Deploy360 8 May 2012

Want An Awesome Summer Internship? Apply Now For the 2012 Deploy360 Internship!

By Dan YorkDirector, Internet Technology

Are you a college/university student looking for a summer internship where you can make a difference? Are you passionate about the need for the open Internet? Do like explaining technology to people?

Here at the Internet Society Deploy360 Programme we are currently taking applications for a summer intern to help us continue building our online content related to real-world deployment information for IPv6 and DNSSEC. This is a communications-focused internship where you’ll be helping the larger Internet community by:

  • Creating tutorials about how to deploy IPv6 and DNSSEC tools and services.
  • Finding news items related to IPv6 and DNSSEC and writing brief articles about those items for the Deploy360 blog.
  • Working with network operators, developers, content providers and enterprises to create written case studies outlining how the organization deployed IPv6 or DNSSEC.
  • Finding and reviewing online resources that we can add to our ever-growing repository of IPv6- and DNSSEC-related content

The beauty of this position is that there is plenty of flexibility to incorporate your interests. If you are interested in working with companies to develop business-related case studies – or are interested in writing longer whitepapers, that can be a large part of the role. If you have a passion for creating tutorials, that can be your focus. If you’d really like to create videos or screencasts, we have a place for that kind of content, too. The role can also include some work with web design, site organization, etc. As a small team we have a great amount of flexibility.

The cool thing is that you can see that you are helping people in terms of the comments and feedback we receive as people use the resources we’re developing and pointing to in order to actually get IPv6 or DNSSEC deployed. You’re not spending your summer working on internal projects that you wonder who will ever see. The work we do is public and visible to everyone.

Note, too, that your content, articles, etc., will also be published under your name directly on the Deploy360 site, creating a body of work you can easily reference for future employers or other projects.

A few more details:

  • This is a paid 60-day internship that will take place during June, July and/or August 2012, depending upon your schedule.
  • The position will be located in our Reston, Virginia, office.
  • You will be working on a daily basis with the other members of the Deploy360 team and will be highly engaged via chat, email, etc. This isn’t an internship where you sit at a desk in some basement corner – you will be very much part of the team.

Interested? Here’s how to apply:

  • Send an email to “[email protected]” with information about your background and why you think you would be an excellent fit for the role.
  • In particular, if you’ve done anything with IPv6 (set up a test network?) or DNSSEC (signed a domain?) let us know that. While you don’t absolutely need to have knowledge of IPv6 or DNSSEC, it would obviously be helpful if you do. (And we can guarantee you that you will know probably more than you ever cared to know about them by the end of the internship! 🙂 )
  • Want to impress us? Find a recent article about IPv6 or DNSSEC that we haven’t written about on our blog and send us a writing sample of how you might create a brief blog post reviewing that article. Or go through our site and send some ideas about what we’re missing. Or create a screencast video illustrating one of our written tutorials… anything along those lines that help us see in a real form the kind of content you’d create for the site.
  • Above all, show us that you’re passionate about helping take away the pain of deploying these new technologies and helping people learn. We want people who want to make a difference and accelerate the adoption and deployment of open standards!

We’re looking to fill this internship position shortly and already have candidates to consider… so let us know soon if you are interested – the position is only open until we find someone we think is awesome!

Disclaimer: Viewpoints expressed in this post are those of the author and may or may not reflect official Internet Society positions.

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