Piero Scaruffi's Editorial Internship Program offers college students and recent
graduates a unique opportunity to be involved in many aspects of a website's
Interns work on a part-time, unpaid basis for three to six months and receive practical experience in critical reading and analysis, research, fact checking and the general workings of an on-line archive and magazine.
Each intern works closely with Piero Scaruffi, an author and journalist with over twenty years of experience and thirteen published books.
Each intern takes part in the creation of the on-line archive and magazine, and is encouraged to generate ideas.
Applicants should have experience with the internet, previous experience in
web publishing and in-depth knowledge of at least HTML, and willingness to
learn other internet tools and techniques.
Applicants should be organized, motivated individuals who can coordinate the production of the web site, suggest novel ways to present the contents and continuously change the layout of the web site.
Specific intern responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Restyling the whole website
- Organizing the contents in ways that are both appealing and efficient
- Turning the Powerpoint slides of Piero Scaruffi's class "A History of Knowledge" into JPG files that can be posted on the website, adding relevant visual content (maps, pictures), proof-editing, fact-checking, expanding, etc
- Publishing in a book the pages on hiking in California, adding GPS-friendly information, topomaps, etc
- Publishing a book of the pictures of the countries of the world
- Changing all the pages of music bios into pages with top and side frames for both navigation and announcement purposes
- Restyling (Photoshop) about 3,000 pictures of exotic places
- Finding ways to establish two-way communication with the audience
- Researching new techniques to improve the appeal of the web site
- Selection of tracks for each artist to create "essential downloads" and investigate how to acquire rights to sell downaloadable music in order to provide a download service
- Assist with the creation and circulation of a monthly "newletter" advertising new contents of the web site
- Suggesting ways to increase awareness of the web site among the general audience
- Suggesting ways to establish commercial enterprises
This internship requires roughly a 20-hours-a-week commitment.
The primary responsibility of interns is to collect document materials from editors and to structure it to meet the web site's mission.
This web site will pioneer a novel way to present the audience and the business community with culturally-rich content in a beneficial to both scholars and business.
Interns will gain invaluable knowledge about real-world issues concerning the
creation and maintenance of a major on-line archive and magazine.
Your contribution will be acknowledged on the web site and will constitute a significant reference in your curriculum vitae.