Website

Location:                  Asian American Center

Supervisor:               F. Michelle Bringas

Internship Period:     Fall & Spring

Hours Required:        10 hours per week. Flexible hours. Internship includes some evenings and occasional weekend days.

Academic Credit:       Earning academic credit is an option; student will need to work this out with his/her major. Co-op Internship credit is also available through Career Services. 

 Primary responsibilities:

  1. Leadership: Intern’s primary leadership responsibility will be in developing and maintaining the departmental web page. Intern will design and maintain website according to departmental guidelines, input information to keep website current, assist with monthly audits to insure accuracy and currency of website, report center’s computer and technological needs. The successful candidate should be creative and innovative in suggesting new solutions and ideas for the website to make it more user-friendly and attractive for students, visitors, and their parents. Ideally, intern will be comfortable with creating and including strategic web design tools on the webpage (utilizing new media/social media, pop-ups, etc). Developing a vision of how the department could utilize technology more effectively in the future.
  2. Administration: Intern will be responsible for conducting monthly web site audits, submitting weekly reports, and attending technology quarterly review meetings.
  3. Programming: Host at least one program at the Asian American Center in collaboration with residence Hall CA’s, student organizations, or departments.    
  4. Communication: Intern will need to set up an effective communications system with Asian American student organizations, Graduate Assistant, and relevant staff members to acquire necessary information to keep the web page current.  The successful candidate needs to be a good team worker, communicating how and what he/she is working on effectively to an audience not familiar with technology. The person should also be willing to teach other staff and students how to work on the website themselves. As a result, he/she may also be asked to put together a user manual to enable staff to work on the website. 
  5. Team work: Intern will be required to participate in departmental activities such as weekly staff meetings, NIU open houses, outreach events and office coverage when applicable.
  6. Diversity & Inclusion: Intern will be working with Asian American student leaders and expected to enhance cultural/diversity competencies to promote an inclusive environment for all regardless of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability, and non-traditional status (including veterans). 
  7. Para-professional Development: Student will participate in para-professional training; develop and submit an updated transition manual/work portfolio.
  8. Other Duties as Assigned.

Qualifications/Requirements:

Knowledge and skills in web page design; word processing skills; html; CSS; and java script 

Expectations: 10 hours per week. Flexible hours. Internship includes some evenings and occasional weekend days. Intern will be required to participate in departmental activities such as weekly staff meetings, NIU open houses, outreach events and office coverage when applicable.   

Internship benefits: This would be a great opportunity for a student with web design experience to gain applied work experience. This internship may also possibly qualify for independent study credit (subject to approval by Penny McIntire, Computer Sciences).  The director would also be willing to serve as a potential reference. In addition, this opportunity may enable students to develop a portfolio, outlining the different areas they assisted in. later on for work application and similar.

Training and supervision: Training provided will include an over view of the office, its mission, core values, and function. Participation in two Cascade workshops will be necessary. These workshops are 2 hours in length and offered by Information Technology Services.  Intern will be supervised by the director.  Additional training may need to be discussed as needed, particularly if it concerns technology training not currently provided by Asain American Center.

Logistics: Intern will share office space with other employees. If intern has own laptop this can be helpful. Internship includes some evenings and occasional weekend days.

Compensation: Unpaid internship. Student may wish to receive Co-op Internship credit.