Summer Digital Internship with THE FUTURIST Magazine
What is a futurist? You are! THE FUTURIST magazine is seeking a summer intern. The position is unpaid but you'll work one day a week in our Bethesda (D.C) office and telecommute the rest of the time. Assignments include writing and researching stories for our site with the possibility of getting picked up in the paper mag, writing for our newsletter, and executing a promotional strategy around upcoming conference events.
The ideal candidate will have some reporting experience, preferably covering science or technology. He or she will be able to turn around tight and accurate copy under deadline. The candidate might also have some PR experience and must be comfortable cold calling reporters.
This is a great opportunity to amass some clips and learn how to promote events.
About the Society Founded in 1966 as a nonprofit educational and scientific organization in Washington, D.C., the World Future Society has members in more than 80 countries around the world. Individuals and groups from all nations are eligible to join the Society and participate in its programs and activities. The Society holds a two-day, international conference once a year where participants discuss foresight techniques and global trends that are influencing the future.
This position does not include health benefits. Email resumes to Ptucker(at)wfs.org with the subject line: FUTURIST magazine internship.
About THE FUTURIST
THE FUTURIST is a bimonthly magazine published continuously since 1967 by the World Future Society and is a principal benefit of membership. We are also available on newsstands coast to coast in the United States. The focus of THE FUTURIST is innovation, creative thinking, and emerging trends in the social, economic, and technological areas.
Among the many influential futurists and experts who have contributed to THE FUTURIST are: Gene Roddenberry, Al Gore, Newt Gingrich, Alvin and Heidi Toffler, Buckminster Fuller, Frederik Pohl, Isaac Asimov, Vaclav Havel, Margaret Mead, Robert McNamara, B.F Skinner, Nicholas Negroponte, Arthur C. Clarke, Douglas Rushkoff, David Walker, Glenn T. Seaborg, Clay Shirky, and Robert James Woolsey.
THE FUTURIST magazine’s print edition continues to be the world's most popular publication about the future. THE FUTURIST recently featured the writing of inventor Ray Kurzweil, management experts Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee, technology "maverick" Kevin Kelly, marketing guru Seth Godin, nature writer Richard Louv, futurist Paul Saffo, science fiction authors David Brin and Brenda Cooper, Internet-freedom scholar Evgeny Morozov, environmentalist and MacAuthur Fellow Lester Brown among many other thought leaders.
THE FUTURIST has been nominated for an Utne Independent Press Award for Best Science and Technology Coverage.
This position does not include health benefits.
(The following is a suspended position)
- Minimum three years of event management experience to include both national face-to-face meetings as well as online events. Prefer experience planning events for international attendees.
- Assist with contract negotiations with national hotels and vendors.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and membership database/communications software.
- Demonstrated excellence with verbal and written communication skills.
- Bachelors degree or equivalent experience/training.
- Certified Meeting Planner or qualified to take CMP exam, or equivalent experience.
- Availability to travel to several times per year.
- Availability to work some evenings and weekends.
Salary/Benefits: Salary will be based on the experience you bring to the organization. All WFS employees also receive a benefits package.
To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and salary history to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications without salary history will not be considered. In your cover letter, please outline how your skills and experience meet the qualifications required.