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Community Service Bulletin

September 5, 2012


Find a great volunteer opportunity at the MIT Community Service Fair!

Looking to give back to your community? Build your resume? Acquire new skills? Broaden your horizons? Then come to the Fall 2012 MIT Community Service Fair! Don't miss your chance to meet over 30 local nonprofit organizations and find a great service opportunity!

Wednesday, September 5, 2011, 1:00-3:00pm
Lobby 10 and the Bush Room (10-105)

This event is open to the entire MIT Community, will have free food, and is sponsored by the MIT Public Service Center. For more information, contact servicefair@mit.edu

One-Time Opportunities

Ongoing Opportunities

Fellowship/Internship Opportunities

One-Time Opportunities

Attend t=0 for a week of innovation and entrepreneurship (9/8-9/16)

Have an idea to change the world? Want to hear from those who are? Learn how the hottest innovators think and DO at t=0! time = NOW!

Come with an idea, or learn out how to come up with the next big idea! Join us on Sat., Sept. 8th – Sun., Sept. 16th for a week of innovation and entrepreneurship.

9/8: Demo Day, see some of the hottest new MIT startups

9/10-9/13: Immersion Nights, learn from the hottest innovators and brainstorm your idea about energy, healthcare, software and hardware.

9/14-9/16: Not Your Typical Hackathon, pitch an idea or join a team and learn how to make your idea a reality!

Register here: http://t0.mit.edu/details/details-details_registration/

Volunteer at the Cambridge Carnival (9/9)

Cambridge Carnival is excited about celebrating its 20th year on Sunday, September 9th, 2012! We invite you to consider being a volunteer. We are looking forward to the Cambridge Carnival volunteer meeting this Wednesday, (August 29th) at Cambridge Community Television from 6:30-8pm. Also, please check out and sign up for outreach opportunities to hand out flyers and spread the word about the event bellow!

If you have not signed up to Volunteer for this years Cambridge Carnival yet, please fill out the application here: http://www.formstack.com/forms/?1088546-Ay8KXPuMax And please RSVP to the Volunteer Meeting! https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dDY2LXFiYV9FT0o5SnpsdV93RXg4b0E6MQ

Thank you for your support and help! We look forward to celebrating cultural diversity and discovery with you in this year's 20th Cambridge Carnival International! Call with questions:
(617) 863-0476.

Community Service Work-Study Info Session (9/10)

Get paid to do something you love through Community Service Work-Study! Attend a student employment information session to learn about finding a job on- or off-campus, including Community Service Work-Study: an opportunity for students with Federal work-study to give back to the community and earn a paycheck.

Students who qualify for Federal work-study are able to add to their work experience while assisting nonprofit organizations with finding creative solutions to the problems they face. Learn about working at Tutors for All, Science Club for Girls, ReachOut, Girls’ Angle and many other organizations.

The info session is Monday, September 10, 7-8pm in W20 PDR 1&2. For more information contact Linden McEntire at mcentire@mit.edu, 617-253-8065, or check out web.mit.edu/mitpsc/whatwedo/work-study/students/index.html.

ReachOut Literacy Tutor Orientation Session (9/14)

ReachOut was created to provide MIT students as reading partners for children in after-school programs at Cambridge Community Center. We will train you to work one on one with a young student to foster his or her love of reading. This is a great opportunity to work in the community, meet other MIT students, and make a difference in a child's life!

Students may participate in ReachOut as volunteers or receive a paid position through Community Service Work-Study. The application can be found here web.mit.edu/mitpsc/whatwedo/volunteering/programs/reachout/index.html and should be completed by Friday, September 14 at 3p.m.

The ReachOut Orientation Session will occur Friday, September 14th from 4-5 pm in 4-231. Contact Linden McEntire at mcentire@mit.edu or 617-253-8065 for more information.

Volunteer for the American Diabetes Association at a Health Fair (9/15)

The American Diabetes Association is looking for someone to volunteer their time to represent the organization at the Martha Eliot Health Center of Children’s Hospital Boston annual Community Health Fair on September 15th. They would be trained before hand and given all necessary materials. This representative will provide information about diabetes management and prevention of the disease.

This year’s event will be held on September 15th from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm (rain date September 22nd) in the Martha Eliot parking lot, conveniently located at 75 Bickford Street, Jamaica Plain.

Contact Lana Penn at the American Diabetes Association at lpenn@diabetes.org or 617-482-4580, www.diabetes.org.

Volunteer for the 2012 MitoAction Energy Walk & 5K! (9/16)

MitoAction's mission is to improve the quality of life today for all patients and caregivers affected by mitochondrial disease. We are seeking students who are willing to make a difference! People that are excited to help organize, support, coordinate, entertain and make our upcoming 2012 MitoAction Energy Walk & 5K a successful event.

The 2012 MitoAction Energy Walk & 5K presented by Courtagen Life Services, Inc. takes place on Sunday, September 16, 2012 (8AM-1PM) at Castle Island in Boston, MA. Please join us in the fight to raise awareness and support. This event would not be possible without the help of our volunteers! Contact Shawney Lamm at volunteer@mitoaction.org or 781-738-6202, www.mitoaction.org/walk.

Walk Team and/or Walk Day Volunteers Needed for Boston Walk to Cure Psoriasis! (10/13)

MIT faculty, staff, and students requested to join "MIT PSC Team" of walkers and/or Walk Day volunteers for "Boston Walk to Cure Psoriasis" to help the National Psoriasis Foundation raise awareness and funds to find a cure! Meet at Technology Square, Cambridge on Saturday, October 13, 2012, at 8:00 am for food & fun. The 5K walk will commence at 9:00 am.

Learn more by contacting Linda Berman/National Psoriasis Foundation at lberman@psoriasis.org or 516-439-6914, or visiting walk.psoriasis.org.

Ongoing Opportunities

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Work with MIT IDEAS Global Challenge as Communications/Events Coordinator

The Public Service Center is looking for someone to help us rally the Institute by spreading the word, run event logistics and help us manage the multitude of details that make the IDEAS Global Challenge a success. Our events are one of the key touchpoints of the program and engage people from around the Institute and leaders from organizations worldwide. The events happen both on and off campus. We’re looking for 15-19 hours/week, August 2012-May 2013, at $12/hr.

This year beyond our standard set of events, we're launching with collaborators around the Institute, our first one-day conference on technology dissemination for development.

I see this person as being adept at organizing details big and small, creative, good with people, a strong communicator, and fun to work with. This person will anticipate, plan and execute what we need in advance of an event, what needs to happen on the day of and follow up coverage.

Responsibilities include:

  • Marketing/publicity:
    • We're looking for someone who is a wordsmith and relishes the opportunity to construct and communicate stories and information. You would help us develop the awards ceremony program, document past teams, press releases, news articles and much more.
    • Designing creative ads, postering around campus, and chalking the sidewalks.
  • Events:
    • Run the logistics of events from decorating to power cords.
    • Coordinating volunteers for events.
    • Major events include, but not limited to: two Generator Dinners, one Awards Celebration, one Poster Session, Alumni Events, a one-day conference and more.
  • Other duties and responsibilities performed as needed. When you're not managing events, come help with other projects!

Ideally, you're a graduate student whose time is flexible to match dates of events. We can talk about a calendar in person. Is this you? Drop Kate Mytty a note: kmytty@mit.edu

Work with MIT IDEAS Global Challenge as Volunteer and Team Coordinator

We have a rockstar volunteer crew who helps make the program happen. During the academic year volunteers help run events, make publicity happen, and work with teams. Beyond that, every year we have about 80 teams that enter the IDEAS Global Challenge. Between our 20+ person volunteer crew and the 80 teams, that's a lot of people that we have the pleasure of getting to know and a lot of people to manage. This position is 15-19 hours/week, September 2012-May 2013 at $12/hr.

I'm looking for someone who enjoys working with and managing people. I see this position as a key connection for teams and volunteers. Ideally, you'll be adept at managing a lot of details - schedules, room bookings - while also being able to manage and deploy 20+ people to the best of their abilities.

Specifically, you would:

  • Recruit volunteers
    • Help recruit students, staff and other individuals from the MIT community and beyond to be part of our volunteer crew.
  • Manage volunteers
    • Organize and lead volunteer reviewers and help the Events Coordinator manage volunteer eventers.
  • Work with teams
    • A key piece to the program is coordinating details with teams – from times of events and judging, to organizing peer mentorship. We see your role as helping teams know the whats and whens.

Ideally, you're a graduate student with flexible time. The schedule is busier during certain key points in the year which we can talk about in person. Overall, it's an awesome opportunity to meet some of the upcoming social innovators at MIT and manage a great volunteer crew.

Is this you? Drop Kate Mytty a note: kmytty@mit.edu

Become a mentor for Amphibious Achievement (deadline: 9/13)

Amphibious Achievement is a dual athletic and academic mentorship program for urban youth in the Boston-Cambridge area. Our approach is to enhance achievement through mind and body learning as well as innovative instruction and high quality mentorship. Our Mentors are among the most enthusiastic, motivated, and committed individuals at MIT. We come from all different backgrounds and majors, but we all share a common passion: promoting success in and out of the water. Each Sunday, we meet our “Achievers” on campus for an hour and a half of athletics – either rowing or swimming – followed by a hearty lunch and two hours of dynamic college preparatory tutoring. Our fall semester of Amphibious Achievement will start at the end of September and we’re looking for new Mentors to join our team! Mentors can either coach, tutor, or both! No swimming or rowing experience is required.

Check out our website at amphibious.mit.edu or email us at aa-exec@mit.edu for more information.

Apply online at amphibious.mit.edu/join and fill out the Mentor Application by 11:59pm on Thursday, September 13.

Help plan and implement a STEM program at the Cambridge Community Center (deadline: 9/19)

The Cambridge Community Center has been helping people to learn, grow, and connect in the Riverside neighborhood for over 80 years, building community and providing a place for neighbors to meet. In partnership with the MIT Public Service Center we are seeking a coordinator for our new Middle School STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) Program. This program will give middle school kids the opportunity to explore STEM activities and ideas under the guidance of MIT students. The Coordinator will work with CCC staff to choose a set of STEM activities, recruit MIT student volunteers to serve as group tutors, and present the material in engaging ways! The program is expected to work with between 10 and 20 middle school students during the hours of 3:30-5:30 one day per week for 6-8 weeks beginning in October 2012.

This is a paid position. Please email mcentire@mit.edu with questions or for an application, to be submitted by September 19.

Take the Four Weeks for America Challenge during IAP (deadline: 10/12)

The MIT Public Service Center and Teach For America have teamed up to offer MIT students an exciting challenge for IAP 2013. Work with current Teach For America teachers and help them develop more innovative and exciting ways to teach science and math. Gain first hand experience of what it's like to Teach For America. Spend four weeks solving problems that matter, driving educational change and making a difference for kids, all expenses paid! (Some restrictions apply.)

Attend an information session on Tuesday, October 2, 7:00pm, 4-163. Hear from students who have participated in this program in past years. Dinner provided.

Apply to participate in the Four Weeks for America Challenge! Applications are due Friday, October 12, 2012, at 5pm. Invitations to interview will be sent out in late October. Participants must be available for a training session on Tuesday, November 28, 7:00pm.

More information and application materials can be found at http://mit.edu/mitpsc/whatwedo/fourweeks/index.html. Questions? Email 4foramerica@mit.edu

Usher for Central Square Theater's The How and the Why

Central Square Theater, located at 450 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, is the home of two theater in residences. Underground Railway Theater and The Nora Theater Company- two distinctly different, award winning nonprofit professional theater companies- have joined forces to create Central Square Theater, a new state-of-the-art theatrical arts center, which opened its doors in Central Square in July of 2008.


The How and the Why, by Sarah Treem, directed by Daniel Gidron, September 27 – October 21, 2012, New England Premiere, presented by The Nora Theatre Company

On the eve of a prestigious conference Zelda (Underground Railway Theater Artistic Director, Debra Wise), an acclaimed evolutionary biologist, is visited by Rachel, an ambitious graduate student. The two women share a zeal for science, a bold and contrarian approach to the male-dominated field, and much more. During the course of the visit, the young scholar challenges the older woman’s “grandmother hypothesis” with a radical theory of her own that she believes will change the way people regard sex. Emotion and evolution collide with humor and passion in Sarah Treem’s (HBO’s In Treatment) new play about the competitiveness and sacrifices needed to succeed as a woman in science."

Minimum age for volunteers is 18, and volunteers will be oriented. Volunteers will be given free admission to the show at which they volunteer. Central Square Theater is a mid-size theater, and if there is a sell-out show where volunteers will not be able to have a seat, they are welcome to either utilize standing room or speak with the House Manager about when they would like to return to see the show for free without having to volunteer.

There is a standard dress code for this project. Men: Black or navy socks with a solid white shirt. Tie is optional, but appreciated. Women: Solid black or navy skirt or pants and a solid white blouse. Comfortable black shoes are a must for all volunteers. Please do not wear sandals, flip flops, or hats. Contact Rachael MacAskill at rmm@centralsquaretheater.org, 617-576-9278 x214, centralsquaretheater.org. View full show performance calendar here: web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/915977.

Volunteer as an IT Computer Lab Person at Back of the Hill Apartments

Back of the Hill Apartments provides housing to low-income elderly and disabled. The Community Builders (non-profit) manages Back of the Hill Apartments. Our goal is to increase the quality of life for our residents. (i.e., maintaining the computers in the library etc.) We are a non-profit and have limited resources.

Back of the Hill Apartments recently purchased some refurbished computers for our Library, which our seniors and disabled residents have begun to utilize. As a result, we need individual(s) to troubleshoot and maintain our computers. In addition, there is an opportunity to teach computer skills on all levels to our residents. The individual would have an opportunity to be very creative with his/her technical skills and contribute to the community. This individual can start at any time – we are very flexible.

Back of the Hill Apartments is located at 100 South Huntington Avenue, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130. Contact S Haynes at shaynes-mells@tcbinc.org or 617-232-8092.

Act as a Nightlife Activities Guide for Hostelling International Boston

Hostelling International aims to create exciting environments for guests that cross borders and culture, make HI-Boston a destination for people visiting Boston, increase visibility of HI-USA in community and build a unique travel experience for HI-Boston guests.

Do you love to meet people from all over the world? Are you someone that likes to build intercultural awareness and understanding? Do you enjoy Boston’s nightlife and hot-spots?

If the answers to these questions are yes, then being a Nightlife Activities Guide is for you! HI-Boston is looking for individuals with traveling experience or an interest in traveling to lead our weekly nightlife activities for guests. These fun, social outings include pub-crawls, bowling, museum visits, concerts, sporting events, pasta dinners and more. They provide a great way to travel in your own community and interact with travelers from a variety of backgrounds. The Nightlife Guide helps guests experience Boston as Bostonians do, and promotes fun, interactive experiences for individuals from all over the world.

Key responsibilities include acting as the Activity lead for the evening, congregating hostel guests in hostel lobby, guiding guests to activity via walking or public transit, promoting lots of fun and excitement among participants and conversing with people from all over the world!

HI-Boston is located at 19 Stuart Street in Chinatown and all activities start from our hostel lobby. Actual destinations vary and guides will lead events once every two weeks. Sample outings include: Bowling in the Back Bay, Live Blues at the Beehive, and Geeks who Drink Trivia. Contact Paul Kuhne at community.boston@hiusa.org or 617-536-1027, www.bostonhostel.org.

Edit for local community TV programs ACMI TV and SCAT TV 2

Edit 3 hours a week for Nicole’s Review TV Show with ACMI TV and SCAT TV 2 local community TV programs. Volunteer Wednesday or Thursday evenings from 5 to 7 PM, one hour to one and half hours per day.

ACMI is located at 85 Park Ave. Arlington, MA. Contact Nicole Sammarco for more info at Nicole.sammarco@gmail.com or 781-646-1969, coolsongs.us/TheNicoleReview.

Tutor with Paraclete Academy

The Paraclete Academy is an after-school program that offers academically rigorous classes, as well as enrichment classes, such as Lego Robotics, Drama, and Art. Our student population is made up of 55% low income students from the local public housing projects. We promote an education of excellence that cultivates both mind and spirit. We do this because we believe that education is the foundation not only for individual success, but also for a peaceful and just society.

Paraclete Academy is looking for volunteer tutors to help students with one on one homework help, Monday-Thursday from 3:00-6:00 and from 6:30-8:00. The Paraclete is also implementing Math and Reading Centers that will address individual needs. These centers will be run and managed by volunteer tutors. Paraclete Academy is located at 207 East Street, South Boston, near the Andrew Station Red Line stop. Contact Sandra Lucero at slucero@paraclete.org or 617-268-5552, www.paraclete.org.

Tutor Youth in Cambridge with Tutoring Plus

The Mission of Tutoring Plus of Cambridge is to support and encourage the academic, personal,

and social growth of youth in Cambridge with the help of volunteers and community partners. We have over 170 tutors and mentors spread over six different sites, serving more than 140 Cambridge Youth.

Tutors are matched with one student for a semester and serve as both a tutor and a mentor. Although the volunteer provides assistance with homework and developing understanding of topics covered in school, the tutor often becomes a trusted friend and role model.

Tutors volunteer one night per week for one semester, Monday through Thursday 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm for Grades 4-8, and 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm for Grades 9-12. Programs start in October and go through the end of May. Middle School and Elementary School Locations: Fletcher-Maynard Academy at 225 Windsor St (5-7 Minute walk from Central or Kendall Station), Cambridgeport School, 89 Elm St. (5 Minute walk from Central Station), and King Open, 850 Cambridge St. (7-10 minute walk from Lechmere). For more information or to apply online to volunteer, visit www.tutoringplus.org. Contact Kevin Wetmore at wetmore@tutoringplus.org or 617-349-6588, ext. 407.

Help design a solar-powered boats for an Amazonian public transit system!

This project aims to provide ecologically responsible

transportation in one of the most pristine and bio-diverse regions of the Amazon, the Achuar territory of Ecuador. Funded by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and coordinated by the Fundación Pachamama, the project is just beginning its design phase and will last 18 months overall. Naval and electrical engineers are sought, as well as anyone with expertise in photovoltaic energy. Spanish language skills are a plus.

For more information please contact Oliver Utne at outne@pachamama.org.ec

Work with communities in Colombia or Chile

Do you want to put your time and energy into resolving quality-of-life issues in one of these countries? We have funds that could make that possible. (Keep in mind that there are some travel restrictions for Colombia – we want you to work safely.) We’re looking for enterprising students who have public service initiatives or projects in mind that are focused on Colombia or Chile. If that’s you, email the MIT Public Service Center, psc@mit.edu.

Opportunities in DC over IAP

We have connections with an array of possible internships, work-study positions, jobs, and volunteer opportunities in the DC area over IAP. We also know some great people in the MIT Club of DC. Besides connections, we can help with arrangements and funding. Why not experience DC this IAP? If interested, email the MIT Public Service Center, psc@mit.edu.

Implement curriculum through the Middle School Science Initiative

We’re looking for a dozen MIT students interested in learning hands-on science curriculum this fall and traveling over IAP to deliver that curriculum to middle school teachers and classes. So far, the sites we have are in Virginia and Florida. If interested, email the MIT Public Service Center, psc@mit.edu.

STEM role models needed for area high school students

A high school in a neighboring town wants MIT students to show their students just how cool science, engineering, and math can be. Transportation will be provided. This is a low-key, creative chance to make a real difference for high school students who haven’t yet been inspired by science. If interested, email the MIT Public Service Center, psc@mit.edu.

Lemelson-MIT looking for intern for high school program

The Lemelson-MIT Program (LMIT) is developing an introductory level "InvenTeam™" initiative for 9th and 10th grade students to acquire and apply skills in both the "minds-on" things like math and science as well as the "hands-on" things like building safely with hand and power tools. This project-based enrichment initiative will be structured for out-of-school-time in schools, clubs, museums, and other non-profit organizations.

LMIT would like MIT student interns to develop activities and create videos that help high school students learn skills and relevant concepts through hacking inexpensive, readily available materials (e.g.: can a thermostat be used as a control? How can you shape and join materials to build a strong structure?). Interns would also help develop design challenges that build off-of the activities and focus on broader concepts (e.g.: forces, structures & materials science, fluids, hydraulics & pneumatics, electricity & energy)

Interns may have the opportunity to work with high school students and their teachers to pilot the activities in local Boston and Cambridge area through LMIT’s partner schools and/or InvenTeam™ grantees. Since interns may be working with minors, a CORI check will be required.

Qualifications include: resourceful, hands-on creator and builder (makers and hackers encouraged!); Ideal for students from Courses 2, 3, 4, and 6; Educational outreach (e.g. mentoring youth, robotics coach, tutor); 5-10 hours a week w/ 2 hours in office (10-110) one evening a week (evening TBD); Helpful computer skills include video and photo editing, orthographic and isometric drawings and 3D modeling, and web page design.

Contact Information, Leigh Estabrooks, Invention Education Officer, 10-110, leighe@mit.edu, 617-252-2147.

Fellowship/Internship Opportunities

Post-Production & Editing Support Volunteer with CCTV

Cambridge Community Television (CCTV) seeks a patient, knowledgeable, and friendly intern with video editing skills to help oversee our computer lab during the Thursday evening "Help Me Produce" program. These drop-in hours provide additional computer support to CCTV producers. CCTV is located at 438 Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge's Central Square.

The position will occur Thursdays, 6:00pm-9:00pm for approximately 4 months, beginning in September. Basic knowledge of MAC computers is required as is post-production experience. Ideal person will have some Final Cut Pro experience, familiarity with codecs, burning DVDs and uploading to the web. Some training is available.

Details & Benefits include: working 3 hours per week for 4 months or more, receiving free membership to CCTV, taking free classes for the duration of the internship, networking with the local video production community and getting valuable teaching experience. Production opportunities are available and college credit is possible.

To apply, please send your resume and a cover letter describing your experience and in which internship(s) you are interested to coordinator Nicole Belanger at Nicole@cctvcambridge.org or call 617-401-4007 for more information, cctvcambridge.org.

Computer Drop-In Intern at CCTV

Cambridge Community Television (CCTV) is looking for several organized, reliable, and friendly individuals to help oversee computerCENTRAL during public drop-in hours and assist computer users with their questions. CCTV is located at 438 Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge's Central Square.

Intern must be available during one of the following lab shifts: Mondays 3:00pm - 5:45pm, Tuesdays 3:00pm - 5:45pm or Wednesdays 3:00pm - 5:45pm. Basic knowledge of MAC computers, a sincere interest in helping people use computers, and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of those new to computers are required. Must feel comfortable working with a non-profit organization with a diverse constituency. Knowledge of Final Cut Pro, Photoshop, and other production software helpful.

Details & Benefits include: working 3 hours per week for 4 months or more, receiving free membership to CCTV, taking free classes for the duration of the internship, networking with the local video production community and getting valuable teaching experience. Production opportunities are available and college credit is possible.

To apply, please send your resume and a cover letter describing your experience and in which internship(s) you are interested to coordinator Nicole Belanger at Nicole@cctvcambridge.org or call 617-401-4007 for more information, cctvcambridge.org.

Intern as a Spanish-Speaking Computer Lab Assistant at CCTV

Cambridge Community Television (CCTV) seeks a patient, knowledgeable, and friendly intern with Spanish language skills to help oversee our computer lab during the Wednesday evening "Computers for Spanish Speakers" program. These drop-in hours help Spanish speakers overcome the linguistic barriers in learning computer technologies by providing instruction in their native language. CCTV is located at 438 Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge's Central Square.

Intern must be available during the following lab shift: Wednesdays, 6:00pm - 9:00pm. Basic knowledge of MAC computers is required.

CCTV is located at 438 Massachusetts Ave in Cambridge. To apply, please send your resume and a cover letter describing your experience and in which internship(s) you are interested to coordinator Nicole Belanger at Nicole@cctvcambridge.org or call 617-401-4007 for more information, cctvcambridge.org.

Web Media Help Support Intern at CCTV

Cambridge Community Television (CCTV) seeks a patient, knowledgeable, and friendly intern to help oversee our computer lab during the Friday afternoon "Web Media Help" program. These drop-in hours provide additional web video, social networking, graphic design and other support to CCTV producers. CCTV is located at 438 Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge's Central Square.

Intern must be available during the following lab shift: Fridays, 3:00pm - 6:00pm. Basic knowledge of MAC computers is required as is post-production experience. Ideal person will have some Final Cut Pro experience, familiarity with codecs, graphic design, burning DVDs and uploading to the web. Some training is available.

To apply, please send your resume and a cover letter describing your experience and in which internship(s) you are interested to coordinator Nicole Belanger at Nicole@cctvcambridge.org or call 617-401-4007 for more information, cctvcambridge.org.

Planning & Research Internship with the City of Boston’s Department of Neighborhood Development

Work with the Policy Development & Research division at the City of Boston’s Department of Neighborhood Development to survey distressed buildings throughout Boston. As part of the survey, help compile and analyze data for the annual Distressed Buildings Trends Report, www.cityofboston.gov/dnd/pdr/Distressed_Buildings_Reports.asp. In addition, help with research pertaining to other agency initiatives, such as the Real Estate Disposition Management Group, the Choice Neighborhoods Initiative, the Fairmount Indigo Line Planning Initiative, and the Coalition for Occupied Homes in Foreclosure.

The Policy Development & Research Division, at the City of Boston’s Department of Neighborhood Development is located at 26 Court Street, 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02108. Contact Laura Delgado at ldelgada.dnd@cityofboston.gov or 617-635-0240, www.cityofboston.gov/dnd.

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