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Susan Kistler on Seeking an aea365 Intern

I am Susan Kistler, The American Evaluation Association’s Executive Director, and aea365’s ongoing Saturday contributor.

Get Involved: Once again, we’re looking for an aea365 intern (with special thanks to June Gothberg who has served as the lead curator since March). The aea365 intern is responsible for:

  • Recruiting contributors – send invitations, work with leaders of sponsoring groups
  • Shepherding contributors – send reminders, ask questions, give thanks
  • Providing final copyediting – copyedit and re-vet those contributions requiring an edit
  • Uploading contributions – enter posts into the aea365 wordpress-based website

You would have primary responsibility, but a number of other people contribute on a regular basis and shepherd contributing groups as well, so you aren’t working alone.

The obligation requires approximately 5 hours per week of work for six months beginning approximately October 1 and running through approximately April 1.

The ideal intern has contributed before to aea365, or at a minimum is a regular reader familiar with the format, breadth, and style of entries. She or he has good writing skills and communications skills and is interested in making connections across the evaluation community. Finally, the work can be done remotely, from anywhere, and thus the intern should be self-directed, organized, and adept at meeting deadlines.

Serving as an aea365 intern is a great way to build your professional network and expand your knowledge of the breadth and depth of the field. The intern will receive ongoing mentoring throughout the term of the internship as well as support in learning how to use wordpress. And, this is a partially paid internship. The selected intern will receive a $2000 stipend at the end of the internship. Due to United States tax regulations, the intern must be US-based or have a current permit to work in the United States, in order to receive the stipend.

To apply – on or before Tuesday, September 4, send the following to susan@eval.org: (1) a letter of interest noting your favorite type(s) of aea365 posts and why, and (2) an example aea365 post following the contribution guidelines and demonstrating your writing/editing capacity.

Hot Tip: Be sure to follow the guidelines, and to proofread your work, when submitting your example post.

Do you have questions, concerns, kudos, or content to extend this aea365 contribution? Please add them in the comments section for this post on the aea365 webpage so that we may enrich our community of practice. Would you like to submit an aea365 Tip? Please send a note of interest to aea365@eval.org. aea365 is sponsored by the American Evaluation Association and provides a Tip-a-Day by and for evaluators.

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