Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development is seeking motivated students for 2022 spring semester internships. Children and Screens has a four-fold mission: to advance and support interdisciplinary scientific research on the impact of digital media on child and adolescent health, development, and wellbeing; foster public awareness; promote policy that protects young people; and increase the human capital in the field.
Our organization offers internship opportunities in the following areas:
- UI/UX Design
- Graphic Design
The internship lasts for three months and will be completely remote. Children and Screens offers a small stipend ($250 total) to cover any associated costs upon completion of the semester-long internship, with a full or part-time commitment during the spring (40 or 20 hours per week).
Successful applicants will be current undergraduate or graduate students who are authorized to work in the U.S. and are majoring in a related field from an accredited university, as well as demonstrate the ability to positively contribute to our team and various projects.
Interns will assist the Institute in its regular events, including planning our webinar series, organizing interdisciplinary research retreats, disseminating scientific literature, and creating and executing a plan for digital marketing and communications.
A brief overview of each internship track is listed below. For additional details including intern responsibilities and eligibility criteria, please visit our website.
- Research Internship – Research interns will read, critically evaluate, and report on current research relating to digital media and child development. In addition, interns will research, plan, and execute expert convenings and events for various stakeholders, including the public, among other research-based tasks. Applicants should be experienced and responsible consumers of scientific research articles and should have a demonstrated interest in digital media and child development.
- Policy Internship – Policy interns will contribute to legislative research projects to build an internal understanding of current legislation and legislative priorities, and to inform policy-makers about the latest policies relating to digital media and young people. Applicants should have demonstrated interest in public policy, digital research, writing, and technology’s impacts on children and adolescents.
- Marketing Internship – Marketing interns will contribute to the Institute’s marketing plan, which includes creating written content for social media, digital newsletters, and our website, as well as collaborating on our monthly media plan with our graphic design and video interns. Applicants should have experience with marketing and/or social media management, outstanding writing skills, as well as demonstrated interest in digital media’s impact on child development.
- Video Internship – Video interns will be responsible for editing video clips for our social media platforms and website, as well as overseeing the webinar series and contributing to other video production for the organization as needed. Applicants should have experience with video editing and/or video production as well as demonstrated interest in scientific communications and/or child development.
- UI/X & Interaction Design Internship – UI/X interns will contribute to our website expansion project and develop a design framework. Applicants should have experience with UX/UI design principles and Sketch App or Adobe Creative Suite, as well as a demonstrated interest in scientific communications and/or child development.
- Graphic Design Internship – Graphic Design interns will create graphics for social media, the website, and other virtual platforms. In addition, interns may be asked to work on projects for print including publication covers. Applicants should have experience with graphic design using Sketch App, Adobe Suite, Photoshop, and/or Illustrator, as well as demonstrated interest in scientific communications and/or child development.
- Development Internship – Development interns will work with staff to increase funding and resources for Children and Screens, develop strategic partnerships with new donors, as well maintain relationships with current donors. In addition, development interns will strengthen and cultivate new programs for public education, grants, and research. Applicants should have a demonstrated interest and/or history in fundraising and nonprofit/organizational development.
To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org, and indicate for which internship you are applying. Positions will be filled on a rolling basis.
Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds.