Summer Internship Opportunity: Create with SPEED!

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For the past two summers, ITS & the Libraries have been creating academic web and digital media projects through a program called Swarthmore Projects for Educational Exploration and Development (SPEED). Because the needs of these projects will vary, the SPEED intern will have the opportunity to explore many aspects of the work done within the Academic Technology & Libraries. SPEED interns will be deeply involved in projects from start to finish, with the expectation that they will contribute substantially to the successful completion of projects. Work may include, but not be limited to: writing code in various languages (HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, Python), administering web content systems (WordPress, Moodle), creation of digital media (Audio , Video), and/or conducting User Interface/Experience tests on Swarthmore web services. The SPEED intern should enjoy learning new technologies, working collaboratively, and finding solutions to unique challenges.

Several of the SPEED projects will involve web development. Additionally, digital design and video production skills will be useful for several of the projects.

Preferred skills

  • Digital video production and editing.
  • CSS, HTML, JavaScript, Python, LaTeX.
  • Web user interface/experience design and testing (UI, UX).
  • Familiarity with web-based multimedia, social media, and web usability/accessibility.
  • Experience with Windows and Mac OS X. Familiarity with web servers and Linux a plus.
  • SPEED interns must be able to complete project work on a deadline, both independently and as a member of a group. Project work will take place from June 2nd to August 1st. Preference will be given to student workers who are able to work full-time hours (35 hours/week) over the entire project period.

Apply for a SPEED internship by March 19th, 2014!