ACOR | Remote Undergraduate Unpaid Internships, Summer 2020

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    1. Digital Communications Internship (June 1–July 29)

    Summary: This intern will support the creation of content for digital sharing across ACOR online platforms, including the website and social media. The intern will also support linking of ACOR scholarly materials to Wikipedia via collaboration with Wikimedia Levant.

    Responsibilities:

    • In reference to the information contained in past ACOR open-access publications (including but not limited to: the ACOR Newsletter, ACOR Lecture Series, ACOR Blog, and open-access journals in our library catalogue) as well as the ACOR Photo Archive database, intern will prepare text and multimedia content for short informative posts for ACOR’s social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Instagram). Potential themes include: Recent Publications, Unknown Jordan, Trivia, etc.
    • The intern will coordinate with Wikimedia Levant to edit and improve Wikipedia articles about Jordanian cultural heritage, using resources from ACOR’s Library and Archives and adding direct linked citations whenever possible (e.g. to Archaeology in Jordan, the online ACOR Photo Archive).

    Qualifications:

    • Rising junior or senior in an undergraduate program in the U.S., concentrating in one of the following: Anthropology, Arabic, Archaeology, Communications, Comparative Literature, Geography, History, Middle Eastern Studies.

    Expected time commitment: 24 hours/week

    1. Fellowships Program Research Assistant (June 1–July 29)

    Brief description: This intern will support the creation of a master spreadsheet tracking the careers and publications of past ACOR Fellows over the program’s 50 year history.

    Responsibilities:

    • Based on ACOR Newsletters, ACOR Library & Archival resources, and general online research, intern will collate information regarding the ongoing careers of Former ACOR Fellows into a master spreadsheet document. Various qualitative data will be tracked, including but not limited to: job appointments, academic publications, press mentions, current contact information, social media profiles, recorded interviews/lectures, etc.
    • Intern will also have the opportunity to draft ACOR web content related to this research, i.e. associated social media posts or recap for the ACOR website.

    Qualifications:

    • Rising junior or senior in a U.S. undergraduate program, concentrating in one of the following: Anthropology, Arabic, Archaeology, Communications, Comparative Literature, Geography, History, International Relations, Middle Eastern Studies, Political Science, Religious Studies, Sociology.

    Expected time commitment: 24 hours/week

    If you are interested, please send your cover letter, resume, and two references (names, titles, and emails) to Jackie Salzinger jsalzinger@acorjordan.org